Luxury rustic accommodation, a unique one stop experience amidst the warmth & wonders of New Zealand's Natural Beauty & History. Established in 1998, Blackfern Lodge is a family run business in the heart of the King Country – the 1st accommodation provider to the Timber Trail since 2013. We are located at 1847 and 1731 Ongarue Stream Road, Waimiha, deep in the valley, where time stands still.
We offer unique, quirky, boutique style accommodation in three convenient locations - ideal for exploring Waitomo, the King Country, and the Ruapehu. Blackfern Lodge & Forge are located in Waimiha - ideal for getting off grid, and for those wishing to experience the Timber Trail through the mighty Pureora Forest. Blackfern Cottage conveniently located in Ongarue, for accommodation before or after your Timber Trail Adventure.
The Lodge comprises of 5 different en-suite rooms, and 1 with separate bathroom – ideal for couples, or groups – accommodating up to 12 people. The perfect place to relax and unwind after a day’s exploring the region or cycling through Pureora Forest Park. Enjoy a soak in the hot tub / spa under the stars at the end of the day. Be amazed by our majestic waterfall, ‘whio’(native blue duck), native orchids, long fin eel, rainbow trout feeding, short tail bats, glow worms and exquisite bird life. This is accredited to the Blackfern Ecological Restoration project started in 2005.A truly kiwi experience – unplug from technology and plug into nature!
The Forge is situated a kilometre further downstream and comprises of 4 ensuite bedrooms, ideal for families or large groups.The rustic charm of the converted woolshed will delight you.Be amazed by our majestic waterfall, whio (native blue duck), native orchids, long fin eel, rainbow trout feeding, short tail bats, glow worms and exquisite bird life.This is accredited to the Blackferm Ecological Restoration project started in 2005. A truly kiwi experience - unplug from technology and plug into nature!
Blackfern Cottage is located at 50 Ongarue Village Road, Ongarue (20 mins from Taumaranui SH4) - at the southern end of the Timber Trail, only minutes away from all of the Trail Transport providers. The perfect to stay the night before, or the night after your Timber Trail Adventure, or a handy stop over to the ski fields. Self catered option only.