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Tawhiri Apartment

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1 Bedroom , 1 Bathroom , Sleeps 4
Waiouru, Manawatu-Wanganui Region, North Island
It's a short walk to the National Army Museum to explore our country's history and your family's.

Explore the Adventure Highway, the Desert Road, or see it all on the Volcanic Loop.

Ohakune is only 20 minutes away and so is Taihape.

Tawhiri means welcome, and so do we. Tawhiri-matea is the atua of wind and weather - you stand a good chance of meeting him when you stay in Waiouru.

Tawhiri may be the easiest place in New Zealand to find; we are the first gate you see when you come into Waiouru from Ohakune; the last gate before the 100kph sign as you leave.

You won't find anything else like this in Waiouru - self-contained comfort with a spectacular view of Ruapehu from your own deck. The Adventure Highway starts at our gate and the adventures you will find on it are limited only by the time you have to spare. Explore...
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About the Owner, Ross M
Languages spoken: English
Calendar Updated: Today
Listed since : Nov 2016
Overall rating: 5.0 / 5.0
Based on 9 reviews and 1 property
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Listing #HL8433741
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Lower Hutt, New Zealand
1 review
Reviewed 3 weeks ago for a stay in April 2018

I was apart of a group that stayed here and man what can I say! Ross was absolutely amazing! the place was amazing, the beds were comfortable the shower OMG absolutely wanted to take it home with all that stayed. The views were breath taking. It is everything you need for a great get away. Highly recommend staying here if...

Management response:

Thanks for the great review Stayc - and thanks again for staying at Tawhiri. I'm looking forward to seeing you and Alissa again the next time you come this way.


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London, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago for a stay in April 2018

Ross was a very welcoming host, and his apartment was well equipped and just what we needed following our full day travelling from Rotorua, via Lake Taupo. It was an ideal mid location stopover en route to Wellington. The apartment was spacious, clean, and comfortable. We would certainly recommend staying.

Management response:

Thanks for your kind review, Caroline. You were great guests. I enjoyed meeting you both and I hope to see you here again one day.


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Brussels, Belgium
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8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 19 February 2018 for a stay in February 2018

Ross is an incredibly charming and warm host. We broke down with our car and had to stay in Waiouru, but I'm so glad we got to meet this interesting guy. The accomodation is spotless, cosy and Ross makes you feel at home. Moreover, he has an awesome Ford Thunderbird. Definitely recommended :)

Management response:

This was an unexpected encounter with a very pleasant young couple. I really felt that I was parting with friends when they left.


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  • Deck
  • Dining Seats (4)
  • DVD Player
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (4)
  • Mountain Views
  • Queen Beds:(1)
  • Refrigerator
  • Shower Rooms (1)
  • Sofa Beds:(1)
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Wheelchair Accessible
House rules
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    Check in: 2:00 PM
    Check out: 11:00 AM
    1 Shower
    1 Sofa
    1 King
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R 1 106
R 1 395
R 6 196
R 22 224
A$2 310
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  • Cleaning fee: R 385 / stay - Fee
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Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, Golf Course Is On Site Or Within 15 Mins Walk, Skiing: Property Is In A Ski Resort.
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