The SpaceOur home is the perfect base for all those outdoor adventurers new to or revisiting the Ruapehu region. It's also a great spot for those just wanting a well situated comfortable 'home away from home' to get-away and relax.
Welcoming decor, including good furniture throughout, makes our home an escape to look forward to after a day of exploring.
The Open Plan Layout caters for one couple, several couples, a large group or more than family looking to spread out.
Sleeping capacity for up to 10 individuals over four bedrooms with inner sprung mattresses on all 7 beds.
Two separate bathrooms each with their own toilet and shower.
Internal garage (with electric door opener) where washing machine is situated.
During the cooler months, enjoy the convenience of the 8.1kw heatpump or opt for the ambiance of the woodburner fireplace (firewood not supplied/to be provided by the guest), draw the thermal curtains, flick on the electric blanket and enjoy the heating properties of feather/down duvets (cooler non feather/down duvets provided during the warmer months).
Switch on our smart 55" tv and watch Netflix (pre-installed/logged in) or a music video on you tube.
Surf the web on the chomebox hooked up to the tv.
Sky-pe and camera set up on our lounge tv means all guests can keep in touch with or brag to loved ones and friends around the globe.
Take to one of our board games, put on a DVD/Blu Ray or read a book from our broad collection.
Free unlimited WIFI means you can use your phone, laptop and/or tablet at your leisure to stream and keep in touch with the world.
Use our printer / scanner / copier to upload or print off that essential document. Guest AccessYou will have exclusive access to the property during your stay. Interaction with GuestsI will be contactable 24/7 during your stay to receive any queries you may have (where necessary I will enlist the services of a local property manager). The NeighborhoodNational Park Village not only offers an intimacy and tranquillity unique to any other part of the Ruapehu District but also boasts breath-taking views of all three mountains (Ngaruahoe, Tongariro, Ruapehu).
National Park Village is the closest residential Village to the Tongariro Alpine Crossing and Whakapapa Ski Resort.
Our Village is a hidden treasure offering great places to eat and transport to all activities (most with door to door pick up) including hiking, mountain biking, kayaking, rafting, fishing, quadbiking, and skiing (during winter months).
Our local fuel station/four square superette only minutes on foot will ensure essentials are at your fingertips. Getting AroundLa Maison Ruapehu relative to other places:
30km/25min drive to the Tongariro Alpine Crossing or $40pp for transport to/from La Maison Ruapehu to the Tongariro Alpine Crossing.
20km/25min drive to the Whakapapa Ski Resort.
Local Transport Links
210m/2min walk to the National Park Train Station (Servicing the NZ rail network main line) where you can catch a train from Auckland, Hamilton, or Wellington to National Park.
1.0km/12min walk from the main bus stop connecting you with the national bus line as well as all local shuttle services for activities such as the Tongariro Crossing, Turoa Ski Field, Whakapapa Ski Field, Bike Trails, Lake Taupo.
300m/4min walk to the newly built National Park Playground.
700m/8min walk to the 8m high indoor rock climbing wall (open 9am-9pm all year).
700m/8min walk to the popular Snapps Speights Bar with 18 hole mini golf onsite.
300m/4min walk to Adventure Outdoor Rafting NZ to book an experience white water rafting on the Whanganui River.
1.0km/12min walk to Adrift Adventures for guided tours, fishing and canoeing/kayaking down the picturesque Whanganui River.
24km/20min drive to the start of the 42 Traverse (Owhango) to employ your mountain bike, ATV or 4WD vehicle.
50km/35min drive to feed trout, take the kids fishing and see the Whio (Blue Duck) enclosure at the Tongariro National Trout Centre.
57km/45min drive to Laurens Lavender Farm to enjoy a beautiful setting while sipping on a coffee, tea or browsing their range of lavender products.
(Also visit historical sites around the Ruapehu district including huts and the famous bridge to nowhere.)
Local Food and Drink
210m/2min walk to the Station Cafe for coffee, wine, lunch or dinner - Thursday Curry Night / Sunday Roast.
700m/8min walk to the popular Snapps Speights Bar open from lunch until late with 18 hole mini golf onsite.
700m/8min walk to the Spiral Restaurant & Bar serving breakfast, lunch and dinner.
800m/10min walk to Macrocarpa Cafe which serves hot drinks and takeaways (Fish & Chips).
900m/11min walk to the Eivins Bistro and Bar open from 4.30pm on most days.
16km/13min drive to the elegant Chateau Tongariro for high tea, lunch or dinner.
Local Hot Pools
50km/35min drive to Tokaanu Hot Springs with toddler pool, large family pool or opt for affordable private pool hire.
1.0km/12min walk to the local post shop (NZpost), fuel station (Gas) and superette (4Square). Other Things to NoteTOILETRIES
Toilet paper and hand soap is provided. Any additional toiletries are to be provided by the guest.
KITCHEN AND FOOD
Salt, Pepper, Standard Cooking Oil, Tea (bags) and Coffee are provided.
A microwave, oven, fridge, freezer, blender, sandwich press, toaster, crockery, cutlery, pots and pans are also provided.
All food including any specialty cooking oils, sauces and other condiments or special cooking appliances are to be provided by the guest.