Traditional Kiwi Bach

Chalet | Pukawa Bay | #9959

9.4/10 (59 ratings)
  • 6 Guests
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 4 Beds
  • 1 Bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • Pets ok
  • No smoking


Coming to Pukawa to attend a wedding at Oreti or looking for a bit of relaxation or trout fishing in New Zealand's famous Lake Taupo or maybe just somewhere to relax after a days snow skiing? HazyDaze is located in a quiet bay, surrounded by native bush and perfect for relaxation where you can enjoy a game of petanque or toast marshmallows over the open fire or watch the tui's feeding.

Pukawa Bay, situated at the southern end of Lake Taupo, is a quiet, bush clad settlement with tons of bird life 15 minutes drive to the famous Tongariro river, 15 minutes from Turangi township, 10 minutes from the natural hot pools at Tokaanu and 40 minutes from the ski fields at Mt Ruapehu. It has numerous bush walks, a restaurant, and in Kuratau (5 minutes drive or 20 minutes bushwalk) a store, olive oil estate, winery and art galleries.

The beach is safe for swimming and kayaking with a boat ramp and plenty of room for parking trailers. There is a large park for exercising dogs or for ball sports.

HazyDaze is a traditional A-frame bach with heat pump so is always cosy, has a small ’love-shack’ out the back and a large relatively flat section and only 5 minutes walk to the lake and several small local stream mouths for the fly fisherman. There is under cover parking for one vehicle and space for more.

There are numerous things you can do including walking the Tongariro Crossing, one of the top 5 one-day walks in the world, take the kids to the trout hatchery, play mini golf, trout fishing or laze around the bach reading books in the cosy window seat, play available board games or watch DVD's.

The owner is an experienced fisherman and can offer fish guiding trips and catered options. Please talk with the owners if you are interested in either of these possibilities.

All beds are comfortable with duvets supplied. Please bring your own sheets, pillow cases, towels and tea towels. There is a well stocked pantry, however please replace any items you finish.

Special conditions:

Smoking allowed OUTSIDE only.

Dog's allowed. Please NO cats as we have allergies to them.

Check in 4pm. Check out 11am. Please ask if you want to arrive earlier or leave later as we may be able to accommodate

NOTE: Under Kiwi bach tradition you are expected to: Clean the house and do the dishes before you leave; Bring your own linen (towels/sheets/tea towels);


  • Barbecue - Gas
  • Clothes dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD player
  • Fridge
  • Heat pump - Aircon
  • Kayak(s)
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Radio/Hi-Fi/Stereo
  • TV
  • Washing machine

Bed layouts

  • Bedroom 1

    1 x Queen bed

  • Bedroom 2

    2 x Single bed

  • Love Shack

    1 x Queen bed


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*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 (88)

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  • Thanks nice place and great size garden and love pukawa

    Thanks nice place and great size garden and love pukawa

    Paul A. Jan 2019

  • The highlights after the comfy,clean accommodation and everything we need, is the...

    The highlights after the comfy,clean accommodation and everything we need, is the location - a walk away to enjoy Lake Taupo's beautiful beach, bush walks and the accompanying infamous native bird life/song that Pukawa is getting known for due to the committed conservation efforts of locals and others. Although we didn't need to go shopping, Turangi is only about 10mins away, plus there's a walk through bush to Omori to the local store that also serves expressos (although we managed without for those few days)! A great time to truly unwind, and with no internet - no choice but to drift back to the way it was! Very good for the soul.

    Di S. Nov 2018

  • Great little place - well-organised and set-up

    Great little place - well-organised and set-up. Lovely and close to the lake. Even though the weather was pretty bad there was lots to keep us occupied.

    Ruth C. Aug 2018

  • Nice location

    Nice location. A lot going for the area. Lovely Restaurant 3min away. House was warm an cost and well kept.

    DavidM51 100%|7x Jul 2018

  • My friends and I had a great time at this bach

    My friends and I had a great time at this bach. There were board games, puzzles, and croquet to keep us busy. It was close to the water and to lovely forest walks. It had everything that was needed for a relaxing few days away.

    MadelineCl1 100%|4x Apr 2018

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