Rangimarie Bush Retreat
Rangimarie Bush Retreat offers two unique accommodation experiences: Tawa Lodge Suite and Totara Cabin, set in beautiful surroundings located near the Waitomo Caves in the north island of New Zealand.
Rangimarie is the Maori word for peaceful which is certainly what Rangimarie Bush Retreat offers.
Nearby attractions other than the Waitomo glowworm Caves are the Kawhia Beach hot pools, Otorohanga Kiwi House, Maungatautari Ecological Reserve and options for tramping through the many reserves.
Tawa Lodge Suite
Tawa Lodge is perfect for those looking for a little bit of luxury within a beautiful, tranquil setting. The guest suite is a well appointed queen size bedroom, with a private deck overlooking the river that runs through the property.
Tawa Lodge nightly rate: $190
See Tawa Lodge for features and facilities.
Totara Cabin has a charming, rustic simplicity and intimate atmosphere. The combination of the pot-bellied stove, the long drop toilet and the outdoor shower gives one the feeling of staying in a pioneer cabin but with all the comforts modernity has to offer. It's a place to let your imagination take over and to re-live the joys of childhood.
Totara Cabin nightly rate: $120
See Totara Cabin for features and facilities.
Rangimarie Bush Retreat features:
Lucious Bush35 acres of bush clad hill.
River running through the property
A stony bottom river runs through the property that many a good-sized brown trout has been caught in. Trout fishing is available to those with a licence and equipment.
Walking tracks through the bush (a certain amount of fitness is required to navigate the steeper parts).
large bush bath enclosed on three sides, overlooking the river and set amongst the bush. A magical experience!
Native Wild Animals
Two pet eels come once a day to the edge of a pool to be fed. The bush is alive with bird life especially the Kereru, native wood pigeon. Many Tuis and fantails can also be seen flitting through the trees.
Domestic animals grazing the lush green paddocks, produce milk, eggs and meat for the household. A large veggie garden by the river supplies most of the needs also.
BBQ and Pizza Oven by the River
A B.B.Q. area by the river and a pizza oven are at the guests disposal if they so wish. Food will be provided or you can bring your own. Campfires also provide a lovely way to end the day.
Picnic lunches can be provided by arrangement.