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The Lodge

Ideal for larger groups

The main house at this Pokaka holiday lodge includes cosy and modern open plan living. There is ample room for your group to unwind, with a fireplace for toasty winter stays... for summer stays, enjoy easy indoor/outdoor flow with a peaceful setting!

There are 3 bedrooms plus 2 bathrooms in the main house at Waiora Lodge. Bedrooms 1 and 2 each have a double bed, while bedroom 3 has 1 single bunk set plus 1 single bed. 

The cosy annex is a great option for larger groups, with a compact and comfortable lounge, plus 3 bedrooms and 1 bathroom. Bedroom 1 is fitted with a double bunk with a single over top, bedroom 2 has 2 single beds, and bedroom 3 includes a double bunk with a single over top, a single bed, and a single loft bed.

Everything you need for a relaxed and hassle free stay is on hand at this laid back Pokaka accommodation... 

For your next Ruapehu escape, Waiora Lodge welcomes you!



Situated off State Highway 4 halfway between the townships of Ohakune and National Park is an area called Pokaka where the lodge is located. The land sits opposite National Park which is a World Heritage Site and the first national park established in New Zealand. A modern lodge is located on the land which can sleep up to 20 people.


It is prime location in the central North Island - only 215km from Wellington and 292km from Auckland. The surrounding area is absolutely perfect for tourism with numerous activities such as skiing on Mt Ruapehu which has Australasia's longest vertical run and New Zealand's highest lift; mountain biking; hiking and walking some of New Zealand's best known walks such as the Tongariro Crossing (“The Tongariro Alpine Crossing is heralded as the best one-day trek available in New Zealand, while others say it ranks among the top ten single-day treks in the world.”); river activities such as kayaking, canoeing and white water rafting; superb trout fishing in lakes and rivers; hunting - wild deer, pigs and goats as well as ducks, geese and quail; horse trekking; golf; bungy jumping; rock climbing and local hot pools.


The surrounding area really is one of natural beauty. With only being a few hours drive from the main cities Auckland or Wellington it makes for a perfect and easy weekend getaway.



The Central North Island is a region for everyone. With a huge array of activities and attractions to keep you entertained year round. Many think of the region and winter - with Mt Ruapehu being a popular spot for skiing and snowboarding. However interestingly summer is actually the peak season.


Skiing / Snowboarding


Mt Ruapehu - Whakapapa & Turoa Skifields 





DOC - Walks around Tongariro National Park



Mountain Biking


Mountain Bike Station





Visit Ruapehu 





Tongariro River Rafting


Canoe Safaris



Hunting & Fishing


Visit Ohakune



Old Coach Road


Old Coach Road





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