A view to die for....

Lake Rotaira, Turangi

8.9/10 (39 ratings) 80 Guest Comments

#13076 - Turangi - Bach or holiday home - Listed Mar 2011


  • 6people (max)
  • 2bedrooms
  • 1bathrooms
  • kids
  • pets
  • smokers
  • A great location for Families, Lovers, Skiers, Trampers & Fishermen.
  • Stunning views.
  • Peace & Tranquility if you want it with the convenience of being handy for all local attractions.

The Rotoaira Retreat is basic and comfortable retreat at the foot of Mt. Tongariro with stunning views across Lake Rotoira & Mt. Pihanga.

It really is an ideal venue for those that love to be outdoors, in a stunning setting, beside a World Heritage site.

But, if doing outdoor stuff really isnt your thing, the Retreat is a great venue to spend time cuddled up together in front of the log burner, looking across a beautiful vista.

If you have kids there is lots of room for them to play and explore - they will love it

If you have dogs, they're welcome too and theres even a secure dog run where you can leave them safely, from where they too can enjoy the views!

Despite tranquility and solitude, all that the area has to offer is within easy reach, for example:

It is less than 20 minutes to the carpark at Whakapapa, and 15 minutes to the Chateau and National Park.

The finish of the Tongariro Crossing (Ketetahi) is only 7 km's away.

Lake Rotoaira is less than a two minutes away - good fishing, swimming, kayaking and jet ski-ing here.

Fabulous fishing at Lake Otamangakau and Lake Rotopounamuare are only 10 minutes away.

Fishing, rafting and kayaking on the impressive Tongariro River are only 10 minutes away.

The start of the Tongariro Crossing is approx 20 km's away – the Tongariro Crossing tour buses drive past the Retreat, en-route there.

Turangi is less than a 15 minutes away and is handy for the lovely Golf Course, The National Bank, Cash Machines, Petrol Stations, Supermarket, Bakery, Liquor Store, Tokaanu hot pools and boat-ramp access to Lake Taupo

It doesnt matter if you seek tranquility or something very different – the Rotoaira Retreat will meet your needs.


  • Bath tub
  • Clothes dryer
  • Cot available
  • DVD player
  • Easy access
  • Electric blankets
  • Fireplace
  • Freeview (TM)
  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Shower
  • SKY TV ® - BYO decoder
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • Wheelchair access


  • Bedroom One

    1 x King bed

  • Bedroom Two

    1 x Queen bed

  • Living Room

    1 x Fold-out sofa bed

Service level

Linen: Linen supplied and included with rental.

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


Linen (Included) ;

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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!

Special conditions

Smoking allowed ouside only (there is a covered area).

Bedding and tea towels are provided - but you will need to provide your own towels.

Bach to be left clean and tidy (cleaning service available for $60 if required).

If more than 6 guests - an additional charge of $10 per person per night will apply. Additionally you will need to bring along your own bedding, for all additional guests.

Guest Comments (80)

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 The house was in a beautiful spot and was comfortable and quiet. It's in a great location for doing the tongariro crossing or other activities in that area. 

 Another pleasant holiday in this awesome little bach 

 Peaceful, idyllic Bach. The views are indeed spectacular, and there is everything you need for a relaxing stay. 3 members of the family have used this in recent years and we were all in agreement about the place. Amazing scenery, quiet location, and Dave was a helpful, friendly host! Would stay again!! 

 We had an awesome time at Rotoaira Retreat :) The views are incredible and the bache had everything that we needed. Dave was fantastic and went above and beyond to make us feel welcome. Thanks so much for the quad bike ride...the boys were in their element! We will definitely be returning for another visit. 

  • claike58
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 Have stayed at the Rotoaira Retreat on 2 occasions now and would happily return again! The property is rustic in nature, but has all necessary equipment and is well looked after. The wood-burning stove is perfect for chilly evenings! Whilst reasonably remote (part of its appeal), the Bach is still ideally located for trips into Turangi (15mins drive) and Taupo (45mins). Also as advertised, the view really is to die for...! 

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$105-$120 NZD per night

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  • Snow Skiing
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