- Hot tub
- Off road parking
- Ground floor bedroom
- Garden / Patio
- Washing machine
- Broadband / WiFi
Reviews & Ratings
* Based on a combined average customer score
14 Customer Review(s)
“One word says it all : awesome”- Stefano, January 2024
Incredible piece of heaven well managed by a remarkable caring hosts. Highly recommended, no doubt we will be back!- Oren, December 2023
“We left the place in a cleaner state then we received it.”
There were refreshments, herbs and oils all years out of date, some back to 2019. The teabags were from 2022 but we didn’t use any of it. We were then accused of damaging a sink that we didn’t even use, which was outrageous. The owners need to take a close look at the place and not be so hands off. The view is beautiful but it cannot carry a place that is so neglected.- Angela, November 2023
Thank you for your feedback and we have shared this with the owners who will address the issues you've raised. Property Owner
“Our family of 5 had such a gorgeous stay at Pukawa Country Lodge!”
It had so many little extras there that made our stay extra special. We loved the hot tub, the badminton net, the projector to watch a film on, the outdoor fire, the coffee machine! It was so pretty with the grapes growing along the veranda. The beds were all comfortable and everything was nice and clean. Enjoyed exploring the Turangi area and if you have small children we would recommend visiting the National Trout centre as our girls got to catch a trout each and the centre cooked it up and smoked it for us. The lodge sits in such a beautiful setting. Highly recommend!- Rebecca, April 2023
“I've stayed in this property before and wouldn't hesitate to book again.”
It's a wonderful place to destress, take in the view from the hot tub, bbq and chill on the deck. The beds are luxurious feeling and you wake up refreshed. There is a fully equipped kitchen and great coffee machine. It's actually the perfect base for winter activities or summer. The property managers were communicative. My guests were very impressed too.- Inge, December 2022
“We loved our stay here - the place has a beautiful view (the photos do not do it justice!”
) and is very well set up with badminton, petanque and croquet. The house is extremely clean, well-kitted out with everything you may need and is a convenient location for exploring the area. It was an incredibly relaxing and blissful weekend, and we can't thank our wonderful hosts enough - their communication was excellent. Thanks again!- Lucy, October 2022
“Amazing property in a beautiful location!”
Can't fault it really!! Clean, tidy, and great communication from the owners. We will be staying again in the future. Highly recommend this place to anyone that wants a peaceful and relaxing get away.- Rebecca, September 2022
“The Pukawa Country Lodge is the perfect place to relax, enjoy the astonishing view, with Lake Taupo and the Tongariro National Park close by.”
The Lodge is perfect, its owners very hospitable. We had a fantastic stay- Marja, August 2022
Views, spa, fire 10/10- Matt, April 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- Hannah, 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.- Max, February 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!- Matt, January 2022
“This place was an awesome home away from home.”
Peaceful and great views.Lovely outdoor area and gardens. Very clean and tidy.- Lee, December 2021
“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.- Henry, July 2019
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! Property Owner
- Bedroom 1: 1x King Size Bed
- Bedroom 2: 1x Double Bed, 1x Single Sized Bed
- Bedroom 3: 1x Queen Sized Bed
- Bathroom 1: Shower, Hand Basin, Toilet, Tower Rail
- Bathroom 2: Shower, Bath, Hand Basin, Toilet
- Wi-Fi, TV
- BBQ, Hot Tub
- Closed/ Pot Belly
- Freezer, Fridge, Toaster, Washing Machine, Electric Oven
- Sorry, no smoking
You’ll be glad to know linen is included in the nightly rate.
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. Your peace and tranquility is enhanced by the frequent visits of Kereru (native pigeon), Tui, Bellbirds and Ruru (Morepork or night owl). The contemporary decor here at Pukawa Country Lodge echos the stunning surrounding country 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 outdoor fireplaces or lower the outdoor clear screens and enjoy the comfort provided by external electric heaters without losing the majesty of the view. Wake up to a freshly brewed morning coffee (made on your own barista coffee machine), 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 enclosed outdoor heated area. In the upstairs lounge there is a big screen movie projector so on wet days you can relax and enjoy a movie live streaming via AppleTV or connect from your own device. 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 hot tub. You know you deserve it. On a clear night, views of the night sky in this remote country setting are breathtaking. When the day has come to an end, retire to one of three double bedrooms, each with ensuite bathroom access. 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. From the south west shores of Lake Taupo you are within easy reach of the Tongariro river, Mount Ruapehu and the central plateau, an outdoor adventure wonderland – enjoy trout fishing, mountain biking, hiking, day walks (including the famous Tongariro crossing), kayaking and white water rafting, to name just a few. 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!
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.
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.
About the location
All of our Pukawa Bay holiday homes are pre-inspected prior to your arrival and are ready for instant online booking.