Raratu Lodge in perfect rural setting

Bach or holiday home | Karangahake | #17304

9.6/10 (10 ratings)
  • 6 Guests
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 3 Beds
  • 1 Bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • Pets ok
  • No smoking


  • Five minutes from the NEW HAURAKI RAIL TRAIL, stunning scenery, bush walks ,tramping tracks.
  • Trout fishing in the Ohinemuri River, Ohinemuri Winery, Talisman Cafe & Falls Retreat Bistro nea
  • Central location - only 30 mins to Waihi Beach or the Thames Coast, 15 mins to Te Aroha hot pools.

This modern spacious open plan lodge is in a peaceful rural location yet only 2 minutes to SH2 and 7 minutes to Paeroa which is known for its Antique and second hand shops most of which are open 7 days and a great place to browse. There are also Art Galleries, the District Museum and the Historic Maritime Museum and Paddleboat rides. Karangahake Gorge itself has much to offer, whether it is time out you are looking for or great food from the local cafes, Falls Bistro & the Ohinemuri Winery. For the more adventurous there are many tramps and bush walks with historic significance to explore, the Hauraki RAIL TRAIL is a great ride for all levels of fitness and the river to swim in and just sit and contemplate beside. Fantastic photographic opportunities in the area for those keen with a camera. It is 30 minutes to Waihi Beach and the Thames Coast, and the Te Aroha Hot Pools are only 20 minutes away.

Or just chill out in the wonderful environment provided at the Lodge. You can enjoy a hot bath after you've been tramping or cycling and sit by the log fire with a glass of wine.

We can provide extras if required: cooked meals, picnic baskets or packed lunches at extra cost. Please feel free to enquire. One night stay is possible but there is a $50 surcharge.

There are many event to enjoy in the area throughout the year and the Lodge is well placed to access both Paeroa and Waihi.

Paeroa hosts the "Battle of the Streets" motorbike races in February as well as the V8 & Classic Car Show, then later in September is the Vintage & Classic Car Show. Waihi holds the Goldfest in October and is part of the Beach Hop celebrations in April.

So much to do and see in this area!

Special conditions: smoking allowed outside only - large patio space Pets allowed with prior approval One night stay is possible but will incur a $50 surcharge.


  • Barbecue - Gas
  • Bath tub
  • Cot available
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD player
  • Easy access
  • Fireplace
  • Fridge
  • Highchair
  • Microwave
  • Mobile coverage - Spark
  • Mobile coverage - Vodafone
  • Oven
  • Shower
  • TV
  • Washing machine

Bed layouts

  • Master room

    1 x Queen bed

  • Mountain room

    1 x Queen bed

  • Patio room

    1 x Queen bed

Availability & rates*

Maybe booked

  • Cleaning: Visitors to clean-up and leave the property as found.
  • Extras: Linen FREE (included)
Rate period Week day Weekend/Holiday
Long weekends/special events
15-Dec-17 to 31-Dec-17
$230+/night $250+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $25/night; Children: $10/night;
2 night minimum stay
Tariff 1
01-Jan-18 to 12-Apr-18
$180+/night $220+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $25/night; Children: $10/night;
Default Tariff
13-Apr-18 to 15-Jun-18
$180/night $220/night

*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 (15)

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  • Lovely place to stay

    Lovely place to stay

    LouiseMa8 100%|2x Dec 2017

  • Excellent location, very comfortable stay

    Excellent location, very comfortable stay

    janeon621 100%|1x Oct 2017

  • Great property located near the rail trail and Karangahake Gorge

    Great property located near the rail trail and Karangahake Gorge. The location is excellent for walking and cycling and the outdoor area is superb.

    ArohaW 100%|2x Oct 2017

  • Gorgeous house and property

    Gorgeous house and property. So peaceful and relaxing.

    Vincent4 100%|1x Jul 2017

  • This home was lovely

    This home was lovely. We had a marvellous stay, the house is warm and has everything you would need. It is also ideally situated, close to all the walks which we loved so much. We were able to take our dog as well, which was really, really nice. Loved the front porch, we sat out there every morning in the lovely sunshine and just chilled. We would definitely recommend the house to people and hope to return.

    mollge300 100%|4x Jul 2017

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