Awa Rere Hideaway

Awa Rere Hideaway

Central Plateau

Awa Rere Hideaway is set in Raurimu, a small settlement just 7 minutes north of National Park Village on the Central Plateau in the North Island.

Perched on a hillside, the cabin overlooks lush bush and the peaks of Mount Ngauruhoe and Mount Ruapehu. Friendly native birds, such as the Tui and Wood Pigeon, are your neighbours, while the Piopiotea Stream flows below, visible from the deck.

Perfect for unwinding, the space features a cosy lounging area with a comfortable couch, kitchen space, and bathroom - separated by a wall that leads to the bedroom. Sliding glass doors ensure a picturesque view is never out of sight. An outdoor area with a bath, campfire, and hammock adds to the glamping magic.

Just seven minutes from the National Park Village, this is a fantastic winter stay for skiers, or equally lovely for those just looking for a cosy winter escape. In summer, the options are endless - walking in the National Park (such as the renowned Tongariro Crossing), mountain biking the many trails in the area, or even canoeing the Whanganui River.

FROM $330 p/n

  • Sleeps 2
            Dogs welcome
      Dogs welcome

A $50 Single Night Surcharge applies on top of the nightly rate when booking a single night. You will need to add this charge during the booking process. The calendar below will specify where one-night bookings are allowed.


3433 State Highway 4, Raurimu 3989


Awa Rere Hideaway is set in Raurimu, a small settlement just 7 minutes North of National Park Village on the Central Plateau in the North Island.

Follow the Google Maps directions to the address.

You will receive a pre-arrival email with detailed arrival instructions and your host's details 5-days prior to your stay.

Note: If you have booked within 5 days and haven't received a pre-arrival email shortly after booking, please email us at [email protected].

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  • eating and drinking

    Awa Rere Hideaway is self-catering. Just bring your own food and drink, and cook meals using the two-burner gas hob and Weber BBQ provided  You'll find all the cutlery, crockery, pots and pans that you'll need.

    If you prefer dining out, Schnapps Bar and Restaurant and Spiral Restaurant at The Park are both a quick seven-minute drive away via State Highway 4. Slalom Lodge offers great pub-style meals (only open Friday and Saturday nights) and is even closer, just a two-minute drive away. For breakfast and lunch options, Blue Hill Cafe is great for a cuppa and is only nine minutes away.

    The nearest store for stocking up on food and supplies is in National Park, just a 7-minute drive away, or in Taumarunui for a larger supermarket, which is 25 minutes away.

  • things to do

    At Awa Rere Hideaway, unwind in an outdoor bath for relaxation, gather around the campfire to toast marshmallows, or bring out the pack of cards for old times' sake.

    Settled in a prime location, there are various mountain biking trails and bush walks within a 20-minute drive. Check out the Ohinetonga Track in Owhango, just 10 minutes away, ideal for picnicking, swimming or walking through the lovely bush.

    Tongariro National Park is 15 minutes away and renowned for its breathtaking hikes, including Taranaki Falls, Silica Rapids, and the iconic Tongariro Crossing.

  • your hosts

    Your hosts at Awa Rere Hideaway are Maree, Steve, and their daughters Haylee and Jessica. 

    The family have been on the property for just over five years. The mix of bush, river, and breathtaking views, as well as the convenience of being right by the highway, is what they love most about living in this stunning spot.

    Steve and Maree stumbled upon glamping because they noticed the area lacked accommodations despite its adventure-filled surroundings. With their property deemed too small for full-time farming, they saw an opportunity to share their rural retreat with others. 

    The name "Awa Rere" means "flowing waters" in honour of the tranquil streams weaving through their land.


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    Such a beautiful, relaxing, and cosy place to stay. Loved the outdoor bath. Would 100% recommend it to anyone wanting a relaxing getaway!


    Donna Mends - 22 May 2024

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