Charming Getaway Close to Biking and Hiking near Whanganui, New Zealand

Epsom, North Island (New Zealand)

Charming Getaway Close to Biking and Hiking near Whanganui, New Zealand

Nature Lodges
1 unit
2 guest capacity
Shared Bathroom
Pets allowed
 Host photo
Hosted by Joe
  • New accommodation


  • Kid-friendly
  • Pets allowed
This charming lodge getaway is located near Whanganui, New Zealand, and can accommodate two guests. There is one bedroom, which features a double bed. Guests will need to bring their own sleeping bag if they have chosen a self-catered package. Outside, there is a balcony with outstanding views and a variety of seating options, as well as access to the shared kitchen, dining room, living room, bathrooms - which feature toilets and showers - and a bar. Several hiking and biking trails are located close by, so please inquire with staff for more information.


  • Double bed
  • Electricity
  • Water
  • Fan
  • Dining table
  • Bathroom
  • Shower
  • Toilet
  • Sink
  • Shared Kitchen
  • Cooking basics
  • Private Lounge/Living room
  • Dining room
  • Deck/Patio
  • Outdoor furniture
All guests have access to the bar, with a fine selection of New Zealand wines and beers on offer. Depending on the package travelers decide to go with, some meals may be included and will be hosted at the shared dining room on site; if guests have opted for a self-catered excursion to the property, then they have access to their own fully-equipped kitchen.

Guest Services

  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Pub
Please inquire with the host for information and pricing regarding tours and packages, particularly regarding adventure activities and add-ons. For example, the jet boating, and canoeing can be combined with a stay at the property. Guests can either choose from packages where dinner and breakfast are included, or where they cook their own meals at the fully-equipped shared kitchen.

Location + Surroundings

This lodge is located in Whanganui National Park, New Zealand, and is situated on the banks of the impressive Whanganui River, which snakes elegantly through the Manawatu-Wanganui region of the North Island. The property itself is only reachable by jet boat, canoe, foot, or by helicopter, so it's no wonder why seclusion is so highly rated here.

The journey to the national park begins from the major town of Whanganui, which hugs the South Taranaki Bight and features several golf courses, classy urban parks, and fascinating museums. From there, the road heads north and runs parallel to the river, passing through such tiny communities as Matahiwi and Jerusalem, finally reaching Pipiriki around an hour and a half later.

A possible day trip from the lodge could be the world-renowned Tongariro National Park, which features the famous Tongariro Alpine Crossing and is one of the most spectacular protected areas of New Zealand. For guests arriving by plane, Whanganui Airport has a connection to Auckland, but otherwise, the options is Wellington International Airport, which is the closest transport hub capable of overseas travel and is approximately 300km away.


  • Water sports
  • Biking
  • Kayaking/Canoeing
  • Boating/Sailing

The main attraction here is the mighty Whanganui River, where guests can go canoeing on and discover areas of the national park untouched by civilization, or, in the spirit of adrenaline-fueled adventure, go jet boating. Guests should be aware that all tours leave from Pipiriki.

There are also a wide array of mountain biking trails that guests can venture through, and of course, hikers will also be greatly satisfied by the range of scenic paths they can explore. One popular activity must wait until the cover of darkness - glow worms live in the area and are a spectacular sight once the sun has set and their illuminating skills are on full display.

Accommodation Rules

  • Check-in: Flexible
  • Check-out: Flexible
  • Infants allowed Under 2 years old
  • Children allowed 2-12 years old
  • Pets allowed
  • No parties
  • Some spaces are shared

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days
Moderate: You will receive a full refund if you cancel at least 7 days prior to check-in.

Additional Information

Activities may be canceled due to inclement weather. It should be stressed that the site cannot be reached by car, so if guests are unwilling to hike, a transport option must be booked prior to arrival in order to secure safe passage to the lodge. No pets are allowed.

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