Unique Vietnam-Era Aeroplane in Northern New Zealand

Otorohanga, North Island (New Zealand)

Unique Vietnam-Era Aeroplane in Northern New Zealand

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2 units
8 guest capacity
Private Bathroom
No pets allowed
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This Bristol freighter plane is one of the last allied planes that was flown in Vietnam. It is split into two units: the cockpit and the rear tail.

Tail: This unit can sleep up to four people. It features one double bed and a set of two bunks. These bunks are slightly narrower than a normal size bunk with a steep ladder up to the top bunk. There is an ensuite bathroom with a shower and toilet, as well as a living/eating area with kitchenette that features a range, microwave, and refrigerator for light meals.

Cockpit: This unit can sleep up to four people. It has one bed located up in the cockpit and guests must be fit to climb the steep ladder to access this area. Children must be older than eight years of age. This sleeping area can also be hot in the summer months. There is also a double bed on the lower level. There is an ensuite bathroom with shower and toilet, as well as a living/eating area with kitchenette at the entrance.


  • Double bed
  • Linens and pillows
  • Hot water
  • Wi-Fi/Internet
  • Heating
  • Air conditioning
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Hairdryer
  • Towels
  • Cooking basics
  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Parking
  • Television
On this stunning property, there is a restaurant and bar as well as a unique stage arena for shows and music. Facilities also include private ensuite bathrooms, self-contained kitchens, non-smoking rooms, Wi-Fi in public areas, and wedding/banquet/event facilities. Each unit has designated parking.

Location + Surroundings

Local services
  • Supermarket
  • Movie theater
  • Shopping
Tucked into the green hills of Waitomo, New Zealand, this site is close to a host of activities including bio-luminescent cave tours, black water rafting, and horseback riding. Waitomo Village is nearby and is home to a host of restaurants, bars, and cafes. The site is just two and a half hours away from Auckland, so day trips for sightseeing and museum visiting are easily accessible.


  • Swimming
  • Wildlife watching
  • Biking
  • Kayaking/Canoeing
  • Whitewater rafting

In the surrounding town, there is a handful of activities to keep guests entertained during their vacation. Guests can check out Waitomo's famous caves filled with bioluminescent glow worms for an out worldly experience. For the more adventurous, glampers must try black water rafting, which is just like white water rafting but in caves. For something a little more peaceful and out in the open air, there's horseback riding through the gorgeous green hills in the area.

Accommodation Rules

  • Check-in: 02:00 PM
  • Check-out: 05:30 PM
  • No Infants allowed Under 2 years old
  • No Children allowed 2-12 years old
  • No Pets allowed
  • No smoking
  • Parties allowed
  • Events allowed

Accessibility & Safety

  • Fire extinguisher
  • Smoke detector

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

Reception hours are from 09:00 to 17:00.

Rates per accommodation are based on double occupancy.

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