Te Whare Ruruhau

Escape the stresses of everyday life and explore Owhaoko. A privilege available to only a few, we welcome guests to fly in and stay at Te Whare Ruruhau, and enjoy a genuine New Zealand wilderness experience .

Per night
$2,556 - $2,907

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A privilege available to only a few, we welcome guests to fly in and stay at Te Whare Ruruhau, perched on the hillside high above the Mangamingi River valley.
Built in 2015 to accommodate a maximum of six guests, Te Whare Ruruhau provides a genuine New Zealand wilderness experience.
Walk in the footsteps of warriors who have travelled these lands for hundreds of years… Discover rare flora and fauna… Breathe pure mountain air and swim in fresh alpine streams… Observe genuinely wild animals in their natural habitat… Enjoy genuine silence and peace in the remote New Zealand bush.
Our Explore Owhaoko experience allows you to be as adventurous, or as relaxed, as you wish. You will return from your Owhaoko experience recharged and restored.

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Physical address

Te Whare Ruruhau, Taharua Road, Kaimanawa Forest Park, Taupo, Lake Taupo, New Zealand.

Opening times

Months of operation:
Jan, Feb, Mar, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec

Facilities and Features

  • Breakfast
  • Children Welcome
  • Courtesy Transport
  • Dinner
  • Lunch
Proximity to airport:
35 minutes drive from Taupo to the helicopter departure site.
Proximity to coach terminal:
35 minutes drive from Taupo to the helicopter departure site.
Proximity to town:
35 minutes drive from Taupo to the helicopter departure site.
Number of rooms:
2

Pricing and Conditions

Per night $2,556.00 - $2,907.00
Age restriction:
10
Other charges:
Packages are tailored to suit each guest, the above prices are based on two or three people staying for two nights and includes heli transfers, a private guide, and all meals.
Further pricing information:
The Whare sleeps six, with a king bed (or twin single beds) in one room, and four single bunks in the second bedroom. Whilst rustic in nature, the Whare offers a more luxurious stay than traditional bush huts or cabins. The Whare uses battery powered lights, gas powered cooking / water heating, and a wood burning stove for heating. There is no power, nor any cellphone coverage at the Whare. Children are welcome, although due to the remoteness, the experience may not suit younger children.

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