It was a pleasure to stay with Ross at his lovely place in Waiouru and his apartment was the perfect location to break up our trip up north. The apartment is located just off the main highway and is really easy to find. It’s really beautifully maintained with lovely decor.
We brought our own breakfast food to cook and, although the apartment didn’t come with a stove in the kitchenette, we found the sauté function on the impressive slow cooker/roaster more than enough to cook up some eggs and halloumi.
Be aware that the apartment is quite close to the train tracks so you do hear the trains go past - this was more of a feature than an annoyance though.
Although temperatures were expected to get to -3 degrees overnight, we found the apartment comfortable and warm. There were plenty of heating and cooling options.
It was a very relaxing stay with Ross, who was a very generous host. Had we more time it would have been a perfect base for exploring the mountains over a couple of days. Highly recommended.
Our family get-together met at this central point and were readily accommodated at Tawhiri. The beds were very comfortable, the lounge warm and welcoming and the mountain views to die for.
Had the pleasure of staying a few nights here. Really impressed with place. Extremely tidy and clean. Brilliant spot. Only 15-20mins from Turoa/Ohakune or go the other way 15-20mins to Tukino ski fields. Best view of the mountain from here too!!
Kids loved the Army museum, and the days spent on the mountain!
Ross was a great host. Very friendly and welcoming. Even took the kids for a ride in his classic T-Bird!
Highly recommend this place for anyone passing through Waiouru or wanting to go skiing. We actually chose to drive through Okakune to get here as it looked a lot nicer and better value. We stayed an extra third night as it was so good!
Bruce, Trilby and the kids!