"For me, Sheryl’s yoga classes are about connection, her connection with us and also the way she teaches enables us to connect our bodies, minds and spirits. Her classes can be both subtle and rigorous as she fluently reads what each person needs at that time. I personally enjoy the way Sheryl weaves her knowledge of physiology with grace and humility through her practice."

Lesley Burkett, Taumarunui

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."


Accommodation Kakahi / Taumarunui - Rua Awa Lodge

Activities around Kakahi, Tongariro National Park, Whanganui River

    Yoga Classes Taumarunui & Kakahi NZ

    Rua Awa Lodge · 83 Noho Street · Kakahi · New Zealand
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