Raetihi International Airport

Beds from only $24

The Raetihi International Airport* is a cosy nice place to park up if you are cycle touring NZ.  We are a days ride from Wanganui (Whanganui), and if you are travelling North to South we are the perfect stopping place before tackling the Historic Whanganui River Road, or the Parapara (SH4) south.

Base yourself here and explore the tracks of both the Whanganui and Tongariro National Parks.

Homestay/backpacker. Sleeps 10. Can be booked exclusively as we live in a cabin out the back. Full kitchen facilities, two bathrooms. Main street of Raetihi opposite Dempsey buses who are the main local transport operator for people riding the local trails. 

Steps from cafes, shops. Rent a bed or the whole house. Chat to us or ignore us, we don't mind. Full of interesting retro stuff, warm fire.

We are the closest town to the start of the Mangapurua Track, also known as the "Raetihi Bridge to Nowhere track" through the 'valley of abandoned dreams'.


  • 200 metres from SH4. Next door to the Raetihi Cosmopolitan Club


Special Event Pricing Running the Goat? Or the Tussock Traverse? Riding the Raetihi Gutbuster? If you are entered in these iconic events, you can stay for only $21 bucks. Transport for the first two is no issue, as Dempsey buses who are the transport providers for all three events, are across the road from us. 21.00