Rotoaira Retreat, Lake Rotoaira

Bach or holiday home | Turangi | #13076

9.2/10 (180 ratings)
  • 6 Guests
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Beds
  • 1 Bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • Pets ok
  • No smoking


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

Special conditions:

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

Bedding and tea towels, dish-clothes, towels are provided.

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

If more than 6 guests - an additional charge of $25 per person per night will apply. Additionally you will need to bring along your own bedding, for all additional guests.

Extras: Linen (included); NOTE: Under Kiwi bach tradition you are expected to: Clean the house and do the dishes before you leave;


  • Barbecue - Gas
  • Clothes dryer
  • DVD player
  • Fireplace
  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • Wheelchair access

Bed layouts

  • Bedroom One

    1 x King bed

  • Bedroom Two

    1 x Queen bed


Maybe booked

*Pricing may vary depending on the dates you choose and the number of guests. Additional charges (extras) and minimum stay criteria may also apply. Service fees may also apply.

Reviews (228)

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  • Great location

    Great location. Loved watching the deer in the paddock beside the house. So much to do in the area. So wish we had longer to explore. Beautiful canal just down the road, lovely lakes and bush walks at your doorstep. A slice of NZ paradise

    PhillippabA2 100%|3x Jan 2019

  • Another great stay great weather and awesome host cheers Dave love your...

    Another great stay great weather and awesome host cheers Dave love your little slice of paradise at Rotoaira

    Michael R. Jan 2019

  • Wonderful place to stay love waking up to all the birdsong and...

    Wonderful place to stay love waking up to all the birdsong and view of lake rotoaira looking forward to returning

    Michael R. Jan 2019

  • We spent 5 nights here

    We spent 5 nights here. And even with 3 kids we felt like we had a relaxing holiday. The view was stunning. Waking up to the sounds of birds chirping away. The home has everything you need. We were not short on anything. Dave is very friendly. He left us to do our own thing but we also felt welcome to go knock on his door if we needed anything or help with local thing's to do. Our kids loved the quad bike tour, and the deer coming out of the trees on sunset. The location is perfect for day trips to Kuratau or any of the other bays around lake taupo - turangi side. We have now found our new summer holiday destination. Thank you for sharing such a beautiful slice of paradise with us Dave ?? Leon, Zoe, Brock and the twins.

    Zoe C. Jan 2019

  • Second time I have stayed here, love it! Dave was great once...

    Second time I have stayed here, love it! Dave was great once again. Hoping to make it back again in the future! Thanks!

    Lizzre 100%|3x Jan 2019

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