River Road Spa Lodge - Broadlands Forest Holiday Home

River Road, Taupo, Lake Taupo

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  • 9 People
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • No Smoking
  • Wifi


Down a long, tree-lined driveway in the Broadlands Forest lies a hidden retreat, nestled on an expanse of land right on the banks of the mighty Waikato River - welcome to River Lookout Lodge.

From the moment you turn into the driveway and approach this stunning property you’ll immediately feel on holiday. Beautifully manicured gardens lead you to the front door, welcoming you into a home where sophisticated styling meets cosy comfort; a match made in heaven.

The light and bright living room here at River Lookout Lodge features large sliding glass doors, creating that all important indoor-outdoor flow. Sit back and relax with a book, watch your favourite TV show, or stay connected with the complimentary WIFI.

A breeze flowing through will keep you comfortably cool on those hot summer days, while the heat pump and fireplace will ensure you’re toasty warm come winter.

The fully equipped kitchen with its gorgeous vaulted ceilings, hardwood floors, and modern design will be the hub for your family or friends to gather here at River Lookout Lodge. Wake in the morning to a freshly brewed coffee from the Nespresso machine and perch yourself at the breakfast bar. Or, spark up the BBQ and lay out a beautiful spread of food on the indoor or outdoor dining table and enjoy a meal together.

At the end of the feast, let the dishwasher do the hard work and pour yourself a drink. It’s time to take a dip in the hot-tub, and marvel at the views out over the leafy green yard down toward the river.

Lay your head in comfort each night in one of the four bedrooms here at River Lookout Lodge. The master bedroom is truly a sight to be seen, with its huge picture window and luxurious leather chairs that will have you basking in the sunshine, getting lost in the view for hours.

The main house here at River Lookout Lodge is complemented by a self-contained cottage, which retains much of its architectural heritage with pops of the same modern styling of the house. A cosy lounge, fully equipped kitchen, bedroom, and full bathroom offer everything a couple or teenage family member would need for a private space to call their own.

Located less than 20 minutes drive north of Taupo, River Lookout Lodge is an ideal spot to enjoy everything the lakeside town has to offer, while still enjoying a little slice of quiet, riverside paradise.

Release your worries down the Waikato on your next holiday, and let River Lookout Lodge do the rest.

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Bedroom Configuration

  • Bedroom 1 (Level 1): 1 King Size Bed
  • Bedroom 2 (Level 1): 1 Queen Size Bed
  • Bedroom 3 (Level 1): 1 Queen Size Bed
  • Bedroom 4 (Level 1): 1 Single Bed
  • Cottage Bedroom (Level 1): 1 Double Bed

Bathroom Configuration

  • Bathroom 1 (Level 1): 1 Basin, 1 Shower, 1 Toilet
  • Bathroom 2 (Level 1): 1 Bath, 1 Basin, 1 Shower, 1 Toilet
  • Bathroom 3 (Level 1): 1 Basin, 1 Shower, 1 Toilet

Linen available at additional charge

Available at this property for $25 per person. You’ll see the option for our linen service in the 'Extras' section during your booking.

Special Conditions

As the property has direct, unfenced access to the river, adults should closely supervise young children while outside to ensure they are safe around water.

The spa pool is not fenced but there is a child-proof cover on it. When the spa pool cover is off, adults should closely supervise young children.


  • BBQ
  • Coffee machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Driveway (private)
  • Dryer
  • Family Friendly
  • Fenced (fully)
  • Fireplace (closed / pot belly)
  • Freeview
  • Fridge / Freezer
  • Hair dryer
  • Heat pump
  • Heater (electric)
  • Iron
  • Ironing board
  • Microwave
  • Mobile cellphone Reception
  • Oven
  • Parking (off-street)
  • Spa pool/Hot tub
  • Toaster
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • WIFI
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Guest reviews for River Road Spa Lodge

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Stayed July 2022

Was a lovely, private, quiet place to stay! Ideal for couples, groups and families. Would be lovely in the warmer weather, but still enjoyed our winter stay. Plenty of space.

Stayed January 2022

Amazing house to stay in when you have extended family. Everyone had their own space to retreat to if needed. Easy access to the water which was needed on the hot days. The garden was spectacular. We will be back.

Stayed January 2022

the parklike grounds were lovely the house and cottage were very nicely presented with everything you needed for your stay only found the track down to the river late Sunday afternoon nice swimming hole will be booking this property again so peaceful cheers

Stayed January 2022

This property offers everything that you need for a perfect holiday. Comfortable rooms, lounge and dual kitchen for different areas of the house and stunning views from the rooms. It's a secured property and children friendly. Spa pool is the striking feature of the stay. Highly recommended if holidaying with couple of families.

Stayed December 2021

Loved the house! Me and my friends enjoyed so much the house and the lake. We loved it!

Stayed October 2021

Fabulous property - heaps of room for our large family, nice big grounds and the spa was a bonus! Would recommend this as a great quiet getaway close enough to Taupo but far enough away too.

Stayed September 2021

The,whole section was amazing with the bush, lawns and the feeling when you step outside on the deck it's so peaceful and beautiful looking out over the back section

Stayed July 2021

Absolutely lovely place to stay for a family get together, well set up and furnished, has a spa although we didn't use it for our stay. Everything I could think of is provided - would happily stay again.

Stayed June 2021

We absolutely loved the stay! Such a beautiful homely environment which we would highly recommend. High standard furnishings and on arrival lovely and warm. Hot tub looking out onto the grounds was an added bonus which we very much enjoyed! Thank you

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