Off The Track: Perfect for groups & large families

Bach or holiday home | Turangi | #34539

9.1/10 (18 ratings)
  • 20 Guests
  • 9 Bedrooms
  • 20 Beds
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • No Pets
  • No smoking


Welcome to Off The Track! The Gateway to the the Tongariro Crossing, National Park and River.

We are a backpackers hostel in the summer and a holiday bach in the winter. When you book Off The Track you will have the ENTIRE building to yourselves, no other guests.

Hosting from an old-fashioned township building, settled in amongst 5000 square metres of garden so it's never hard to find a quiet spot in the sun if you want one. Our garden offers fantastic views of Mt Pihanga and the surrounding hills. We are a short, 35 minute drive from the national park and snowy mountains, the supermarket and bus stop are only a 10 minute walk from the hostel and the Tongariro River is also within easy walking distance.

We are proud to offer free unlimited Wifi along with hundreds of movies to watch on our TV's hard drive and free off-street parking for lots of cars.

We are not far from the Tongariro river and only a 35 minute drive from the Tongariro National Park and Ruapehu ski fields.

Cleaning Fee: Due to some previous guests doing a very poor job of cleaning up and then making a big fuss when we charged them for it, we now charge a $50 cleaning fee as standard. Sorry but we will not waive this fee, it is part of the rental price now. This fee covers up to two and a half hours cleaning.

Bed linen is provided. We offer pillows, pillowcases, duvets, duvet covers and sheets. We provide bathmats and tea-towels but you need to bring your own bath towels.

Firewood is included in the rental price and all bedrooms and cabins have their own heaters.

Pets are allowed with prior discussion with us. We have a dog and a cat so any guest dogs must be well behaved with cats.

Special conditions:

* A bond of $100 is payable when booking. This is refunded within 7 days of you leaving if there is no damage or cleaning for us to attend to

* Pets ok with prior approval, not allowed in bedrooms

* $50 cleaning fee covers up to 2 and a half hours of cleaning, any more will be deducted from bond.

* Any losses or damages we have to take care of will incur a deduction from your bond.

Extras: Cleaning (Required, NZ$50.00 per stay); Linen (included);


  • DVD player
  • Fridge
  • Internet (Broadband)
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Radio/Hi-Fi/Stereo
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • Wheelchair access

Bed layouts

  • Cabin 1

    3 x Single bed

  • Cabin 2

    3 x Single bed

  • Cabin 3

    3 x Single bed

  • Single Room 1

    1 x Single bed

  • Twin Room 2

    2 x Single bed

  • Twin Room 3

    2 x Single bed

  • Twin Room 4

    2 x Single bed

  • Twin Room 5

    2 x Single bed

  • Twin Room 6

    2 x Single bed


Maybe booked

*Pricing may vary depending on the dates you choose and the number of guests. Additional charges (extras) and minimum stay criteria may also apply. Service fees may also apply.

Reviews (21)

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  • Lots of outside land

    Lots of outside land. rooms with only 2 beds, better than lots of sharing. Close to town

    Chris C. Oct 2018

  • Property is at nice location more suirable for backpackers and student visits

    Property is at nice location more suirable for backpackers and student visits. Little bit diffcult for family to stay with kids....great wifi connectivity and heating....lot of parking.....

    Manmeet S. Oct 2018

  • We all loved our stay here

    We all loved our stay here. So relaxed and easy! We are already talking about going back again.

    heleon216 100%|1x Sep 2018

  • Location was great, close enough to town for main services, but far...

    Location was great, close enough to town for main services, but far enough away to not distract. Tim was very helpful, and the dog lovely. Highly recommended

    Greg H. Sep 2018

  • Property is great for a youth camp

    Property is great for a youth camp. Some spaces are quite small ie bedrooms. The outside Cabins are very small with 3 beds, but they do the job and it means kids don't hang out in there, they stay with the main group which is a win... Awesome indoor fire with plenty of dry wood. Lounge area is great. We prob could have gone with an extra toilet as there was only 2 for 20 of us. Great parking off the st with a locked gate. great price to stay we are really happy with everything.

    Mikeleopard 100%|2x Aug 2018

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