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Gondwana Lodge - Ohakune Holiday Home

Southridge Drive, Ohakune, Mt Ruapehu

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  • 10 People
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • No Smoking
  • Wifi


All year round Gondwana Lodge offers stylish accommodation for up to 10 guests in Ohakune's dress circle, within walking distance of the Junction. The setting is pictureseque amongst beautiful trees, an abundance of birdsong and views of Mt Ruapehu.

This Ohakune holiday chalet is truly of a boutique standard - with an architect's touch. From it's proportions, style, decor and colours it is inviting, warm and cosy. A much loved holiday home that is cherished by its' owners - bringing a little bit of 'Australiana' to Ohakune. The property is cared for and meticulously maintained, Thoughtfully furnished and very adequately provided with fittings and equipment to make this a home away from home and a memorable experience for guests.

Winter: The chalet now includes free wifi for entertainment during colder months. The entertainment hub of the Junction comes alive and all is within walking distance, The Ohakune Mountain Road and Turoa Ski Field are minutes away, You can be skiing within 20mins of leaving home.

Summer: Gondwana Lodge is peaceful and a perfect get-away. Relax and enjoy pure mountain air and some stress free time. Contemplate tramping along the Old Coach Road, fishing, golf, mountain biking, cycling...... or just unwinding.

The living spaces are on two levels which provides adequate private space for adults and children. A bunk room downstairs accommodates 2 singles and 2 bunk beds and upstairs there are two separate queen size bedrooms. There is a full kitchen which is very comprehensively equipped, inviting you to cook up a feast and enjoy in comfort!

Heating is by way of a slow combustion fireplace which is great for atmosphere but as a back up, oil heaters and electric fan heaters are provided. Hot water is ample and always available!

Bathroom facilities are on the two levels - upstairs there is a unique arrangement of a separate shower-room, separate toilet and a separate vanity - this is fantastic in the morning rush when people are trying to get out as three people can get ready at the same time.

Other facilities include BBQ, bath, large drying room, washing machine & dryer, SKY TV, stereo/DVD, loft and a new kids TV/DVD with bean bags to relax in. It is also great to be able to leave all wet ski gear in the large undercover area at the rear. This area also provides shelter in preparing firewood and getting ready for the days activities.

Recently, a new paved and landscaped area was created to capture the surroundings and the sunshine. It's a perfect place for that BBQ and a glass of wine. Children can play safely and there is a wonderful pine forest to explore at the rear.

Very quiet and safe - away from all traffic noise at night - the location is convenient to all activities and amenities. Off-street car parking is ample.

Gondwana is waiting to welcome you on your next wonderful Ohakune holiday.....!!

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Bedroom Configuration

  • Bedroom (Level 2): 1 Queen Size Bed
  • Bedroom (Level 2): 1 Queen Size Bed
  • Bedroom (Level 1): 2 Single Bed, 2 Bunk Bed

Bathroom Configuration

  • Bathroom 1 (Level 2): 1 Basin, 1 Shower, 1 Toilet
  • Bathroom 2 (Level 1): 1 Bath, 1 Basin, 1 Shower, 1 Toilet

Linen available at additional charge

Available at this property for $25 per person. You’ll see the option for our linen service in the ‘Add-Ons’ section during your booking.

Special Conditions

Top bunks available for children only - up to 40kg.

Maximum 8 adults.


  • BBQ
  • Dishwasher
  • Dryer
  • Fenced (fully)
  • Fireplace (closed / pot belly)
  • Freeview
  • Fridge
  • Hair dryer
  • Heater (electric)
  • Heater (oil)
  • Iron
  • Microwave
  • Mobile cellphone Reception
  • Oven
  • Parking (off-street)
  • SKY TV
  • Toaster
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • WIFI
  • Wood supplies
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Guest reviews for Gondwana Lodge

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Stayed April 2021

great cozy place, with nice fireplace

Stayed December 2020

Very happy with our accommodation, thank you. It's a lovely place to stay, the fire was fantastic!

Stayed October 2020

I really think they need to provide toilet paper and soap/shampoo for the price paid. Otherwise a tidy comfortable house to stay in.

Bachcare replied

Thank you for your valuable feedback Lauren. Bachcare houses are stocked with the basics such as toilet paper and soap, however we recommend bringing your own shampoo. We apologize they were not on this occassion. We're glad you enjoyed the house otherwise.

Stayed September 2019

We were 2 families staying at this property and it was amazing! The house is well stocked as if it was your own home. The fire place was super awesome for the cold weather and easily heated the whole house quickly. Loved the drying room to hang all our ski gear in which was dry and ready to go for round 2 the next day. Will most definitely be back.

Stayed September 2019

Lovely home, close to the mountain, shops and powderkeg. Nice and warm - comfortably slept two families.

Stayed September 2019

Well set-up modern house with good space; well-equipped kitchen; close to Junction but v peaceful.

Stayed August 2019

A good space with nice layout good for a family group. Clean and tidy and nice surrounds. Had an enjoyable time.

Stayed April 2019

A comfortable home for two or 10 loved it

Stayed June 2018

Modern, lovely outlook, warm, close to venue, bedding excellent, like a home away from home.

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