Magic Lake and River Edge accommodation

Bach or holiday home | Nukuhau | #21159

8.6/10 (87 ratings)
  • 4 Guests
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 3 Beds
  • 1 Bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • No Pets
  • No smoking


  • Located on the banks of the Waikato River over-looking the Nukuhau Marina and Taupo Boat Harbour
  • Only a short walk to town and a selection of wonderful shops, great cafes and resturants.
  • The perfect location if participating or just spectating any of Taupo's many great events.

Riverside Base is just that - the perfect place to base yourself for your stay when you are visiting and enjoying Taupo and the wonderful Volcanic Plateau in the Central North Island of New Zealand.

Riverside Base is a is a Lockwood designed and built home and is perfect for a couple, the family or a small group of friends . It is ideally located on the banks of the Waikato River,directly opposite the Riverside Park and Taupo Domain. Riverside Base offers the perfect place to base yourself to enjoy a weekend, a week, or an even longer stay in the beautiful Lake Taupo region.

The house is fully self-contained with everything you need for a few days away (or longer). It comfortably sleeps 4 to 5 guests and is ideally set-up for families or couples.

You are literally only meters from the waters edge and have views looking out over the Taupo Boat Harbour, Nukuhau Boat Ramp, Riverside Park and the Waikato River mouth.

Riverside Base is also a great place to stay if you are wanting to explore the Tongariro National Park or walk the superb Tongariro Alpine Crossing. Some of NZ's best mountain bike tracks are only a few minutes riding away and the opportunity to fish one of the world's best known trout regions is really only a matter of dropping the boat in the lake or a short drive to any of the near-by rivers and streams.

Riverside Base offers the ideal place to stay to relax and enjoy the beautiful and exciting Lake Taupo region and the wonderful Central Plateau.

Garaging, storage and boat parking all available.

As Riverside Base is only metres from the edge of Lake Taupo and the Waikato River, and we have our own little neighbourhood beach it's an ideal place for a swim. Guests can also use our kayaks, there is a small cost of $15 per day per kayak ($25 for 2 days or $30 for 3 days or more). Price includes kayak, paddle, seat, life jacket and dry bag (if desired). Best to let us know prior to your stay if you think you’d like to book the kayaks.


  • Barbecue - Gas
  • Boat ramp
  • Canoe(s)
  • Cot available
  • DVD player
  • Easy access
  • Electric blankets
  • Fireplace
  • Freeview (TM)
  • Fridge
  • Internet (Broadband)
  • Internet (WiFi)
  • Kayak(s)
  • Life jackets
  • Microwave
  • Mobile coverage - Spark
  • Mobile coverage - Vodafone
  • Oven
  • Radio/Hi-Fi/Stereo
  • Shower
  • SKY TV ® - BYO decoder
  • Special events venue
  • TV
  • Washing machine

Bed layouts

  • Lounge

  • Main Bedroom

    1 x Queen bed

  • Second Bedroom

    2 x King single bed


Maybe booked

  • Extras: Cleaning $40.00 per stay (optional); Linen $30.00 per stay (optional)
  • Multi-night stay: Get 1 FREE night when you stay for 6 nights or longer. Not valid for periods where a last minute discount applies. Free night applies to lowest priced night. Excludes school & public holidays.

  • Gifts & giveaways: In Taupo for work, take advantage of our new 'Long-Stay' deals: 5 Nights - $455.00 Arrive Sunday, Depart Friday (including linen and cleaning). 4 Nights - $415.00 Arrive Monday, Depart Friday

*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 (94)

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  • Dealing with Book a Bach was a really bad experience this time...

    Dealing with Book a Bach was a really bad experience this time as no one gone back to our enquiry quickly. Our first booking was sent back and the second I had to ask the owner what was happening. Book a bach has changed the way they do things and I was very frustrated and let down by their service. The house itself was fine but cold and the heater not big enough for the time of year. We did not want to light the fire being there only three days! The fridge did not appear to be working.

    AnneOdumesi new member May 2018

  • Location great, very clean and tidy home, will stay again, would be...

    Location great, very clean and tidy home, will stay again, would be helpful if there were stays on the bedroom windows as it was very hot and we were not able to leave bedroom windows open to let some breeze in, otherwise very comfortable and just down the road from the lake for a very refreshing swim.

    WendyB 100%|2x Apr 2018

  • good location

    good location

    MaryB987 100%|2x Jan 2018

  • The property was small but it was nice and was very comforting

    The property was small but it was nice and was very comforting. Had heaps of games and dvds to enjoy.

    Angie new member Jan 2018

  • Great location, within walking distance from town and easy access to mountain...

    Great location, within walking distance from town and easy access to mountain bike trails. The property was tidy, clean and comfortable (with an unexpected bonus being the large selection of recent movies which kept us entertained in the evenings!)

    KaraD196 new member Jan 2018

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