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Taumarunui B&B, Farmstay, Hosted Self-catering
Prices from $150 to $250 per couple
The Forgotten World Highway, just 7 kilometres south of Taumarunui.
Phone: 07 974 8543
Address: Omaka Road, Taumarunui
Hosts: Scott & Chris
Directions: Omaka Lodge is situated off the Forgotten World Highway, just 7 kilometres south of the friendly township of Taumarunui. The short drive out from town follows the Whanganui River and is a beautiful scenic tour at any time of the year.
The short drive from town follows the Whanganui River and is a beautiful scenic tour any time of year. At the end of a tree lined driveway, you’ll find Omaka Lodge and its beautiful mature gardens. Well positioned on the crest of a hill, with magnificent views of Herlihy’s Bluff and Mt Hikurangi, this wonderful venue offers total privacy and seclusion. Situated amidst farmland, the Lodge and expansive gardens are surrounded by country life, with sheep, cattle, rolling hills, and never-ending birdsong.
Accommodation on offer includes b&b rooms, a luxury self-contained loft apartment, and campervan sites. Relaxing at Omaka Lodge is a delight both indoors and out: swim or sunbathe; play tennis; read a book; watch TV; explore the garden or doze indoors; there's something for everyone at magical Omaka Lodge.
The surrounding Ruapehu District offers many interesting attractions - the Forgotten World Highway; Forgotten World Rail Carts; the Whanganui River. If adventure tourism is your thing, there are cycling, walking and hiking trails within easy reach, not to mention the mountains and skifields of the Tongariro National Park.
At the end of the day, whatever you’ve experienced, Omaka Lodge welcomes you home. Enjoy a delightful dinner (if prearranged), soothing shower or spa-bath, and relax into a sumptuous bed. The beauty and warmth of Omaka Lodge will provide rest; satisfying and restoring a weary traveller. Omaka Lodge, a tranquil oasis amidst New Zealand’s Forgotten W