Take your bike or rent one in town and enjoy the trails around Ohakune and the bike parks not far away.
Start tramping right from the house or drive to town and enjoy The Old Coach Roach or at least the bush walk to the bridge and back.
Only 10 Minutes away from The Lodge, is a little secret, which almost no one knows in Ohakune. We have eels in our river. pssst. But go and look.
One day, an hour, an afternoon in a kayak? We can organize that! We have one onsite available for a quick paddle behind the house, or alternatively talk to us and we can organise a trip on the Whanganui River.
Turangi is a fly fishing paradise and is only a short drive away. Ruatiti domain is also close by and is a stunning location to visit.
Play a game at the Waimarino Golf Club right round the corner from The River Lodge. Rent clubs or bring your own and enjoy 18 holes with stunning view to the Mount Ruapehu.
Lets organize a good bike and a lift to Horopito and then lets ride the 16km back to Ohakune. Ok, not enough? Then ask Dani for a extended ride. He knows lots of mountain bike and road bike tours and if you want, he shows you them too. ;-)
If the weather is good or average, a secret tip is the River Cruise at the Whanganui River. Enjoy a boat trip and a one hour walk to the bridge to nowhere.
Discover your moment of magic in the Waitomo Glowworm Caves tour.
Known as one of New Zealand’s best natural attractions, take a boat ride through the glow worm grotto, marvel at thousands of magical glowworms
and become part of over 130 years of cultural and natural history.
Almost unknown but in our eyes a must do experience! A one hour drive followed by a short 30 minute walk will see you arrive in an almost surreal environment. You'll be surrounded by large round stones which are embraced by a mass of twisting aerial roots, all set alongside a stunning rivers edge. A brilliant day trip for nature lovers.
Maybe Napier is on your itinerary? Then drive via the Gentle Annie Road. Offering spectacular views of farmland, coast and remote river crossings, this is one of the most beautiful drives in New Zealand. For those who love driving you could do this as a day-trip from Ohakune to Napier and back again, but be warned by the time you stop and take photos at every bend along the way, the day-trip will be a long one.
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