A new accommodation experience taking guests back to the Great Gatsby era in art deco style has opened in Owhango in the Ruapehu district.
Originally built in 1919, the Old Post Office Lodge can be used as a ‘base camp’ to explore the region and has six themed queen/double rooms, a four-bedded dorm room, two bathrooms and two well equipped dining and kitchen areas. Visitors can book out single rooms, separate wings (East or West) or the entire lodge, which can accommodate up to 18 guests.
Amenities include an indoor wood fire, several heat pumps, a drying room cupboard, two sets of washers and dryers, an outdoor fire pit, hot tub spa pool and a traditional Finnish sauna cabin.
Owhango is the official end to the 42 Traverse mountain bike track.