Aranui Lake House (Lake Maraetai), Mangakino

Bach or holiday home | Mangakino | #28978

9.7/10 (51 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

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
Default Tariff
21-Nov-17 to 21-Feb-19
$180+/night $180+/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. Service fees may also apply.

Reviews (51)

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  • Great location for the event we’re doing over the weekend

    Great location for the event we’re doing over the weekend.

    JohnO66 100%|1x Nov 2017

  • Lovely peaceful atmosphere, clean and tidy with everything we asked for

    Lovely peaceful atmosphere, clean and tidy with everything we asked for. Many thanks ??

    Tango22 100%|6x Mar 2017

  • Amazing

    Amazing. I'd never heard of Lake Maraetai but it's fantastic. We'll definitely go back. The house is great, especially with a toddler. Fully fenced and safe.

    emilrt372 100%|4x Feb 2017

  • Everything you need for a relaxing weekend away

    Everything you need for a relaxing weekend away.

    belinda_jane 100%|3x Feb 2017

  • Clean, bright and tidy

    Clean, bright and tidy. Excellent location.

    karlck291 100%|7x Jan 2017

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