Kowhai Cottage, Turangi

Bach or holiday home | Turangi | #18630

8.8/10 (159 ratings)
  • 8 Guests
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 6 Beds
  • 1 Bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • Pets ok


As of January 2018 the house has seen the interior completely repainted and new wallpaper throughout. All carpets have been shampooed and lounge suite cleaned. A good spring clean.

Nice cosy bach with close proximity to Whakapapa ski filed, Lake Taupo, Tongariro River and lots of stunning hiking and biking tracks. Open plan lounge, dining and kitchen. A heat pump keeps the house cosy and warm in the winter, along with an oil fin heater, and if it gets really cold there are two portable gas heaters just waiting in the garage to keep you warm. The kitchen is fully equipped (will need to supply own dishcloth and tea towels) and recently refurbished. There is a washing machine and dryer.

Light weight duvets and pillows are provided in each of the three bedrooms (Note: you will need to provide your own sheets and pillowcases). Bring extra blankets and/or pillows at your own discretion). There are no electric blankets on the beds, although hot water bottles are provided. Enjoy the outside furniture on the large fully fenced section.

Suitable for couples or groups seeking good affordable accommodation in this stunning region.

Walking distance to Turangi shopping centre and dining out.

Tokaanu Hot Pools and geothermal area is a 5 mins drive. Boat launching ramp for the lake is 6 mins drive. Taupo 40 mins. Whakapapa ski field 40mins drive. 5 mins from the famous Tongariro River for world famous trout fishing. 5 mins to 18 hole golf course. An ideal base if you are going to walk the Tongariro Crossing, tramping, mountain biking (42nd Traverse), skiing, snowboarding, white water rafting or the many other activities the area provides. Check out the information booklet in the bach or the information centre for more…

Please clean up after you and take away all rubbish - the place relies on the goodwill and consideration of the guests, there is a cleaning fee and to keep this cost down your removal of rubbish is greatly appreciated.

Special conditions:

- Smoking allowed outside only

- Pets allowed (with prior approval)

- All rubbish to be removed at end of stay

Extras: Cleaning (Required, NZ$25.00 per stay); NOTE: Under Kiwi bach tradition you are expected to: Bring your own linen (towels/sheets/tea towels);


  • Barbecue - Gas
  • Clothes dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD player
  • Fridge
  • Heat pump - Aircon
  • Highchair
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Radio/Hi-Fi/Stereo
  • SKY TV ®
  • TV
  • Washing machine

Bed layouts

  • Back Bedroom

    1 x Double bed
    1 x Single bed

  • Front Bedroom

    2 x Single bed

  • Lounge

    1 x Fold-out sofa bed

  • Main Bedroom

    1 x Queen bed


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*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 (173)

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  • Very nice cosy little house

    Very nice cosy little house. Living room is not large but its comfortable. Bunk beds were not super comfortable but the other beds were good. Very nice kitchen, good location, good parking. Would stay here again.

    Victoria00 100%|7x Aug 2018

  • Great base for Central North Island Holiday

    Great base for Central North Island Holiday

    MyraM182 100%|1x Jul 2018

  • Very quiet spot, great for the mountain

    Very quiet spot, great for the mountain.

    adrioy334 100%|4x Jul 2018

  • We really enjoyed staying at Kowhai Cottage - had everything we needed,...

    We really enjoyed staying at Kowhai Cottage - had everything we needed, was comfortable and had safe back yard for our four legged friend at a great price. Will be the first one we check is available when we come back to Turangi. Thankyou for your hospitality!

    Sarah M. Jun 2018

  • One of our search criteria was for WiFi and internet access

    One of our search criteria was for WiFi and internet access. However upon arrival we found out there was none. Upon calling the property manager we received a “sorry that shouldn’t have been included in the listing”. Very disappointing as we would not have selected this place if we had known in advance. Place was fine for our purposes. Enough beds for 3 adults, 3 kids and an infant easy. A few minor problems that should probably be taken care of before guests arrive. Toilet flushing mechanism was faulty, shower drain was broken, lightbulb in main bedroom was blown. Nothing deal breaking but just annoying.

    Anthony J. Jun 2018

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