Harata Lodge - Turangi

Bach or holiday home | Turangi | #12331

9/10 (41 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).

In order to maintain a consistent and high standard of cleanliness we have added a mandatory cleaning charge - $55/stay.

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.

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

  • Linen: Bring your own linen
  • Extras: Cleaning $55.00 per stay (required); Bond - refundable $150.00 per stay (required)
  • AA Smartfuel: Get 10c/litre fuel discount when you book and stay at this property for TWO nights or more [More info]

  • 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
Winter tariff
25-Jul-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 29-Apr-17
$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-17 to 25-Oct-17
$100+/night $100+/night
For up to 4 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $15/night; Children: $5/night;
2 night minimum stay

Reviews (56)

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  • As usual, we had a great stay

    As usual, we had a great stay. Wonderful to sit in front of the fire with our dogs. This property is so ideal for a fishing weekend in Turangi with our dogs, no stress as the fully fenced section gives them so much room to explore. Love the new upgraded bathroom! Very comfortable. Thanks again!

    michge831 100%|17x Jul 2016

  • The property is fantastic for dogs and the fire is just perfect...

    The property is fantastic for dogs and the fire is just perfect for the location.

    SarahGr34 100%|1x Jul 2016

  • Great back yard and very effective fire!

    Great back yard and very effective fire!

    Wnsarah 100%|1x May 2016

  • property was cosy and inviting

    property was cosy and inviting. Suited our little family pleasant stay

    GayleM12 100%|1x May 2016

  • A quiet and clean place with everything we needed for a getaway

    A quiet and clean place with everything we needed for a getaway. Thanks!

    Jrbnz1 100%|2x Apr 2016

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