Aranui Lake House (Lake Maraetai), Mangakino

Bach or holiday home | Mangakino | #28978

9.8/10 (47 ratings)
  • 6 people
  • 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 clean, tidy and sunny bach, well located to capitalise on all the local attractions this area offers, such as:

LAKE MARAETAI: a water-sports paradise and an under-fished paradise 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.


  • Barbecue - Gas
  • Bath tub
  • Boat ramp
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD player
  • Easy access
  • Fireplace
  • Freeview (TM)
  • Fridge
  • 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

Availability & rates*

Maybe booked

  • Cleaning: Visitors to clean-up and leave the property as found.
  • Linen: Bring your own linen
  • Multi-night stay: Get 1 FREE night when you stay for 5 nights or longer. Not valid for periods where a last minute discount applies. Free night applies to lowest priced night. Excludes school & public holidays.

Rate period Week day Weekend/Holiday
20-Jan-17 to 20-Apr-18
$110+/night $110+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $10/night; Children: $5/night;

*Pricing may vary depending on the dates you choose and the number of guests. Additional charges (extras) and minimum stay criteria may also apply. Bookings paid for through Bookabach online payments incur a 3% credit card transaction fee.

Reviews (47)

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  • Clean, bright and tidy

    Clean, bright and tidy. Excellent location.

    karlck291 100%|6x Jan 2017

  • Excellent location to the lake, easy walking distance

    Excellent location to the lake, easy walking distance. So quiet....hear the birds sing!! Just delightful sunny rear deck to relax and read a book. Very well equipped Bach.

    LesleyTa4 new member Dec 2016

  • Lovely light sunny warm homely bach, we will be back!

    Lovely light sunny warm homely bach, we will be back!

    Sue Clay 100%|4x Dec 2016

  • Beautiful little bach, well appointed, a real delight

    Beautiful little bach, well appointed, a real delight. Looking forward to an excuse to stay again sometime.

    richns82 100%|6x Nov 2016

  • This bach is really well equiped and is very cosy

    This bach is really well equiped and is very cosy. We would love to come back and try out kayaking on the lake. The BBQ and heatpump made our night at Mango Bach. There is also enough room for a big family for the perfect summer holiday. The location is good to for mountain biking and lake activities and even shopping in Taupo. I would definitely recommend staying here!

    Sreinhardt25 100%|3x Oct 2016

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