Where is Historic Raetihi?

Historic Raetihi is located in the North Island of New Zealand, within the Central North Island area.  We call our region ‘Ruapehu’, just 10 minutes from Ohakune, 25 minutes from National Park, 30 minutes to Turoa Ski Field, 45 minutes to Whakapapa Ski Field.  We are 45 minutes drive to Taihape and Taumarunui and one hours drive from from Wanganui.  The beautiful Lake Taupo is a stunning drive of approx 1 1/2 hours, where you will travel through Turangi only 40 minutes away.

What is there to do if we stay in Historic Raetihi?

The options are endless… think about walking the world renowned Tongariro Alpine Crossing or Ohakune Old Coach Road.  The Mountains to Sea Cycleway & Coach Rd are both great for mountain biking or hiking and you’ll find many other tracks and walks in the area.  Discover the beautiful Central Plateau area by horseback with a number of horse trekking options.  We have a local swimming pool or you may wish to head to the Ruatiti Domain for a dip in fresh water.  The Whanganui River is great for Jet Boating, Kayaking, Canoeing or simply exploring.  For a true trip back in history why not visit the Waiouru Army Museum just 30 minutes away or you can stroll down the main street of Raetihi and visit some of our own historic buildings.

Do we need to bring our own linen?

Absolutely not!  We provide all linen and have recently replaced many of the beds in the hotel and in our motel units with brand new Sealy beds and a gorgeous range of duvets and bedspreads.

Where can we hire ski and snow board gear?

Take a short drive to Ohakune and you will find a number of ski and snowboard outlets.  We can direct you to the best shops on your arrival.  The next best option is to purchase or hire your ski and snowboard gear when you get up the mountain.  Both Turoa & Whakapapa Ski Fields have an excellent range of gear for hire or purchase.

How does the public transport work?

We have  shuttle and bus operators just next door to the hotel so whether you simply need a shuttle to town for a night out or want transport to and from your next adventure it’s real easy.

Is Heartlanz Motor Inn in Raetihi child friendly?

Of course we’re child friendly!  We have a great range of activities for the kids right at our doorstep.  The Raetihi Swimming pools are a short walk from the hotel and have recently been heated.  There is a playground a few minutes away, lots of walks and a pool table in our restaurant.  We’d be happy to discuss other activities close by that the kids will love so just ask.