Smoked Trout - Lake Tarawera Holiday Home

Simple Stay
  • 8 People
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • No Smoking


Smoked Trout is a 3 bedroom 2 bathroom Lake Tarawera bach. Enjoy a comfortable stay in this older style bach located in peaceful surrounds and boasting magnificent views of Lake Tarawera!

This Lake Tarawera bach is a comfortably furnished two level home. On the upper level there is a lounge and two bedrooms, one with a king bed and one with two bunks plus a trundler bed (the double bedroom is accessed via the bunk room) and a bathroom. Outside, there is a big deck perfect for soaking up some sun and getting stuck into a good book.

Lake Tarawera has pristine water quality and is well known for its excellent trout fishing. This bach is ideal for kicking back and letting life slow right down. Blue Lake and Lake Okareka are nearby and perfect for all boating activity - particularly water skiing and biscuiting! Take out the single kayak (lifejackets included) for a great day in the water and sun! Or simply chill-out at the house and enjoy an extensive collection of books and board games!

Across the lake is the outlet, where the walkway follows what is commonly known as the disappearing stream. Walk further down the track and you descend down a cliff face, and once at the bottom you can look back and see the disappearing stream re-appear. This cliff face has a waterfall.

Smoked Trout is also close to the famous buried village, a fascinating day trip to add to your itinerary.

Welcome to a piece of paradise at Lake Tarawera!

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Bedroom Configuration

  • Bedroom (Level 2): 1 King Size Bed
  • Bedroom (Level 2): 1 Single Bed, 1 Bunk Bed
  • Bedroom (Level 1): 1 Double Bed
  • Lounge (Level 1): 1 Sofa Bed

Bathroom Configuration

  • Bathroom 1 (Level 2): 1 Basin, 1 Shower over Bath, 1 Toilet
  • Bathroom 2 (Level 1): 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 'Extras' section during your booking.

Special Conditions

All guests should take extra care on the deck as there is no barrier to prevent falls.

Steps leading to second floor are quite steep but there is a handrail in place.

Please note that there is no mobile phone reception at this property due to the remote location.

There are a variety of lifejackets in different sizes available for guest use with the kayak

Ample boat parking at top of steep driveway although not suitable for a large boat.


  • Bath shower
  • BBQ
  • Dishwasher
  • Driveway (private)
  • Dryer
  • Family Friendly
  • Fenced (fully)
  • Fireplace (closed / pot belly)
  • Freeview
  • Fridge / Freezer
  • Hair dryer
  • Heater (wall)
  • Iron
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Parking (off-street)
  • Toaster
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • WIFI
  • Wood supplies
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Guest reviews for Smoked Trout

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Stayed April 2022

We had a lovely long weekend stay. The bach had everything we needed for 2 families. Great spot overlooking the lake.

Stayed February 2022

Amazing views, cute Bach! It was was a great place to relax and enjoy the spectacular surrounds

Stayed February 2022

had a great stay, good lake views with ramp just up the road, caught a trout one morning had a soak at hot water beach, ill be back for sure. cheers John

Stayed January 2022

Great location and amazing view! Driveway is a little tight with the boat but not a major. A classic kiwi bach!

Stayed January 2022

Old property and not up to current building standards but comfortable for short stay

Stayed January 2022

We enjoyed our stay here! Great location! Could do with a bit of love and personal touches. Great outdoor deck and awesome selection of board games etc. We came home very happy with our week long stay. Thank you xx

Stayed May 2021

Enjoyed the lovely cozy Bach, nice area if you are wanting to get away from every day life!

Stayed February 2021

great view

Stayed February 2021

Older bach, beautiful views over the lake and mountain. Access to lake down steep track. Very basic kitchen utensils

Stayed January 2021

Obvious issues with the hot water tank not working had a big effect on our stay. Given the number of elements in the draw clearly this was not a new problem. Porn cds in the collection not really a great look when you have families staying. Safety issues around the edge of the deck. All that said we like the Bach feel and the views are great ..... but it’s a real authentic Bach. 7/10. So not a disaster but plenty to work on. Bbq was lovely and clean.

Bachcare replied

Thank you for your feedback Nigel and we are sorry about the issues you had with the hot water during your stay. We are glad we were able to come to a resolution with you after your stay and the owner has been able to resolve the problem since. We are happy to hear you enjoyed the bach feel and wonderful views.

Stayed January 2021

Amazing views of the mountain and lake from the front deck are the most special aspect of this property. Easy access to the walking track around the edge of the lake. We enjoyed watching all the birds - particularly the tui and keruru darting past. The beds in the main bedrooms are comfy. The metal bunk bed is probably more suited to younger children. Nice new comfy carpet and lino. Charms of a bach.

Stayed November 2020

Lovely little bach. Very kiwi, which just adds to the overall pleasant experience. Everything that you could possibly need was there. Very cosy and inviting with phenomenal views. Had a lovely stay, only regret is that it wasn’t for a longer length of time. Great communication from Joey. Thanks so much.

Stayed July 2020

A great little bach with a magnificent view of Mt Tarawera and the lake. We stayed on a particularly cold weekend but there was ample supply of firewood to keep ourselves warm. The lack of internet (which we were fully aware about) didn't bother us too much because we came prepared with board games and book. Would stay here again next time I intend to go on holiday in the Tararua region.

Stayed May 2020

Beautiful view, fantastic having the 2 bathrooms. Lovely and cosy with the fire. Great access to the bush walk down to the lake.

Stayed February 2020

This Bach was perfect for the 6 of us. We had a wedding to go to at the black barn and this Bach is located just around the corner. Lovely views of the lake.

Stayed January 2020

Great Bach with awesome views over the lake and mountain. Would recommend.

Stayed October 2019

An amazing spot, beautiful views & really simple & easy bach to stay for some R&R.

Stayed August 2019

We stayed for the second time here and we loved it, this is such a great place with everything you need, DVDs, board games and more it’s great having no reception too and being able to switch off and if you have kids you can teach them things with all that free time :) overall we will definitely come back here again in the future the fire warms the entire place it’s awesome and the views are absolutely stunning

Stayed January 2019

This place was amazing. The view was fantastic, beautiful surroundings. The kids loved using the kayak.

Stayed August 2018

The views! Omg! The views! This property is amazing. We can’t wait to return. Thank you so much for having us.

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