Idyllic Cottage Rental on a 400-Acre Farm in Taumarunui, North Island
- ID authenticated
- Phone, email and address confirmed
- Private Barbecue
In the living/dining room, guests will find a divan, a sofa bed, a table for two, and French doors leading outside. The fully-equipped kitchen comes with an oven, a stove, a microwave, and a refrigerator. Other amenities include Wi-Fi, a stereo, and a library of books. Outside, guests will find a deck with an umbrellaed table for two from which they can feed the friendly alpacas that sometimes come right up to it.
During their stay, guests will enjoy free range of the farm's 400 acres, highlights of which include wide-open fields, paddocks filled with cattle, copses of trees, a food forest, a vegetable garden, a river, and a pond. Guests may go swimming in the river, and they can pick fruit from the food forest when it is in season.
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- Queen-size bed
- Private Lounge/Living room
- Linens and pillows
- Dining table
- Twin/Single bed
- Cooking basics
- Private Barbecue
Location + Surroundings
Set in the King Country region of the Ruapehu district, the cottage's location is about halfway between Pureora Forest Park and Tongariro National Park, which are about an hour to the north and the south, respectively. At the former, guests will find 790 square kilometers of mountains and valleys safeguarding rainforests filled with 1,000-year-old podocarp trees. At the latter, they will find three active volcanoes, boiling mud pools, and a variety of wildlife, including brown kiwis and blue ducks. Other nearby attractions include the Whakapapa Ski Area, the Tuaroa Ski Field, the Wanganui River, the Timber Trail, and the Forgotten World Railway.
Guests will find a variety of shops and restaurants in downtown Taumarunui, which is just a five-minute drive to the south. The cottage is about three and a half hours from Auckland, where guests will find the nearest international airport.
- Feeding animals
- Winter sports
- Wildlife watching
Guests can enjoy a variety of activities right on and around the cottage's property; they can go swimming in the river that runs through it, go golfing at the Taumarunui Golf Club right across the road, and go canoeing on the Wanganui River. Farther afield, they can go skiing at the Whakapapa Ski Area and the Tuaroa Ski Field, cycling on the Timber Trail, hiking at Tongariro Crossing, scenic railcart riding on the Forgotten World Rail Trail.
For the enjoyment of nature and wildlife viewing, guests can head to Pureora Forest Park and Tongariro National Park, where they can see rainforests filled with 1,000-year-old podocarp trees, active volcanoes, boiling mud pools, and a variety of wildlife, including brown kiwis and blue ducks
Infants allowed Under 2 years old
Children allowed 2-12 years old
Smoking is allowed in designated areas only.