Forest Lodge Owhango

Forest Lodge Owhango


Our stay at the Forest Lodge Owhango has been exceptional. Not only did I catch my biggest trout, watching the native Kereru making a come back is thanks to the diligent conservation work by the locals. What an impressive community.
Full house at Forest lodge
Owhango ready for the 42nd event
Cycling running and walking
Matt and Simon leaders of Tour TeAraroa 2021 relaxing after a long day on the trail at Forest Lodge
Setting off on the 42nd cycle trail
Special guests Luke whaanga lead singer and his wife Raukura Robert's at the Lodge playing at Ohwango Hotel tonight
A warm welcome waits for you at Forest Lodge Owhango

Lodge and Guest House Accommodation BBQ available.


Our Local Hero, Sam Cash arriving at Blue Hill Cafe to a small gathering to cheer him on his way to Bluff.


Mary Lochead and friends south bound for Bluff. Looking refreshed after their stay. Safe riding ladies.


Our motel has now got a queen bed and single bed in the bedroom and double bed in the lounge area. In the lodge we have a double bed in Room 1, a set of bunks in Room 2, two king singles in Room 4. You will be sharing the common areas with us unless prior arrangement is made for booking the whole lodge.
There is plenty of room for tents for the TA walkerswho share the common areas in the lodge.
We look forward to seeing everyone in 2022.


Bruce Howat with a 6.7lb trout, caught on the Whakapapa River.

Entry form: 2021 King Country Regional Whanganui River 18/10/2021

Entry form: 2021 King Country Regional Whanganui River

The King Country Championships to be held on the iconic Whanganui River is now open for entries. This river was a venue for the 2008 World Fly Fishing Champs and is still raved about by anglers throughout the world.

Entry form: 2021 King Country Regional Whanganui River DATE: 27/28th November 2021 VENUE: Whanganui River COMPETITION FORMAT: Two day river comp - 3 x 2hr session angler controlled. Important times and dates Entry open: 15th October Venue closed : 29th October Entries closed : 12th November Day 1: 7.30am - Carpark under the bridge (Campground) Competito...


We are really excited to get a recommendation from Restaurant Guru!! Thank you to all our amazing customers for all your positive reviews we wouldn't of been selected without you guys 🥰


Two Whip below the bridge today.


This is the current weather map.

We have confirmed from this is real.


The best barista you will ever see!! This is Amy 🥰 she's been with us from day one and has helped make this cafe what it is today! Amazing just like her, so when you pop in make sure to give her a big hello


Some keen rafters this morning making the most of a beautiful day.


When you're at the right place at the right time, magic can truly happen. ✨ Incredible capture of the Aurora Australis beaming over Mt Ruapehu!

📷 Shadow & Shade


Amazing sunrise on the Tongariro Alpine Crossing with Adrift Tongariro - Guided Outdoor Adventures 🌅 What a way to kick start the week!

Photos from Forest Lodge Owhango's post 09/01/2021

Our journey today with Forgotten World Adventures from Whangamomona Republic to Okahukura. 80 KMs with 21 tunnels. We had great guides that gave us the history of the rail and area. A fabulous day out.


We have a guest that requires a ride to Whanganui if anyone could help please. pH Margaret 0272184713.


T'was a week before Christmas,
And all through the town,
People wore masks,
That covered their frown.
The frown had begun
Way back in the Spring,
When a global pandemic
Changed everything.
They called it corona,
But unlike the beer,
It didn’t bring good times,
It didn’t bring cheer.
Airplanes were grounded,
Travel was banned.
Borders were closed
Across air, sea and land.
As the world entered lockdown
To flatten the curve,
The economy halted,
And folks lost their nerve.
From March to July
We rode the first wave,
People stayed home,
They tried to behave.
When summer emerged
The lockdown was lifted.
But away from caution,
Many folks drifted.
Now it’s December
And cases are spiking,
Wave two has arrived,
Much to our disliking.
It’s true that this year
Has had sadness a plenty,
We’ll never forget
The year 2020.
And just ‘round the corner -
The holiday season,
But why be merry?
Is there even one reason?
To decorate the house
And put up the tree,
Who will see it,
No one but me.
But outside my window
The rain gently falls,
And I think to myself,
Let’s deck the halls!
So, I gather the ribbon,
The garland and bows,
As I play those old carols,
My happiness grows.
Christmas is not cancelled
And neither is hope.
If we lean on each other,
I know we can cope ❤💚
Keep it going


Due to an increase of volcanic activity, GNS Science has raised the Volcanic Alert Level for Mount Ruapehu to Level 2. As part of the Department of Conservation's volcanic risk management plan, this means the area within 2km of Te Wai ā-moe/Crater Lake is closed to the public due to increased risk of eruption. Mount Tongariro and the Tongariro Alpine Crossing are not affected by increased volcanic unrest at Mount Ruapehu and remain open at this time.

If you have a trip planned in this area over the next few days please say across alert levels and key messages before travelling to our region’s treasured maunga (mountain).


Mount Ngāuruhoe peeking through the clouds on the way up to the Red Crater✨Climbing up the steep ridge line on this part of the Tongariro Alpine Crossing you’ll be exposed to weather from all directions. Make sure you’ve packed those extra warm and waterproof layers! 🎒🧤


More info:


Our new website has gone live today.


A blue sky day with 15 cm of fresh snow!


has done it again 🤩

This is a super dreamy photo of Tama Lakes in a recent fine spell and could it be any more perfect? 🌅


The breathtaking sunrise over Mt Ruapehu during a crispy morning mountain hike ⛄😍 What a shot!!



Desert Road view this morning


Mt Ruapehu providing an imposing backdrop behind the bright lights of Paraparaumu beach on a rare calm and clear night in Wellington, as captured from Paekakariki Hill lookout.

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Mt Ruapehu, Whakapapa & Tūroa Ski Areas Stuff Ruapehu NZ Ruapehu District Council, Kāpiti News WellingtonNZ Paekakariki


So over lockdown Ruapehu NZ ran a landscape competition and I was lucky enough to take it out. So this was what I chose to use my prize on. Thanks heaps Mountain Air Volcanic Flights, couldn’t of asked for a better day for it.

Love Taupo
Mt Ruapehu, Whakapapa & Tūroa Ski Areas
Canon New Zealand


Amazing photo from our club member Ron Thomas! Taken Saturday morning 👌



😷 Following new government guidelines, we remain open at level 2 but with social distancing measures in place.

☀️ On a positive note, the mountain continues to be up and running and is forecasting a BLUEBIRD weekend. If you’re outside of Auckland, this could be your only chance for a weekend of sunny skies and empty slopes. 🙌🏼

🏠 Book now at

👉 Please also note that bookings for parking are required at Whakapapa and Turoa throughout this week. You can check out Mt Ruapehu’s full update here:

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