A tranquil oasis amidst New Zealand's Forgotten World

Welcome to OMAKA LODGE –

Boutique bed & breakfast, garden visits, occasions.

Located only 7kms from the friendly township of Taumarunui, down the incredible Forgotten World Highway, lies Omaka Lodge, a boutique bed & breakfast venue in the heart of New Zealand’s Forgotten World.  The short drive out from town follows the Whanganui River and is a beautiful scenic tour at any time of the year.  At the end of a tree lined sealed driveway, you’ll find Omaka Lodge and its beautiful mature gardens. Well positioned on the crest of a hill, with magnificent views of Herlihy’s Bluff and Mount Hikurangi, and a peek of Mount Ruapehu, this wonderful venue offers total privacy and seclusion.

Situated amidst working farmland, the Lodge and its grounds are surrounded by the sights and sounds of everyday country life, where sheep and cattle dot the rolling green-pastured hills and valleys that echo to the melodious sound of never-ending birdsong.  Omaka Lodge is set on several acres of picturesque grounds, and we welcome groups or individuals to visit our beautiful and expansive country gardens by appointment.  Or if you’re thinking of an occasion such as a wedding or small luncheon, Omaka Lodge could be the picturesque setting you seek.

Relaxing at Omaka Lodge is a true delight with so many options on offer indoors or out.  Swim or soak up the sun poolside; play croquet or a game of tennis; read a good book or magazine; enjoy a garden ramble or doze indoors; there really is something for everyone at magical Omaka Lodge.  Slightly further afield, the surrounding Ruapehu District offers many attractions that may pique your interest.  There are so many ways to explore and enjoy New Zealand’s Forgotten World: drive the unforgettable Forgotten World Highway; hop on a Forgotten World RailCart and experience the hidden countryside by rail; boat, canoe or kayak down the Whanganui River to the iconic Bridge To Nowhere.  If adventure tourism is your thing, there are cycling, walking and hiking trails within easy reach, not to mention the mountains of the Tongariro National Park and its world-class ski fields.

At the end of the day, whatever you’ve experienced, Omaka Lodge welcomes you home.  Enjoy a delightful dinner (if prearranged) and relax into a sumptuous bed.  The beauty and warmth of Omaka Lodge will provide rest, satisfying and restoring a weary traveller.  Omaka Lodge, a tranquil oasis amidst New Zealand’s Forgotten World.

COMING SOON!!  We have a brand new website coming in September/October 2021.  The changover means some of the links and buttons on our current site may not operate as usual.  If you have any queries, please email us on contact@omakalodge.nz  Until then, check back every week or so to see if our new site is live!

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Good afternoon Omaka Lodge family & friends! Those of you in New Zealand may have heard of the magnitude 5.9 earthquake centred just a few kilometres from us, and we just wanted to say thank you for all your messages and let you know everything here is fine. Millie wasn't too concerned about it, as you can see, and we didn't feel a thing, which is surely a sign of how tranquil it is here at Omaka Lodge!
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Happy Weekend to our Omaka Lodge family & friends! After being abandoned at birth by his mother, Sir Tristram is growing well and really enjoying life. He has such a lovely personality and loves being patted and having his nose and head stroked. Life's simple when you're a happy lamby! 😊
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