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Waipapa Cottage - Kuratau Holiday House

Waipapa Street, Kuratau, Lake Taupo

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  • 6 People
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathrooms
  • No Smoking
  • Wifi


Waipapa Cottage is a holiday home dreams are made of! Enjoy a luxury Kurutau stay with Wi-Fi and breathtaking lakefront views over the majestic Kaimanawa Ranges.

Waipapa Cottage has been comprehensively renovated and boasts a chef-designed kitchen, open plan living, luxury bathroom, heated outdoor shower, sunny deck and a state-of-the-art saltwater spa pool.

This Kuratau holiday home sits above the pristine southwestern shores of Lake Taupo. Unwind indoors by the fire and admire the scenery, or dine alfresco on the deck with spectacular views. The salt water spa is a romantic setting for the ultimate relaxing evening!

The master bedroom with its generous super king bed opens onto the deck. Bedroom Two has a queen bed and French doors opening onto the deck, while Bedroom Three has two single beds that can be joined to make a king bed.

When you feel like exploring, the world famous Tongariro River is 15 minutes away; launch your boat from the nearby Kuratau or Omori boat ramps, and fish two river mouths or the Kuratau spit. You can even spot trout from the lawn's edge! Winter skiing at Whakapapa is a scenic 45-minute drive away.

Whether you seek adventure or serenity with a little touch of modern-heaven-meets-classic-Kiwi-bach, Waipapa Cottage is the perfect holiday base. You won't want to leave!

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Bedroom Configuration

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

Bathroom Configuration

  • Bathroom 1 (Level 1): 1 Bath, 1 Basin, 1 Shower

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

Please note that this property is situated on a clifftop, and therefore, not suitable for small children. This is strictly enforced.

The two single beds in Bedroom Three can be joined to make a King bed.


  • Air conditioning
  • Bath
  • BBQ
  • Dishwasher
  • Dryer
  • Family Friendly
  • Fenced (fully)
  • Fireplace (open / wood)
  • Freeview
  • Freezer
  • Fridge
  • Hair dryer
  • Heat pump
  • Heater (electric)
  • Hot Tub / Spa pool
  • Iron
  • Microwave
  • Mobile cellphone Reception
  • Oven
  • Parking (off-street)
  • Toaster
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • WIFI
  • Wood supplies
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Guest reviews for Waipapa Cottage

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Stayed April 2022

Easy access to a great location. Beautiful property and a 5 star clean rating!! Thanks for a great stay! Will be back again.

Stayed March 2022

Wow what a wonderful place to stay and relax, great view of the lake and the spa was fantastic!! Will be back. Many thanks.

Stayed January 2022

Lovely cottage, well equiped with amazing views! Spa was gorgeous too. Highly recommend.

Stayed December 2021

Beautifully modernised original bach with a great view

Stayed May 2021

Lovely winter getaway for 2.

Stayed May 2021

Wonderful spot and really loved the way the house has been refurbished !! Will definitely be back !!

Stayed May 2021

Lovely property for a secluded couple getaway. Thanks for the lovely place to stay away from home

Stayed December 2020

Surprisingly spacious cottage, very comfortable with a lake view. The huge deck adds bonus space in good weather. Great place to relax. We felt like kings and queens of Kuratau staying here.

Stayed November 2020

This property was an absolute dream!!! The owners were so helpful and accommodating, the hot tub is a perfect perfect touch and we spent pretty much the entire afternoon in it. The beds are sooo comfortable and the general house is just perfect. I could have spent all day in the bathroom - beautiful tub and powerful shower has you feeling amazing after a big day. Location was perfect, overlooking the lake, what a dream to wake up to that view. Cannot fault this place at all.

Stayed July 2020

This is a lovely property with spectacular views and a house that's classy but rustic and bachy at the same time. Only five minutes walk to the water's edge and really pretty walks along the lake in both directions. The hot tub with lake view is sublime. House is toasty in winter. Although it sleeps six it's really only suitable for four as the living area is small and six a big squash. And while the kitchen is well stocked with pots and utensils, you need to take all food provisions as the house is limited to pretty much salt, pepper, sugar and few teabags. Also if you are using the linen hire you will need to take extra towels as you only get one per person. Highly recommended holiday house.

Stayed February 2020

This is a really charming Kiwi bach, brought into the 21st century without losing all its character. Very well equipped with comfortable beds. The spa is a great addition and the setting is beautiful.

Stayed January 2020

A lovely well kept property with amazing view. Beds were comfy, spa so amazing looking out at the lake, and amenities excellent. Kuratau beach is lovely, clean and safe for all ages to swim at. Would stay again.

Stayed December 2019

The house was in a great situation. Easy to find and suited our group. The spa was a delight.

Stayed October 2019

Lovely property. Our 2nd stay. Cold weather but nice warm fire. Thanks

Stayed August 2019

Lovely accommodation with amazing views. Had a great time and would definitely book again!

Stayed July 2019

Very cosy, comfortable and great location!

Stayed May 2019

Great scenic location.

Stayed April 2019

Enjoyable stay. Beautiful cottage. Washing machine/dryer not very user friendly. Also 1 bath towel each for 3 night stay with a spa pool not enough

Bachcare replied

Glad to hear you enjoyed your stay at Waipapa Cottage Paul. We'll ask the holiday manager to pop some instructions for using the washing machine and dryer in the house. 1x towel is provided per person with paid linen, however guests are welcome to order additional linen or bring their own towels for their stay.

Stayed March 2019

Waipapa Cottage is a beautifully presented, comfortable and cosy property to stay in with fabulous views of the lake.

Stayed February 2019

A stunning property with lots of thoughtful extras, the view of the lake is magical and the cottage is well presented, thank you to the owners for sharing this treasure. The only disappointing part was the mattress in the queen room sagged in the middle which meant it was difficult to get a good night’s sleep. The late arrival of the neighbours friday night and the noise they made, made it difficult to get any sleep.

Bachcare replied

We agree Waipapa Cottage is a beautiful property Julie! Thanks for your feedback about the mattress, we'll pass this on to the owners.

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