Pukeko Landing Lake Tarawera

This fully self-contained three-bedroom cottage is a special place to stay, and ideal for groups of friends, extended families as there are tons of beds, or for couples looking for complete peace and privacy.

A bach-like atmosphere pervades, but with underfloor heating, a gigantic spa bath with sliding windows framing picture-postcard views of peaceful Otumutu Lagoon, and its own jetty, Pukeko Landing is an idyllic haven, the perfect place for celebrating a special holiday or anniversary event.

The jetty is reached via a garden path, which zigzags to the water’s edge through punga ferns and magnolia trees to a private waterside lawn perfect for picnics and petanque, swimming and fly fishing.

There are three bedrooms from which to choose: the super-king master, which boasts the unforgettable bath, and two other rooms with an arrangement of bunk beds including a double. The living area is open plan, with comfortable couches, and steps out onto a deck with an umbrella, and table and chairs for alfresco dining. A paved patio fringed by boxed lavender bushes has sun loungers at the ready.

Food-wise, most guests choose to dine in, and there’s a fully equipped kitchen, BBQ, so bring your groceries with you. I really enjoyed staying here. It was peaceful and relaxing, and you could do as much or as little as you chose. The view from the bath was amazing!

Pukeko Landing, Lake Tarawera

Pukeko Landing, Lake Tarawera