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11 Omaka Road, Taumarunui 3991 New Zealand
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#1 of 7 Specialty lodging in Taumarunui
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Situated only 7km 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, this wonderful venue offers total privacy and seclusion. Situated amidst working farmland, the Lodge and expansive gardens are surrounded by the sights and sounds of everyday country life, where sheep and cattle dot rolling green-pastured hills and valleys that echo to the sound of never-ending birdsong.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Free breakfast
Tennis court
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Secured parking
Wifi
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Saltwater pool
Shallow end in pool
Fence around pool
Breakfast available
Special diet menus
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun loungers / beach chairs
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Blackout curtains
Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Bottled water
Private bathrooms
Electric blanket
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Non-smoking rooms
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The-Huttons wrote a review Jan 2022
Wellington, New Zealand10 contributions1 helpful vote
We were recommended to play golf at Taumaranui, and hit upon this accommodation which proved to be fabulous! After a warm welcome with a cup of tea and ginger shortbread, and a stroll around their stunning and well-mulched garden, we savoured a delicious candl=llit dinner, overlooking the garden as the sun set. Then a sleep in a very comfortable bed, and a yummy breakfast. Chris and Scott were wonderful hosts - and resulted in a memorable experience that couldn't be faulted! Hopefully, will get back soon. (The golf was good, but not as memorable as this!)
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Date of stay: January 2022
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Response from Scott- and-Chris, Owner at Omaka Lodge
Responded 12 Feb 2022
Hello folks, it was wonderful to meet and host you both, thank you for choosing to stay with us here at Omaka Lodge! Thank you too for your wonderful review - we strive to ensure our guests enjoy their 'Omaka Experience', and are glad your stay was enjoyable. We're glad the golf was good and hope to see you both again one day at Omaka Lodge, a tranquil oasis amidst New Zealand's Forgotten World. Thank you again and warm regards, Scott & Chris.
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kerrie b wrote a review Jan 2022
Taumarunui, New Zealand5 contributions2 helpful votes
Omaka Lodge was absolutely far and above the best place we could have chosen for our family to celebrate a special birthday. Chris and Scott ensured our experience, including gorgeous alfresco dinner in the courtyard, is a memory we will all cherish. They have our gratitude for accommodating our requests, and utmost respect for the divine haven they have created to be enjoyed by all.
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Scott- and-Chris, Owner at Omaka Lodge
Responded 16 Jan 2022
Hello Kerrie, thank you for choosing to stay with us here at Omaka Lodge, what a privilege it was to host you and your family for the special occasion. Thank you so much for your lovely review, we're delighted everyone enjoyed their 'Omaka Experience'! We're so glad we were able to share our special spot with you all. All the best, and thank you again for visiting us at Omaka Lodge, a tranquil oasis amidst New Zealand's Forgotten World. Kind regards, Scott & Chris.
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JB R wrote a review Jan 2022
34 contributions9 helpful votes
Scott and Chris have created an amazing experience: beautiful garden, big comfortable rooms with all amenities, sumptuous dinner, and great company. Such a warm and friendly environment in the middle of the forgotten world highway. You absolutely have to stay there ;-)
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Date of stay: January 2022
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Responded 16 Jan 2022
Hello JB R, thank you for choosing to stay with us here at Omaka Lodge, we thoroughly enjoyed meeting and hosting you both. Thank you so much for your wonderful words, we try very hard to ensure all our guests receive an unforgettable 'Omaka Experience'! All the best for the future, and thank you again for visiting us at Omaka Lodge, a tranquil oasis amidst New Zealand's Forgotten World. Kind regards, Scott & Chris.
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Natty wrote a review Dec 2021
Christchurch, New Zealand1 contribution
Thank you Scott and Chris for welcoming us into your home , with all the modern conveniences we were blessed with beautiful views and a serene retreat Good bye to lady Louise Mrs Poo Millie and all your other farm friends . Omaka Lodge is a definite must for all travelers We will be back No photos taken sorry to busy taking in the calm and hospitality of you both Natasha Stoupe-Barnett
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Scott- and-Chris, Owner at Omaka Lodge
Responded 8 Jan 2022
Hello Natty, thank you for choosing to stay with us here at Omaka Lodge, we thoroughly enjoyed hosting you all. Thank you too for your very kind words, we strive to ensure our guests enjoy their 'Omaka Experience', and are delighted you enjoyed your stay here. Thank you again for choosing to visit us here at Omaka Lodge, a tranquil oasis amidst New Zealand's Forgotten World. Kind regards, Scott & Chris.
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Terri C wrote a review Jul 2021
Palmerston North, New Zealand11 contributions2 helpful votes
Omaka Lodge offers absolutely everything a traveller needs, and more - a cosy fire, delicious evening meal, tranquil gardens and outstanding hosts, Scott and Chris. Thank you for looking after us so well.
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Date of stay: July 2021
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Response from Scott- and-Chris, Owner at Omaka Lodge
Responded 31 Aug 2021
Hello Terri, it was wonderful to meet and host you both, thank you for choosing to stay with us here at Omaka Lodge! Thank you too for your great words - we strive to ensure our guests enjoy their 'Omaka Experience', and are glad your stay was enjoyable. All the best to you both, and thank you again for visiting us at Omaka Lodge, a tranquil oasis amidst New Zealand's Forgotten World. Kind regards, Scott & Chris.
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Carol Madden wrote a review Jul 2021
Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand5 contributions11 helpful votes
We spent one night here before we did the Timber Trail and we just felt so incredibly spoiled by our hosts Chris and Scott. Nothing was too much trouble, they have such a knack of making you feel like you’re staying with family. The beds were warm and comfortable, bathroom impeccably clean, breakfast was delicious (served extra early so we wouldn’t have to rush to meet our shuttle). I loved Milly the dog too who was so friendly. This lodge is an absolute gem and a must stay for anyone passing through the area. Thank you again for making our stay so memorable and enjoyable!
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from Scott- and-Chris, Owner at Omaka Lodge
Responded 25 Jul 2021
Hello Carol, thank you for choosing to stay with us here at Omaka Lodge, it was great to meet and host you both. Thank you so much for your very kind words, we're delighted you enjoyed your 'Omaka Experience' so much! We love sharing our special spot, and are delighted that Millie did her bit too! All the best, and thank you again for visiting us at Omaka Lodge, a tranquil oasis amidst New Zealand's Forgotten World. Kind regards, Scott & Chris.
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Miss Nina wrote a review Jul 2021
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Our time spent at Omaka Lodge felt like time spent with family. On arrival we were spoilt with delicious homemade cake and pots of tea. Gracious hosts Scott and Chris have a delightfully relaxed, yet attentive charm that doesn't smother ones privacy. Omaka Lodge is faultless.
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Scott- and-Chris, Owner at Omaka Lodge
Responded 25 Jul 2021
Hello Miss Nina, what an absolute delight it was to meet and host you both! Thank you for choosing to stay with us here at Omaka Lodge, and for your lovely and humbling words. We're very glad you enjoyed your 'Omaka Experience', not to mention our delicious homemade baking! Our best wishes for the future, and thank you again for visiting us at Omaka Lodge, a tranquil oasis amidst New Zealand's Forgotten World. Kind regards, Scott & Chris.
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Jacqui wrote a review Jul 2021
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I could not rate this beautiful accomodation highly enough. From the moment we pulled into the drive I knew this place was out of this world and the photos don’t do it justice. The Omaka lads sure know how to make you feel at home. The only negative comment I have is we didn’t stay longer to enjoy a home cooked meal and soak up the atmosphere of this divine retreat . I plan to return and review again once the garden is in full bloom. I’m in awe of what these hosts have created. The cute animals just the icing on the cake. Oh and the quince cake upon arrival was so delicious not to mention the lovely conversation. I left feeling like I was part of the family and am homesick already .
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Scott- and-Chris, Owner at Omaka Lodge
Responded 8 Jul 2021
Hello indigohouse, what a lovely review, thank you very much for you kind words! Thank you for choosing to stay with us here at Omaka Lodge, it was an absolute delight to meet and host you both. We strive to ensure our guests enjoy an authentic 'Omaka Experience', and are delighted that your stay was enjoyable. We love using all the produce from our gardens and are glad you found everything tasty - especially the quince cake! We wish you both all the best, and would like to thank you again for visiting us at Omaka Lodge, a tranquil oasis amidst New Zealand's Forgotten World. Kind regards, Scott & Chris.
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Cristine E wrote a review Jun 2021
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My husband and I had the privilege of Staying at Omaka Lodge for 2 nights a couple of weeks ago. What an amazing home Scott and Chris have created and what fantastic hosts they both are. We were fortunate enough to be able to upgrade to the Loft. This little home away from home was an absolute delight with every little covered. The ensuite bathroom was simply incredible with his and hers basins and a twin shower, together with beautiful toiletries. Nothing was too much trouble for Scott and Chris and they went out of their way to make our stay exceptional. On arrival we were given home made cake straight out of the oven. We had the option of either eating in with other guests or dining out at one of the suggested restaurants, which were every bit as good as recommended. Breakfast consisted of a range of produce, many of which were produced from the farm itself. Home made muesli and bread and too many jams and other spreads to mention. For two days we lived like Kings. The only regret being that our stay wasn't longer. Omaka Lodge is truly a slice of paradise set amongst beautifully tended gardens. It truly is a tribute to the hard work put in by Scott and Chris and we would highly recommend Omaka Lodge to anyone wanting a place to stay with that wow factor. Thanks so much Scott and Chris for sharing your home with us. We were truly blessed. Cristine and Graeme
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Date of stay: May 2021
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Response from Scott- and-Chris, Owner at Omaka Lodge
Responded 8 Jul 2021
Hello Cristine & Graeme, thank you for choosing to stay with us here at Omaka Lodge, it was great to meet and host you both. Thank you so much for your marvellous words - we feel very humbled. We're delighted you enjoyed your 'Omaka Experience'; we put a lot of effort in, and are so grateful for lovely reviews such as yours. All the best to you both, and thank you again for visiting us at Omaka Lodge, a tranquil oasis amidst New Zealand's Forgotten World. Kind regards, Scott & Chris.
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Mike M wrote a review Apr 2021
Tauranga, New Zealand15 contributions5 helpful votes
My partner and I paid a brief one night visit to the beautiful Omaka Lodge this weekend as we were in town for a family event. Upon arriving for check in Saturday afternoon our hosts Chris and Scott greeted us warmly, gave us the rundown of the property, and then lavished us with the most amazing homemade apple tart and a refreshing cup of tea. The house was amazing, the room beautifully decorated (not to mention immensely comfortable with all the amenities you could possibly want or need!), and breakfast the following morning, well what can I say... It certainly won’t be quickly forgotten, as we were overwhelmed with a plethora of homemade treats, the least of which was an incredible assortment of fruit jams and jellies made from the bounty of the property. Our only disappointment was that we weren’t able to stay longer! We’ll definitely be back next time we’re in the area and would recommend highly without any hesitation!
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Scott- and-Chris, Owner at Omaka Lodge
Responded 2 May 2021
Hello MikeM272, thank you for choosing to stay with us here at Omaka Lodge, and a special thank you for your wonderful review - we feel very humbled. It was great to meet and host you both, and we're so pleased that you enjoyed your 'Omaka Experience' so much. We love using all the produce from our gardens and are glad you enjoyed the bounty! Best wishes to you both, and thank you again for visiting us at Omaka Lodge, a tranquil oasis amidst New Zealand's Forgotten World. Kind regards, Scott & Chris.
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US$148 - US$162 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
New ZealandNorth IslandManawatu-Wanganui RegionTaumarunui
NUMBER OF ROOMS
4
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Frequently Asked Questions about Omaka Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Omaka Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Lauren's Lavender Farm (4.6 km), Bradley's Garden -Garden Visit & Miniputt Golf (3.0 km), and Te Peka Lookout (5.7 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Omaka Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
What food & drink options are available at Omaka Lodge?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Omaka Lodge?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Omaka Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include Jasmine's Cafe & Thai Restaurant, Lauren's Lavender Farm, and Copper Tree Cafe.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Omaka Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are pets allowed at Omaka Lodge?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.