"Stunning place and amazing hosts. Beautiful food and accommodation. Will definitely come again."


Ebony, Ross & Jude

"Thanks for the delightful stay at Rua Awa, it was the perfect base to explore Ruapehu walks and mountain. Your kindness and authentic hospitality has ensured this us one of the nicest B&Bs we've stayed at."

Ebony, Ross & Jude, Wollongong, Australia
Alana & Josh, Sydney

"A fabulous stay in the secluded and beautiful King Country,  Sheryl and Warren have created a rustic and understated lodge with everything you need, the river walks and glow worms are a must! The Granola and honey are a beautiful way to start your morning."

Alana & Josh, Sydney
David & Jill
"Oh! what a wonderful farm, we so enjoyed the hospitality of Sheryl and Warren. The farm is a slice of heaven on earth, so peaceful. Thanks for the coconut yoghurt and homemade Almond milk."

David & Jill, Tennessee, USA 

Kevin & Lindsey
"We cannot say enough about how much we enjoyed staying at your place! What a fun and unique stop for us on our adventure in from the States, we really appreciated all the fresh goods available for breakfast and to take on our hike. Your recommendations in the book are fantastic, we really enjoyed the glow worms...what a fascinating treat right down the road."

Kevin & Lindsey, Charleston, South Carolina. 

Caitlyn & Jacob

"This place is absolutely incredible, we never made it up the mountain because we loved being here so much!"

Caitlyn & Jacob 
Dani & Ben

"Thank you for your hospitality. We have fallen in love with your slice of paradise and will definitely be back."

Dani & Ben

Darn & Andy

"What a lovely B&B, a real cut above the rest and so unique, all the comforts with lots of surprising and delightful differences."

Darn & Andy, Auckland 
Jonty Gaby Testimonial

"What an incredible place! We absolutely loved our stay, one night was nowhere near enough, we've never felt so at peace staying at a B&B, you've thought of every detail."

Jonty & Gaby, Tasmania 

"Absolutely fabulous! We loved everything about the place. Spacious, well equipped and comfortable, Rua Awa Lodge is set in an exquisite country setting, with beautiful bush walking tracks down to the Whanganui River. Our favourite stay of our 2 month tour of New Zealand (and that's saying something!).”

Russell & Elspeth
QLD, Australia

Mark Merrill

This place is a gem.
I have reviewed hotels for 20 years, never did I find more gracious hosts or a more charming accommodation. All accommodations reflect the souls of the proprietors, and these two are among the more engaging folks I have met in a country that sets a high standard for service and charm.

Mark Merrill
Sacramento, California

Me Testimonial

"Stunning place and amazing hosts. Beautiful food and accommodation. Will definitely come again."


Guardianship & Protection

We are committed to sustainability, our footprint is light, we are guardians of this beautiful whenua (land) always striving to protect it and leave it better than we found it for future generations.

We wholeheartedly support New Zealand businesses that have the same values as us, believing that we are stronger together and grow alongside each other. Everything we use and provide for our guests is NZ made, earth friendly, biodegradable, compostable or recyclable.

We are passionate about biological farming, growing healthy animals and food for ourselves and our guests to enjoy.

We express Manaakitanga (kindness and respect for others) to all our guests

Tiaki Promise

A commitment to care for people, place and culture as New Zealanders and international visitors

Care for the land, sea and nature, treading lightly and leaving no trace

Travel safely, showing care and consideration for all

Respect culture, travelling with an open heart and mind

    New Zealand Tourism Sustainability Commitment

    Rua Awa is part of this program that sets out 12 commitments that individual businesses work towards to create a world-leading truly sustainable industry that covers not only environmental, but also community, visitor and economic benefits.

    Rua Awa Lodge · 83 Noho Street · Kakahi · New Zealand
    Ph +64 21 0833 5173

    Instagram page Facebook page

    Site images courtesy of Joel McDowell & Visit Ruapehu

    © 2024 Rua Awa Lodge

    Website by Peppermint