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The Waikato Lookout - Whakamaru Holiday Home

Whakamaru, Whakamaru (Ref. 1055376)


  • 8 Guests

  • 4 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No

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  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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16 Customer Review(s)

  • Tui

    “Great location a hidden gem, the fire heated the whole house, nice and cosy.”

    - Tui, March 2024


  • Bedroom 1: Queen Size Bed
  • Bedroom 2: Queen Size Bed
  • Bedroom 3: Queen Size Bed
  • Bedroom 4: Queen Size Bed
  • Bathroom 1: Hand Basin, Shower, Toilet
  • Bathroom 2: Hand Basin, Shower, Toilet
  • Living, Dining
  • Oven, Hobs, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Toaster, Kettle
  • Fireplace
  • TV, Wi-Fi
  • Washing Machine, Tumble Dryer
  • Parking
  • BBQ
  • Sorry, no smoking


Our linen service will provide all sheets, pillowcases, towels, bath mats, and tea towels for your stay. We’ll also make up the beds for you prior to arrival and strip them down after your departure. Pillows and duvets are provided at the property.

The property

Step into a postcard-perfect paradise at this stunning Waikato River escape, positioned harmoniously up on the hillside boasting phenomenal panoramic rural views - Welcome to The Waikato Lookout. Wake up to the sound of native birds, enjoy a morning cup of coffee out on the sundeck, and take in all the surrounding scenery from this unforgettable location. Being based right on the water and as part of a larger section of working farmland, you'll not only have access to the lake whenever you need it but if you feel like exploring there is a waterfall onsite tucked away amongst the native bush. The beautifully designed and tasteful interior has been thoughtfully curated to create a relaxing holiday atmosphere that blends into its surroundings. With floor-to-ceiling windows and sliding doors across the north-facing side of the home, The Waikato Lookout offers incredible indoor/outdoor flow that is nothing if not impressive. Take your pick for great spots to settle in and relax, from the large outdoor dining and BBQ area on the sundeck on those warm summer days or, in winter, tucked up on the couch in front of the fireplace with a good book. If you're planning to bring the boat and get onto the water, The Waikato Lookout not only has plenty of room to park the boat, but even has access to a boat ramp within the farmpark. Located in the central volcanic plateau of the North Island and sitting alongside the Waikato River, your summer or winter stay will be a home run. Lake Whakamaru and the beautiful Whakamaru Reserve are just down the road, or get onto some of the nearby cycling trails, including the Waikato River Trails and the nearby Timber Trail. Maybe a hike up Mt Titiraupenga is more your style, located at the geographic centre of the North Island. If you head into town, you'll find a grocery store, cafe, pizza restaurant, and petrol station. Or Taupo Central is within a 45-minute drive, as is Rotorua. The Maori words 'whaka' and 'maru' translate to give shelter to, or safeguard. You won't want to be anywhere else this trip - The Waikato Lookout is sure to beg you back again!

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

As access to the mezzanine bedroom is via a ladder that has no handrails to prevent falls, all guests should take extra care and this area may not be suitable for children.

As there is a deck without a barrier, all guests should take extra care on the deck as there is no barrier to prevent falls. Children should be supervised in this area.

As this property is in a gated community on a working farm, guests must observe farm health and safety guidelines at all times. A copy of these guidelines will be made available.

As the property uses a bio-tank septic system, only the use of eco-friendly cleaning and bathroom products is permitted.

Please note a bond may be charged at certain times of the year. One of our team members will contact you if this is required for your booking.

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