Harata Lodge - Turangi

NZD per night

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

8.9/10 (11 ratings)

#12331 - Turangi - Bach or holiday home

Listed since December 2010. Shortlisted by 128 members. 26 guest comments.


  • 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

With easy access from SH1, this comfortable and well appointed bach is ideally placed for the facilities of the Turangi township, with cafes and shops nearby. The lovely river walks are just minutes away.

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.

All beds have electric blankets, and duvets (NZ queen) and pillows (standard) are provided. There are also plenty of additional blankets 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. If you are holidaying with a canine companion there is some basic agility equipment available too!

There is a television and video player available. 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.

We have had the property just over three years and spent the majority of 2011 redecorating; some before and after photos are on the Harata Lodge Facebook page, as well as snippets of what we have been up to along the way. 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.

  • AA Smartfuel Easter 2014 offer. 20cpl for bookings of 3 or more nights over Easter and Anzac weekend. Book using code: AASF-EASTER-2014 (conditions apply). [More info]

  • 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 may 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 and tidy.

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Guest comments

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  •  Bach as advertised. Clean, tidy, and good value. 

  •  Being able to take our Son's pets - dogs. Lovely and cozy and warm inside on those cold days. Well equipped kitchen. Easy to find. 

  •  Comfy, warm, cozy, great value. Thanks. 

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