Experience The Forgotten World. Experience Adventure.

Situated down New Zealand’s incredible Forgotten World Highway, Omaka Lodge lies in the heart of New Zealand’s Forgotten World. At just 7kms from the friendly country township of Taumarunui, Omaka Lodge is located in the Ruapehu district in the centre of New Zealand’s North Island, and is ideally located to explore and experience all that the central North Island has to offer.

Adventure tourism is an integral part of the New Zealand way of life, and the district around Omaka Lodge offers ample opportunities for experiencing adventure. Adventure tourism experiences on offer include skiing, snowboarding, tramping, walking, bush and river walks, canoeing, kayaking, jet boating, fishing, golf, quad bike adventures, guided hunting, railcarts, jet boating, cycling, sightseeing, a marae visit, museums and collections, art studios and galleries, playgrounds, bush and river walking or even visiting a lavender or alpaca farm. Perhaps the ultimate Forgotten World adventure tourism experiences are those offered by Forgotten World Adventures, located just 8kms from Omaka Lodge.

Of course one of the most significant experiences near Omaka Lodge is exploring the mystery and history of The Forgotten World. Originally coined to describe the 150km road (State Highway 43, ‘The Forgotten World Highway’) between Taumarunui and Stratford, the term now encompasses a broad area in the central North Island that can be experienced by road, rail or river. Most people experience The Forgotten World by motor vehicle – and being located just 7kms from the northern end of The Forgotten World Highway, Omaka Lodge is the perfect place to stay before commencing your journey. The Highway is rugged but beautiful, and includes several saddles with spectacular views, a one-way tunnel, a narrow river gorge, and the remains of a number of old settlements. Partway along The Forgotten Highway you’ll find Whangamomona,

And when the day is done, experience the magnificent gardens, the magical setting and everything on offer at Omaka Lodge, a tranquil oasis amidst New Zealand’s Forgotten World.

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