Rukumoana Farm Cottage, rural peace in comfort

Bach or holiday home | South Taranaki District | #8784

8.5/10 (11 ratings)
  • 6 people
  • 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*

Maybe booked

  • 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
29-Jun-17 to 29-Jun-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 (24)

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  • Bach was lovely, rural, very spacious and quiet

    Bach was lovely, rural, very spacious and quiet. Gorgeous scenery and well worth a drive from Wellington. Log burner kept the living room very cosy.

    JenNi195 new member Jun 2017

  • An ideal rural escape away from civilisation

    An ideal rural escape away from civilisation. The house was well equiped with everything you need. Very peaceful and relaxing. As a family we felt somewhat isolated and recent weather pattern wasnt in our favour to explore the surroundings.

    DaveK798 100%|3x Apr 2017

  • Comfortable farm stay accomodation over summer in a fabulous private and peaceful...

    Comfortable farm stay accomodation over summer in a fabulous private and peaceful location. The kayaks are a bonus as the river is lovely, and there are a number of good walks within easy distance.

    sharrd154 100%|4x Jan 2017

    Owner/manager responds:

    Thanks for coming!

    suzath177 100%|29x

  • Great place to get away from it all

    Great place to get away from it all. Bach was clean and well equipped. Lovely and quiet location. Loved the fresh flowers throughout the house. Kids loved the kayaks. Enjoyed our stay here.

    paules352 100%|6x Oct 2016

  • We had a wonderful family Christmas, great house for blobbing out...

    We had a wonderful family Christmas, great house for blobbing out. No cell phone means we had to talk to each other, canoes were a bonus we really enjoyed, thanks for putting on such great weather, only negative comment would be the fridge struggled to keep everything cold. Would stag again

    ValerieFo1 100%|1x Feb 2016

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