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Vacation rentals in Tūrangi

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Guesthouse · Tūrangi
The Gosling's Nest - Private Self-Contained Unit
The Gosling’s Nest stands on the site of a former cabin, built from native Matai timber. Some of this timber, and the character of the original cabin, has been retained in the making of 'The Gosling’s Nest'. It is situated behind, but separate from the owner’s main dwelling. The living area opens to a private deck which looks out onto a large sloping lawn bordered by a rugged hillside beyond. The property is surrounded by bamboo and mature native and exotic trees.
Jan 13 – 20
$49 per night
Cottage · Tūrangi
VIDA Retreat:clean, comfy, pet friendly
Vida is a fully refurbished, stand alone house with modern furnishings and high quality features. It is situated in central Turangi, tucked away off the main road, right next door to the local ski hire shop (handy for early morning gear pick up if you're heading up the maunga), a 2 minute walk for coffee in the morning, 2 min drive to cafes, supermarket and town. There is ample room for your boat/jetski if you're heading out fishing on beautiful Lake Taupo. Turangi is an adventurers paradise!
Mar 8 – 15
$62 per night
Home · Turangi
ALBA cottage. Escape to the river and relax 🥂
Welcome to ALBA, our little cottage. Located on a quiet, semi-rural cul-de-sac 5 mins from Turangi. Our cosy cottage has two bedrooms, large bathroom/laundry space and an open plan kitchen, dining, living area heated by a large heat pump. The mighty Tongariro River with its world famous trout fishing pools is at the end of the road, the turangi township is a 5 min drive or a beautiful walk past the river and the Whakapapa ski field and Tongariro crossing are only 40mins away.
Oct 31 – Nov 7
$59 per night

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Tiny home · Turangi
Kōpū Cottage! - Tongariro / Ruapehu / Lake Taupo
Jan 11 – 18
$71 per night
Guest suite · Turangi
Central in Turangi
Feb 10 – 17
$54 per night
Cottage · Turangi
Tongariro River Cottage
Mar 8 – 15
$44 per night
Private room · Turangi
Double Bed - 11m² White & Blue BnB
Jul 30 – Aug 6
$40 per night
Townhouse · Tūrangi
Turangi Leisure Lodge
Jul 9 – 16
$111 per night
Home · Tūrangi
Kōwhai Hideaway - cheerful, secluded and cosy.
Dec 9 – 16
$61 per night
Home · Turangi
Trout Retreat - River, lake, mountain
Mar 15 – 22
$73 per night
Cottage · Tūrangi
Kaimanawa Cottage: Home & Spa Pool
Nov 6 – 13
$72 per night
Guest suite · Tokaanu
Warm, Cosy, Apartment with Geothermal Hot Pool
Sep 7 – 14
$103 per night
Home · Turangi
The Perch incl WIFI in Turangi
Apr 11 – 18
$66 per night
Guest suite · Tūrangi
'2 Kutai' The IDEAL adventure retreat
May 15 – 22
$85 per night
Home · Turangi
Trout Cottage - 15 min walk to river to fish
Mar 15 – 22
$73 per night

Your guide to Tūrangi

All About Tūrangi

Located dead center of New Zealand’s North Island, between the forested slopes of the Kaimanawa Ranges and the vast blue waters of Lake Taupo, Tūrangi is a big-time destination for hiking, fishing, and rafting. The Tongariro River is a hotspot for fly-fishing as well as white-water rafting, and Tongariro National Park is a hiker’s paradise. Less than 10 minutes from town, you can be on the shores of Lake Taupo at Waitetoko Beach, where you can enjoy swimming in the warmer months. In winter, hit the slopes at Whakapapa, one of New Zealand’s largest ski areas. Although small, Tūrangi’s village center is where you’ll find tasty cuisine, from lattes served out of a food truck to savory pies made daily from a local bakery.

When is the best time to stay in a vacation rental in Tūrangi?

Tūrangi has a temperate climate but can be quite rainy at any time of the year, so pack your umbrella and waterproof layers. The summer months of December through March are the warmest and driest, while July is the coldest and wettest month, although temperatures rarely reach below freezing. Summer brings lush forests ripe for hiking and biking, and in autumn you’ll witness brilliant foliage. The town does not rest in winter: Tūrangi is a popular destination for winter fly-fishing. Nearby, the Taupo Winter Festival occurs in July for three weeks of events, from lighting displays and ice skating to food vendors and winter swim events.

What are the top things to do in Tūrangi?

Huka Falls

Less than an hour north, the placid waters of the Waikato River squeeze into a shallow ravine, creating one of the most awesome natural spectacles on the North Island. What Huka Falls lacks in height — it’s just over 36 feet tall — it makes up for with sheer force. Some 60,000 gallons of turquoise water gush over the volcanic rocks every second, spraying spectators on the foot bridge above the waterfall.

Tongariro River Trail

The Tongariro River Trail is an easy 10-mile walk or mountain bike ride that offers views of the Tūrangi landscape. Along this riverside trail, catch views of rolling farmland as you pass under the branches of tall rimu trees with Mount Pihanga in the distance. Birders will enjoy looking for tiny pīwakawaka birds and kereru wood pigeons in the branches of southern beech trees found along the trail.

Tokaanu Thermal Pools

Unwind in the Tokaanu Thermal Pools, which are just a five-minute drive northwest of Tūrangi. The hot mineral waters are a great way to soothe tired muscles after a long day hiking or skiing. You can even enjoy a walk before you soak; the Tokaanu Thermal Walk passes through luxuriant indigenous forest, studded with bubbling mud pots and steaming pools.