Blackfern Lodge

Waimiha Lodge


Check In: 14:00|Check Out: 10:00

Established in 1998, Blackfern Lodge is a family run business in the heart of the King Country ??? the 1st accommodation provider to the Timber Trail since 2013.
We are located at 1847 and 1731 Ongarue Stream Road, Waimiha, deep in the valley, where time stands still.
There is a direct well marked track from the main Timber Trail 35km marker, we are about 6 kms to the Lodge, spa pool and dinner!

BLACKFERN LODGE comprises of 5 different en-suite rooms - ideal for couples, or groups accommodating up to 12 people. The perfect place to relax and unwind after a day's cycling. Enjoy a soak in the hot tub / spa under the stars at the end of the day.

THE FORGE is situated a kilometre further downstream, and comprises of 4 en-suite bedrooms, ideal for families or large groups. The rustic charm of the converted woolshed will delight you.
Be amazed by our majestic waterfall, whio (native blue duck), native orchids, long fin eel, rainbow trout feeding, short tail bats, glow worms and exquisite bird life. This is accredited to the Blackfern Ecological Restoration project started in 2005.
A truly kiwi experience unplug from technology and plug into nature!

ONGARUE - BLACKFERN COTTAGE is located at 50 Ongarue Village Road, Ongarue - perfect to stay the night before, or the night after your Timber Trail Adventure, or a handy stop over to the ski fields. ???

TE KUITI - BLACKFERN BOUTIQUE is located at 207 Rora Street, Te Kuiti - perfect to stay the night before, or the night after your Timber Trail Adventure.

We offer All-INCLUSIVE packages, to make your Timber Trail Adventure as easy and seamless as possible. Enjoy our home-cooked meals, or self-cater - the choice is yours.
We operate our own shuttles, bag and car transfers, meals and bike hire exclusively for our guests so no waiting for confirmations!
Call or email Rachael & Mark today, ONE call does it all!


  • BBQ
  • Bedding
  • Bike Hire
  • Bike Racks
  • Bluetooth Sound System
  • Books and Magazines
  • Breakfast available
  • Bush Setting
  • Business facilities available
  • Car Parking
  • Composting
  • Cooking Facilities
  • Cooktop
  • Crockery/Cutlery
  • Dining Area
  • Dishwasher
  • Flush Toilets
  • Food Packs Provided
  • Fridge
  • Games room
  • Garden
  • Grass Tent Sites
  • Guest Dining [Common Area]
  • Guest Lounge [Common Area]
  • Heat/Cool Pumps
  • Heating
  • Kettle
  • Kitchen - Fully Equipped
  • Kitchen Facilities
  • Linen
  • Linen Provided
  • Luggage storage
  • Microwave
  • Natural feature suitable for swimming
  • Non-smoking floors
  • Non-smoking property
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Onsite Manager
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Oven
  • Picnic Tables
  • Pool Table
  • Power
  • Record Player
  • Recycling
  • Rural Setting
  • Self Contained (Some rooms only)
  • Self-sustained Property
  • Separate Areas for Organised Groups
  • Shared Bathroom
  • Shared Kitchen
  • Shower
  • Spa
  • Spa/Hot tub/Jacuzzi
  • Stairs
  • Toaster
  • Toilet
  • Unsealed Road Access
  • Water

Map & Directions

1731 Ongarue Stream Rd, Waimiha 3998 NZ

Cancellation Policy

All cancellations must be made in writing and sent to: or Blackfern Lodge Ltd P O Box 12 Te Kuiti 3941

Cancellation fees for all accommodation package deals meals bike hire transfers and shuttles are charged on the following basis per person package prices are a complete package no part refunds if your plans change.
Within 7 - 0 days of booking arrival date: 100% of booking price
Within 8 - 20 days of booking arrival date: 50% of booking price with the forfeited portion able to be transferred to another booking.
During the peak season September – April in the event of bad weather we will endeavour to postpone your booking to a later mutually agreeable date.
Prior to 21 days of booking arrival date: your payment will be refunded in full.
Cancellations due to COVID 19 transferable deposit to another booking date or refunded in full.

These cancellation fees are not negotiable; therefore we strongly recommend that you purchase travel insurance.