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Te Whare Pae Wehe - Lake Taupo Holiday Home

State Highway 1, Motuoapa, Lake Taupo

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  • 12 People
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Yes Outside Only


Sit out on the sundeck overlooking the lake and take some time out for yourself this trip - welcome to Te Whare Pae Wehe (Meaning the house at the halfway line).

This large 2-storey Lake Taupō holiday home is just the right spot for your family or group to truly unwind and enjoy some easy holiday living. Sleeping up to 12 guests in 4 bedrooms with 3.5 bathrooms there is plenty of room for everyone to spread out.

Te Whare Pae Wehe comes equipped with some of the must-haves for any classic holiday to the lake. No matter the time of the year you'll be at just the right temp with air conditioning in summer and a heat pump and fireplace to keep you toasty warm in winter.

When you've spent the day out on the lake fishing, make use of the fish-filleting bench to prep your fresh catch ready to throw on the BBQ for a classic kiwi summer meal.

Just one street back from Motuoapa Esplanade and Marina - this is a great place for a scenic stroll along the lakefront with your morning coffee. The morning coffee you can grab from Licorice Cafe, 1-minutes walk from your doorstep. You'll be just 35-minutes away from Taupō town centre if you're looking to head out for dinner. But the best part of this location is you'll only be a 40-minute drive from Whakapapa Ski Field and the Tongariro Crossing for those snowy winter adventures!

For relaxing days spent looking out over the glistening Lake Taupō, look no further than Te Whare Pae Wehe!

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Bedroom Configuration

  • Bedroom (Level 2): 1 Queen Size Bed
  • Bedroom (Level 1): 1 Double Bed
  • Bedroom (Level 1): 1 Queen Size Bed
  • Bedroom (Level 1): 2 Double Bunk

Bathroom Configuration

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

Special Conditions

As there is an unfenced fish pond at this property, adults should closely supervise young children while outside to ensure they are safe around water

Please note that there are no safety mats on the trampoline, all guests should take extra care if using this


  • Air conditioning
  • BBQ
  • Dishwasher
  • Driveway (private)
  • Dryer
  • Family Friendly
  • Fenced (fully)
  • Fireplace (closed / pot belly)
  • Freeview
  • Freezer
  • Fridge
  • Hair dryer
  • Heat pump
  • Heater (electric)
  • Microwave
  • Mobile cellphone Reception
  • Oven
  • Parking (off-street)
  • Parking (on-street)
  • Toaster
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • WIFI
  • Wood supplies
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Guest reviews for Te Whare Pae Wehe

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Stayed April 2022

We had a fantastic stay, the house is in a great location. The house was warm, neat and tidy. Highly recommend this house.

Stayed January 2021

The manger’s attitude is not very good. And too many insects.

Bachcare replied

Thank you for your feedback Salina. Great service is very important to us here at Bachcare. We will follow up on the service you received and make sure it is improved moving forward. We have checked the property for insects and are happy to report there is no insect problem, however with the great location of this property right on the lake, at certain times of the year it is normal for the area to be more prone to insects. We hope you enjoyed your time at Lake Taupo.

Stayed August 2020

Fantastic place to stay, very well setup

Stayed July 2020

Lovely house, clean and warm

Stayed May 2020

This is a comfortable and cosy place to gather with the extra bedrooms and bathrooms making it perfect for extended family or a small group of friends. Great to be able to see a little of the lake and marina and having the sun flooding in much of the day and a toasty fire at night. Convenient location so close to the lake and the cafe and a lovely tiny bushwalk across the road. Although there was noise and vibrations from the trucks on SH1, it really wasn't an issue for us.

Stayed August 2019

This is a beautifully appointed home and it had everything we needed for our stay. Loved to come back and sit on the deck over looking the boat docks and lake in the summer.

Stayed June 2019

A beautiful home for an extended family , It was clean and tidy and so very comfortable, had every thing we needed.

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