Our Story

*KUBO (pronounced 'koo-boh) filipino word for hut.

KUBO sits on top of a small hill in Raetihi  (Rae meaning "headland" and tihi means "summit"). Raetihi is a historical town in the central north island, sandwiched between two magnificent national parks.

It's our happy place, a great place to visit if you enjoy fresh air, star gazing, hunting, fishing, bird watching, volcanoes, rivers, snow, sun, art, history, mountain biking, tramping, walking, hiking and relaxing.

Our little house offers panoramic views of rural New Zealand with Mount Ruapehu looming on the horizon and the tip of Mount Ngauruhoe (Mount Doom) beyond.

After a long day, sit back, put your feet up and relax on mountain time. As dusk settles enjoy the colourful twilight hues while listening to different bird calls and be awed as thousands of stars come out at night.

Around ruapehu

 fantail suite fantail suite

We offer our bespoke private guest suite called Fantail Suite. The suite has a bedroom with ensuite and a king size bed, ideal for a couple. Full height sliding doors open up to a lounge area, a ladder goes up to sleeping loft with mattress. The lounge has a two-seater sofa bed, small pantry and wardrobe cabinet. Double-glazed ranch sliders open to a deck that's perfect for star-gazing and marveling at the milky way as it looms majestically overhead.
Properties:    Sleeps: 4 max
                       Size: 26 sq. mtr. interior space and 12                         sq. mtr. deck
                       Beds: 1 king bed, 1 single mattress                             and 1 sofa bed (single)
                       Amenities: Portable Heat Radiator, TV,                        Microwave, Mini-fridge, Cooking Hob,
                        WiFi and Towels.



     Printed Graphic Art   

New Zealand inspired graphic prints on assorted items from classic tees to a-line dress, framed prints, mugs, tote bags and clocks.


New Zealand postcards of kea, kiwi, tui and fantail.

     Metal Art

Garden metal arts of various native birds and animals.