Experience What We Live For!


We have been doing horse treks through the native forests for over 15 years. Our horse treks are a minimum of 2 hours crossing rivers, riding through…

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Hunting pigs and deer is our passion, we offer a real experience of hunting in New Zealand’s native forests, with our own trained pig dogs and plenty of game around it’s almost…

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There are plenty of day walks ranging from all day walks to just a couple of hours. These tracks are well looked after from DOC along the way you will see flowing rivers and hear…

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Prices for accommodation at Whirinaki forest holidays & Jailhouse Shuttles


Whirinaki forest holidays & jailhouse Shuttles is situated on the eastern boundary of the Te Urewera National Park in Te Whaiti which is 5kms from the Minginui Village.

We have three fully self contained units that can sleep a total of 18 guests and there is space for self contained caravans.

We have been operating for over 20 years and are the longest tourist operator in the region. View our accommodation options.

We are situated right in the heart of the Whirinaki forest park, which makes easy access to the national park. We are located only 15 minutes from the main access point to the majority of the popular walking tracks. We provide a shuttle service to these tracks or transport in your vehicle. With free car care while you are away.

Whirinaki forest hosts a range of activities that the whole family can enjoy with your Hosts Tony and Hayley.

So if your wanting that quiet fun relaxing break away from the city or are in need of that family fun filled getaway that's not going to break the bank then book with us today!



Nothing Like A Home Cooked Meal


The continental breakfast will include a selection of cereals, toast and spreads, coffee, tea and juice…


You can either have a packed lunch or lunch back at lodge. The lunch will include filled rolls, muesli bars…


Dinner will be prepared for you at the time you want it. Our evening meals are a set menu and will include either roast chicken,..


at Whirinaki forest holidays & jailhouse Shuttles

Unit Number One

This two bedroom house sleeps 8 guests it has a separate toilet from the bathroom, washing machine, fully equipped kitchen, lounge and outside entertaining area. $110 for the first two guests then $50 for each guest after that.

Unit Number Two

This cozy cottage sleeps 4 guests it has a separate toilet from the bathroom, fully equipped kitchen, and is very conformable. $95 for the first two guests then $45 for each guest after that.

The Unit Called the Surgery

The Surgery sleeps 5 guests it has fully equipped kitchen, outside deck and with table and chairs. $95 for the first two guests then $45 for each guest after that.