Piwakawaka Cottage. - At peace with the world

Bach or holiday home | Okere Falls | #23596

9.8/10 (13 ratings)
  • 6 Guests
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 4 Beds
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • No Pets
  • No smoking


  • Five minutes walk to fish in the Kaituna or grab a coffee from Okere Falls Cafe
  • Extremely safe beach (with sand) for the children to play
  • Ten minutes to golf or Hells Gate Thermal area. Walk to the trout pools. Go by boat to the cafe.


N.B. Maximum number of ADULTS - SIX

Minimum 5 nights stay - Sorry no exceptions.

If you are looking for a comfy place to just go to and relax well this is it. You can lie on the couch and just watch the activity on the lake because the vista is changing all the time. You will certainly notice that each time you wake up!!

If you are into water sports it is a short 5 Knot boat ride and then you are away to various locations (wind dependant) for water ski-ing wake boarding or whatever.

Hamurana Golf Club has a nine hole course which is 15 minutes away towards Ngongataha.

To the keen fisho's, harling around the arm early morning and late evening can be productive. Nice fish to be caught spinning in the Kaituna just 5 minutes walk away or a short 5 minute drive to the trout pools. Map showing jigging and trolling spots around the Lake.

• Boat launching & retrieval at the Public Launching Ramp about 3 kms towards Rotorua. The Camp has closed to the Public 10/12/2014. Trailer storage at rear of the property. Please let me know if you are bringing a boat.

• Pizza Oven, Bring your PIZZA BASES and make your own Pizza's.

* Fish Smoker.

•Deposit: 20% or one night's charge (which ever is greater) due within 48 hours of booking being accepted

•Balance: 80% due 21 days before stay commences

Special conditions: Wheel Chair access through kitchen only. If you are interested and time allows for people without a boat I will be happy to take you for a fish down the Lake or to the hot pools or both on Alberta. Due to close proximity of neighbor we ask that music and fellowship outside be curtailed by 10:30pm. No open fires. (Council Law) No tents or additional overnight guests other than those booked. For your quiet enjoyment these same rules apply to your neighbor.


  • Barbecue - Gas
  • Clothes dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD player
  • Easy access
  • Electric blankets
  • Fireplace
  • Fridge
  • Internet (Broadband)
  • Internet (WiFi)
  • Microwave
  • Mobile coverage - Spark
  • Mobile coverage - Vodafone
  • Oven
  • Radio/Hi-Fi/Stereo
  • Shower
  • SKY TV ®
  • Toddler safe
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • Wheelchair access

Bed layouts

  • Accommodation Unit (Outside) Fully Insulated

    1 x Bunk bed
    1 x Queen bed

  • Double Bedroom

    1 x Bunk bed (single over double)

  • Master suite

    1 x Queen bed

Availability & rates*

Maybe booked

  • Cleaning: Visitors to clean-up and leave the property as found.
  • Linen: Bring your own linen
Rate period Week day Weekend/Holiday
High season tariff
18-Nov-17 to 31-Jan-19
$350/night $350/night
5 night minimum stay
Default Tariff
01-Feb-19 to 18-Feb-19
$350/night $350/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. Service fees may also apply.

Reviews (13)

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  • Wonderful property, location, very well presented and had everything we needed

    Wonderful property, location, very well presented and had everything we needed. Pizza oven was a bonus. Our family had a superb week staying at Piwakawaka and hope to be back at stage.

    ChrisPa5 100%|2x May 2017

  • Was a great bach in a beautiful location! loved having the jetty...

    Was a great bach in a beautiful location! loved having the jetty for our boat which made it super easy to get out and enjoy the lake. Great cafe nearby. We had an awesome holiday there!

    CliveandHelenG 100%|1x Feb 2017

  • Property is fantastic

    Property is fantastic. Very well equipped, tidy. clean and the beds are super comfortable! The only thing that wasn't perfect was the weather!

    JessH31 100%|1x Jan 2017

  • Amazing property

    Amazing property. It had everything we needed and a beautiful location. Really enjoyed the small walk to Okere Falls Store and being lakeside. Thanks!

    angent266 100%|4x Jan 2017

  • SUPERB!!! The property is the best equipped bach we have ever stayed...

    SUPERB!!! The property is the best equipped bach we have ever stayed in. Prime location, very clean with lovely furnishings. Loved the pizza oven, bbq, jetty for our boat, and the kayaks were a great bonus too. Really enjoyed the Manupirua hot pools, Hongi's walk, and of course being so close to our favourite garden bar - the Okere Falls Store. Loved everything about our stay and can't wait to return!

    Kelli&ScottH 100%|1x Jan 2016

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