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Pukawa Haven - Pukawa Bay Holiday Home

Hauraki Terrace, Pukawa Bay, Lake Taupo

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  • 8 People
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • No Smoking
  • Wifi


Pukawa Haven is a 3 bedroom 2 bathroom Pukawa Bay holiday home... This is the ultimate choice for peace and privacy! Nestled amongst native bush at the end of a quiet cul de sac, you will awaken to the sound of birdsong and a nearby babbling creek.

This Pukawa holiday home enjoys multi-level open plan living with large windows and french doors to bring the tranquil scenery indoors... Stay cosy indoors by the fire, or unwind on the spacious and secluded wraparound deck with bush and lake views!

This Pukawa accommodation comfortably sleeps 8 guests. Bedrooms 1 and 2 each have a queen bed, while bedroom 3 is equipped with 2 single beds and a single bunk set. The 2 single beds can be joined to make a Super King bed, and there is an additional fold out sofa bed in the living area.

Pukawa Haven is totally secluded, but only a few minutes walk away to the lake through a scenic bush track. Here there is a safe swimming and boating beach, where you can picnic and enjoy the sun. Golf, bush walks, hot pools, rafting, restaurants and one of the world's finest fly fishing rivers are all only minutes drive away. In winter the ski slopes are only 40 minutes by car.

Everything you need for a tranquil, relaxing retreat awaits... Welcome to Pukawa Haven!

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Bedroom Configuration

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

Bathroom Configuration

  • Bathroom 1 (Level 1): 1 Basin, 1 Shower, 1 Toilet
  • Bathroom 2 (Level 2): 1 Bath, 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

Nespresso Coffee Machine available - please remember to bring your own pods!


  • BBQ
  • Coffee machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Dryer
  • Family Friendly
  • Fenced (fully)
  • Fireplace (closed / pot belly)
  • Freeview
  • Freezer
  • Fridge
  • Hair dryer
  • Heater (electric)
  • High chair
  • Microwave
  • Mobile cellphone Reception
  • Oven
  • Parking (off-street)
  • Port-A-Cot
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • WIFI
  • Wood supplies
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Guest reviews for Pukawa Haven

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Stayed March 2022

Wonderful, secluded spot to stay in. Very private deck with great bbq overlooking native trees and the sound of the stream in the distance. The birdlife is magical. Bright, sunny house with a well equipped kitchen. Very comfortable selection of couches to watch the great dvd, puzzle and games collection, and wifi!! We had a wonderful, relaxed holiday and would definitely stay again.

Stayed January 2022

Beautiful relaxing place with birdsong and stunning bush views. Well set out for a family / group great indoor outdoor flow. Will use again for sure.

Stayed December 2021

Amazing place to relax and get away. Home had everything we needed. Kitchen well appointed. Loved our stay, thanks very much.

Stayed November 2021

Quiet private bach at end of dead end street. Surrounded by bush and lots of bird life. Large lounge area and well stocked kitchen and games/ books. Awkward stairs in various areas and could do with some general maintenance to tidy up a few areas.

Stayed October 2021

A superb holiday home if you looking for a space to rest and relax. This home is comfortable, well equipped and warm. Heaters, heat pump and fire place. Set in the bush with an amazing outlook, wake up to birdsong and watch the birds feeding from the deck or from the lounge. Warm sunshine pours into the living areas. This was our second visit and it’s one of our favourite holiday homes. I’m sure we will be back again!

Stayed July 2021

House had every essential needed except hot water. My friends and I weren’t able to have a shower or wash clothes during our stay as we had no hot water whatsoever. We had forgotten towels the first night, and were out of the house early in the morning for an event in Rotorua, returning back at around 9pm (now with towels). Turned on the shower and was freezing cold after 10 minutes of being on. We left it running longer than 5 mins thinking maybe it just needed a little longer to warm up. When I messaged the owner about this, she replied with “it would’ve been good to be informed about it this morning.” We weren’t too happy, and to be honest the hot water should’ve been checked prior to our arrival. House is very cold as well, took forever to warm up.

Bachcare replied

Thank you for taking the time to let us know that the hot water at Pukawa Haven was not adequately heated during your stay. We are so sorry that your showers were not as warm as had hoped and the temperature of the water did correct itself after your departure and is in good working order. We were glad to discuss this with you further in more detail privately.

Stayed July 2021

Great family Bach, perfect set up for self catering and warm fire during the winter months! Great location for day trips to the mountain too!

Stayed June 2021

Great property. Was lovely to be greeted with the heating on and the fire laid for us. Fabulous space for a family catch up. Hearing the bird song and being in such a peaceful environment was brilliant.

Stayed February 2021

This is a wonderful place to stay, private with lovely sunny decks and great living spaces inside. Everything you need for families staying and plenty of room for the boat. We'll definitely be back!

Stayed February 2021

Lovely property with plenty of room, we enjoyed our stay here and we highly recommend this property to others :)

Stayed January 2021

We really enjoyed our stay at this spacious and well-equipped house, surrounded by native bush and bird song.

Stayed January 2021

Restful location, kitchen very well equipped

Stayed January 2021

Lovely view from the expansive deck of the Bush and a lovely view of the Lake from the lounge.

Stayed January 2021

Was a well needed break away from reality loved waking up and going asleep to the sound of all the birds and even the sound of the stream running was beautiful

Stayed December 2020

Great location, beautiful deck with an amazing view on the bush. The house and the kitchen are well equipped, with great outdoor seating space. There is a bit of a humid smell in the downstairs rooms but it is manageable. We loved our time there!

Stayed October 2020

What a lovely family home! We really enjoyed our stay! Great space and very neat and tidy.

Stayed March 2020

Me and my group of friends had a really great time in our beautiful bach. And because of the great customer service everything happened very well. I would totally recommend booking with Bachcare!

Stayed February 2020

enjoyable place to stay with lovely roomy living areas upstairs and great outdoor living.

Stayed December 2019

The top floor is lovely, comfortable and warm with all day sun, and a very well equipped kitchen. Beautiful being surrounded by the native bush.

Stayed August 2019

It was a lovely property, well laid out and easy to use and access everything that was needed.

Stayed June 2019

We enjoyed a weekend away stay at Pukawa. The silence, peace and tranquility was lovely! A roaring fire and a cosy winters retreat - close enough for us to head up to Whakapapa for our kids first ever play in the snow - then back home to enjoy another night.

Stayed June 2019

Lovely stay overall, and incredible bush setting.

Stayed May 2019

Great house nice and warm everything you need and more

Stayed February 2019

I wouldn't stay here again and don't recommend it to others unless they are travelling as a couple - in which case they can have a nice bedroom in the upper half of the house. Anyone relegated to the dungeon downstairs will not have a nice holiday (it's dank, dark and dirty).

Bachcare replied

Hi Hollie - we really appreciate your feedback on this property and our Holiday Manager is working closely with the owners to rectify the issues downstairs. We've had great feedback from guests about this area lately so it's awesome that things have improved!

Stayed October 2018

An excellent property set in a lovely bush setting and great bush walks close by. Would recommend it and would go back ourselves.

Stayed August 2018

Wonderful place to stay. Had everything we needed and more. We will definitely be back.

Stayed April 2018

Pukawa Haven is an amazing place for a get away. Nestled in stunning native bush it is just a short work down the hill to the lake. A great place to take the kids or friends. It has everything you will need.

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