Ōhura Road, Whangamōmona 4396
Distance from FWA: 129km
The old township of Whangamōmona is New Zealand's only self-proclaimed Republic and a truly unique destination. Built in 1911 the Whangamōmona Hotel is one of the country's most iconic and historic hotels and the embodiment of the community's rich and quirky history. Stay in the original hotel (17 rooms - a mix of twin singles or doubles), the extensively renovated Bridge House or Butcher Shop or in one of the new luxury ensuite lodges. Enjoy drinks at the bar and a wholesome dinner surrounded by historical and local memorabilia. The hotel has also been extensively refurbished in the last 5 years. Please note the hotel has shared facilities.
Call +64 (0)6 762 5823 | Email [email protected]
Timber Trail Lodge
Kokomiko Road, Waimiha
Distance from FWA: 58km
The Timber Trail Lodge provides full service comfort to bike riders on the Timber Trail and other visitors to the wilderness of the Pureora Forest Park. The lodge is completely off-grid, and offers a lovely relaxing atmosphere, quality meals included in room rates, a licensed bar, incredibly comfortable beds and friendly, attentive service. Sleeping up to 45 people, accommodation options include either shared bathroom facilities or private ensuites. Guests can choose double or triple rooms with king singles, or king sized beds. Working with trail partner, Timber Trail Shuttles and Bike Hire, the lodge offers fully inclusive biking packages with all meals, shuttles and luggage transfers included, taking all the hassle out of planning your Timber Trail adventure.
Call 0800 885 6343 (NZ Only) | Email [email protected]
11 Omaka Road, Taumarunui
Distance from FWA: 8.8km
Just a short drive down from the Forgotten World Highway lies a tranquil oasis which you're sure to remember: a gorgeous boutique bed and breakfast on the crest of a hill with magnificent views stretching over the majestic hills and valleys of the surrounding farmland. Omaka Lodge is as much a destination for its beautiful country gardens as it is for its promise of tranquility. 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 pastures that echo to the melodious sound of never-ending birdsong. Wherever you're travelling from, wherever you're heading, Omaka Lodge welcomes you home. Let the beauty, warmth and peacefulness provide rest to satisfy and restore your soul. This is Omaka Lodge, a tranquil oasis amidst New Zealand's Forgotten World.
Call +64 7 974 8543 | Email [email protected]
The Inn At The Convent
9 High Street, Taumarunui
Distance from FWA: 1.2km
Receive a warm welcome when you arrive at this beautiful old converted Convent. Each room is unique and you will enjoy a relaxing stay in this quiet area. Continental breakfast is first class and will set you up for the day. The Inn is perfectly located, 2 minutes by car to The Forgotten World Adventures, 7 minutes to the first class Taumarunui Golf Course, 15 minutes drive to the amazing timber trail. An easy drive to Lauren's Lavender Farm or the largest Alpaca Farm in New Zealand and 40 minutes to National Park. The wonderful walk through The Rangaroa Reserve, native Totara forest and redwood trees are just a two minute walk from our front door, on a clear day you can see Mt Tongariro and Mt Ruapehu. As well as offering comfortable rooms, you can relax outside in the garden, read a book or just enjoy the sun. Lunch and or dinner are available on request.
Call 0800 775 223 | Email [email protected]
Te Awa Glamping
3 Omaka Road, Taumarunui
Distance from FWA: 8km
A riverside haven on the banks of the Whanganui River, Te Awa Glamping is an immersive experience that allows you to forget the world through relaxation and recreation. The luxury tent offers everything you will need to unwind, or if you’re an active relaxer, you can grab a bicycle and explore the range of trails in the area.
Call +64 27 512 7692 | Email [email protected]
Retaruke Country Estate
339 Kurua Road, National Park
Distance from FWA: 55.5km
Enjoy exclusive use of this luxury lodge while experiencing real country fun including horse trekking, mountain biking, off-road driving, farm tours and hunting. Set in 4000 acres of farm and bush west of National Park, you can relax and enjoy the peace and quiet this stunning property offers.
Call +64 7 895 9506 | Email [email protected]
Posh Pioneers Glamping
303c Tawata Road, Kirikau
Distance from FWA: 40.8km
Stay on the banks of the Whanganui River in one of six pioneer-style accommodation wagons furnished with antique beds and luxurious bedding. Enjoy off-the-grid living with a few modern-day luxuries, including modern bathroom facilities, hot showers and cellphone charging facilities. Activities at Posh Pioneers include jetboating, canoeing, fishing, hiking, campfire cooking, bird watching, soap making and more. Posh Pioneers are fully equipped to cater for all meals during your stay. All catering must be booked in advance. Self catering is available by arrangements to groups of 8 people or more. A small surcharge may apply for special dietary requirements.
Call +64 27 593 4715 | Email [email protected]
26 Totaranui Drive, Taumarunui 3991
Distance from FWA 4km
Bradley's Garden isn't just your typical garden or wedding venue; its'a sanctuary. Whether you're seeking the garden's peaceful ambiance or looking to partake in various activities and events, your visit to this breathtaking piece of paradise promises to be an unforgettable experience. Over three decades in the making, this garden has earned national recognition, making it a truly exceptional destination. Experience the epitome of elegance in our secluded, private, and fully self-contained cottage. Nestled in the serene rural farming landscape, just a short 3 km from town, it offers a tranquil and peaceful escape for your relaxation.
Call +64 27 445 2074 | Email [email protected]