Great value Cottage - 20 mins to Whakapapa

Chalet | Raurimu | #4335

8.9/10 (44 ratings)
  • 5 people
  • 1 bedrooms
  • 3 beds
  • 1 bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • No Pets
  • No smoking


Escape the city - Haven is an awesome place for you, and your kids, to experience a wicked range of outdoor activities. 20 minutes to Whakapapa ski field.

Clean, tidy & cosy, sleeps 5. Duvets and pillows provided. The bathroom is in an adjacent wash-house. The kitchenette has double hotplates, a microwave, fridge, and Zip water heater, along with crockery, cutlery and cooking gear.

Come and make the most of the "Adventure Plateau", with Haven Cottage as your base.

Haven Cottage is nestled between the world heritage Tongariro National Park, Tongariro Forest Park, and Raurimu Scenic Reserve, and only a stones throw away from the Whanganui National Park, Haven offers an awesome base for your Central Plateau adventures.

Raurimu is home to the world famous Raurimu Spiral (you can watch the trains on the 2nd level from the front porch), and is only 20 mins to Whakapapa ski field, 40 mins to Turoa ski field, and about 20 mins to the nationally renowned Taumarunui Golf Course.

The Tongariro Alpine Crossing is rated the best one day trek in New Zealand, and listed by many as one of the top-ten day treks in the world. Haven Cottage is the perfect base for the Crossing, and Plateau Shuttles can pick you up in the morning, transport you to the start of the track, and pick you up at the other end.

But wait, there's more (sorry, no Ginsu knives), Central Plateau offers the best mountain biking in the North Island (42nd Traverse, Fishers Track, John MacDonald Loop), skiing, snow boarding, mountain climbing, hot pools (Tokaanu), climbing wall, trout fishing, horse riding, quad biking, paintball, tramping, kayaking, rafting, scenic flights, natural history, hiking, canoeing, easy day walks, art & crafts, restaurants, pubs, Lord of the Rings filming locations, Waiouru Army Museum, Tongariro Crossing, summit climbs, bird watching, ... it's brilliant.

Special conditions: Two night minimum stay.


  • DVD player
  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Washing machine

Bed layouts

  • Bedroom

    1 x Queen bed

  • Lounge

    1 x Fold-out sofa bed
    1 x Single bed

Availability & rates*

Maybe booked

  • Cleaning: Visitors to clean-up and leave the property as found.
  • Linen: Bring your own linen
Rate period Week day Weekend/Holiday
Year round 2010
24-Oct-16 to 31-Dec-17
$60/night $60/night
2 night minimum stay

*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 (153)

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  • Thank you Julie, your lil cottage is cute and cozy, we enjoyed...

    Thank you Julie, your lil cottage is cute and cozy, we enjoyed our stay and was only 45min drive to turoa which we didnt mind.. will definately book again next season. Thank u

    3luzion new member Oct 2016

  • Basic little unit, everything you need

    Basic little unit, everything you need.As a 6'+ man I can say Best shower ever!

    stevedeeming new member Oct 2016

  • A cute little cottage, very affordable, easy to heat, would recommend to...

    A cute little cottage, very affordable, easy to heat, would recommend to all on a budget! Suited our needs for a place to sleep and recuperate after boarding all day. Would definitely stay again.

    RebeccaRe2 new member Sep 2016

  • Loved it! Quirky, cosy bach, in convenient location

    Loved it! Quirky, cosy bach, in convenient location. Clean and tidy with everything we needed

    TaniaO'1 100%|1x Sep 2016

  • Great Budget accommodation and easy to warm

    Great Budget accommodation and easy to warm. Very close to the snow and even though it was basic it had everything you needed for a couple of days at the snow. We will be using it again.

    catherineba26 100%|1x Aug 2016

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