Ringa Kaha Cabin

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Ringa Kaha Cabin

Central Plateau

Ringa Kaha Cabin is set in Raurimu, a small settlement just 5 minutes North of National Park Village on the Central Plateau in the North Island.

The cabin is the epitome of rustic, off-grid luxury. Large wood burner, leather seating, furs and timber-lined walls give the interior a cosy and 'ski lodge-y' feel. Carefully thought-out, the one-bedroom cabin cleverly sleeps up to six, with a mezzanine floor and fold-down murphy bed.

Sitting high on the top of a hill, vast views over bush and farmland stretch out for miles from the large bifold doors.

Just 15 minutes from the Whakapapa Village - this is a fantastic winter stay for skiers, or equally lovely for those just looking for a cosy winter escape... In summer, the options are endless - walking in the National Park (the Tongarario Crossing handy), Mountain Biking the many trails in the area - or even canoeing the Whanganui River... Or just take a few days to just breathe, take in the incredible night sky, the views and the off-grid peace and absolute quiet. Dreamy.


FROM $330 p/n

  • Sleeps 6
            Child Friendly
      Child Friendly
            Dog Friendly
      Dog Friendly
            Winter Escape
      Winter Escape

A $50 Single Night Surcharge applies on top of the nightly rate when booking a single night. You will need to add this charge during the booking process. The calendar below will specify where one-night bookings are allowed.

Make sure you download or print this handy info sheet with directions and host contact details prior to your journey. You may not have mobile phone reception at all times.


283 Kaitieke Rd, Raurimu 3990


Ringa Kaha Cabin is set in Raurimu, a small settlement just 5 minutes North of National Park Village on the Central Plateau in the North Island.

To get there, follow the Google Maps directions to Kaitieke Road. Travel up Kaitieke Road for 2.8km (note the road is gravel so please take care) and you will see a driveway on your left with the number 283 on the fencepost. There are two parking spots available at the top of the driveway.

The key for the door will be in a lock box located at the entrance stairs. The code for the lockbox will supplied in your pre-arrival email that is sent 5 days prior to your stay.

Note: If you have booked within 5 days and haven't received a pre-arrival email shortly after booking, please email us at [email protected].

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  • Eating and Drinking

    Ringa Kaha Cabin is self-catering. Just bring your own food, and cook meals using the BBQ and facilities provided in the cabin kitchen. You'll find all the cutlery, crockery, pots and pans that you'll need.

    If you want a break from cooking at any stage, National Park Village is just a 5-minute drive away, and has several restaurants, bars and cafes to choose from. Alternatively, the beautiful Grand Chateau at Whakapapa Village is a 20-minute drive away - enjoy high tea in the Ruapehu Room between 11am - 5pm, or dinner from 6pm until late.

    A 4-Square store in National Park is handy for supplies and a larger supermarket is available in Ohakune.

  • Things to do

    Relax at the cabin in the hot tub... or with Mt Ruapehu and the National Park on your doorstep - there's no shortage of things to do in the area!

    It’s a 15-minute drive from the cabin to Whakapapa Village, where you’ll find the iconic Chateau Tongariro Hotel and the Tongariro National Park Visitor Centre. From there, it’s a short drive up the mountain to the Whakapapa Skifield where you can ski during the winter and take the Sky Waka Gondola up year-round for sightseeing.

    For keen walkers, the cabin is perfectly located for the famous Tongariro Alpine Crossing one-day trek. A shuttle service from National Park can get you to and from the Crossing.

    There are great mountain biking tracks for all levels in the area, including Fishers Track, 42nd Traverse and Old Coach Road. Bikes and shuttles can be organised through My Kiwi Adventure at National Park Village. 

    The Whanganui River Journey is classified as one of New Zealand’s Great Walks. If you follow Kaitieke Road (where Ringa Kaha Cabin is located) right to the end, you'll get to the launch point for the 3-day Whanganui River Journey. You can hire your own canoe or guided options are available with several different adventure operators.

    National Park Village itself has restaurants, bars and activities on offer -  Mini Golf and Indoor Rock Climbing - great for rainy day fun! 

  • Your Hosts

    Ringa Kaha (Armstrong) Cabin is located on a small farm owned by Armstrong siblings, Hayley, Mark, Jason and Angela.

    The 80-hectare property was purchased nearly 20 years ago, together with their late father Bob Armstrong, as a base for hunting, fishing and skiing. The Cabin was built four years ago by Mark and decorated by Hayley. Alongside the accommodation, the Armstrongs run beef and sheep on the farm paddocks while the rest of the property remains in regenerated native bush. 

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