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Combine your adventure into the Forgotten World with a stay at our Forgotten World Motel in Taumarunui or at one of our recommended accommodation partners in the Republic of Whangamomona. 

Our Customer Service Team will be happy to advise you on the best way to book your stay. 




Forgotten World Motel

Situated in central Taumarunui, the Forgotten World Motel is the perfect base for your Forgotten World Adventure and exploring the Ruapehu district.  

For your convenience Forgotten World Adventures Tours leave from our front door.  

We have a variety of rooms to choose from including a full wheelchair accessible unit.

With a supermarket around the corner and within easy walking distance of cafes and restaurants, it is the ideal base while enjoying our town and region. 

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Experience the iconic Whangamomona Hotel or the newly built Lodge. Enjoy dinner and drinks in the historical downstairs bar. Or spend the night at the newly and extensively renovated Bridge House or Butcher Shop in the heart of Whangamomona. Both are right on the main street and just a stone's throw from the iconic Whangamomona Hotel. Please note the hotel has shared facilities.

Whangamomona Hotel

The Whangamomona Hotel Lodge

Built in 1911, the Whangamomona Hotel has become a historical icon. Extensively refurbished in the last 5 years, it now offers a unique experience in a special part of New Zealand.

  • 17 rooms
  • a mix of twin singles and doubles
  • all rooms with shared bathroom facilities
  • a fully accessible shower & toilet on the ground floor with two rooms on that level
  • breakfast, lunch & dinner are served at the hotel

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 Whangamomona Lodge

Whangamomona Lodge

Completed in December 2017, the Whangamomona Lodge offers a modern experience in Whangamomona. Not since 1962 has a new project been undertaken in the village. 

  • 5 rooms
  • fully ensuited
  • queen or superking sized beds
  • small kitchenette: fridge, tea/coffee making facilities
  • breakfast, lunch & dinner are available at the hotel

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Whanga Bridge House

The Bridge House

  • All on one level
  • Three bedrooms
  • A full kitchen
  • Full bathroom with bath
  • Lovely warm wood burning fireplace
  • Sleeps a maximum of seven.
  • Includes a continental breakfast
  • A covered deck allows a BBQ dinner overlooking the river and all three of Whangamomona's bridges

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 Whanga Butcher Shop

The Butchers Shop

  • All on one level
  • A full kitchen,
  • Newly fitted bathroom with shower
  • Wood burning fire
  • Sleeps a maximum of seven
  • Right over the road from the Whanga Bridge House
  • Continental breakfast included

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