Arawa Lodge

Arawa Lodge


Enjoyed our day up at Turoa skiing yesterday ...too wet for photos but had a blast regardless! Spent the night at Arawa Lodge, Ohakune. Spacious, warm and cosy place to stay with lovely hosts...I feel a weekend away coming up my sisters!!! Ngahuia Hemara-Wahanui Gina Melody-Roore Amanda Lomano Skye Kimura-Paul Hine Simmonds-Tate
Saturday arvo here in ohakune

Arawa Lodge has all the comforts of home for your family and friends in the heart of Ohakune where we specialise in large group bookings exclusively for up to 35 or smaller groups of 10 - 20... just ask us.

ARAWA LODGE Ohakune - Where strangers become friends...

Arawa Lodge has all the comforts of home for your family and friends in the heart of Ohakune. Specialising in larger groups of up to 35 people Arawa Lodge has a variety of accommodation ranging from individual bed bookings, through to double rooms, family rooms or, our specialty; book the entire lodge for your group of up to 35+. Cosy, warm

Operating as usual


Pickle Queens


Gorgeous afternoon hike up to Blythe hut on Saturday... been such a long time since being out there anywhere... frozen stream crossings, ice everywhere - Mother Nature is just crazy beautiful 💜

[06/04/19]   And so - winter 2919 is almost upon us ❄️☃️🏂⛷🎿

[08/31/18]   WOW!
3 ski fields in 3 days ⛷⛷⛷


AMAZING day at Tukino today... snow cat skiing wowza!!!!

[07/29/18]   Awful accident yesterday for us all - just a huge thank you to all our local hero’s who attend these traumatic accidents to take care of the chaos, fear and trauma often at their own personal cost of seeing and experiencing things the rest of us try not to even imagine... you are all amazing and it’s so important you know how much we appreciate what you do for us all... thank you 💜

[07/27/18]   Get your bookings in... lots to do in Ohakune even when the mountain is closed...


Oh bu**er.....


Oh dear....


Salt - wounds - STING!!!


VERY serious business this lodge hosting... checking out conditions for you all today... such a ‘shame’ ⛷⛷⛷😍😘😍

[06/24/18]   2018 off to a good start - opening day this Friday... new snow mon/tues/wed n perhaps a bluebird on Friday with Saturday saying fine... get yourselves organised and let me know if you need a bed/room...
Waaahoooioooo ⛷☃️❄️🛷🎿

[06/08/18]   Where the bloody hell are you???

[06/03/18]   Shoe clinic Taupo...
Amazing customer service ... get your runners, hiking boots, casual shoes from them... NEVER have footwear worries again....

[05/27/18]   Wahoooooo...
Snow is falling at Arawa Lodge!


Wooohooooo it's on!!!

You think we’d sit back and let NZ’s favourite winter festival fall off the face of the earth?

Be prepared to witness the biggest line-up in Mardi Gras history, when it returns this June in Ohakune.

❄️ Tag your Mardi crew, and we’ll give out a group pass.

🎟 Earlybird ticket deal: On sale Thurs 12th April

Note: This event is now R18

#Audiology #ZM


Alright alright alright!!! So the Arawa Lodge office is NOT permanently closed!!! Just another day (or 2 maybe...) Management does reserve the right to check out all end of season snow conditions because we value our guests immensely... it is our responsibility in fact!!! - which we take VERY seriously!!!! And the conditions are EPIC... whakapapa today thanks fixation coffee ski guru... ⛷
Ps... L💜VING the VIP parking did I mention....????

[10/18/17]   We regret that Arawa Lodge office is temporarily closed for the day.... the snow is just tooooooooooo good ⛷

[10/18/17]   sweet dreams all... a big sleep before I hit the spring slopes again tomorrow... such a hard life!!!!
"where the bloody hell are ya?????"


Dear guests, family, loved ones.... I'm sorry I cannot answer my phone today.....
I AM SKI-ING.... so sorry you couldn't be here however I will endeavour to have enough fun on this bluebird day on behalf of all of you...
enjoy your day working hard and dreaming of your next trip!!! 😘⛷😍


This weeks the last week to get up there with our ski's n boards people... end of the week is looking epic AND it's a long weekend... we've got ur beds sorted if u can make it happen to be down here...
See you soon x


Just highlighting the importance of 'being here'!!!
TODAYs mountain report...


New snow on its way I'm hearing... second week of school holidays is a great chance to get away for some fresh snow adventures...beds available...


Did I mention epic - bluebird - barely a breeze??????
Wahoooooooo - if you're not here you are definitely missing out....⛷


New snow falling.... school holidays with spring ski-ing - last few weeks of the season so don't miss out.... beds available at Arawa Lodge...


Wow a lovely suprise delivery from Wellington High School to say thank you to my clever husband for fixing their headlight recently... such a pleasure to help others and a beautiful gesture of thanks in return. Warms my heart thank you. 💜

[09/23/17]   We have availability for tonight if anyone is looking for a bed/room - one night only rate $50 p/person. Come and be a part of the Arawa Lodge community... phone me 021 190 1207


Woop woop... day 2... my legs r already twitching in anticipation after yesterday... nana ski-ing today!!!! and don't let the fake smile fool you... it's really saying "oh s**t - the mountains open again!!!! Really???!!!!" 💜


Big first day on my skis yay... amazing snow... visibility becoming questionable and tomorrow also another awesom day fingers crossed... feeling happily bu**ered... ⛷


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[09/09/17]   New snow.... heaps and heaps of NEW SNOW - down to 700 metres last night and it's a bit nippy here ⛷☃️❄️

[09/06/17]   YAY - new snow up the mountain... epic spring ski-ng coming SOON...


Arawa Lodge's cover photo


We have availability NOW... do not miss out on your preferred dates... BOOK NOW....

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Did I mention epic - bluebird - barely a breeze??????Wahoooooooo - if you're not here you are definitely missing out.......
What Arawa Lodge is NOT about... except for Mardi Gras festival - The one and only exception to the rule!!! (But only wi...
What our guests say about us... Thanks Anne - so great to have you and Ben to stay again. See you again soon with the re...




43 Arawa Street, OHAKUNE

General information

A renovated 10 bedroomed property purposely built in the 1950's as The Catholic Church Presbytery. In beautiful condition and restored lovingly the ambience of the property immediately makes you feel relaxed and at ease. We would welcome any information you may have regarding the history of this Ohakune icon. Please contact us and share your knowledge.

Opening Hours

Monday 7am - 9pm
Tuesday 7am - 9pm
Wednesday 7am - 9pm
Thursday 7am - 9pm
Friday 7am - 9pm
Saturday 7am - 9pm
Sunday 7am - 9pm
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