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River Rock Cottage

River Rocks Cottage

Situated on the banks of the famous Whanganui River (the venue for the 2008 World Fly Fishing Championships), River Rock Cottage provides comforatable accommodation for up to 8 anglers. Other great rivers are nearby including the Ongarue and Whakapapa rivers.

This self contained cottage is situated on the banks of one of the top fishing sections of the Whanganui River and is a great base for independent anglers wishing to explore the fishing of the central North Island.


Glenn Martin


985 State Highway 4


Taumarunui  3992 

Contact details

Phone: +64 7 895 9066

Mob+64 21 996 954

Email: glenn@huntdownunder.com

Web: www.riverrockcottage.co.nz

Please mention nzfishing.com when you make an enquiry or booking.

Fishing waters

With the Whanganui on your doorstep and the Whakapapa a few kilometres away there is plenty of fishing in the area.

River pool

A superb evening pool near the cottage

Whanganui River

Whakapapa River

Ongarue River

Waimiha River

Retaruke River

Lake Otamangakau

Lake Taupo

Lake Rotoaira


River Rock Cottageis marked on the Whanganui River maps.

It is located 10 Kilometres South of Taumarunui and situated on the banks of the Whanganui River which offers year round fishing.


River Rock Cottage has

  • Two bedrooms with queen size beds
  • One bedroom with two sets of bunks
  • Kitchen with oven, fridge, microwave and toaster
  • Comfortable lounge with sky TV and DVD
  • Laundry with washing machine and druer
  • Garage and plenty of parking for boats
  • BBQ and outdoor furniture overlooking the river
  • Oil and elctric heating
  • 12 acres of land to explore

Linen is provided. Pets are not welcome.

House layout House layout
Local attractions and activities

River Rock Cottage is located near some of the top waters and lakes in the North Island. Also nearby are

  • Many walks inc the Tongariro Crossing
  • Mountain biking
  • The Ruapehu Ski Fields
  • Excellent hunting nearby
  • The Rarimu Rail spiral
  • Lake Taupo
  • 18 hole golf copurse
  • Canoeing and kayaking on the river
  • Horse riding

“Definitely bring your fishing rod-beautiful fishing spot next to the Cottage! A

“Nice spot by the river handy to Taumarunui, 45minutes to mountain and lots of fishing on the door step. Overall great spot and well fenced.”

“Excellent fishing well equipped house and a good guy to deal with.”

“very friendly owner and lovely house. extremely clean! especially loved the seating area overlooking the river.” 

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Indicative tariff
as at 1 March 2014

The cost of the cottage is NZ$50 per night per person

Note: There is NZ$150 minimum - NZ$300 maximum charge per night.

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Located on the banks of the river with a gate allowing easy acces


Comfortable lounge



At your doorstep, the Whanganui


and the Whakapapa river






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