STAY & PLAY
Make your trip easy & stay local before, during & after your Timber Trail trip. Epic has a great relationship with local B&B's, farmstays, campsites, and motels. We recommend all of the accommodation options we have linked below!
On the Timber Trail
Camp Epic is the newest accommodation on Timber Trail. Situated on the Trail at almost exactly halfway, it is perfectly located for Timber Trail users. Stay in one of our large twin room canvas tents. and relax by the camp fire. With communal kitchen and bathroom facilities, Camp Epic is a comfortable way to camp and experience the outdoors. Check our packages page for package options.
BENNETT RD CAMPGROUND - ONGARUE
A basic free campground based next to Epic's base in Ongarue. The campground has a small shelter with water kindly donated by the Te Araroa Trust and new toilets donated by Friends of the Timber Trail. Plenty of grassy area for setting up tents or park your campervan in the carpark.
Before/After your Timber Trail Trip
Situated 2kms down a private driveway off SH4, only 5min from Epic's base in Ongarue. Wairere Cottage sits peacefully on a working sheep & beef farm. Makes an ideal base to kick off your Epic Timber Trail adventure or break up that trip home after! Great option for groups sleeping up to 8 people.
Alexander Motel would like to offer a 7.5% discount on accommodation for all guests doing an Epic Cycle Adventure tour when booked direct with us through our website, by email or phone. We are proud to offer modern, spotlessly clean, self contained accommodation. We are located a few minutes walk from the centre of Taumarunui, yet away from the noise of the railway line and SH4. With safe off street parking, next to the RSA and close to other cafes and shopping.
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Blackfoot lodge is designed to give you a mountain batch feel while still providing the amenities to make your stay enjoyable. It has a modern bathroom with shower and a kitchen equipped with a microwave, kettle, and mini fridge. Guests are able to enjoy an outdoor area with table and chairs. Sleeps 2.
Ideally located just 15 minutes from Ongarue and just off SH4 is this peaceful, self-contained, private garden cottage. Enjoy views of Mount Ruapehu from your bed, take a stroll in the garden to visit the chooks, or simply enjoy this cosy, new cottage. A beautifully decorated cottage with all the comforts of a new build. Open the French doors and enjoy the garden atmosphere in summer or settle in with a hot cuppa in winter. Ideal for couples.
Add some elegance and comfort to your trip. Bradleys offers you a separate, private, and fully self contained cottage on a rural farming back drop whilst only 3km from Taumarunui. Take a mesmerising journey through their garden of national significance where you will be treated to a journey of surprise and delight. Bradleys Garden B&B provides the most peaceful quiet environment for you to relax.
MOKETENUI STATION - BENNEYDALE
Moketenui Station is a working sheep and beef farm in the heart of the King Country located only 20 mins from start of the Timber Trail. Stand on the deck and view the beautiful countryside. Enjoy the peace and quiet and relax in the newly refurbished Shearers Quarters. Great for groups with sleeping arrangements up to 10.
PUKEATEA FARM RETREAT - KIRIKAU
Relax with the whole family at this peaceful place to stay on a working family farm. A beautiful home with a large yard, small orchard, fenced above ground pool, 2 decks to lounge on and views in all directions. Just under an hours drive to Epic in Ongarue.
Great for groups or families, sleeping up to 10.