went here on a great deal with a voucher. I would never have known about this gem, tucked away about 30 kms from Taihape off the main road towards gravity canyon. We had the river retreat...a wonderful hideaway..very private and comfortable. Full kitchen (although the oven could use a good clean!), bathroom and a spa tub for two in the very large master bedroom with ubelievable views of the rongatiki river and the gorge. Really spectacular. There is a BBQ that we didn't use because of the wet weather and an outdoor covered spa tub that we did use. This is a really lovely place. The weather was not great and so the rafting trip didn't happen but I will return...next time with a special love to enjoy this with. Full price is a bargain for this wonderful retreat so will not wait for a voucher deal for the next time. No broadband or cell phone coverage but that only added to the ability to enjoy the couple of days in this magical place.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- We are a Fishing/Farm lodge in the remote Mokai Valley right on the Rangitikei River. Trout fishing right at your door step. Gorgeous accommodation and amazing scenery. Very quiet and private with own spa pool and the trout fishing is amazing. Enjoy a scenic raft trip or just enjoy the stunning scenery. ... more less