Rainbow Retreat, Lake Tarawera

NZD per night

Stroll to Lake Tarawera for a swim in the lake

7.4/10 (8 ratings)

#6127 - Lake Tarawera - Bach or holiday home

Listed since April 2008. Shortlisted by 589 members. 91 guest comments.


  • 11people (max)
  • 4bedrooms
  • 3bathrooms
  • kids
  • pets
  • smokers
  • Enjoy one of the most spectacular, uninterrupted views of Lake and Mount Tarawera
  • Pool table, darts and impressive Kauri 'Lava Bar'
  • Two separate living areas in the house

Our very well appointed and extremely peaceful holiday home has the most breathtaking views of Mount and Lake Tarawera, which is situated at the quiet end of the lake approximately 20 minutes from Rotorua. Surrounded by mature bush & native birdlife you can simply relax amidst the natural beauty that is uniquely Tarawera or for those seeking that trophy trout our excellent boat access, dry boatshed, and close proximity to launching is sure to appeal.

Whatever your pleasure, you’ll enjoy unwinding over a drink at the Retreat’s very own “Lava Bar” with a billiards/pool table and dart board. For the more energetic, the Retreat offers badminton, boules, croquet and use of our ¾ tennis court with equipment supplied. Children can occupy themselves outside for ages with sporting activities or hide and seek in the massive garden or inside with the expansive set of board games!

Enjoy the spectacular views whilst using the bbq on the very large deck. Lots of comfortable outdoor furniture supplied to soak up the scenery. Inside, there’s a log burner (wood supplied) and the two living areas offer lots of space for the family to spread out. Add on the well equipped kitchen with high chair for toddlers, stereo, TV/Freeview, DVD/video [Sky is installed bring your own decoder], laundry and you really have a home away from home.

This really is a slice of heaven. We hope you enjoy it as much as we do.

“A brilliant weekend even though it rained the whole time! Plenty of room to spread out and lots to do... Will be back!”


  • Barbecue - Gas
  • Cot available
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD player
  • Easy access
  • Electric blankets
  • Fireplace
  • Freeview (TM)
  • Fridge
  • Highchair
  • Microwave
  • Mobile coverage - Telecom
  • Mobile coverage - Vodafone
  • Oven
  • Pool table
  • Radio/Hi-Fi/Stereo
  • Shower
  • SKY TV ®
  • TV
  • Washing machine


  • Bedroom #1 Main House

    1 x Cot
    1 x King bed

  • Bedroom #2 Main House

    1 x Bunk bed (single over double)

  • Bedroom #3 Sleepout

    1 x Fold-out sofa bed
    1 x Queen bed

  • Bedroom #4 Under House

    2 x Bunk bed

Service level

Linen: Bring your own linen.

Cleaning: Cleaning provided. Additional charge of $60.00 per stay applies.


Cleaning (Required, $60.00 per stay) ;

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  • Stay for 4 nights and pay for 3 nights! Not valid for periods where last minute discount applies. Free night applies to lowest priced night. Excludes public holidays. Book a four night stay and only pay for three nights!. The free night excludes public holidays and long weekends.

Special conditions

Prices for up to 8 people. Each additional person $20 extra per night. Two night minimum stay.
Bond required for each stay, refunded after inspection.
Pets on request please.
Linen service available - POA.
No smoking anywhere.

**Please note: No last minute bookings**

***Prefer family bookings or very responsible adult groups with good feedback***

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Guest comments

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  •  The location and set-up of this property is amazing - the views are to die for!! Great location for a family group as we all had our own space - with ensuites! We would definitely return to this place we now call 'heaven'. 

  •  The location was serene and the view spectacular. Lots of room for the children to explore. We bought our racquets for a family tennis comp, but sadly couldn't play as the grass was too long which was disappointing. Also agree with other comments that a bit of TLC is in order — was musty, dusty and full of cobwebs, but these were minor things which didn't really impact on our stay. Having a bbq on the deck with an afternoon drink and that view was pretty special. Thank you. 

  •  Loved the location and the layout of the bach. It does need some TLC in general as others have mentioned on reviews but this would not put us off booking this bach again. Great views from the deck andl very well equipped with everything a family would need. A great bach! 

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Things to do

  • Boat Hire
  • Cafes/Restaurants
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking/Walks
  • Historical Sites
  • Hot Pools
  • Mountain Biking
  • Swimming
  • Tennis


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