Waipapa Retreat - Tranquil fully equipped house

Bach or holiday home | Turangi | #3631

8.7/10 (29 ratings)
  • 8 Guests
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 6 Beds
  • 1 Bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • No Pets
  • No smoking


  • Great access to Central Plateau and ski fields of Whakapapa
  • Fantastic location for trout fishing
  • Perfect family house with lots of activities nearby

Directly across from the Bridge Fishing Pool on the Tongariro River. Peaceful and spacious, Waipapa Retreat is a well-equipped holiday home set in a large, fully fenced and sunny section with rural views. Living areas recently renovated. With very comfy beds and couches and a lovely warm fire.

This is a warm and very comfortable holiday home that is great value for money. It is always very popular with families, anglers and skiers- so get in early!

Children's playground, bush walks and the Tongariro River all a stone's throw from the front door. Toys and DVDs, firewood and lots of creature comforts provided. Please see our guest book for all the things other guests have loved about staying here.

For families with babies/toddlers, we have a proper wooden cot with luxury inner sprung mattress as well as a Phil n Ted's Me Too highchair.

Our large garden is full of fruit trees and has a huge picnic table. There is a flat reserve across road between house and river is perfect for perfecting your golf swing, your casting technique or for the kids to play cricket within view while you enjoy a drink in the front garden.

When you book with us, we can email you with a guide to the local area. Turangi is approximately 35 mins drive from the Whakapapa ski field (Mt Ruapehu) and 5-10 mins to Lake Taupo (Southern end). Tokaanu hotpools are a 5 min drive away. The Tongariro River Trail starts 5 mins from the door and now includes a fantastic loop mountain bike trail suitable for children from the Tongariro Bridge to Red Hut, via the Trout Hatchery. There are also kids bike trails around the Tongariro Area school and along the mosaic walkway from the house through to the i-Site in the town centre.

Special conditions: *Cleaning fee applies for all rentals. * Firewood supplied. * If you require linen - please tell us in your enquiry * Strictly no smoking in the house


  • Bath tub
  • Clothes dryer
  • Cot available
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD player
  • Easy access
  • Fireplace
  • Freeview (TM)
  • Fridge
  • Highchair
  • Microwave
  • Mobile coverage - Spark
  • Mobile coverage - Vodafone
  • Oven
  • Radio/Hi-Fi/Stereo
  • Shower
  • Toddler safe
  • TV
  • Washing machine

Bed layouts

  • Bedroom 1

    1 x Bunk bed
    1 x Queen bed

  • Bedroom 2

    1 x Cot
    1 x Queen bed

  • Bunk room

    1 x Bunk bed
    1 x Bunk bed (single over double)


Maybe booked

  • Extras: Cleaning $50.00 per stay (required); Linen $15.00 per person (optional)
  • Gifts & giveaways: RETURNING GUEST DISCOUNT If you have rented Waipapa Retreat previously, please let us know and we will give you a $10 a night discount for your return visit.

*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 (61)

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  • Great place would def stay again

    Great place would def stay again

    JasmineCr2 100%|3x Aug 2017

  • Great location handy to town and mountain

    Great location handy to town and mountain. Good fire, plenty of dry wood. Had a great time at the mountain with our grandchildren. Thanks for the stay

    angery370 100%|3x Jul 2017

  • The fire at this property was great, there was plenty of bedding...

    The fire at this property was great, there was plenty of bedding and the kitchen was well stocked. On the downside though, it needs a very good clean and a pest treatment (wasps inside and a couple of cockroaches in the kitchen cupboards). The gardens also need a really good tidy up. Problems with the appliances too - the washing machine didn't work properly (clothes come out saturated even after 4 spin cycles), the dryer doesn't work and the elements on the stove are extremely hot.

    DanielEr1 100%|2x Jun 2017

  • Great location,walking distance to the river and town centre

    Great location,walking distance to the river and town centre. My family enjoy their stay at Waipapa. We found it so relaxing and the locals were so friendly....

    DebbieGr19 100%|1x Jan 2017

  • Central to Turangi township

    Central to Turangi township. Tidy house, lots of room, great section for our kids to run around on, handy to the Mtn, hotpools, the Tongariro River, and to Taupo. Had everything we needed for a great get-a-way. We'll definately be coming back again.

    MikeC825 100%|1x Oct 2016

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