Omaka Lodge

11 Omaka Road, RD 1, Taumarunui
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About this Holiday House

Located just 7 kilometres from the friendly township of Taumarunui, down the incredible Forgotten World Highway, lies Omaka Lodge, a boutique bed & breakfast venue in the heart of New Zealand’s Forgotten World. The short drive out from town follows the Whanganui River and is a beautiful scenic tour at any time of the year. At the end of a tree lined sealed 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 Mount Hikurangi, and a peek of Mount Ruapehu, this wonderful venue offers total privacy and seclusion. Situated amidst working farmland, the Lodge and its grounds are surrounded by the sights and sounds of everyday country life, where sheep and cattle dot the rolling green-pastured hills and valleys that echo to the melodious sound of never-ending birdsong. Omaka Lodge is set on several acres of picturesque grounds, and we welcome groups or individuals to visit our beautiful and expansive country gardens by appointment. Or if you’re thinking of a boutique wedding or event venue, Omaka Lodge could be the picturesque setting you seek. Several accommodation options are available at Omaka Lodge, including private rooms and three non-powered campervan sites, and our brand new luxurious self-contained loft apartment, The Loft @ Omaka. Occupying an entire floor to itself, The Loft is light and airy, with lovely views across our gardens and the surrounding fields. The spacious open-plan living area is finely furnished for a comfortable classic feel, and the fully-featured kitchenette includes an oven, a gas cooktop, and a dishwasher. The luxurious private bedroom features beautiful antique furniture and a gloriously comfortable queen bed fitted with the finest of luxurious linen. To complete the sense of sumptuousness, the magnificent private bathroom features a huge walk-in double shower with glass roof, and finished with spectacular hand-made tiles. The Loft @ Omaka: allow yourself a little luxury in self-contained style. Relaxing at Omaka Lodge is a true delight with so many options on offer indoors or out. Swim or soak up the sun poolside; play croquet or a game of tennis; read a good book or magazine; watch TV or a DVD; enjoy a garden ramble or doze indoors; there really is something for everyone at magical Omaka Lodge. Slightly further afield, the surrounding Ruapehu District offers many attractions that may pique your interest. There are so many ways to explore and enjoy New Zealand’s Forgotten World: drive the unforgettable Forgotten World Highway; hop on a Forgotten World Adventures RailCart and experience the hidden countryside by rail; or jetboat, canoe or kayak down the Whanganui River to the iconic Bridge To Nowhere. If adventure tourism is your thing, there are cycling, walking and hiking trails within easy reach, not to mention the mountains of the Tongariro National Park and its world-class ski fields. Your hosts, Scott and Chris are happy to help with any enquiries you may have. At the end of the day, whatever you’ve experienced, Omaka Lodge welcomes you home. Enjoy a delightful dinner (if prearranged), a soothing shower 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 World.

Details and amenities

No kids
Pet: please enquire
Linen provided
No smoking
No disabled access
Swimming Pool
Heating & cooling
Air Conditioning
Electric blankets
Heat pump
Off Street Parking
Tea, coffee, sugar etc
Cellphone coverage
Clothes line
Ensuite Bathroom
Internet available
Under floor heating

Bed layout

1 Queen(s)


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Date rangeRatesMinimum stay
All year$250 / Night for 2 guests1 Night
All year
$250 / Night for 2 guests
Min. stay: 1 Night




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