Our Neighbourhood

We feel will live in a very special place, with a wonderful rural community and so much on offer with the Lake Taupo, NZ bush and mountains right on our door step. Access to the Lake is nearby at Kinloch, 10 minutes drive. Put your boat in at the ramp there and enjoy fishing, watersports or exploring some of the Western bays. Grab some takeaways at the Kinloch Store, they also stock all your convenience needs. Or visit our favourite The Tipsy Trout for fantastic coffee and a wonderful breakfast, lunch or dinner. Kinloch beach is great for casual lakeside fun and picnicking. For more of our local recommendations click here.

Just a few 100 meters from the Hut is the new Otakatake mountain bike track part of the “Great Lake Trails” which takes you downhill through neighbouring bush, all the way to Kinloch Bay (14km). Alternatively head West down the main road approximately 1km to the start of the Kawakawa Track, taking you down to Kawakawa Bay, a stunning spot, unreachable by road and a destination for the rock climbing crowd. Or if you are feeling fit why not complete the loop which is approx 38km of riding with stunning views!

Kinloch village 10 minutes drive
Taupo town is 25 minutes drive
Tongariro National Park 1.45 hours
Auckland 3.30 hours
Hawkes Bay 2 hours
Wellington : 5 hours