Smoked Trout - Lake Tarawera Holiday Home

Bach or holiday home | Lake Tarawera | #26626

8.4/10 (27 ratings)
  • 8 Guests
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 5 Beds
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • No Pets
  • No smoking


Smoked Trout is a 3 bedroom 2 bathroom Lake Tarawera bach. Enjoy a comfortable stay in this older style bach located in peaceful surrounds and boasting magnificent views of Lake Tarawera!

This Lake Tarawera bach is a comfortably furnished two level home. On the upper level there is a lounge, two bedrooms, 1 with a king bed and 1 with 2 bunks plus a trundle bed (Please note that double bedroom is accessed via the bunk room) and a bathroom. Outside, there is a big deck perfect for soaking up some sun and getting stuck into a good book.

Lake Tarawera has pristine water quality and is well known for its excellent trout fishing. This bach is ideal for kicking back and letting life slow right down. Blue Lake and Lake Okareka are nearby and perfect for all boating activity - particularly water skiing and biscuiting! Take out the single Kayak (lifejackets included) for a great day in the water and sun! For a chill-out at the house, enjoy an extensive collection of books, videos and board games!

Across the lake is the outlet, where the walkway follows what is commonly known as the disappearing stream. Walk further down the track and you descend down a cliff face, and once at the bottom you can look back and see the disappearing stream re-appear. This cliff face has a waterfall.

Smoked Trout is also close to the famous buried village, a fascinating day trip to add to your itinerary.

Welcome to a piece of paradise at Lake Tarawera!

Special conditions: Steps leading to second floor are quite steep and carpet at the top of the stairs is becoming threadbare, extra caution is required. There is no mobile reception at this property There are a variety of lifejackets in different sizes available for guest use with the kayak Ample boat parking at top of steep driveway although not suitable for a large boat. Minimum nights, cleaning costs, a service fee and other special conditions may apply. Visit the Bachcare website to get an instant and accurate quote for your stay.


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

Bed layouts

  • Bedroom 1

    1 x Double bed

  • Bedroom 2

    1 x King bed

  • Bedroom 3

    1 x Bunk bed
    1 x Single bed

  • Lounge 1

    Other sleeping area

    1 x Fold-out sofa bed


Maybe booked

  • Extras: Cleaning $POA (required); Linen $25.00 per person (optional)

*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 (27)

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  • Typical Kiwi Bach

    Typical Kiwi Bach. Great views. Needs a little bit of maintenance but otherwise an enjoyable stay.

    Carolyn_Prescott 100%|9x Jul 2018

    Owner/manager responds:

    Great to hear you enjoyed this spot and your stay Carolyn! Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. Cheers, Jessie

    Bachcare 97%|6487x

  • This Bach has received 5 stars from me because of the view

    This Bach has received 5 stars from me because of the view. Every time we walked out on to the deck we were consistently blown away. A mere 15 minutes from Rotorua and next to beautiful lakes, the location was perfect. The Bach is dated but quirky. The split level accommodation with 2 bathrooms provided privacy for both parties. This Bach had everything we needed and then some. Fireplace, comfy beds and hot showers. Am already planning to rebook for next year.

    LanceSi2 new member Mar 2018

    Owner/manager responds:

    Appreciate you taking the time to leave us a review, Lance! We're so glad you enjoyed the house. Sounds like you had a great time away, and we'd love to accommodate your group again for your next escape! - Phoebe

    Bachcare 97%|6487x

  • Great lake views but run down and poorly maintained bach with many...

    Great lake views but run down and poorly maintained bach with many issues.

    jackcr17 100%|2x Jan 2018

    Owner/manager responds:

    Thanks for your feedback Jack. Your specific comments have been passed onto our team who will get onto them right away. Hope you enjoyed this classic kiwi bach regardless of the issues and still had a good time away. Cheers, Phoebe

    Bachcare 97%|6487x

  • This bach has outstanding views and is very private

    This bach has outstanding views and is very private. My brother-in-law had to fix the oven door as it would not shut completely. Only one element on the stove worked - two elements had no thermostat and stayed on full - one element did not work at all. Our Bachcare manager was to return with more rubbish bags but didn't ...

    nicoie847 100%|12x Jan 2018

    Owner/manager responds:

    Thanks for your review Nicoie847. Great to hear you enjoyed the property views! I've passed on your feedback re the oven and stove to our team. We hope to see you again next time you're visiting the area. Cheers, Jessie

    Bachcare 97%|6487x

  • We had an amazing, comfortable stay

    We had an amazing, comfortable stay.  The beds were so comfy.  Each of us commented on how great the sleep was the following morning and after our day travelling about were happy to know that on return to the bach we would be enjoying our sleep once again. We found the bach homely and typically kiwi comfort which suited our needs and budget and would happily stay again.  It is wonderfully set in bushland surroundings,  relaxing, with the most beautiful view of Lake Tarawera.

    MariaAl10 new member Aug 2017

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