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Flashpackers Ongarue - The Hub of the Timber Trail

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“place to stay”(8 reviews)
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Free Parking
Non-Smoking Rooms
Shuttle Bus Service
Free Wifi
Specializing services to the Timbertrail including accommodation , meals , bike hire and transfers . Make Flashpackers your base while cycling the Timbertrail , no packing up in the morning and transferring your over night luggage to another hotel . Situated on the 84.5kms return cycle...
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6 Ongarue Village Road, Taumarunui 3997, New Zealand
69.3 km to Taupo Airport
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Reviewed 26 February 2017

In the middle of nowhere, Rem has created a little oasis of quality accommodation, superb food and gracious hosting. We stayed at Flashpackers one night before doing the second half of the Timber Trail. Rem is truly a Renaissance man. He remodeled the cute bungalow...More

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Reviewed 15 February 2017

Stayed two nights with a couple of mates in the separate three bedrooms in order to cycle the Timber Trail over two days. Ongarue is pretty but it has seen better days. The most exciting thing that happens there is the train coming through every...More

Thank Damskers
Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

Best place to stay to do the timber trial! Rem is the best host ever cooked the best meals and accomodation is absolutely amazing! Would highly recommend as it's the best in the west! Clean house, great food, awesome trail, great bikes, cute town and...More

Thank Annelies G
Reviewed 12 January 2017

Hubby and I checked in for a couple of nights. We were going to ride the Timber Trail in one day and wanted a base at the end of the trail so we didn't have a time limit to get back to a shuttle. Could...More

Thank bach57
Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

We had a fantastic stay with Rem at the flash packers. We finished the trail at lunchtime, starving, so he found some lunch for us as there is nothing at Ongarue. After lunch, a spa and a nap in the beautiful bed we sat down...More

Thank Margie O
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Kitchenette, Non-Smoking Rooms
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Kitchenette, Non-Smoking Rooms
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"There are only three rooms two of which are double, the other twin. All are fine"
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"Room near spa has aircon and direct access to spa"
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