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Beautifully Refurbished Historic Railway Cottage

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TV, fireplace, DVD player, books
TV, fireplace, DVD player, books
In-room dining
3 bedrooms, iron/ironing board, bed sheets

Overview of Beautifully Refurbished Historic Railway Cottage

Beautifully Refurbished Historic Railway Cottage

4.9/5 Exceptional

Entire home

3 bedrooms1 bathroomSleeps 8

Popular amenities

  • Kitchen
  • Washer
  • Outdoor Space
  • Fireplace
National Park Village, Manawatu - Wanganui

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationTongariro National Park Whakapapa Visitor Centre13 min drive
  • Popular LocationTaranaki Falls13 min drive
  • Popular LocationWhakapapa Ski Area22 min drive

Space details

3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, sleeps 8
Bedroom 1
    1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
    4 single beds
Bedroom 3
    1 queen bed

About this property

Entire place

You'll have the entire home to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

Beautifully Refurbished Historic Railway Cottage

Family-friendly holiday home in National Park Village
A beautifully refurbished warm and cosy original Railway cottage in the quaint village of National Park, the Gateway to the Central Plateau area and the dual World Heritage listed Tongariro National Park.
This has been a family holiday home for thirty years, but now we want to share it with you, so you too, can enjoy the multitude of exciting adventures this stunning part of our country has to offer.
In the well-appointed beautifully sunny, north facing kitchen, you will find everything at your fingertips. We've purposely left out the draws and cupboards so you can see where everything is at a glance and there's a flash new stove with gas hobs.
The cosy, comfortable lounge area is open to the kitchen and dining area.
There are two bedrooms with queen beds and a large bunk room for the kids (2 pairs of bunk beds) which have been custom made, so plenty of head room for adults to sit and read. All the beds have electric blankets. There's heated towel rails in each of the bedrooms and a shower that NEVER runs out of hot water.
Duvets and pillows are provided. All other linen (including snuggly flannette sheets) is available on request and at an extra charge per person for the duration of your stay.
There's two drying racks especially designed for drying footwear i.e. ski/board boots and other footwear, gloves hats etc. Lockable shed for skis, plenty of off street parking (4+ cars),attractive lawn and garden areas with a large lawn area at the back of the house where children can play safely.
A two minute walk to the lovely Station Cafe. Other cafes and pubs are an easy walk. Walk the perimeter of the village in 25 minutes and enjoy the bright starry nights. Our skies are so clear here.
Four hours from Auckland and a little more from Wellington.
Don't forget to check out D.O.C.'s amazing Summer Time Programme. They provide a range of extremely interesting guided one day walks and excursions. There's something for all the family.
Special conditions:
Minimum stay 2 nights
Smoking allowed outside only

Extras: Linen (Optional, NZ$15.00 per person); NOTE: Under Kiwi bach tradition you are expected to: Clean the house and do the dishes before you leave;
Guest accommodation at this holiday home offers fireplaces and DVD players. Rooms open to patios. Kitchens offer fridges, hobs, microwaves and kitchenware and utensils. Bathrooms include baths or showers.
The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

Property manager

Speaks English

Property amenities

Parking and transport

  • Limited on-site parking (max. 4 spaces)
  • Car recommended

Family friendly

  • Children's toys
  • High chair


  • Fridge
  • Hob
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Dishwasher
  • Spices
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils
  • Toaster
  • Electric kettle


  • 3 bedrooms
  • Bed sheets provided


  • 1 bathroom
  • Bath or shower

Living spaces

  • Fireplace
  • Wood stove


  • TV
  • DVD player
  • Games
  • Books

Outdoor areas

  • Patio
  • Garden


  • Washing machine


  • Heating


  • No pets allowed


  • Smoke-free property

Services and conveniences

  • Iron/ironing board

Location highlights

  • In a village

Things to do

  • Hiking nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Rafting nearby
  • Hunting nearby
  • Golf nearby
  • Mountain climbing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Fishing nearby
  • Horse riding nearby


  • Sleeps 8

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Check-in time starts at 4:00 PM


Check-out before 11:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

You will receive an email from the host with check-in and check-out instructions


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome

Important information

You need to know

This property is managed by a private host, not a professional engaged in trade or business
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
On-site parties or group events are strictly prohibited
This property is managed through our partner, Vrbo. You will receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account, where you can change or cancel your reservation

We should mention

A car is recommended for transport to and from this property

Property is also known as

Beautifully Refurbished Historic Railway Cottage House
Beautifully Refurbished Historic Railway Cottage National Park

About this area

National Park Village

This holiday home is located in National Park Village. Tongariro National Park Whakapapa Visitor Centre and Whakapapa Ski Area are worth checking out if an activity is on the agenda, while those wishing to experience the area's natural beauty can explore Tongariro National Park and Taranaki Falls. Discover the area's water adventures with rafting and fishing nearby, or enjoy the great outdoors with hiking and mountain climbing. Guests love the property's central location.

What's nearby

  • Tongariro National Park Whakapapa Visitor Centre - 13 min drive
  • Taranaki Falls - 13 min drive
  • Whakapapa Ski Area - 22 min drive
  • Mangatepopo Trail Head - 23 min drive
  • Turoa Ski Area - 42 min drive


  • The Station Cafe - 4 min walk
  • Elvins Bar and Bistro - 11 min walk
  • Eivins Cafe - 11 min walk
  • Spiral Restaurant & Bar - 12 min walk
  • Schnapps Bar - 13 min walk

Frequently asked questions

Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 39 out of 43 reviews
5 - Excellent 91%
Rating 4 - Good. 4 out of 43 reviews
4 - Good 9%
Rating 3 - Okay. 0 out of 43 reviews
3 - Okay 0%
Rating 2 - Poor. 0 out of 43 reviews
2 - Poor 0%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 0 out of 43 reviews
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5/5 Excellent

Short but sweet
Great Bach, very understanding host as well when we cut trip short because of Covid lockdown.

5/5 Excellent

Very nice house
The house is warm and it has everything you need. Thank you :)

4/5 Good

Lovely vintage style home
Wonderful host who made us feel really welcome and went the extra mile in many ways. We didn't do so well keeping the fire going over night, as the sole source of heat in the home, we were a bit chilly when we got up in the morning but electric blankets on the bed kept us warm at night. thank you so much for sharing your special treasure with us x

5/5 Excellent

Fabulous cottage in National Park
I highly recommend this property. Best stay we’ve had with Book-a-Bach. Beautifully cottage in National Park (one of the best places in the world) and Janet provided exemplary information - top rate instructions to get the fireplace going. Fabulous stay. Also, I like trains!

5/5 Excellent

Beautiful weekend at this cottage
Everything that you need and a beautiful cottage.