Bach or holiday home | Lake Tarawera | #18667

9/10 (69 ratings)
  • 9 Guests
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 7 Beds
  • 1 Bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • Pets ok
  • No smoking


  • Very private, elevated lake front property with stunning views over the lake to Mt. Tarawera.
  • Private driveway to the lake, own jetty, boat ramp and long-line mooring
  • Easy vehicle access that opens on to a large lawn area, surrounded by native bush

On one of Tarawera's loveliest sites, this cosy bach offers comfort and absolute privacy amidst native bush and wonderful birdlife. The front deck has spectacular, elevated views to Mt. Tarawera and looks over arguably the best trophy trout lake in the world. Relax on the sun-drenched deck and enjoy the sound of tuis, bellbirds and the resident Morepork owl. Amble down the drive to the lake edge and sandy swimming beach.

The accommodation comprises of a bach (sleeps 5) and a charming barn (sleeps 4). The bach has an open plan living area with a log fireplace, a small but adequate kitchen with a new oven and hotplates and a bathroom. The large entertainer’s deck has a good gas BBQ and ample outdoor furniture. There is a charming outside bath overlooking the lake. The Barn has a main bedroom area and a bedroom-living area with expansive lake views.

The property offers easy access and ample parking for cars and boats. The driveway to the lake requires a 4WD and leads to a private jetty with a long-line mooring system and a concrete ramp to launch a reasonable sized boat. Take your runabout water skiing, for picnics at Hot Water Beach, trout fishing under the mountain or walks to the Tarawera Falls or over the track to Lake Rotomahana and Lake Okataina.

At Te Karamea you are only a 10 minute drive to the historical discoveries of the Buried Village, 15 minutes to water skiing and walks at the Blue and Green Lakes, 20 minutes to Lake Okareka, 25 minutes to the geothermal wonders of Rotorua, 35 minutes to Lake Rotoiti and a little over an hour to Lake Taupo, Karapiro, Hamilton and many more attractions.


Special conditions: BOOKING PRICE IS FOR 6 PEOPLE. AN EXTRA NIGHTLY CHARGE OF $20 PER ADULT AND $10 PER CHILD (12Y0 AND UNDER) IS REQUIRED. NO EXTRA GUESTS WITHOUT PRIOR APPROVAL. Tents/caravans can be accommodated by prior arrangement. Pets welcome, but not inside the buildings please. No smoking in the buildings. There is flexibility with arrival and departure times depending on bookings


  • Barbecue - Gas
  • Bath tub
  • Boat ramp
  • Clothes dryer
  • Dinghy
  • Easy access
  • Fireplace
  • Fridge
  • Oven
  • Shower
  • Telephone (local calls)
  • Toddler safe
  • Washing machine
  • Wheelchair access

Bed layouts

  • Barn

    1 x Queen bed
    2 x Single bed

  • Bunk Room

    2 x Bunk bed
    1 x Single bed

  • Living Room

  • Main Bedroom

    1 x Queen bed


Maybe booked

  • Linen: Bring your own linen.
  • Extras: Cleaning $95.00 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]

*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 (80)

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  • Lovely property, awesome views

    Lovely property, awesome views. Great location tucked away and private. Look forward to going back.

    BainM439 new member Apr 2018

  • Beautiful Property, lovely setting, Simple bach for that ideal getaway

    Beautiful Property, lovely setting, Simple bach for that ideal getaway. Some fans in the bedrooms and an umbrella for the Deck would be some simple additions.

    LoganHu1 100%|5x Apr 2018

  • Perfect location, dreamy setting, wonderful big site with ample room for a...

    Perfect location, dreamy setting, wonderful big site with ample room for a big family (be prepared to share one tiny bathroom though). Private beach/jetty is gorgeous and the kids LOVED riding their bikes around the ample lawn. The kitchen is small, but adequate. The only downside was the lack of basic kitchen necessities (toaster, oil, tea/coffee) which is easily remedied by bringing your own. Overall, the bach is quaint and basic, but who needs anything more in that glorious setting.

    MrsTiki 100%|3x Mar 2018

  • Amazing location, superb views

    Amazing location, superb views. Great to have the boat ramp and jetty. This is a very basic bach but perfect for a family or two with a boat

    kiwilassee 100%|7x Feb 2018

  • Loved it so much we have already book again for next year! Just...

    Loved it so much we have already book again for next year! Just a couple of improvement suggestions, fix umbrella and broken bottom bunk slats. Otherwise, heaven! Thank you very much:)

    KirstyFo6 100%|5x Jan 2018

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