Kereru Lodge Kakahi: Private and Peaceful Getaway

Bach or holiday home | Owhango | #36195

9.8/10 (5 ratings)
  • 2 people
  • 1 bedrooms
  • 1 beds
  • 1 bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • Pets ok
  • No smoking


  • Go and have an adventure, have your pick of endless activities
  • Just stay "home" and relax, enjoy peaceful Kakahi with it's authentic general store and glow worms
  • Walking distance to fly fishing paradise, supplies and a world of knowledge at the general store

Enjoy some quality time-out in this beautiful and cosy lodge or choose from the endless number of activities:

*Go skiing at the Whakapapa ski field or visit the beautiful Chateau for some "high tea" or Sunday carvery.

*Go biking on the Timber Trail, the 42 Traverse, Fishers Track etc. Bikes can be hired in National Park or Taumarunui. Transport to the Timber Trail can be arranged.

* Tongariro National Park is only half an hour away, do the Tongariro Crossing, there are numerous other local walking tracks.

* Walking distance to the Whakapapa and Wanganui rivers, fly fishing paradise. Local guide and tons of knowledge available.

* Go canoeing or kayaking on the Wanganui river, very experienced Taumarunui operators. Alternatively have a white water rafting adventure with Tongariro River Rafting or go in a jet boat to the Bridge to Nowhere or the Lavender Farm.

* Visit National Park village where you can go rock climbing, have a scenic flight and a choice of excellent restaurants.

* The Tokaanu hot pools are 45 minutes drive away. While you're there spoil yourself and go to the Lake Land House for some divine food while looking out over beautiful Lake Taupo.

* Kakahi is a tiny rural village, away from the beaten track, away from any through fare. Still there is some quality time to be spent here. Visit local artist Mike Walsh, admire his awesome carvings which are for sale, treat yourself to some truly unique art. Visit the general store where you can find everything. After dark go for a walk through the Te Rena cutting and let yourself be spell bound by the glow worms, it's like a magical fairy tale.

* This property has equestrian facilities. There is an option to bring your horse(s), please inquire.

* Some basic food items are available. I can supply you with home made bread, jams, goat's milk (depending on the season), goat's yogurt (depending on the season), seasonal fruit and vegetables, meats and sausages. Some other items can be available, please ask.

Special conditions: Smoking outside only. Pets are welcome after previous arrangement. A refundable security deposit of $200 per booking might apply.


  • Barbecue - Gas
  • Dishwasher
  • Easy access
  • Fireplace
  • Fridge
  • Internet (Broadband)
  • Internet (WiFi)
  • Microwave
  • Mobile coverage - Spark
  • Oven
  • Radio/Hi-Fi/Stereo
  • Shower

Bed layouts

  • Master bedroom

    1 x Double bed

Availability & rates*

Maybe booked

  • Extras: Linen FREE (included); Cleaning $50.00 per stay (optional)
  • Multi-night stay: Get 1 FREE night when you stay for 5 nights or longer. Not valid for periods where a last minute discount applies. Free night applies to lowest priced night.

Rate period Week day Weekend/Holiday
Holiday Tarif
19-Jan-17 to 06-Feb-17
$175/night $175/night
Peak season
07-Feb-17 to 30-Apr-17
$160/night $160/night
Low season
01-May-17 to 01-Nov-17
$150/night $150/night
Peak season
02-Nov-17 to 19-Apr-18
$160/night $160/night

*Pricing may vary depending on the dates you choose and the number of guests. Additional charges (extras) and minimum stay criteria may also apply. Bookings paid for through Bookabach online payments incur a 3% credit card transaction fee.

Reviews (5)

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  • A really quiet and peaceful location where we could bring our dog...

    A really quiet and peaceful location where we could bring our dog for a relaxing holiday. The living space is much bigger than it seems in the photographs. Lots to do nearby and plenty of books and board games too. We had a good break which was just what we needed.

    cathon667 100%|3x Jan 2017

  • dear Carin - thanks again for this nice stay! we had a...

    dear Carin - thanks again for this nice stay! we had a great time in your wonderful farmhouse. perfect for a couple to relax and enjoy the nature around! cozy and made with love for the little details! kitchen is just great - all in perfect condition!! my husband loved the self made shower with the stones! and we had a great time having the animals around us and hope to come back again soon!

    carolineim2 new member Jan 2017

  • Stunning accommodation in a beautiful setting

    Stunning accommodation in a beautiful setting.

    EmmaM891 100%|6x Oct 2016

  • Wow, what a wonderful place! Absolutely lovely

    Wow, what a wonderful place! Absolutely lovely. Really impressed with the cottage and all of the nice finishing touches of this new place. Loved the baby goats and mama goats close by, so sweet and my pups absolutely loved being nose to nose with them. So cute! Highly recommend this place, we will stay here again and again. :)

    SeaToNZ3 100%|10x Oct 2016

  • Honored to be the first guests at Kereru

    Honored to be the first guests at Kereru. Carin's vision and attention to detail made our stay unforgettable. The cottage has a great vibe and we will definitely be back. Highly recommended.

    skell316 100%|1x Sep 2016

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