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Rotoaira Retreat, Lake Rotoaira

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In-room dining
Private Kitchen
In-room dining
2 bedrooms

Overview of Rotoaira Retreat, Lake Rotoaira

Rotoaira Retreat, Lake Rotoaira

4.6/5 Wonderful

Guests rated this property 4.0/5 for cleanliness.

Entire home

2 bedrooms1 bathroomSleeps 6

Popular amenities

  • Pet-friendly
  • Outdoor Space
Otukou, Waikato

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationTongariro Alpine Crossing6 min drive
  • Popular LocationLake Rotopounamu16 min drive
  • Popular LocationMount Tongariro28 min drive
  • AirportTaupo (TUO)50 min drive

Space details

2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, sleeps 6
1 sq m
Bedroom 1
    1 king bed
Bedroom 2
    1 queen bed

About this property

Entire place

You'll have the entire home to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

Rotoaira Retreat, Lake Rotoaira

Holiday home in Otukou with patio
The Rotoaira Retreat is basic and comfortable retreat at the foot of Mt. Tongariro with stunning views across Lake Rotoira and Mt. Pihanga.

It really is an ideal venue for those that love to be outdoors, in a rural setting, beside a World Heritage site.

But, if doing outdoor stuff really isnt your thing, the Retreat is a great venue to spend time cuddled up together in front of the log burner, looking across a beautiful vista.

If you have kids there is lots of room for them to play and explore - they will love it

If you have dogs, they're welcome too and a secure dog run where you can leave them safely, from where they too can enjoy the views!

Despite tranquility and solitude, all that the area has to offer is within easy reach, for example:

It is less than 20 minutes to the carpark at Whakapapa, and 15 minutes to the Chateau and National Park.

The finish of the Tongariro Crossing (Ketetahi) is only 7 km's away.

Lake Rotoaira is less than a two minutes away - good fishing, swimming, kayaking and jet ski-ing here.

Fabulous fishing at Lake Otamangakau and Lake Rotopounamu are are only 10 minutes away.

Fishing, rafting and kayaking on the impressive Tongariro River are only 10 minutes away.

The start of the Tongariro Crossing is approx 20 km's away – the Tongariro Crossing tour buses drive past the Retreat, en-route there.

Turangi is less than a 15 minutes away and is handy for the lovely Golf Course, The National Bank, Cash Machines, Petrol Stations, Supermarket, Bakery, Liquor Store, Tokaanu hot pools and boat-ramp access to Lake Taupo

It doesn't matter if you seek tranquility or something very different – the Rotoaira Retreat will meet your needs.

Special conditions:
Smoking allowed outside only (there is a covered area).

Bedding (linen, blankets, pillows), tea towels, dish-clothes and towels are provided.

Bach to be left clean and tidy or a cleaning service of $60 will apply.

If you bring your dogs, they are not allowed on the furniture or beds and their deposits must be cleaned up prior to your departure.

There is a King size bed and a Queen size. Mattresses are also available.

Please note that 6 is the absolute maximum of guests permitted.

NOTE: Under Kiwi bach tradition you are expected to: Clean the house and do the dishes before you leave;
Guest accommodations at this holiday home feature patios.
The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

Property amenities


  • Snowboarding and cross-country skiing nearby

Parking and transport

  • Car required


  • 2 bedrooms


  • 1 bathroom
  • Towels provided

Outdoor areas

  • Patio


  • Pet friendly


  • Designated smoking areas

Location highlights

  • In the mountains

Things to do

  • Mountain climbing nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Cycling nearby
  • Hunting nearby
  • Rock climbing nearby
  • Hiking nearby
  • Golf nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Power boating nearby


  • Sleeps 6
  • Unit size: 11 sq ft (1 sq m)

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Check-in time starts at 4:00 PM


Check-out before 11:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

You will receive an email from the host with check-in and check-out instructions; you will also receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account, which will enable you to manage your booking


Pets are allowed
Restrictions apply; for more information contact the property on the number on the booking confirmation

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome

Important information

You need to know

This property is managed by a private host, not a professional engaged in trade or business
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
On-site parties or group events are strictly prohibited

We should mention

Guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
A car is required for transport to and from this property

Property is also known as

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About this area


Located in Otukou, this holiday home is in the mountains. Travellers eager for a bit of culture can stop by Tongariro National Trout Centre, while those wishing to experience the area's natural beauty can explore Tongariro Alpine Crossing and Lake Taupo. Make sure you get close to the area's animals with activities such as game walks and birdwatching. Guests love the property's quiet location.

What's nearby

  • Tongariro Alpine Crossing - 6 min drive
  • Tongariro National Trout Centre - 10 min drive
  • Lake Rotopounamu - 16 min drive
  • Mount Tongariro - 28 min drive
  • Mount Ngauruhoe - 28 min drive

Getting around

  • Taupo (TUO) - 50 min drive

Frequently asked questions

Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 28 out of 42 reviews
5 - Excellent 67%
Rating 4 - Good. 13 out of 42 reviews
4 - Good 31%
Rating 3 - Okay. 1 out of 42 reviews
3 - Okay 2%
Rating 2 - Poor. 0 out of 42 reviews
2 - Poor 0%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 0 out of 42 reviews
1 - Terrible 0%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

3/5 Okay

Perfect location for skiing
It was the perfect location for us to go skiing at Whakapapa for a long weekend. David even lit the fire before we came back, so we had a warm place to rest. The batch is beatifully located with view of the lake. As there is no reception, we really managed to switch off for a view days.

4/5 Good

fishing trip
The property is basic with no frills but it was warm and comforable. Very comforable bed which was great when you had a long day , pleanty of fire wood to keep the place warm. Dave was a great host. His singing could get better when he is working away. Will be back.

5/5 Excellent

School holiday getaway
Just what we needed a Bach we could take the dog with easy drive to walks and mountain biking. Comfortable beds, warm fire and amazingly kind host.

5/5 Excellent

Wonderful quiet sport to hide from the world
A great spot if your looking to switch off for a few days and read a book in the sunshine. The house is well equipped an comfortable

4/5 Good

Beautiful spot
Great location with an excellent host.