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Blazing Paddles
Description:

Here you will find everything you need to know about canoeing or kayaking the Whanganui River.

We look forward to providing you with an unforgettable experience as you share our Whanganui River experience through the Whanganui National Park.

We pride ourselves on our attention to detail and offer refinements that no other Whanganui River canoe operator provides, all at a very competitive price. We have only one objective – to make sure all of our clients have the best possible time while in our care.

Phone Number: 0800 252 946 (0800 BLAZIN)
Flashpackers Ongarue – Hub of The Timber Trail
Description:

Flashpackers provides all your needs for cycling The Timber Trail through the beautiful Pureora Forest from Ongarue to Pureora.

This includes quality accommodation at an affordable price, meals, bike hire and transport to and from The Timber Trail.

Please view our website for further information. (see link below)

Phone Number: 027 321 6274
Forgotten World Adventures
Description:

Nestled within the deep hidden valleys of New Zealand’s Forgotten World Highway is the ultimate way to explore rural New Zealand. Travel along decommissioned railway lines, through tunnels, over bridges and rivers and to townships that time forgot. Experience the Forgotten World from the comfort of a rail-cart, cleverly adapted to be self-driven along the tracks of the Forgotten World railway. There are plenty of photo opportunities along the way while taking in ever-changing vistas with our semi guided NZ rail tours.

Phone Number: 0800 RAILCART (0800 724 522 78)
Contact Email: bookings@fwa.co.nz
Nevalea Alpacas
Address: 5446 State Highway 4, Ongarue, Taumarunui
Description:

Nevalea Alpacas, the largest alpaca farm in New Zealand, is home to over 750 friendly alpacas. We offer visitors ‘The Ultimate Alpaca Experience’ and have a range of different activities to choose from to give visitors an opportunity to get up close to the alpacas, hand feed them and feel just how soft and cuddly the alpacas are.

We operate alpaca treks through the summer months, where visitors can walk an alpaca around the farm and see hundreds of alpaca come to greet them in the hills, spectacular views surrounded by alpacas. We also offer a shorter alpaca walk throughout the year as another option.

We have new-born baby alpacas all year-round, and for a unique opportunity offer visitors the chance to have a cuddle with a baby alpaca. Great up close and personal experiences and chances for some amazing photos.

Visit the farm shop, we have a large range of designer knitwear that is 100% New Zealand grown and made.

Visit the website for activity bookings and pricing.

Phone Number: (07) 896 6333
Omaka Lodge
Address: 11 Omaka Road, RD 1, Taumarunui 3991
Description:

Situated only 7km from the friendly township of Taumarunui, down the incredible Forgotten World Highway, lies Omaka Lodge, a boutique bed & breakfast and garden wedding venue. Well positioned on the crest of a hill, with magnificent views of Herlihy’s Bluff and Mount Hikurangi, this wonderful venue offers privacy and seclusion. Situated amidst working farmland, the Lodge and its beautiful expansive gardens are surrounded by the sights and sounds of everyday country life, where sheep and cattle dot rolling green-pastured hills, and valleys echo to the sound of never-ending birdsong.

Our guest accommodation consists of four beautiful bed and breakfast rooms (two ensuite) as well as a luxurious self-contained apartment. We are pet friendly (please contact us for details). Our accommodation rates include a delicious continental breakfast. During your stay you can relax in the comfort of your room, take a swim in our pool, play tennis, or simply explore our 10+ acres of grounds and meet our ducks and sheep.

Omaka Lodge, a tranquil oasis amidst New Zealand’s Forgotten World.

Phone Number: 07 974 8543
Contact Email: contact@omakalodge.nz
Taumarunui Canoe Hire & Jet Boat Tours
Description:

Taumarunui Canoe Hire and Jet Boat Tours would like to share this unique New Zealand experience with you, to ensure you receive some real ‘Kiwi Hospitality’ which would not be right without giving YOU something for FREE. Read through our Website to find out what our Free offers are.

Phone Number: 0800 CANOE (0800 22 66 348)
Timber Trail Centre
Address: 52 Ongarue Village Rd, Ongarue 3997
Description:

Timber Trail Centre is a piece of heaven at the end of the Timber Trail Cycleway, bordering the trout-filled Ongarue River, with 3 acres of orchards and gardens. Facilities: 5 bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms, 2 lounges, a kitchen/dining area, a recreation room with pool table, hot tub for 10 guests.

Phone Number: 02 11 5555 98 or 021 1378 627