Kauawhi Lodge (Bachcare) Acacia Bay Road, Acacia Bay, Taupo

Kauawhi Lodge (Bachcare) Acacia Bay Road, Acacia Bay, Taupo

Kauawhi Lakefront Lodge is a luxurious three bedroom holiday home located on the shores of Lake Taupo. This well-appointed and welcoming home won first place in category 6 of the Registered Master Builders' Federation House of the Year competition in 1999, and makes for the ultimate retreat. 

Kauawhi Lakefront Lodge is a gorgeous split-level lakefront lodge, with direct access to Lake Taupo via a path at the front of the house, leading to a secluded beach on the beautiful Lake Taupo. 

Outdoor living is made easy at this Acacia Bay accommodation. Folding sliding doors on the lakefront side of the house ensure a seamless transition from inside to outside during the summer months and the seculded north facing courtyard and outdoor fireplace is a year round sun-trap and will keep you warm during winter! 

On the lakefront terrace there's plenty of outdoor space to relax with deck chairs and an outdoor dining table and chairs to sit back, relax, and take in the exquisite views. 

The beautifully decorated interior holds all the amenities you need for a relaxing getaway, both for couples or families, You’ll find a Jetmaster fire to enjoy in winter, and a smart TV with a DVD player and DVD library. There's a Jaimo sound system with speakers stretching into both living areas, meaning you never have to be away from your favourite tunes. 

Sink back into the luxurious couches and take your pick of reading material from the extensive library. Open plan living allows you to enjoy cooking in the beautiful kitchen, while your loved ones relax in the lounge. Check out the hidden butler’s pantry with doors leading out on the back terrace. 

Three elegant bedrooms, all with ensuites, make up the spacious living quarters. Upstairs enjoy the master suite, consisting of a super king bed, Bose CD player and walk-in wardrobe. Walk out onto the balcony offering an incredible vantage point and say good morning to those amazing lake views! 
Downstairs you’ll find two more bedrooms, one with a queen sized bed, and the other with two double beds. 

If you're planning something special, we can assist with concierge services, such as a hunting/fishing guide or a guest chef for dinner parties. 

Indulge in relaxation, style and serenity at Kauawhi Lakefront Lodge!

Bedroom Configuration

  • Bedroom 1 (Level 2): 1 King
  • Bedroom 2 (Level 1): 2 Doubles
  • Bedroom 3 (Level 1): 1 Queen

Bathroom Configuration

  • Bathroom 1 (Level 1): 1 Basin, 1 Toilet, 1 Shower
  • Bathroom 2 (Level 1): 1 Basin, 1 Toilet, 1 Shower, 1 Bath
  • Bathroom 3 (Level 2): 1 Basin, 1 Toilet, 1 Shower

Pet Friendly

Yes Inside.
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

As the property has a pond in the back garden and a private walkway to the lake edge, adults should closely supervise young children while outside to ensure they are safe around water. 

The living area is multi-level with a drop of 60cm between the dining and living room. Guests should take care in this area.

There is a separate studio apartment rented on a permanent basis underneath the house. It is not visible from the house, as it is underneath the deck

Parking for cars is available in the Battleaxe driveway.

Boats need to be parked on the street as there is restricted space in the driveway.

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.

***IMPORTANT: Please note there is a 24 hour notice requirement for all winter bookings at this property.***

***IMPORTANT: Please note there is a 24 hour notice requirement for all winter bookings at this property.***


  • Bath
  • BBQ
  • Blu Ray
  • CD player
  • Clothes Drying Rack
  • Deck chairs
  • Dishwasher
  • Dryer
  • DVD player
  • Ensuite
  • Fireplace (open / wood) 
  • Freeview
  • Freezer
  • Fridge
  • Heated towel rails
  • Heater (electric)
  • Lakefront
  • Microwave
  • Mobile Cellphone Reception
  • Outdoor fireplace
  • Outdoor table / chairs
  • Oven
  • Parking (off-street)
  • Phone
  • Smart TV
  • Stove / Cookware
  • Telephone line
  • Underfloor heating
  • Washing machine
  • WIFI
  • Wood supplies


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