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Ohakune Train Stay - Carriage A

Ohakune, Mt Ruapehu (Ref. 1050321)

3.5

  • 5 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No

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Features

  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio

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7 Customer Review(s)

  • Franzi

    “Calling me 5min after check in to inform me that there were problems with the property (leaks around the windows) and wanting me to stay somewhere else is hardly appropritate service.”

    In the end there was a leak in the roof as well. There were cobwebs all over, the key box was broken, the mattresses were old and very uncomfortable, we had to fight ants. The issues with the property are not recent, no way, those windows must have been leaking for a good while. You advertise wifi at the property, not mentioning that your password will then lead to the skinny website. So unless one has a skinny acocunt, there is no wifi - false advertising is what I call this. There is moss ...

    In the end there was a leak in the roof as well. There were cobwebs all over, the key box was broken, the mattresses were old and very uncomfortable, we had to fight ants. The issues with the property are not recent, no way, those windows must have been leaking for a good while. You advertise wifi at the property, not mentioning that your password will then lead to the skinny website. So unless one has a skinny acocunt, there is no wifi - false advertising is what I call this. There is moss growing INSIDE the window in the bathroom - again, not a very good sign of cleaniliness. Considering what it cost me, I would demand a big refund if NZ laws were more protective of the costumer.

    - Franzi, November 2022

    We are so very sorry that you experienced these issues during your recent stay and this will be addressed. Bachcare

Summary

  • Bedroom 1: Double
  • Bedroom 2: Bunk
  • Bedroom 3: Sofa Bed x2
  • Bathroom 1 with: Shower, Hand Basin, Toilet
  • TV
  • Microwave, Fridge, Toaster
  • Heating, Heat Pumps

Linen

Our linen service will provide all sheets, pillowcases, towels, bath mats, and tea towels for your stay. We’ll also make up the beds for you prior to arrival and strip them down after your departure. Pillows and duvets are provided at the property.

The property

All aboard for an unforgettable ski getaway! Whether you and your group are made up of train enthusiasts, snow bunnies, mountain bikers or hikers, Ohakune Train Stay - Carriage A is the spot. The historic and iconic red and green train carriage sits opposite but tucked away from Ohakune's nightlife area The Junction on Rimu Street - ready and waiting just in time for your winter escape. The carriage sleeps up to six guests, with three separate spaces comprised of one master bedroom, a railway style bunkroom and a living area with kitchenette and a pull-out sofa. And of course, there is also a cosy bathroom and toilet. We can't wait for you to make the most of the uniqueness of this quirky home all while being able to enjoy the fab things that apply to a holiday in Ohakune. In Summer, you'll be able to enjoy being close to mountain biking and hiking trails. Just 3 minutes walk from the heart of Ohakune Junction and being situated at the foot of the Turoa Mountain Road, Turoa Ski Field is less than 20-minutes away. Whakapapa Ski Field is also within an hours drive, so pack the gear and get up the mountain! If the extended family is planning a big group holiday, there is another carriage, right next door, available for booking under Ohakune Train Stay - Carriage B: https://www.bachcare.co.nz/cottage/Mt-Ruapehu-Ohakune/Ohakune-Train-Stay-Carriage-B-1050322.html A little bit of history: Carriage A – AL56106 (originally A1923), was built in 1938 at the Otahuhu Railway Workshops as a non-smoking, second-class car. Carriage A had two lavatories and two compartments with 28 seats each. Based in Auckland, it was used on the Auckland-Wellington express trains for about forty years. It would have passed through Ohakune thousands of times during that period. In 1980 the lavatories were removed, additional seats were fitted (bringing the seat count to 60) and it then served on the Auckland suburban network until 1993. Following the purchase of diesel railcars for Auckland, AL56106 was retired, relocated to Palmerston North and put up for sale by TranzRail. In 1996 it was purchased by Rimu Park Lodge, railed to Rangataua Station just south of Ohakune and transported from the station to its current location in Rimu Street by truck. Our pair of carriages sit parallel to the main trunk line facing south as if they were heading off to Wellington. You'll also notice, in the photos above, a photo of the carriage in cityrail livery, taken in Auckland in 1986.

About the location

Ohakune is the ski capital for the North Island and your gateway to all the iconic features of the Ruapehu region. Perfectly based to jet off to the Bridge to Nowhere, the Tongariro Crossing or one of the many stunning alpine walks or mountain bike trails, it's a true haven for your next adventure. It's well worth the four and a half hour drive from Auckland or 90 minutes from Taupo in Winter or Summer! All of our Ohakune holiday homes are pre-inspected prior to your arrival and are ready for instant online booking.

Please note the top bunk is close to the ceiling and only suitable for children.

Please be aware that there is no oven or stove at this property.

Please note a bond may be charged at certain times of the year. One of our team members will contact you if this is required for your booking.