Harata Lodge - Turangi

A cosy two bedroomed bach within an easy walk to the township and riverside

8.6/10 (21 ratings) 36 Guest Comments

#12331 - Turangi - Bach or holiday home - Listed Dec 2010


  • 7people (max)
  • 2bedrooms
  • 1bathrooms
  • kids
  • pets
  • smokers
  • Only a short walk to the banks of the Tongariro river
  • Easy drive to Taupo
  • Forty minutes from the ski fields of Whakapapa

The house has a large and well equipped kitchen with a table & seating for four. There are store cupboard essentials such as tea and coffee available for you to use, but if you use the last of something please replace it. Alternatively you are welcome to provide your own.

The master bed has an electric blanket; duvets (NZ queen) and pillows are provided, and additional blankets are available.

**** Please note that we do not supply any linen or towels and you will need to provide your own bed linen and towels (including tea-towels).****

The house is warm and cosy as it is fully insulated, there is plenty of firewood for the wood burner and chip heater and also a couple of oil heaters for those really chilly nights in winter.

The fully fenced section offers plenty of room for parking, playing swing ball or lazing in the hammocks. There is also a smoker should you happen to catch your own dinner.

There is a television and video player available, however please note that the TV is an old analogue one and no longer receives signal. There are plenty of videos to choose from.

Detailed guest information will be provided to each guest along with confirmation of their booking, which we ask you to read before your trip.

In the unlikely event of simultaneous requests, preference will be given to those who have stayed with us previously and/or have a history of positive feedback.

**Please note that guests are asked to clean the property prior to departure. Failure to do so will result in the forfeit of your bond. If you are not happy to provide your own linen or leave the house clean and tidy, then we may not be the right choice for you.**

Photos and snippets can also be found on our Facebook page: facebook.com/haratalodge
We look forward to welcoming you.

We are proud to support the Turangi SPCA and since January 2013 we donate $5/night from every book-a-bach booking


  • Barbecue - Gas
  • Bath tub
  • Easy access
  • Electric blankets
  • Fireplace
  • Fridge
  • Highchair
  • Mobile coverage - Telecom
  • Mobile coverage - Vodafone
  • Oven
  • Radio/Hi-Fi/Stereo
  • Shower
  • Toddler safe
  • TV
  • Washing machine


  • Lounge

    1 x Fold-out sofa bed

  • Master bedroom

    1 x Queen bed

  • Second bedroom

    1 x Bunk bed (single over double)

Service level

Linen: Bring your own linen.

Cleaning: Visitors to clean-up and leave the property as found.



Request a booking

Owner/Manager contact details will be provided by Bookabach once you've made a booking request.

  • 10% off for stays over the next 7 nights!

  • Stay for 7 nights and pay for 6 nights! Not valid for periods where last minute discount applies. Free night applies to lowest priced night. Excludes public holidays.

  • Members with 10 stars or more get 10% discount on total rental. * Offer not valid in conjunction with any other discounts.

Special conditions

There is a two night minimum stay (year round).
We welcome guests with children and/or dogs with prior approval. Please notify us at the time of making your booking request and include a brief detail of ages, etc. If you have any questions regarding staying with dogs and/or children we would much rather you ask first!
We will require a bond, which will be advised at the time of accepting your booking. Any bond will be returned in full upon the house being left clean, tidy and free of damage.

Guest Comments (36)

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 The house is great. A typical bach style of the 1950's era with a lot of character, outdoor lawn space and an abundance of cooking equipment, books and games to use. The neighbours dogs are also incredibly curious and no problem at all! 

 We had a wonderful time at Harata Lodge and would definitely come back. The house was very clean and tidy and it was obviously well-loved. The selection of movies, books and board-games are definitely a plus, as well as the hammocks;-) I would recommend it to everyone! 

 We had a lovely time at Harata Lodge! The house was perfect, very well equipped and had a great lovely fully fenced garden! The neighbors were very helpful and nice. I'm sure we will be back! Many thanks! 

 A economy option however my partner and I have stayed at other properties around this price point and always been pleased this time however we were disappointed. The property was in need of a major proper clean cobweb, dead flies and thick dust on window sills, dirty dusty dead bug filled floor corners and rubbish was left on the front lawn. TV has no Freeview/sky box or dvd player so just static. Shower is VERY tricky didn't manage a hot one at all so left a day early 

 Lovely house with beautiful gardens. Awesome to be able to take a dog also. Unfortunate the neighbors made sleep a little disrupted both nights. 

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$85-$100+ NZD per night

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