Aranui Lake House (Lake Maraetai)

Bach or holiday home | Mangakino | #28978

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


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.

NOTE: Under Kiwi bach tradition you are expected to: Clean the house and do the dishes before you leave; Bring your own linen (towels/sheets/tea towels);


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

Bed layouts

  • Bunk Room

    5 x Single bed

  • Master Bedroom

    1 x Queen bed


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*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 (64)

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  • Nice and clean, good clear instructions, well stocked and 5 mins walk...

    Nice and clean, good clear instructions, well stocked and 5 mins walk to the water. Would come again!

    Liz S. Mar 2019

  • Had a really good stay

    Had a really good stay. Only gripe would be request to take our rubbish away as i would assume owners pay rates for this service. Otherwise all positives.

    Trevor N. Feb 2019

  • Great renovated holiday house with deck and glimpse of the lake

    Great renovated holiday house with deck and glimpse of the lake. Mangakino is a lovely spot for a quiet holiday.

    Craig B. Nov 2018

  • 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

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