Perfect skiing loaction Spectacular Mountain View

Bach or holiday home | Horopito | #8734

8.8/10 (40 ratings)
  • 7 people
  • 3 bedrooms
  • 5 beds
  • 2 bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • Pets ok
  • No smoking


  • Whakapapa, Turoa, Old Coach Road, Bridge to Nowhere, 42nd Traverse
  • Expansive view of Mt Ruapehu from living area.Half way between both ski fields.
  • Cosy well set up Bach for your holiday.

Our Bach is in close proximity to Ohakune (about 10 mins), National Park (about 15mins), and Raetihi (about 10 mins). Perfectly located in Horopito, halfway between Whakapapa and Turoa ski fields - great for your ideal winter break. It is only a 30 min drive to either ski field, once you know what the weather report is!!

Great location for accessing all year round activities such as skiing, tramping, cycling, horse riding, fishing and also many summer activities such as canoeing.

The Bach is well set up for up to 7 people. There are 2 double rooms both with queen beds which each have electric blankets on them. The third bedroom has 3 single beds, this being a set of bunks and a single bed. We also have a travel cot available. One bathroom has a shower over the bath. The other bathroom has a shower unit. There is a separate toilet. The open plan kitchen / dining & living room area offers an enjoyable living area. Kitchen is fully set up with a electric stove, toaster, jug, microwave, fridge, crock pot, sandwich maker, pots, pans, dishes and enough crockery and cutlery for guests and a few visitors!

The Kitchen has 6 seat table, with a stool and other chairs available. The lounge seats 7 with the warmth of a fire, TV, games and books for chilling out in the afternoon or relaxing evenings.

Each bed has a woolen blanket and pillows are also available.

Please bring your own linen, duvets/sleeping bags, towels, tea towels etc

This Bach is located just up from the world-renowned car wreckers which featured in the iconic kiwi 1980s film “Smash Palace”.

This is a quiet rural location, with great walks, mountain biking and amazing views of Ruapehu mountain. It is really handy for all activities around the Central Plateau.

Special conditions: Arrival time after 16:00, Departure time before 10:00; $200 deposit or one nights rent; Smoking and pets allowed outside only; Cleaning service can be arranged or guests must clean Bach before leaving the property otherwise cleaning fee will be taken off the deposit; During Peak Season (June - Oct) bookings cannot break a weekend (i.e. Fri or Sat night only). This is because weekends are our most popular time. Duvet's and blankets provided just bring your own sheets.


  • Bath tub
  • Cot available
  • DVD player
  • Electric blankets
  • Fireplace
  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Mobile coverage - Spark
  • Mobile coverage - Vodafone
  • Oven
  • Radio/Hi-Fi/Stereo
  • TV

Bed layouts

  • bedroom 1

    1 x Queen bed

  • bedroom 2

    1 x Queen bed

  • bedroom 3

    1 x Bunk bed
    1 x Cot
    1 x Single bed

Availability & rates*

Maybe booked

  • Linen: Bring your own linen
  • Extras: Bond $200.00 per stay (required); Cleaning $50.00 per stay (optional)
  • Multi-night stay: Get 1 FREE night when you stay for 6 nights or longer. Not valid for periods where a last minute discount applies. Free night applies to lowest priced night. Excludes school & public holidays. Prices quoted for 4 or more people staying, extra adult $10, child$10, infant free. Free night stay when you book 6 or more consecutive nights. .

Rate period Week day Weekend/Holiday
peak season
23-Oct-16 to 30-Nov-16
$120+/night $180+/night
For up to 4 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $20/night; Children: $10/night;
2 night minimum stay
low season / summer price
01-Dec-16 to 31-May-17
$100+/night $100+/night
For up to 4 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $20/night; Children: $10/night;
2 night minimum stay
peak season
01-Jun-17 to 30-Nov-17
$120+/night $180+/night
For up to 4 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $20/night; Children: $10/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 (84)

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  • Simple and cosy

    Simple and cosy. Had everything we needed

    AlistairBeckermannB 100%|1x Sep 2016

  • This is a well presented middle of the road batch

    This is a well presented middle of the road batch. It is clean, comfortable and functional. The location is fantastic and the outlook to Ruapehu is superb. We have stayed twice and would stay again with our family of 6! It is excellent value for money.

    rjwagener 100%|7x Aug 2016

  • Great place to spend the weekend! We went up to have a...

    Great place to spend the weekend! We went up to have a great weekend snowboarding and although the weather didn't helped, Thistledoo Bach was the highlight of the trip! Thanks for all your help! Only minor detail against it, no drying rack.

    GonzaloDeza 100%|1x Jul 2016

  • Fabulous bach in great location

    Fabulous bach in great location. Family friendly and tidy. Very Cosy in winter with the fire going. We will be back!

    tanjur964 100%|4x Jul 2016

  • I gave this property 5 stars, for us the price was right,...

    I gave this property 5 stars, for us the price was right, cosy atmosphere, located right between 2 mountains with the Old Coach Road track within walking distance. We hope to go back again!

    BernadeneW 100%|1x Apr 2016

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