Aranui Lake House (Lake Maraetai), Mangakino

Bach or holiday home | Mangakino | #28978

9.7/10 (61 ratings)
  • 6 Guests
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 3 Beds
  • 1 Bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • Pets ok
  • No smoking


  • A gentle roll to the boat ramp (you'll be in the water before your coffee is cold).
  • Lake view (you can see the water conditions while cooking your bacon & eggs).
  • Sun-drenched deck to catch those rays while sipping your cider.

Aranui Lake House is a beautifully renovated, brilliantly set up and sunny bach, well located to capitalise on all the local attractions this area offers, such as:

LAKE MARAETAI: a water-sport paradise and an under-fished lake for trout fishing.

MANGAKINO GOLF CLUB: a great little course right on the shores of the lake.

WAIKATO RIVER TRAILS: 100k's of well maintained mountain bike or walking tracks catering to all levels along New Zealand's longest river - the mighty Waikato.

THE TIMBER TRAILS: close by is the 85km Timber Trails (in the Pureora Forest); you can walk or ride on some of the highest and longest suspension bridges in New Zealand, weaving its way through ancient forest, across ancestral lands of local Maori tribes, and along part of the historic Ongarue Tramway.

MANGAKINO MOTO-X PARK: with all weather tracks, its natural terrain is a major drawcard; two tracks, one for juniors and the other for senior riders.

SKI FIELDS: Mangakino is an easy drive to some of NZ's best ski fields.

MANGAKINO ITSELF: a quaint village in heartland NZ, well resourced with great cafes and local services (and an easy drive to Taupo or Rotorua).

A range of games, puzzles, activities and kids DVD's are available in the bach for your family to enjoy. A couple of kayaks, a SUP and a range of sports equipment are also available for some family fun.

Mangakino is 39k's from Tokoroa, 55k's from Taupo, 72k's from Rotorua - so it's close to a host of activities for easy day trips.

Special conditions: Pets allowed with prior approval (outside only - garage available). Tents ok on the lawn. Smoke and meth alarms installed.


  • Barbecue - Gas
  • Bath tub
  • Boat ramp
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD player
  • Easy access
  • Fireplace
  • Freeview (TM)
  • Fridge
  • Heat pump - Aircon
  • Kayak(s)
  • Life jackets
  • Microwave
  • Mobile coverage - Spark
  • Mobile coverage - Vodafone
  • Oven
  • Radio/Hi-Fi/Stereo
  • Shower
  • Toddler safe
  • TV
  • Washing machine

Bed layouts

  • Bunk Room

    2 x Bunk bed

  • Master Bedroom

    1 x Queen bed


Maybe booked

  • Cleaning: Visitors to clean-up and leave the property as found.
  • Linen: Bring your own linen.

*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 (61)

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  • We (partner and kiddies) here for a little weekend away from Tauranga...

    We (partner and kiddies) here for a little weekend away from Tauranga and we absolutely LOVED it! Such a beautiful, clean, warm and welcoming bach, a short walk to the lake/playground/shops it was perfect, exactly what we needed, we'll definitely be back!

    Becca44 100%|1x Apr 2018

  • Fantastic property

    Fantastic property. Great Reno, fresh & comfortable. Great place to come back to after a days riding.

    PaulFinch71 100%|1x Apr 2018

  • Beautiful bach! Excellent location

    Beautiful bach! Excellent location.

    karlck291 100%|11x Mar 2018

  • Great property, styled beautifully, everything you need

    Great property, styled beautifully, everything you need.

    AngelaF8 100%|5x Mar 2018

  • Love this place! Second time we have stayed here...

    Love this place! Second time we have stayed here. Place is spotless and modern. We will be back!

    RebeccaHa50 100%|2x Feb 2018

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