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Piwakawaka ā Pukawa - Pukawa Bay Holiday Home

  • 6 People
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathrooms
  • No Smoking


Piwakawaka ā Pukawa is a delightfully charming and cosy holiday home near the edge of Lake Taupo.

The house name refers to the Piwakawaka, a friendly native bird known as the Fantail. You will see Fantails flitting from perch to perch in the bush surrounding the house.

Sleeping up to 6 across 2 bedrooms, there's plenty of space for the whole family to relax and unwind in tranquil Pukawa Bay. A retro log cabin feel with wood panelling, Kiwiana art, bright comfy cushions and blankets. Wrap yourself up in a cosy blanket on the couch to sip your morning coffee and listen to a tune on the record player.

The living area flows out onto the large outdoor deck amongst native bush treetops. This is the perfect place to enjoy an evening drink as you listen to birdsong. Fire up the BBQ and enjoy dinner al fresco on the deck!

Only a 5-minute walk to the lake's edge and Pukawa Bay, where you can skip rocks, wander the beach, launch the boat and picnic amongst serene surroundings. There are also 2 kayaks available to paddle the beautiful lake.

After a day of exploring, snuggle up in front of the fireplace with your loved ones.

Holiday bliss awaits right here!!

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Bedroom Configuration

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

Bathroom Configuration

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

Please note that only the top floor of this property is available to guests, with the bottom floor locked off and unoccupied.

All guests should take care when using the stairs as the handrail and barrier are under 1 metre high.


  • Bath shower
  • BBQ
  • Coffee machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Driveway (private)
  • Dryer
  • Family Friendly
  • Fenced (fully)
  • Fireplace (closed / pot belly)
  • Freeview
  • Freezer
  • Fridge
  • Hair dryer
  • Heater (oil)
  • Iron
  • Ironing board
  • Microwave
  • Mobile cellphone Reception
  • Oven
  • Parking (off-street)
  • Parking (on-street)
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • WIFI
  • Wood supplies
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Guest reviews for Piwakawaka ā Pukawa

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Stayed May 2021

A typical kiwiana bach, with all and more provided. The pot belly stove kept the place warm, and the heaters provided well used as we hit 2 degrees. Bush surrounded and birds galore.. Close to thermal pools, and Turangi. The lockwood was very noisy with the temperature fluctuations.

Stayed April 2021

Highly recommend this property, has everything you need, great for a small family

Stayed February 2021

This property is homley and kept in great shape! We didn't want for anything. The beds were comfortable and all bedding provided was excellent! Only real negatives were that the water pressure was pretty low but not huge deal breaker! Also something to remember for those whom have never slept in a true Lockwood house are the pops bang as the wood settles with temperature changes at night.

Stayed January 2021

Birds galore! In the trees, we were greeted with Tuis every day. Lovely property with cool retro vibe, perfect for small family and close to the beautiful Pukawa end of the lake for swimming.

Stayed October 2020

A lovely property in a beautiful location

Stayed January 2020

Lovely small bach in bush setting that everything we needed.

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