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Bellbird Cottage - Lake Taupo Bach

Waitahanui, Lake Taupo (Ref. 1031230)


  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No

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  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine

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  • Gen

    “Nice plc. Bathroom just a bit too small”

    - Gen, March 2024


  • Bedroom 1: Queen
  • Bathroom 1 with: Shower, Hand basin, Toilet, Hair Dryer
  • TV, BBQ
  • Microwave, Fridge, Hobs, Electric frying pan, Cafetiere, Toaster
  • Washing Machine, Airing Rack, Outside clothesline
  • Heating: Heat Pump, Oil-filled heater, Wall Heater


Our linen service will provide all sheets, pillowcases, towels, bath mats, and tea towels for your stay. We’ll also make up the beds for you prior to arrival and strip them down after your departure. Pillows and duvets are provided at the property.

The property

Bellbird Cottage is a 1 bedroom Waitahanui bach at Lake Taupo. Sitting amongst the trees this compact house is a tranquil lake base - the perfect getaway for 1-2 guests. Just 10 minutes drive from central Taupo, and a hop skip and a jump to the lake for a swim or kayak! This Waitahanui bach has a well presented open plan living, including a kitchenette, dining, and sitting room with all windows and doors double glazed... For easy outdoor flow, unwind on the 2 decks - enjoying a morning coffee on the east facing area and a wine and BBQ on the west facing area that is accessed through the french doors. This is an ideal spot for laid back holiday dining, or simply sit back with a glass of wine and enjoy the peace and quiet! There is 1 bedroom at this Waitahanui accommodation, fitted with one queen bed - ideal for couples. Everything you need for a self-catered, refreshing break away is on hand - stay on site and soak up the serenity, or stroll a few minutes down the street for direct access to the most crystal clear, free flowing river you would ever want to fish or walk along. The Waitahanui River originates from springs at the base of the Kaimanawa Ranges in the Central Plateau, and you will feel especially lucky to have the famous 'Rock Pool' within 5 minutes walk of Bellbird Cottage. There are also many easy walking tracks alongside the river - the cycle and walking tracks take you all the way to Wharewaka from this lovely spot. Plus, the Whakapapa Ski Field is just a 45 minute drive away for winter adventures! Your relaxed lake Taupo hideaway starts here... Welcome to Bellbird Cottage!

There is a second dwelling on site that may be occupied during your stay, however the cottage is completely private and not in view of the second dwelling.

Due to the location of the property, the mobile service can cut out in bad weather.

A heat pump is available in the kitchen, and a small oil column heater is available in the bedroom to keep you warm.

While there is no oven at the property, there is a convection oven with two top elements, plus a microwave. The fridge is a half size fridge only.

As there is no railing on the deck, this property may not be suitable for young children.

Pets are not allowed at this property

Please note that charging of Electric Vehicles is prohibited at this property

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

Close to the airport and just a 10 minute drive into Taupo Central, Waitahanui is well known for its excellent trout fishing in the Waitahanui River. Based here, you're also close to all of the must-do's of the Taupo area, such as visiting the Huka Falls, Craters of the Moon, spending the day out on the lake or even trekking along the Tongariro Crossing! All of our Waitahanui holiday homes are pre-inspected prior to your arrival and are ready for instant online booking.