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Kuratau River Retreat - Kuratau Holiday Home

Huriwaka Street, Kuratau, Lake Taupo

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  • 8 People
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • No Smoking


For a place just minutes from the water, where you’re encouraged to disconnect from everyday life and reconnect with family and friends, look no further than Kuratau River Retreat!

This spacious, quintessential Kiwi bach is lovingly furnished for comfort and decorated with pieces created by a local artist. You’ll feel right at home in the open-plan living and dining area, where large picture windows let natural light flood in, and sliding glass doors provide seamless indoor-outdoor flow onto the large, partly-sheltered deck.

With the Kuratau River and the shores of Lake Taupo just a two-minute walk from home, you’ll love summer days spent by the water, returning home for a bite to eat hot off the BBQ grill. Enjoy a cool drink on the deck as the kids make their own fun on the flat, fully fenced lawn below.

Kuratau River Retreat has you covered on a winter getaway as well, with a heat pump for perfect temperature control, and a TV with Freeview, plus a great selection of games and puzzles to get everyone together for some fun. A well-equipped kitchen is all set up to self-cater your stay, and a Nespresso machine is on hand for that all-important coffee fix.

Five bedrooms across two levels comfortably sleep up to eight guests here at Kuratau River Retreat. A variety of configurations mean this lake house is versatile for almost any group, and is simply ideal for a couple of families coming together for a break away. Two bathrooms, plus a full laundry, complete the setup for your stay.

Unless you need to drive the eight minutes to the local shop for some supplies, you can leave the car at your home away from home to enjoy all the wonderful attractions Kuratau has to offer. Walk to the river, walk to the lake, walk to the playground, and walk to the public tennis court!

For an adventure further afield, Mt Ruapehu and the Whakapapa ski fields are only a 50-minute drive from Kuratau River Retreat.

Feel like a bite to eat out? Check out the Floating Rock Cafe for a delicious wood-fired pizza, or take the hour drive to Taupo for a great selection of shops, cafes, bars, and restaurants.

An switched-off family escape awaits, here at Kuratau River Retreat!

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Bedroom Configuration

  • Bedroom 1 (Level 1): 1 Queen Size Bed
  • Bedroom 2 (Level 1): 1 King Single Bed
  • Bedroom 3 (Level 1): 4 Single Bed
  • Bedroom 4 (Level 2): 1 Queen Size Bed
  • Bedroom 5 (Level 2): 1 King Single Bed

Bathroom Configuration

  • Bathroom 1 (Level 1): 1 Basin, 1 Shower, 1 Toilet
  • Bathroom 2 (Level 2): 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 ‘Add-Ons’ section during your booking.

Special Conditions

There is a self-contained studio at this property that may be occupied for some or all of your stay.

Guests should bring their own Nespresso compatible pods to make use of the available machine.


  • BBQ
  • Coffee machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Driveway (private)
  • Dryer
  • Fenced (fully)
  • Freeview
  • Freezer
  • Fridge
  • Hair dryer
  • Heat pump
  • Heater (electric)
  • Iron
  • Ironing board
  • Microwave
  • Mobile cellphone Reception
  • Oven
  • Parking (off-street)
  • Toaster
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • WIFI
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