Riverbed Lodge - Lake Taupo Home

  • 17 People
  • 7 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • No Smoking
  • Pet Friendly Outdoor Only


A rare find just seconds from the edge of the Tauranga-Taupo River, Riverbed Lodge is a huge holiday house ideal for your next extended family vacation, sleeping up to 17 across 7 bedrooms.

Not just for the human members of your family, Riverbed Lodge is pet-friendly too and fully fenced with plenty of space to run and play.

Riverbed Lodge is a holiday home reminiscent of Kiwi summers of old, where every second was spent outdoors fishing, swimming, climbing trees or playing backyard cricket. Dinners don't get any easier or more quintessentially Kiwi than a BBQ dinner on the deck!

Riverbed Lodge has a large living area up and downstairs, decked out with retro style and plenty of comfy couches for watching movies or getting stuck into a good book. With four bedrooms upstairs, and three bedrooms and separate kitchenette downstairs, there's more than enough space for the whole whanau.

Keen fishers will love the location, right on the banks of Tauranga-Taupo River - a hotspot for famous brown and rainbow trout. Peaceful and secluded, you can disconnect entirely from big city life at Riverbed Lodge.

Spend the days fishing, or pack a picnic and take the 12-minute walk to Oruatua picnic site and pretty Maraetai Bay. You're just 5-minutes drive from Turangi for supplies and takeaways, and 30-minutes from Taupo.

For a old-school getaway and return to the simple life, Riverbed Lodge is waiting to welcome you!

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Bedroom Configuration

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

Bathroom Configuration

  • Bathroom 1 (Level 1): 1 Basin, 1 Toilet
  • Bathroom 2 (Level 1): 1 Bath, 1 Basin, 1 Shower
  • Bathroom 3 (Level 2): 1 Basin, 1 Shower, 1 Toilet

Pet Friendly

Yes Outside only.
Pets can come too! A small pet friendly fee of $23 for up to two pets will apply.

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

This property has a maximum of 10 adults.


  • BBQ
  • 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)
  • Toaster
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • WIFI
  • Wood supplies
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Guest reviews for Riverbed Lodge

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Stayed September 2020

This is a good house to rent for a number of families, especially with kids.

Stayed May 2020

This house was awesome. Clean, no bugs anywhere and huge space.

Stayed February 2020

Nice big property. Huge enough for a massive family. Downfall were the creepy crawlies. Few cockroaches, insects and got eaten by fleas. Manager was very friendly though.

Bachcare replied

Thanks for your review Mel. We're sorry about the bugs you encountered at Riverbed Lodge, unfortunately critters can be common at this time of year. We're sorry that you were bitten on holiday, the property has been checked before the next guests are due to arrive. We hope to welcome you back in the future to show you a better time!

Stayed January 2020

Extremely disappointed with our stay at this house. The house needs to be thoroughly cleaned and it has cockroaches which I feel made it unsafe for all the children and babies who joined us on this trip. Unfortunately it ruined our family holiday as we spent more time trying to scrub and clean it to a standard where we felt comfortable sleeping and eating in it than actually enjoying a holiday together with family. We wont be coming back here.

Bachcare replied

Thanks for your review Jordan. While critters are common at this time of year, we pride ourselves on our properties being sparkling clean, and we're sorry your experience did not meet our usual high standards on this occasion. We hope to welcome you back sometime soon, to allow us the chance to do better for you in the future!

Stayed December 2019

We went away with our family of 10 adults and 3 children, the space was perfect for our Christmas get-away. It was great having the lake in walking distance, the large dining/lounge and the covered deck. Note that one shower only has a curtain - no door.

Stayed November 2019

Awesome setting for a weekend break. The maze of rooms scattered throughout will keep the kids entertained for hours. Adults have plenty of play room upstairs with balcony and lounge spaces. Quite a bit of traffic noise from SH1, but counter that with a view of the river and the birds.

Bachcare replied

Hi Hamish, thank you for taking the time to review the property. We are glad you had a nice stay!

Stayed July 2019

Overall our stay was great and we would love to come back again

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