Out in the Styx Guesthouse - Welcome!


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Nestled at the foot of Maungatautari Mountain, a beacon in the heart of the Waikato countryside, we are Out in the Styx Guesthouse.

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Situated midway between Rotorua & Waitomo Caves Out in the Styx Guesthouse is an ideal spot to explore the central North Island, being just an hour to either coast and to Taupo or two hours to Auckland.

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Best of all it adjoins Maungatautari Ecological Reserve, N.Z's largest native flora & fauna restoration project, where 47kms of pestproof fence surrounds 3500 hectares of native virgin forest, providing sanctuary for the original inhabitants of the forest. With the option of a full day's hike across the mountain ,through to an easy walk to a 16-metre observation tower high in the forest canopy, there is something for everyone.

The Waikato River Trail 5 mins drive away offers further walking, cycling & kayaking opportunities.

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Out in the Styx has a fully licensed restaurant with delicious homecooked meals included in the overnight stay, & pickup/dropoff service is also available.

There is a choice of shared bunkroom or private ensuite accommodation with a large garden... perfect for intimate or large gatherings.. small conferences & family occasions a specialty.

Operating Out in the Styx since 1995 ,your hosts Lance and Mary are delighted to welcome you to the area and look forward to sharing their local knowledge and warm hospitality with you. To make this happen see our contact page.