Ponga Forest Lodge, Spencer Road, Lake Tarawera (Bachcare)

Ponga Forest Lodge, Spencer Road, Lake Tarawera (Bachcare)

Tucked away amongst tranquil native bush and surrounded by iconic Ponga trees (the New Zealand silver fern), sits Ponga Forest Lodge, a charming Lake Tarawera retreat with Wi-Fi. 

Sleeping up to 15 across four bedrooms and a sleepout, this is the perfect place for the extended family to kick back and relax in holiday mode. There's plenty of room for everyone to enjoy their own space, whether you're kicking a ball around the garden, cooking up a family feast on the BBQ or catching up on some holiday reading surrounded by the treetops. 

Your furry friends are welcome to come and join in on the fun too!

Ponga Forest Lodge catches all day sun and is just 200m walk to the lake front reserve and boat ramp in the sheltered Otumutu Lagoon. Here you can go waterskiing, take the kayak out for a paddle, splash around in the water or launch your boat for some famous trout fishing. You're also just 10 minutes drive to the Blue Lake entrance to the mountain bike tracks adjoining the Redwoods mountain bike park. Enjoy scenic bush walks around the lake or walk to the natural hot pools and rock ledges to swim and jump into the clear lake waters.

Slip into full relaxation mode at your own private retreat, secluded from the main road and surrounded with abundant birdlife as Tui's and Kereru fly overhead. If you fancy some adrenaline-filled adventures and a great meal, cruise over to Rotorua just 20-minutes drive away. 

Ponga Forest Lodge is a special find for the whole family, and is waiting to welcome you today!

Bedroom Configuration

  • Bedroom 1 (Level 2): 1 Queen
  • Bedroom 2 (Level 2): 1 Queen
  • Bedroom 3 (Level 1): 1 Queen
  • Sunroom 1 (Level 1): 2 Single Bunk
  • Sleepout 1 (Level 1): 1 Single Bunk, 1 Double Bunk

Bathroom Configuration

  • Bathroom 1 (Level 2): 1 Basin, 1 Toilet, 1 Shower
  • Bathroom 2 (Level 1): 1 Basin, 1 Toilet, 1 Shower

Pet Friendly

Yes Outside only.
Pets can come too! A small pet friendly fee of $20 + GST for up to two pets will apply.

Linen available at additional charge

Available at this property for $25 per person. You’ll see the option for our linen service in the ‘Add-Ons’ section during your booking.

Special Conditions

To help you enjoy your last day, and ensure the property is in top condition for every guest, a mandatory departure clean applies to this property. The fee for this is additional to the nightly rate, and pricing is available when making your booking, subject to your group size.


  • BBQ
  • Boat Parking (5m to 7m)
  • Child's games / toys
  • Clothesline
  • Coffee plunger
  • Deck chairs
  • Driveway (private)
  • Dryer
  • DVD player
  • Family Friendly
  • Freeview
  • Freezer
  • Fridge
  • Garden (private)
  • Hair dryer
  • Heater (oil)
  • Kayak
  • Microwave
  • Mobile Cellphone Reception
  • Outdoor table / chairs
  • Oven
  • Parking (off-street)
  • Parking (on-street)
  • Stove / Cookware
  • Sundeck
  • Toast sandwich maker
  • Toaster
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • WIFI


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