Matahiwi, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand Accommodations

Accommodations in Matahiwi

Hotel
3br Hotel
  • Wifi
  • Breakfast
  • Parking
The SpaceRuru Lodge is reached via a scenic drive along the Whanganui River Road. The lodge is on the opposite side of the river to the road and is accessed via an aerial cable car across the river or by jet boat ( extra cost with a local tour operator). Secure off road parking is provided. Part of 'The Flying Fox' property, Ruru Lodge a unique cottage style lodge, built from reclaimed materials with an abundance of native timber. Situated on it's own in a garden setting overlooking the Whanganui river, it has the National Park as its backdrop. Consequently, there is an abundance of bird life and deer are commonly seen on the property. The Whanganui River Valley has a warm micro-climate which enables figs, avocados, tamarillos and a wide variety of other heritage fruits to be grown on site. The property is managed on Eco-friendly principles with an emphasis on sustainability. Although there is mains electricity the site is 'off grid' for all other services and is in an area of no cell phone coverage. There is however, internet access at the property which is free for guests to use. The lodge has no TV but does have an extensive collection of books, games and LPs. You can choose to relax and simply enjoy the comfortably appointed lodge or extensive gardens, take a stroll along the river bank to the remains of the old Koriniti Post office, swim in the river or take a more a adventurous climb up to the ridge for expansive views. At the end of the day the covered deck is an ideal place to relax with a glass of wine or fire up the open air bush bath and enjoy a pleasant soak under the stars. The owners of the property are on site at all times to help with any queries or as a source of local information. Local activities include mountain biking, walking, canoeing and jet boat trips. This place is all about relaxing but if city life is calling the historic township of Whanganui is easily accessed for a day trip. Available for rent 1st Dec - 30th April Guest AccessFull access to the house, garden of the lodge and extensive grounds of the Flying Fox property. Short walk to the river bank. Interaction with GuestsOwners Kelly and Jane live on site and are available at all times to assist with queries. The NeighborhoodThe Whanganui River Valley has a temperate micro-climate and is surrounded by Whanganui National Park. The scenic river rd has a number of interesting historic sites which can be explored by mountain bike or car. This is an ideal base to explore the river and local tour operators offer a variety of jet boat and canoeing options. Getting AroundThe Flying Fox and Ruru Lodge are situated in a rural location 45 kms from Whanganui township and these are our nearest shops and amenities. This place is about getting away from it all! Transport from Whanganui can be provided on the local Mail Bus. (Please ask for details). We also have mountain bikes which can be hired for a small charge to explore the local area. Matahiwi cafe and art gallery are 8kms away as is the historic Kawana Flour Mill. Alternatively Hiruharama (Jerusalem) is approx 20km with a convent, historic church and resting place of the poet James K Baxter. Other Things to NoteThere is no cell phone reception but free Wi-Fi is available.
Cottage
3br Cottage
    Ruru Lodge is reached via a scenic drive along the Whanganui River Road. The lodge is on the opposite side of the river to the road and is accessed via an aerial cable car across the river or by jet boat (with a local tour operator). Secure off road parking is provided. Part of 'The Flying Fox' property, Ruru Lodge a unique cottage style lodge, built from reclaimed materials with an abundance of native timber. Situated on it's own in a garden setting overlooking the Whanganui river, it has the National Park as its backdrop. Consequently, there is an abundance of bird life and deer are commonly seen on the property. The Whanganui River Valley has a warm micro-climate which enables figs, avocados, tamarillos and a wide variety of other heritage fruits to be grown on site. The property is managed on Eco-friendly principles with an emphasis on sustainability. Although there is mains electricity the site is 'off grid' for all other services and is in an area of no cell phone coverage. There is however, internet access at the property which is free for guests to use. The lodge has no TV but does have an extensive collection of books, games and LPs. You can choose to relax and simply enjoy the comfortably appointed lodge or extensive gardens, take a stroll along the river bank to the remains of the old Koriniti Post office, swim in the river or take a more a adventurous climb up to the ridge for expansive views. At the end of the day the covered deck is an ideal place to relax with a glass of wine or fire up the open air bush bath and enjoy a pleasant soak under the stars. The owners of the property are on site at all times to help with any queries or as a source of local information. Local activities include mountain biking, walking, canoeing and jet boat trips. This place is all about relaxing but if city life is calling the historic township of Whanganui is easily accessed for a day trip. Available for rent 1st Dec - 30th April Extras: Linen (included); NOTE: Under Kiwi bach tradition you are expected to: Clean the house and do the dishes before you leave;
    Other
    2br Other
      Enjoy a truely relaxing, stress free getaway on a large New Zealand sheep and cattle farm. Escape the rat race and relish the beauty of nature, the birds singing, streams trickling, stars twinkling and the native bush. Relax on the sunny deck or curl up beside the cosy log fire. Pakira cottage sleeps five and is fully self contained including games, books, magazines and toys - something for everyone. There's loads to do here - tramping, mountain biking, trout fishing, swimming, photography, full farm activities - including sheep shearing. Children love the animals. "Awesome tramping, one day did 12km and the next day on a different route did 13km. Great views and scenery, loved walking around the farm amongst all the animals." Richard and Louise, Simon and Sue, Wellington "Our family had so much fun." Val, Wessa, Andrew, Andrea and India, Auckland. "The dogs were amazing, gathering and moving the sheep." John and Donna, Ohio USA "Just Paradise" Paul, Julie, James and Neil, England. "The boys loved the motorbike and riding the sheep." Rene, Nicki, Tom, Vincent and Daniel, Wellington. "A real taste of New Zealand farm life." Jim and Joy, Brisbane "I liked being involved, even dagged a sheep." Sam, New Plymouth "This is my first visit to this wonderful farmstay and John's second and we want to come back again." Lou and John, Wyoming USA "Such a tranquil setting and a perfect antidote to the 24 hour plane journey." Alec, Katie and Owen, England "With no distractions, we could focus on spending quality time together." Faye, D'arcy, Ella and Finn, Wellington " What an experience for us to be shown a New Zealand farm, seeing sheep shearing and swimming in the river. We enjoyed the quiet, peace and beauty of this lovely spot." Ferlind and Alya, Heidelberg, Germany " The excellent hospitality showered upon us, was second to none." Jeannie, Thiam, Lena and Patrick, Singapore, Malaysia Special conditions: Single $125 per single per night, farm activities included Couple $250 per couple per night, farm activities included Full House $495 for 5 guests, farm activities included. Peace and quiet, fresh air, wake up to the birds singing, stress free holiday, warm cosy fire, cute cottage, children love the animals, babysitter available. Please also see Pakira Farm Walks Extras: Linen (included); NOTE: Under Kiwi bach tradition you are expected to: Clean the house and do the dishes before you leave;
      Retreat
      2br Retreat
      • Breakfast
      • Parking
      The SpaceThe house is bright and freshly decorated with a picture view from every window.French doors open on to a deck from the open plan living area. Guest AccessThe house and outside fenced area are exclusively yours during your stay.There is easy car access from the road and ample parking and a short walking track leading to the river if you arrive by canoe. A 5 min walk along the riverbank brings you to a great summer swimming spot. Interaction with GuestsWe like to welcome our guests on arrival and make sure they have everything they need. The house has complete privacy but we live just a short walk away if they would like to talk with us at any time. Other Things to NoteThis is a farming area so there will always be animals to see.We live on a narrow country road reported as being "the most scenic route on the Planet" Nearest places for food supplies and petrol are Wanganui city from the south and Raetihi from the north.