This might be the most romantic hidden-gem in Pukawa Bay; perched perfectly on the hillside looking out over the lush native greenery and blue waters of Lake Taupo. Welcome to Pukawa Country Lodge.
With the breathtaking, unobstructed views streaming in the east-facing windows, it will be hard to find a corner of this home that isn't drenched in natural light and blessed with a beautiful backdrop.
The contemporary decor here at Pukawa Country Lodge echos the stunning surrounding scenery and offers a warm and welcoming space to call your own. On a warm summer's day, open the doors and windows and feel the cool breeze off the lake, or if it's a little cool outside, get cosy by the wood burning fireplace.
Wake up to a freshly brewed morning coffee, best enjoyed from the spacious sundeck or the comfy lounge area. Plan your day as you stare out at the view, or simply free your mind and find your happy place.
A fully equipped kitchen awaits to prepare all your holiday favourites. Put together a few side dishes to go with your fresh BBQ feast, then head out to the deck to dine alfresco long into the evening. You'll stay warm thanks to the outdoor fireplace.
Whether you've been out exploring, or simply relaxing here at your home away from home, you'll love a relaxing soak in the large cedar spa pool with a glass of wine in hand. You know you deserve it.
When the day has come to an end, retire to the two bedrooms, each with its own bathroom.
Pukawa Bay, Omori and Kuratau are all a short five-minute drive away. Bring the boat, launch it at the nearby boat ramp, and spend the day out on the water. Or why not let the stress melt away at the Tokaanu Thermal Pools, less than 10 minutes drive away.
For a winter escape, Whakapapa is just 50 minutes drive and Turoa is 90 minutes away, making this home an ideal base for your next ski trip.
Discover a special spot to make extra-special holiday memories, here at Pukawa Country Lodge!
- Bedroom 1 (Level 2): 1 King Size Bed
- Bedroom 3 (Level 1): 1 Queen Size Bed
- Bedroom 2 (Level 2): 1 Double Bunk
- Bathroom 1 (Level 2): 2 Basin, 1 Shower, 1 Toilet
- Bathroom 2 (Level 1): 1 Bath, 1 Basin, 1 Shower, 1 Toilet
You’ll be glad to know linen is included in the nightly rate
Please note there is a cap on data usage for the wifi service: 7.5 GB per night stayed. Additional charges may apply for data use that exceeds 7.5GB per night.
The built-in stairs do not have a stair gate if travelling with small children.
Please note that a 24 hour notice period is required for last-minute bookings.
The nearby owners' private studio may be occupied during your stay.
- Coffee machine
- Driveway (shared)
- Family Friendly
- Fenced (fully)
- Fireplace (closed / pot belly)
- Hair dryer
- Heater (electric)
- Hot Tub / Spa pool
- Ironing board
- Mobile cellphone Reception
- Parking (off-street)
- Washing machine
- Wood supplies
Guest reviews for Pukawa Country LodgeWe encourage reviews. Our review policy.
MattStayed April 2022
Amazing property. Views, spa, fire 10/10
HannahStayed February 2022
Beautiful views, clean, roomy, amazing hot tub and coffee machine. Very kind and considerate hosts. We had a very late booking and check in and the hosts were lovely to get things ready for us at short notice, even the hot tub was hot
MaxStayed February 2022
We were advised upon arrival that someone else would be staying in the adjacent cottage that night which was unexpected. However they arrived late, left early and kept to themselves so it really wasn't an issue. The property itself is lovely and extremely well set up. The view out over the lake is gorgeous and we enjoyed a lot of time chilling in the hot tub and taking it in. Hosts were very communicative prior to arrival and highly recommend.
MattStayed January 2022
Why would you want to stay anywhere else! On arrival the breathtaking view stops you In your tracks instantly. The luxurious, high quality feel of the household provided an incredibly comfortable and luxurious stay. Everything you could possibly need and more was available at the property and it was a stones throw from the lake entrance for boating at Pukawa Bay. The location is serene, unspoilt and absolutely beautiful. The owners have put so much thought, love and time into the property you don’t want to leave. We certainly will be frequenting this property on our trips to Taupo from now on. Why would you went to be amongst the hustle and bustle when you can feel like you’re on your own private resort island here at Pukawa estate! We unfortunately did not get to meet Rhonda and Brett but on dealing with them they seem like the most down to earth, beautiful people. Rhonda was incredibly friendly, helpful and accomodating and nothing was a problem. This property needs to be in Bachcares A listers!
LeeStayed December 2021
This place was an awesome home away from home. Peaceful and great views.Lovely outdoor area and gardens. Very clean and tidy.
HenryStayed July 2019
Beautiful property out in the countryside with an expansive view of the lake, kitted with thoughtful touches throughout the entire space. Our Bachcare manager was responsive and helpful. We really didn't want to leave! Only issue was that the hot tub wasn't fixed as promised, and we weren't able to use it at all during our stay.
We're glad you had a lovely stay at Pukawa Country Lodge Henry and we're sorry that spa wasn't available for you. The spa is now working again so this won't be an issue in future and our team have been in touch with you to find a suitable solution. We do hope you'll come back and experience Pukawa Country Lodge again soon!