Peaceful Lodge for Group Holiday Overlooking the Rangitikei River, New Zealand

Taihape, North Island (New Zealand)

Peaceful Lodge for Group Holiday Overlooking the Rangitikei River, New Zealand

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3 units
10 guest capacity
Private Bathroom
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  • Kid-friendly
  • Jacuzzi/Hot Tub
  • Private Barbecue
This lodge has views of the remarkable Rangitikei River in New Zealand, and can easily accommodate large groups on holiday. The lodge can be rented out in three different ways. The first two-bedroom accommodation features two king-size beds that can be split into four single beds, as well as a private bathroom. This accommodation also boasts a fully-equipped kitchen, a dining room, and lounge area with a view of the bay from the window. Outside, guests will have access to a private deck with a barbecue.

The second accommodation contains a queen-size bed, a roll out bed if necessary, and includes a kitchenette, bathroom, and privately covered decking.

The third and final accommodation in the lodge has a king-size bed that can be made into two single beds, an additional single bed, a fold-out couch, and a private bathroom. This accommodation also comes complete with a kitchenette and a private deck.

The main living area of this lodge includes breathtaking views of the mountain ranges in the distance and even glimpse of a waterfall. Unwind on the comfortable couches, catch up with family and friends, or work to together to cook a warm and filling dinner. The fully-equipped kitchen offers guests a coffeemaker, a toaster, a sink, a stove, an oven, and a microwave.

Outside, glampers will have access to their very own private hot tub to enjoy the views of the river and mountains as the sun sets. This private deck also features a barbecue grill to whip up burgers.


  • King-size bed
  • Twin/Single bed
  • Linens and pillows
  • Electricity
  • Running water
  • Wi-Fi/Internet
  • Bathroom
  • Shower
  • Toilet
  • Sink
  • Towels
  • Kitchen
  • Coffeemaker
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Washing machine
  • Shared Jacuzzi/Hot tub
  • Parking
  • Private Barbecue
This unique glamping site offers many facilities right on the grounds such as access to the river to take a dip and swim for a bit, spa pools, and clay bird shooting. Glampers can also step right outside the door and catch some trout in the river.

Guest Services

  • Pick-up/Drop-off
All meals can be included for an added price. Children under 12 are half price. For added romance, a candlelit dinner can be delivered right to guests' doors.

Many fun activities and trips can be arranged by the hosts for an added cost. One example is a family camping trip that includes one night and two days out on the river. All camping gear is provided.

Unforgettable scenic rides on a 4x4 are available. Lunch and refreshments are included. A picnic lunch will be enjoyed overlooking the Rangitikei River.

Glampers can hike up the Ruahine Mountain Range with a guide to take in some spectacular views. Guests must be in good health for this trek, since it is a tough one. Lunch and refreshments are served afterwards with a breathtaking view.

This site can also provided transportation from the airport shuttle.

Guided fishing and rafting tours and can be arranged. These tours are lead with a guide to secluded pools on the Rangitikei River. This tour can last half a day, or a full day. A yummy picnic lunch is provided.

A raft cruise is available, and is less heavily focused on fishing. This tour takes glampers down the Rangitikei River and shows them the ins and outs of the river. Lunch is provided. If glampers want more out here, a multi-day trip can be arranged.

For a truly unique experience, glampers can take a helicopter to the remote and tranquil and clear headwaters and tributaries of the Rangitikei River. This fishing spot provides guests with the highest chance of finally catching that "trophy fish".

In addition to the services provided, the hosts can also arrange a horse trekking experience, game hunting, whitewater rafting, and massages. Memorable trips can also be arranged to Gravity Canyon, Tongariro Crossing, and Mt. Ruapehu.

Glampers should inquire with the hosts for pricing and dates.

Location + Surroundings

  • Museums
This property is located in Taihape, New Zealand, right along the Rangitikei River, one of New Zealand's longest rivers. Beside spectacular cliffs and steep green lands, this site also boasts an on-site farm with animals such as chickens, pigs, deer, goats, rabbits, possums, sheep, llamas, and turtles. The town of Taihape rests in a quiet valley in the high country of the North Island of New Zealand. Centrally located on the North Island, the town's high resting point results in incredible views of the Ruahine Mountain Range, making it a well-known point for outdoor tourism.


  • Horseback riding
  • Swimming
  • Boating/Sailing
  • Fishing
  • Wildlife watching
  • Meditation
  • Jeep tours
  • Feeding animals
  • Biking
  • Water sports
  • Kayaking/Canoeing
  • Whitewater rafting
  • ATV/Quads/4x4
  • Hunting

Guests must check out the Mokai Gravity Canyon, only around 20 minutes away. This site is not for the faint of heart, offering activities such as bungee jumping or the 50-metre freefall on the bridge swing.

Less than 30 minutes away, glampers can find four beautiful gardens to visit. Whether they choose to see Titoki, Rongoiti, Waitoka or Kiri Kiri, all gardens are just beckoning to be photographed with their colorful flowers and well-kept grounds.

Accommodation Rules

  • Check-in: Flexible
  • Check-out: Flexible
  • Infants allowed Under 2 years old
  • Children allowed 2-12 years old
  • No smoking
  • 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

This site is family-friendly.

Some of the accommodations may be pet-friendly and guests should inquire with the host.

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