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 (87)

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  • We cleaned before we stayed in the love shack as it was...

    We cleaned before we stayed in the love shack as it was very dirty under the beds and we found 2 large white tail spiders and we also cleaned thoroughly when we left.The dishwasher does not work correctly so we were unable to use it and the water was very hot and unable to be switched down and could easily scald you.As far as I was aware we left tge house clean and tidy and left every bed as I found iminus the spiders!

    sally_Ev1 100%|8x Feb 2018

    Owner/manager responds:

    Thank you for your feedback. I am sorry you found whitetails in the loveshack we havent had them before if I recall correctly, but I guess it is close to bush so always possible. We have now bombed it so hopefully spiders no more! I apologise too for the dishwasher, we had not been advised it wasn't working but discovered it on the weekend, so a technician is working on it whilst I write. I will get them to check the water temperature whilst there and adjust.

    dianll610 100%|91x

  • Beautiful place

    Beautiful place. Comfortable, clean and tidy. Gorgeous location. Provisions are sufficent and it was great to be able to find a few things you often forget when going on holiday.

    AnnieWi4 100%|1x Feb 2018

  • HazyDaze is very good value for money

    HazyDaze is very good value for money. The setting is delightful, particularly the large open grassy area which is often visited by many quails. The large surrounding trees attract lots of birds. A very peaceful location.

    rhylon423 100%|5x Jan 2018

  • A wonderful home away from home

    A wonderful home away from home. Suitable for a small to medium sized family with a separate sleep out. Located near native bush walks an a 5min stroll to the lakeshore. Birdlife constantly singing in the trees. Beautiful location

    Ron&Cheryl.P 100%|1x Jan 2018

  • We loved this very cute quintessential little A frame bach! Would stay...

    We loved this very cute quintessential little A frame bach! Would stay again in a heart beat. Gorgeous setting and all you could want for. Highly recommend for a relaxing break.

    Clint478 100%|50x Dec 2017

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