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Cabin and house vacation rentals in Ohakune

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Annie's on Arava
This Fully Self contained Bach private bach is ideal for your summer or winter getaway. Independent from the main house with a separate bedroom from the lounge, full cooking facilities and all linen and towels are provided. The heat pump will keep you cool in summer and warm in winter! To relax and unwind there is unlimited wifi and Sky TV including the movie channels. A great space for the independent traveler or a couple who enjoy animals there is a friendly cat and dog on the property.
$52 per night
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Mountain Magic- With a Spa!
Cozy, comfortable, and stylish- welcome to Mountain Magic! Are you are looking for a place to stay for a family holiday, a couple wanting a getaway from reality, or a group of mates wanting a weekend away? You have found the perfect place for your trip to Ohakune- summer or winter! Newly renovated house with a brand new outdoor spa, an outdoor dining table, unlimited wifi, three bedrooms with wardrobes, a Netflix-ready smart TV, plenty of off-street parking- you will be right at home.
$170 per night
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Fantail Cottage, Central Location, Pets allowed
Our Cosy Cottage is a cute self-contained house in Central Ohakune, on Goldfinch Street. Walking distance to restaurants, ski hire/transport, cafes, bars, shops. Fully equipped kitchen, unlimited WiFi, washer and dryer, free parking, air conditioning / heat pump, satellite TV. Base yourself here for your Ruapehu ski trip, do the Tongariro Crossing, one of the world's best day hikes, rent a bike and cycle the Old Coach Road, or use our house to rest and relax.
$64 per night

Stay near Ohakune's top sights

Photo of The Blind Finch, Hamburgeria & Bakehouse - Ohakune
The Blind Finch, Hamburgeria & Bakehouse - Ohakune43 locals recommend
Photo of Ohakune Carrot Adventure Park
Ohakune Carrot Adventure Park29 locals recommend
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New World Ohakune57 locals recommend
Photo of The Mountain Rocks Cafe & Bar
The Mountain Rocks Cafe & Bar17 locals recommend
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The Cyprus Tree Restaurant & Bar32 locals recommend
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Italian restaurant OSTERIA17 locals recommend

Pet friendly vacation cabins

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Gorgeous Log Cabin, Outdoor Bath & Mountain Views
$130 per night
Cabin in Horopito
Lahar Alpine Retreat - Hot Tub & Mountain Views
$153 per night
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Cabin in Raetihi, Manawatu-Wanganui
Ruapehu Log Lodge
$134 per night
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Cabin in Ohakune
Ruapehu Chalet Rentals "The Shack"
$106 per night

Cabin rentals with patios or balconies

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The Mountain Chalet, a short stroll to town centre
$97 per night
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Cabin in Mount Ruapehu
Cosy Cabin located in Whakapapa Village
$199 per night
Cabin in Ohakune
Gorgeous Log Cabin, Outdoor Bath & Mountain Views
$130 per night
Cabin in Horopito
Lahar Alpine Retreat - Hot Tub & Mountain Views
$153 per night
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Cabin in Raetihi, Manawatu-Wanganui
Ruapehu Log Lodge
$134 per night
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Cabin in Ohakune
Ruapehu Chalet Rentals "The Shack"
$106 per night

Vacation houses with jacuzzis / hot tubs

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Couples retreat with Hot Tub
$157 per night
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Heavenly Spa Views - Ohakune Holiday Home
$204 per night
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Base49 - Peaceful, private adventure holiday base
$208 per night
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5 Bedroom, Yellow Door, Spa Pool, Mountain views
$203 per night
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2 bdrm Home away from Home, with spa
$177 per night
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Modern home w/ mountain views, spa & space galore!
$174 per night
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SnoBox - Luxe with Scandanavian Hot Tub
$204 per night
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Cosy Cottage Getaway with Woodfired Hot Tub
$185 per night
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Turoa View Yurt
$152 per night
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Ski Country Chalet - Ohakune Holiday Home
$154 per night
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The Purple House
$141 per night
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Sno Ruapehu - Horopito Holiday Home
$145 per night

Your guide to Ohakune

All About Ohakune

At the foot of Mount Ruapehu in the central plateau of New Zealand’s North Island, Ohakune is a farming community that has become one of the country’s hubs for outdoor adventures. In te reo (Māori), the name means “an opening to a new world,” which reflects the town’s modern-day status as a gateway to a unique natural environment.

Ohakune sits on the southern edge of Tongariro National Park, which has three snow-capped volcanoes and hundreds of square miles of subalpine scenery. The town is also on the northern doorstep of Whanganui National Park, with its mighty river and virgin native forest. This location makes it a magnet for skiers and snowboarders in winter and hikers and canoeists in summer. You can hit the ski fields of Turoa and Whakapapa, or rent a mountain bike and explore the Old Coach Road trail to the Hāpuawhenua Viaduct.

A well-loved monument on the edge of town that is a must for selfie-takers is the Big Carrot — some claim it’s the world’s largest carrot statue — which reflects the agricultural focus of the area. There’s even a Carrot Adventure Park in the center of Ohakune, home to a BMX track and places for picnics.


When is the best time to stay in a vacation rental in Ohakune?

The area around Ohakune has a temperate climate, never getting too hot in summer or extremely cold in winter. The mountains affect the weather and protect Ohakune from rain to some extent, though the rainiest month of the year is July. Throughout much of the year, expect comfortably warm days and a slight coolness in the evenings — you’ll want to have a light jacket or sweater.

Although Ohakune rarely freezes over, in the winter months of June, July, and August, there is often snow on the mountains down to about 5,000 feet. In the middle of June, a massive street party hits town, with the Ohakune Mardi Gras winter festival setting up a big stage for live bands on Thames Street. And it wouldn’t be Ohakune without the Carrot Carnival, celebrating the ever-popular winter vegetable with competitions, food stalls, entertainment, and live music. The event traditionally kicks off the ski season at the beginning of June — don’t forget your carrot costume.


What are the top things to do in Ohakune?

Tongariro National Park

This UNESCO World Heritage Site was New Zealand’s first national park, created at the end of the 19th century thanks to the generosity and conservation focus of the Ngāti Tūwharetoa iwi (tribe) who have lived in this region for centuries. The park is dominated by the majestic active volcanoes of Mount Ruapehu, Mount Tongariro, and Mount Ngauruhoe. The 12-mile Tongariro Alpine Crossing day hike overlooks the mountains as well as stunning blue and green geothermal lakes.

Ohakune Railway Museum

Being on the main North Island railway line has shaped much of Ohakune’s history, and the area’s railway museum offers displays covering the construction of the train line and life in the region. The site is a former railway shed from the 1930s in the heart of the Junction area.

The Bridge to Nowhere

A poignant and scenic site in Whanganui National Park, the concrete Bridge to Nowhere was built in the 1930s and then abandoned. Surrounded by lush giant tree ferns and tall rimu trees, this beautiful area of pristine indigenous forest can be reached via a walking track that takes around 45 minutes each way. The park is rich in birdlife, with tui and kereru common sights.