This property is 22 miles and 35 minutes drive from Taihape - the GUMBOOT capital of the world! Taihape has a supermarket, pub, eateries, other shops, fuel stops, churches and schools, sports facilities including golf; music, arts and woolcraft groups; and a welcoming attitude. It is an hour's drive from Pukekaka Homestead to Turoa ski field on Mt Ruapehau; 15 minutes to River Valley Lodge for rafting and horse trekking; 30 minutes to Tarata Lodge for trout fishing; and hiking in wilderness areas including the Ruahine, Kaweka and Kaimanawa ranges. The Dept of Conservation Reserve at Hihitahi provides additional hiking experience in NZ native bush, about 40 mins away. The superb papa cliffs on the Rangitikei's Rivers, particularly the Rangitikei itself can be viewed from the Awastone centre near Mangaweka 45 minutes away. Gravity Canyon Bungy centre is currently closed, but is hoping to re-open eventually. It is 25 minutes away 

Tarata Fishaways

A half-hour drive to where you can enjoy the thrills of river rafting or the quiet enjoyment of fishing for rainbow trout.

River Valley Lodge

River Valley Lodge offers horse trekking, river rafting, accommodation, wining and dining. Situated next to the Rangitikei River just a fifteen minute drive away.

Mount Ruapehu

If skiing is  your thing, you can be on the slopes in just over an hour.

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