Rukumoana Farm Cottage, rural peace in comfort

Bach or holiday home | South Taranaki District | #8784

8.7/10 (16 ratings)
  • 6 Guests
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 5 Beds
  • 1 Bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • No Pets
  • No smoking


  • Panoramic views of the lake, bush and countryside from the house. A wonderful rural escape.
  • A short walk down to the lake. 2 kayaks with lifejackets free for your use. Farm walks available
  • Scenic Lake Rotokare pest free Sanctuary is a short drive away.

After travelling through picturesque Mangamingi Valley the cottage is situated at the northern end of Lake Rotorangi overlooking the lake. The cottage is part of a large sheep & cattle property, and has been renovated (2008) with new carpets/ polished wooden floors and tastefully furnished. Enjoy beds already made and towels provided.

In summer enjoy a BBQ on the sunny deck while taking in panoramic views of the lake, surrounding farmland and native bush. Two kayaks are available for your use on the lake - the best way to enjoy the lake is on it!

Lake Rotorangi is 46km long and is very popular in summer for wakeboarding and water-skiing with warm, calm waters. Two concrete boat ramps are 5 minutes along the road, with ample space to park boats at the cottage. Or enjoy some fishing from the shore in the evenings.

In winter curl up by the cosy fire, with board games, TV, books, music etc to entertain.

Other activities nearby include: native bush and farm walks, Lake Rotokare Sanctuary - predator-free with a highly recommended walking track through mature forest around the lake, local community tennis court, sample award winning Eltham cheeses, nationally reknown Tawhiti Museum, a possum factory, and many wonderful gardens in the region to visit. We can offer other suggestions as well.

Ideal for couples, families or a larger group of friends. Linen & cleaning included in the rental. The cottage is just 20 minutes from Eltham, a great base for your holiday.

Special conditions: Smoking outdoors only. Minimum stay is two nights.


  • Barbecue - Gas
  • Bath tub
  • Boat ramp
  • Canoe(s)
  • Easy access
  • Electric blankets
  • Fireplace
  • Freeview (TM)
  • Fridge
  • Kayak(s)
  • Life jackets
  • Microwave
  • Mobile coverage - Spark
  • Oven
  • Radio/Hi-Fi/Stereo
  • Shower
  • Toddler safe
  • TV
  • Washing machine

Bed layouts

  • Bedroom 1

    1 x King bed

  • Bedroom 2

    2 x Single bed

  • Twin Bed Room

    2 single beds in the room

    2 x Single bed

Availability & rates*

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  • Extras: Cleaning FREE (included); Linen FREE (included)
  • 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
All year, except summer holidays
16-Dec-17 to 16-Dec-18
$120+/night $120+/night
For up to 2 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. Service fees may also apply.

Reviews (29)

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  • Amazing break from it all

    Amazing break from it all

    ellyrd278 100%|1x Nov 2017

  • Very peaceful location

    Very peaceful location

    ShaneWi10 100%|2x Nov 2017

  • Comfortable and well equipped house in a beautiful peaceful rural location

    Comfortable and well equipped house in a beautiful peaceful rural location. Easy access to river at boat ramp 5 minutes away for a pleasant day kayaking on the river. Lake Rotokare 20 minutes away is well worth a visit, especially for the evening birdsong at dusk- just magical. The walk to the Forest and Bird hut on a block of Tim and Sue's farm starting about 10 minutes drive away gives wonderful views over Taranaki. Overall, a great spot for relaxing and unwinding. Thanks Sue and Tim.

    janint470 100%|6x Nov 2017

  • We had an awesome weekend at the this great toasty bach

    We had an awesome weekend at the this great toasty bach.

    Scuddie 100%|7x Jul 2017

  • This was a lovely place to stay

    This was a lovely place to stay. The cottage is fairly isolated, so we did a lot of driving to see the different things on our list, but this would not put us off going again. We loved the peace and quiet and the rural outlook. We really enjoyed the log fire and were plenty warm enough. We were blessed with fantastic weather and a good dumping of snow on Mount Taranaki to play in. This was our first time to the Taranaki and we found there was heaps to do in the area for free!

    JuliaB4 100%|4x Jul 2017

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