Tapatoru lodge, cosy ski bach/mountain bike base

Bach or holiday home | Ohakune | #31432

7.3/10 (19 ratings)
  • 5 people
  • 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

Availability & rates*

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

Rate period Week day Weekend/Holiday
Shoulder season tariff
23-Oct-16 to 30-Nov-16
$85/night $95/night
Summer high season tariff
01-Dec-16 to 28-Feb-17
$90/night $110/night
Shoulder season tariff
01-Mar-17 to 31-May-17
$85/night $95/night
Winter high season tariff
01-Jun-17 to 30-Sep-17
$160/night $190/night
2 night minimum stay
Shoulder season tariff
01-Oct-17 to 30-Nov-17
$85/night $95/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 (19)

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  • would go back to this property again - thank you

    would go back to this property again - thank you

    nigelkarl 100%|3x Oct 2016

  • Great location and all you need for a skiing holiday

    Great location and all you need for a skiing holiday. Could do with a couple of the basics being replaced (rusty toaster and toilet brush). Otherwise very comfortable stay. We will book again

    bridnk387 100%|4x Oct 2016

  • Lovely place for a family

    Lovely place for a family. No microwave but everything else was fine. Paradise for children: lots of interesting toys !

    EmmaBo13 100%|1x Jul 2016

  • Lovely place for a family

    Lovely place for a family. No microwave but everything else was fine. Paradise for children: lots of interesting toys !

    EmmaBo13 100%|1x Jul 2016

  • Location is fantastic and easy access to all facilities

    Location is fantastic and easy access to all facilities. A basic home away from home. House a bit cold, especially the bathroom. Could do with having an extra heater in lounge as the old open fire does not throw out much heat and takes a while to heat the house.

    sallll944 100%|3x Jul 2016

    Owner/manager responds:

    You'll be pleased to know we have upgraded the insulation, and now provide coal during the height of winter. Thanks for your feedback :0)

    JaiB4423 94%|19x

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