Tongariro River - Trout Heaven Cottage

Bach or holiday home | Turangi | #7579

8.8/10 (29 ratings)
  • 8 people
  • 3 bedrooms
  • 6 beds
  • 1 bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • Pets ok
  • No smoking


  • Te Kopu (Cherry Tree) Reserve, Tongariro River-Trout Heaven
  • Tongariro River, Turangi
  • Mountain Views, 1/2 hour to ski field, 1/2 hour to Taupo

Charming character kiwi bach beside Cherry Tree Reserve - 1/2 minute walk to the Tongariro River - excellent fishing, fabulous walks, mountain bike tracks - quiet laid-back holidaying, or full-on activities if you prefer:

White water rafting, 18 hole golf course, horse trekking, hot pools and fascinating Trout Hatchery all nearby.

Mountain Views, 1/2 hour to ski field, 1/2 hour to Taupo. 20 minutes to start of Tongariro Crossing - one of the top 5 one-day treks in the world! 5 minute drive to Tokaanu boat ramp on Lake Taupo.

Great local cafes - world class coffee & food available at The Creel (almost next door), rock climbing wall, swimming pool complex, mini golf, comprehensive supermarket all in walking distance.

Bach has grunty woodburner providing unlimited hot water; electric blankets on some beds, duvets & pillows supplied, but you will need your own sheets, pillowcases and towels.

Several board games for the children. The pantry is full of all the staple items - Tea, Coffee, Milo, flour, sugar etc. You are welcome to use anything you find. We only ask that if you finish something in the pantry, please replace it. Washing powder and dishwasher powder, detergent etc are all there.

We have some very 'rustic' ancient bicycles in the shed you can use. Ample parking for boats and cars.

Please note: This is a cosy, quirky family bach - not a sterile 'hotel style' accommodation.

Special conditions: 2 night minimum stay. BOOK FOR 7 NIGHTS & ONLY PAY FOR 6! 1/2 Deposit payable on confirmation of rental - balance payable before rental period begins, unless otherwise negotiated - Direct Credit to our bank account. Strictly no smoking inside bach - thanks. Guests not to exceed 8 - it places too much strain on the bathroom facilities! Linen is available on request @ $25 per person.


  • Barbecue - Gas
  • Bath tub
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD player
  • Easy access
  • Electric blankets
  • Fireplace
  • Freeview (TM)
  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Mobile coverage - Spark
  • Mobile coverage - Vodafone
  • Oven
  • Pool table
  • Radio/Hi-Fi/Stereo
  • Shower
  • TV
  • Washing machine

Bed layouts

  • Bedroom 2

    1 x Mattress/Futon/Air bed
    1 x Queen bed
    1 x Single bed

  • Bedroom 3

    2 x Single bed

  • Main Bedroom

    1 x King 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 7 nights or longer. Not valid for periods where a last minute discount applies. Free night applies to lowest priced night.

Rate period Week day Weekend/Holiday
Good Value
22-Oct-16 to 31-Dec-17
$125/night $125/night
2 night minimum stay

*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 (60)

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  • Perfect house for our family and friends to stay! Lovely big outdoor...

    Perfect house for our family and friends to stay! Lovely big outdoor area, and just on the river. Fire and plenty of room inside, and great food and coffee just down the road.

    StaceyPi2 new member Oct 2016

  • Excellent location

    Excellent location

    anthte930 100%|3x Aug 2016

  • Great location, comfortable kiwiana bach

    Great location, comfortable kiwiana bach. Lots of space and a relaxing comfortable bach.

    PeterHu19 new member Jul 2016

  • The location is fantastic if you want to go for a trout...

    The location is fantastic if you want to go for a trout fish or a walk. At the time we went it was a little cold but there was plenty of fire wood available. We did have 4 kids with us & found the bedrooms quite cold. No heaters for the rooms were available for our use. The fire place once cranking kept the lounge cozy as.

    andrge959 100%|3x Jul 2016

    Owner/manager responds:

    Sorry about the lack of heaters in the bedrooms Andrea - they were stolen by a previous 'guest' :( We are replacing them this weekend.

    suzaon193 100%|81x

  • The batch had good features but was let down by the following: 1

    The batch had good features but was let down by the following: 1. The place was dirty. I don't mean a bit of dust on the lampshade, but surfaces greasy, the bathroom not cleaned, crockery dirty and the mattress protectors on the beds too disgusting to mention 2. Unusable junk in the kitchen. Just because it's a batch doesn't mean you should kit the kitchen out with relics from the 70s. A measly $200 at Kmart would fix this issue. The microwave was unusable. Shouldn't have to clean on arrival!

    ZoeLouise new member Jun 2016

    Owner/manager responds:

    Well I guess it takes all sorts! 1. There is a difference between old & dirty - yes the bach is old but no, it is not dirty. It is thoroughly cleaned after every guest, including the bathroom, crockery & other 'unusable junk in the kitchen.' The mattress protectors are relatively new. 2. Plastic from K Mart may well be this guest's personal taste - it is not ours.

    suzaon193 100%|81x

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