Danish Blue on the River

Bach or holiday home | Turangi | #18762

9.2/10 (21 ratings)
  • 7 people
  • 3 bedrooms
  • 5 beds
  • 1 bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • Pets ok
  • No smoking

Description

  • A stone's throw to the Tongariro River and great fishing & beautiful walks
  • Free WIFI and less than an hour's drive to Whakapapa and Turoa for skiing
  • A cozy and comfortable home in a peaceful setting amidst maturetreesonlarge section

Pa's Fishing Lodge is an iconic Kiwi bach that has been added to by each generation to make it a perfectly comfortable home-away-from-home.

If you are looking for a luxury lodge, this is not it. If you are looking for a comfortable getaway where you can kick back and relax, this is your place.

We even allow dogs (with certain provisos). We are dog lovers ourselves, and our dogs think Turangi is Heaven, so how can we say no? The property is fenced (though very small dogs can probably get under the gate, and very large ones can jump it) and there's plenty of room for them to play.

Summer in Turangi means peaceful walks along the river....kids jumping in for a swim when it's hot....wandering across the road at dawn to fish the Breakfast Pool and then back at dusk to dry fly fish Major Jones...barbecues on the back deck...long evenings playing board games or curling up with a good book (we have lots of those).

Winter in Turangi means lighting the fire in the lounge and, if it's really cold, getting the old coal range going as well (perfect for a long slow roast dinner or rice pudding)...skiing Whakapapa or Turoa - less than an hour from door to chairlift...then afterwards a long soak in the hot pools at Tokaanu...more fishing (nymphing the many pools up and down the river, maybe taking a short trip with your size 5 line to the Waimarino Stream)...... reading or playing games.

Winter and summer, spring and fall, lovely walks abound - or arduous hikes - whatever your preference. Cross the swing bridge and walk up to the Red Hut, pausing to watch the fishermen dotting the river.

Great starting point for the Tongariro Crossing, too.

Whatever the season, Turangi means RELAXING

Special conditions: Pets allowed with prior approval. Size 9 waders available. Expect to build a fire in the winter!

Facilities

  • Barbeque - Charcoal
  • Bath tub
  • Clothes dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD player
  • Easy access
  • Electric blankets
  • Fireplace
  • Freeview (TM)
  • Fridge
  • Internet (WiFi)
  • Microwave
  • Mobile coverage - Vodafone
  • Oven
  • Radio/Hi-Fi/Stereo
  • Shower
  • TV
  • Washing machine

Bed layouts

  • Back Bedroom

    1 x Double bed
    1 x Single bed

  • Master bedroom

    1 x Queen bed

  • Middle bedroom

    2 x Narrow single bed

Availability & rates*

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  • Extras: Cleaning $80.00 per stay (optional); Linen $5.00 per person (optional)
  • 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.

Rate period Week day Weekend/Holiday
Shoulder season tariff
05-Dec-16 to 15-Dec-16
$185+/night $185+/night
For up to 4 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $20/night; Children: $15/night;
5 night minimum stay
Peak Season
16-Dec-16 to 28-Feb-17
$200+/night $200+/night
For up to 4 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $20/night; Children: $15/night;
5 night minimum stay
Shoulder season tariff
01-Mar-17 to 31-Mar-17
$185+/night $185+/night
For up to 4 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $20/night; Children: $15/night;
5 night minimum stay
Low season tariff
01-Apr-17 to 12-Apr-17
$175+/night $175+/night
For up to 4 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $20/night; Children: $15/night;
5 night minimum stay
Shoulder season tariff
13-Apr-17 to 30-Apr-17
$185+/night $185+/night
For up to 4 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $20/night; Children: $15/night;
5 night minimum stay
Low season tariff
01-May-17 to 01-Sep-17
$175+/night $175+/night
For up to 4 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $20/night; Children: $15/night;
5 night minimum stay

*Pricing may vary depending on the dates you choose and the number of guests. Additional charges (extras) and minimum stay criteria may also apply. Bookings paid for through Bookabach online payments incur a 3% credit card transaction fee.

Reviews (25)

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  • Loved the family feel and 'old world' charm to this lodge

    Loved the family feel and 'old world' charm to this lodge. Fantastic position.

    Sombrero 100%|2x Apr 2016

  • It is a very well equipped and cosy batch

    It is a very well equipped and cosy batch. It is not modern at all but is still comfortable. It is in a fantastic location for the river for fishing and access to the Lake. We were there in summer but visited a nearby ski field easily.

    TeganE13 100%|1x Jan 2016

  • We loved this property, it had every imaginable thing we needed and...

    We loved this property, it had every imaginable thing we needed and was super comfy, also with a large and most importantly secure yard for our dogs to enjoy. I have rated 3 stars more from it is a little older but full of retro charm! I loved the solarium where you can just sit and read the day away in the sun and the backyard was like a secret forest the pooch's loved. Beautiful location right across from the river. We hope to visit again in Summer!

    McArdleJ 100%|7x Sep 2015

  • HI this was a great place for a family catch up with...

    HI this was a great place for a family catch up with dog's....super close to walkways and river. Wendy was lovely to deal and all the information so helpful. As stated by other reviewers the winter heating was superb.

    Nikki_An1 100%|2x Aug 2015

    Owner/manager responds:

    So pleased you enjoyed your stay!

    WendyThea 100%|67x

  • Cosy and has everything you need

    Cosy and has everything you need

    Evekennedy 100%|2x Jul 2015

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