Tapatoru lodge, cosy ski bach/mountain bike base

Bach or holiday home | Ohakune | #31432

7.7/10 (37 ratings)
  • 5 Guests
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 4 Beds
  • 1 Bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • No Pets
  • No smoking


  • 20 minute drive to Turoa ski field
  • Visor fire with free wood
  • Deck and private garden facing mountain

This cosy A-frame bach is a perfect place for family and friends to enjoy their mountain break together. Privately owned on a quiet street that is also walking distance to both the main drag of Ohakune township and the bars offered by the junction - there are also two children's playgrounds, a skate park, mountain biking tracks and plenty of bush walks nearby. Just a 20 minute drive to the Turoa ski fields, or a 25 minute drive to Wanganui river for picnics and kayaking in the summer, and plenty to occupy you closer to home.

The comfortable living space is heated by a visor fire with wood provided - perfect for a chilly evening with mulled wine. There is also a deck and private garden area for summer BBQs. The bach has a stylish mid-century feel, with beautiful vintage finds complementing the fully equipped kitchen and comfortable bedrooms. The downstairs room sleeps two in single beds that could be pushed together to make a double, and upstairs is a double bed and one single. (Please note this room is accessed by a ladder).

We have two young children, so you will find books and toys, including a train track, lego and pole tennis, that you are welcome to enjoy (but please do leave them behind). The oven has proven itself perfect for baking as well.

There is also a drying room for your wet gear, with a washing machine and clothes airer you are welcome to use. There is one off-street parking space out the front, and plenty of parking on the road.

In town you will find a New World supermarket, plus some fantastic bars, cafes and takeaways. We recommend Eat for paleo and gluten free lunches, cafe Utopia for morning coffee or afternoon tea, and Captain 'Kune's Fish n' Chips for an easy evening meal. There are two lovely play areas, plus a short river walk the kids will love. There is also a stream you can take a dip in during summer. On a rainy day why not visit the indoor skate park, or the local climbing wall? Or take a drive to Raethi to see the church.

Special conditions: Families and mixed groups preferred please. Note the upstairs room is not suitable for very young children or people with mobility problems - our children sleep in the room downstairs.


  • Clothes dryer
  • Easy access
  • Fireplace
  • Fridge
  • Mobile coverage - Spark
  • Mobile coverage - Vodafone
  • Oven
  • Radio/Hi-Fi/Stereo
  • Shower
  • Washing machine

Bed layouts

  • Lower bedroom

    Cosy downstairs bedroom, perfect for young children, with two single beds that could be joined to make a double.

    2 x Single bed

  • Upper bedroom

    Large and private mezzanine floor with a king double and a single bed

    1 x King bed
    1 x Single bed


Maybe booked

  • Cleaning: Visitors to clean-up and leave the property as found.
  • Linen: Bring your own linen.
  • Mates rates: 20% off for members with 3 positive reviews from other Owners/Managers

*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 (37)

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  • Cute little house

    Cute little house. Good location and very tidy. Kids loved the board games and toys.Would stay again.

    LauraMc32 100%|1x May 2018

  • We really loved our stay, was nice and simple

    We really loved our stay, was nice and simple. Had a little problem with wasps though other then that was awesome, will definitely be back again Thank you

    huiaolsen24 new member Apr 2018

  • Location is 20 minutes walk from the rail station and 20 minutes...

    Location is 20 minutes walk from the rail station and 20 minutes walk in to town. It is a long walk to the recycling and rubbish centre.

    veroon700 100%|2x Apr 2018

    Owner/manager responds:

    It's a ten to fifteen minute walk into town, we do it with our kids regularly. Yes both the station and the recycling centre are quite out of the way. However we could have helped out if we had known you didn't have access to a vehicle. I'm happy to be contacted by guests during their stay with these sorts of problems.

    JaiB4423 97%|39x

  • Cute little place

    Cute little place. We would stay again

    Kapow65 new member Feb 2018

  • We loved this cosy house and the kids were very happy with...

    We loved this cosy house and the kids were very happy with the games. There is an easy access to all beautifull tracks around.

    KarineS7 100%|5x Jan 2018

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