Happiness at the Lake, Kuratau

Bach or holiday home | Kuratau | #26248

9.7/10 (18 ratings)
  • 8 Guests
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 7 Beds
  • 1 Bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • No Pets
  • No smoking


Breathe in the fresh lake air as you marvel at the magical views of Southern Lake Taupo and its surrounding landscapes, Kuratau is soul food at its best.

We invite you to stay with us.....

When staying at a traditional Kiwi Bach, like ours, guests bring their own linen (sheets, pillowcase, duvet cover, tea-towels) and do their own cleaning. If you would prefer to pay for a clean, please make comment in your booking request and we will provide you with cleaning rates and details.


Our bach is nestled in a sunny sheltered position, this modern well appointed 3 bedroom bach has everything that you need to make the most of your stay in Kuratau. Kickback and relax or partake in the many recreational activities available on your doorstep year round, all from the comfort of this home from home.

The open plan living area has plenty of space for everyone, a large flat screen TV, DVD player, sky box (BYO card) and stereo. From here, step out to the garden - a large private flat lawn ideal for ball games, BBQ for summer entertaining and a fish smoker for your catch of the day! Or cosy up in front of the gas fire on those colder winter nights and enjoy a movie or board game.

The kitchen has everything you need to cook up a storm, including oven, microwave, blender, crock pot, electric fry pan, lots of pots/pans/crockery/etc and a dishwasher to do the hard work for you while you enjoy a freshly brewed cappuccino.

The newly appointed Bunk bedroom has 2 x new single bunk beds and a wall mounted flat screen TV with USB drive full of children's movies, as well as books, toys and games. Cot, high chair and baby bouncer available.

The garage is a recreational treasure trove with kayaks, life jackets and wetsuits in assorted sizes, bike and child bike seat, children's bike helmets, assorted toys for the large garden and lots of inflatables for some lake fun!

Kuratau is a safe swimming spot, has easy boat access to the lake, trout fishing at river and lake and many walking / biking / bush tracks.

10 mins to Tokaanu - Hot Pools, white water rafting. 15 mins to Turangi – boat charters, Tongariro River Trail, National Trout Centre, golf and gateway to Tongariro National Park - Whakapapa ski-field is about 50 mins away.

The perfect halfway stop between Wellington and Auckland, 1 night stays available.

Special conditions:

BYO linen and DIY clean preferred.

1 night only stays available (mandatory BYO linen and; DIY clean).


  • Barbecue - Gas
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD player
  • Fireplace
  • Fridge
  • Highchair
  • Kayak(s)
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Radio/Hi-Fi/Stereo
  • SKY TV ®
  • TV
  • Washing machine

Bed layouts

  • Bunk room

    5 x Single bed

  • Double bedroom

    1 x Double bed

  • Queen bedroom

    1 x Queen bed


Maybe booked

*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 (18)

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  • Excellent spot, very private and has all the home comforts

    Excellent spot, very private and has all the home comforts. Really enjoyed it.

    KarenMa70 100%|2x Feb 2018

    Owner/manager responds:

    Great to hear you enjoyed your stay and hope this weekend went well. Thanks for being excellent guests with good communication and treating our property well. It was left in excellent condition. Hope to have you back again soon.

    micher95 100%|5x

  • Great bach, has everything you need! We really enjoyed our stay here...

    Great bach, has everything you need! We really enjoyed our stay here and the hosts were superfriendly! Lots of "extras" in the garage which was like a treasure trove for the kids! Unfortunately we couldn't get the kayaks down to the lake as they would have been too heavy to carry and we couldn't fit them in our car... had an amazing time though and the lake is absolutely divine! Hope to be back sometime!

    rebetz587 100%|11x Jan 2018

    Owner/manager responds:

    Thanks for being excellent guests and leaving the property in great condition and great to hear you enjoyed your stay. Hope to have you back again sometime.

    micher95 100%|5x

  • Very clean tidy modern house, in great condition...

    Very clean tidy modern house, in great condition. Very warm and cosy with the heaters on. Son loved the big tv with kids movies in the bunk room!

    LauraSh6 100%|2x Aug 2017

  • We had a wonderful stay at this bach

    We had a wonderful stay at this bach. It was so convenient to go to the snow fields and also really close to the beautiful lake. The property was really well appointed, it had everything we needed for a wonderful weekend. Toasty and warm, super comfortable beds and a very well equipped kitchen. We really enjoyed the music collection and the kids enjoyed the games. Thank you so much and we will definitely be back!

    cyruar577 100%|55x Jul 2017

    Owner/manager responds:

    We would love to have you all back again. Thanks for being so easy to deal with and treating the property so well.

    micher95 100%|5x

  • Nice quiet location down a driveway

    Nice quiet location down a driveway

    sarace376 100%|7x Apr 2017

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