Harata Lodge - Turangi

Bach or holiday home | Turangi | #12331

8.7/10 (31 ratings)
  • 7 people
  • 2 bedrooms
  • 3 beds
  • 1 bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • Pets ok
  • No smoking


  • Only a short walk to the banks of the Tongariro river
  • Easy drive to Taupo
  • Forty minutes from the ski fields of Whakapapa

*** November 2015: we have a new bathroom! ***

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

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.


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

Bed layouts

  • Lounge

    1 x Fold-out sofa bed

  • Master bedroom

    1 x Queen bed

  • Second bedroom

    1 x Bunk bed (single over double)

Availability & rates

Maybe booked

  • Cleaning: Visitors to clean-up and leave the property as found.
  • Linen: Bring your own linen
  • Last minute bookings: 10% off for stays over the next 14 nights

  • Multi-night stay: Get 1 FREE night when you stay for 7 nights or longer. Not valid for periods where a last minute discount applies. Free night applies to lowest priced night. Excludes public holidays.

  • Mates rates: 10% off for members with 10 positive reviews from other Owners/Managers

Rate period Week day Weekend/Holiday
Spring/summer tariff
28-Nov-15 to 30-Apr-16
$90+/night $90+/night
For up to 4 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $15/night; Children: $5/night;
2 night minimum stay
Winter tariff
01-May-16 to 31-Oct-16
$100+/night $100+/night
For up to 4 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $15/night; Children: $5/night;
2 night minimum stay
Spring/summer tariff
01-Nov-16 to 28-Nov-16
$90+/night $90+/night
For up to 4 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $15/night; Children: $5/night;
2 night minimum stay

Reviews (46)

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  • michge831
    100%|16x Nov 2015

    We love staying here, it is so convenient to the fishing. Best of all we can bring our 2 dogs with us. The new sectioned off fence gives us more peace of mind and the new upgrades in the particular the bathroom are great. As always we love staying here - it really has everything we need for our weekend fishing trips. Thank You, The Courage Family.
  • KateHainz
    100%|4x Aug 2015

    Awesome place to stay. Easy to heat after being out and about during the day. Great backyard for the dog. Had everything we needed. Thsnks for having us!
  • marine591
    100%|12x Aug 2015

    Bach was walking distance to Turangi town centre....especially enjoyed Cadillac Cafe. Lovely selection of shops. Day trip to Taupo and Craters of the Moon very worthwhile... Unfortunately ski fields closed but plenty to do with walks, trout hatcheries and hot pools. Harata lodge is very comfortable with a great log fire and a selection of old VHS videos. Our little dog enjoyed exploring the back garden which was very secure and well fenced. Thank you once again.
  • ErinHanlon
    100%|1x Aug 2015

    The location is great. Close to H2O & mountains too. Easy access to everything we needed. Property clean/ tidy. Bed super comfy and woof burner was awesome!
  • WendyWa10
    100%|2x Jul 2015

    great place to stay. will be back
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