Rapid River Retreat - Turangi Holiday Home

Kutai Street, Turangi, Lake Taupo

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  • 8 People
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • No Smoking
  • Wifi


The ultimate escape for the whole family awaits! Welcome to Rapid River Retreat!

Sleeping up to eight guests, Rapid River Retreat is an excellent base for friends and family who are keen on adventure, or just ready to relax in a home away from home.

From the moment you walk in the door there's a welcoming and spacious atmosphere at this Turangi accommodation. From the modern appliances in the fully equipped kitchen to the comfortable furniture and homely furnishings, everything will be sure to impress.

The wooden accents throughout the house create a lodge-style feel, perfect for cosying up by the fireplace, and the complimentary WiFi will be great when it comes to sharing today's great holiday snaps and planning tomorrow's adventure!

The outdoor spaces at Rapid River Retreat are private and peaceful, which offers a haven of serenity and loads of room for the kids to play. The open fire outside will be a great place to toast marshmallows and make life-long memories.

Just a hop, skip and jump outside and you'll be surrounded by lush native bush, with access to the Tongariro River Trail and top fly fishing spots just at the end of the street. Get the adrenaline pumping with white water rafting, or find the catch of the day on one of the many local fishing tours.

Take in the incredible views of the Emerald Pools while you walk the Tongariro Crossing, situated only a 20-minute drive away. After a long day of hiking, soak in the Tokaanu Thermal Pools which is only a six-minute drive from Rapid River Retreat.

For an unforgettable escape to Turangi, Rapid River Retreat welcomes you!

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Bedroom Configuration

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

Bathroom Configuration

  • Bathroom 1 (Level 1): 1 Basin, 1 Shower, 1 Toilet
  • Bathroom 2 (Level 2): 1 Bath, 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 there are fixed bench seats on a section of the deck, adults should closely supervise young children in this area to ensure they do not climb the deck barrier

All guests should take care when accessing the second level as this is accessed via a spiral staircase.


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

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Stayed July 2022

Fantastic home best one we have stayed in yet and we go down to Turangi every 3rd weekend in the winter to fish Could do with a few more dunking glasses and a roasting dish otherwise perfect all round excellent help from the property manager down there when the fuse went she responded immediately thank you

Stayed July 2022

Excellent location. Beds were comfortable, the king in the master bedroom was very soft and the king downstairs had a bambilo mattress topper on it, which was nice and comfy. The 2 king singles were comfy for the children. Bring your own pillows if you can, the ones there are terrible. All the duvets were nice and warm though and the extra woollen blankets were lovely too. It was very cold downstairs, only small oil heaters downstairs so we moved the electric panel style one down there and had 3 heaters going at one point - inefficient but effective. Spa area wasn't very welcoming and lost temperature quickly, very big though and easily fit our family for a soak after a wet day on the mountain - remember to turn up the temperature to 38 or 39 before you head over to the mountain. The cover was badly water logged and needed 2 people to get it off and drained (would be difficult to keep this from happening as a quarter of the spa was uncovered, allowing water to pool on top of the cover). The fireplace was a great size and heated upstairs perfectly, exact amount of wood for our stay. Was a shame there wasn't anywhere to set up an out of the way drying area for ski gear. We set up the clothes airer by the fireplace, so was a bit annoying having it all around the place. The couch was very uncomfortable, all the springs quite caved in making you sink into it too much. You couldn't really lie down and get comfortable so we barely sat on it. TV was very old (early smart TV but too old to have recent apps loaded), DVD player didn't work and WiFi not fast enough to cast to it effectively. We brought our laptop and HDMI cable to get the rugby on though so we used that to access Netflix and Disney a few times. Deck to downstairs was fully fenced but you can easily access the road through 2 gates, we have 2 inquisitive young boys so had to keep a close eye on them as they love going down to the bridge over the river. The tree hut was quite dangerous, only accessible through a gate and only bigger children could climb up the tree to get to it but too high and not well constructed. Kitchen was well stocked with everything you need, smaller bowls for young children would be my only recommendation. Dining area was great, lovely big family dinner table. Overall a really lovely place in a beautiful setting. Thank you so much for having us.

Stayed July 2022

Really enjoyed it as a family nice and cosy with the extras. Definitely worth the price and the children enjoyed it right down to marshmallows on the firepit.

Stayed June 2022

This was a perfect set up for our family holiday with 3 groups of people and a few small children. The house was clean and tidy and the fire and heaters kept us warm during the cold nights. We brought our own child gate for the top of the stairs which we had been pre-told about. Awesome location right by the river and really close to town, playgrounds and other adventure opportunities. Would have been good to have a couple of hooks for towels by the spa but other than that; an awesome spot!

Stayed January 2022

This property was perfect for myself, my two daughters, their husbands and children. Great location, very spacious, loved the house layout, large, private deck, hot tub and fire pit! The River Walk at the end of the street was a bonus! Highly recommended … and I would definitely rent again!

Stayed January 2022

This property is in a great location that is quiet yet close to town centre. The family loved the close by river and exploring the tracks. The place has everything you need with a great outdoor area. Plenty of space for our family of 5. The one issue was the heat upstairs can hang around well into the night on hot summer days with no way to cool down even with every window and door open (which just let's the mozzie roam free) so be wary of young ones or just put them downstairs. Would reccomend.

Stayed September 2021

Well appointed house, plenty of room for everyone. Enjoyed our stay and would happily rent again. Cheers

Stayed September 2021

Lovely and clean house, very warm inside both upstairs and downstairs. Was great to relax

Stayed September 2021

Lovely and comfortable place! Spa is a bonus. Very easy to get to, well located, and everything was in place.

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