If you want to play or get away, your destination is here at the Lake.

Facilities Available

  • Bath
  • Bar (unstocked)
  • BBQ
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Cot (Rimu)
  • Child Friendly
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD Player
  • Easy Access/ Off Street Parking
  • Fireplace
  • Fridge/ Freezer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heat Pump/ Aircon
  • High Chair
  • Integrated Music System - Internal & External
  • Kayak
  • Linen
  • Microwave
  • Off Street Parking
  • Oven(s)
  • SKY TV ®
  • Shower(s)
  • SUP Board
  • TV(s)
  • Wifi (Broadband)
  • Washing Machine

Tranquility and serenity, or adventure playground, Tui Bach is the haven for you. Make your stay at Tui Bach your next holiday dream. Our family home situated in Otautu Bay on Lake Rotoehu features five generous bedrooms, two bathrooms and is conveniently positioned just a stone throw away from the lake edge. Enjoy relaxing in the lounge bar or deck sofa on your front porch while taking in the glorious vistas of the Tuis’, the lake and the surrounding forest after a day of bush walks, waterskiing, swimming, kayaking, mountain biking, motor cross, four-wheel driving or simply the solitude of fishing for rainbow trout.

This is a relaxed family home elegantly furnished for your families comfort. All bedrooms and rooms have flat screen wall hung TV’s with SKY and Freeview, opulent lights, beds and linen. These provide total luxury so you can experience the comfort and support that your body craves and deserves while taking a break. Linen supplied is made in Italy from the softest 100% combed pure cotton percale, 800 thread count. Silk filled duvets which provide warm in winter and cool in summer, these duvet inners drape softly over your body for the ultimate sleep experience. Pillows are a divine silk filled which gently cradle your head allowing you to breathe easier and keep your head cool. Filled with hand stretched layers of grade A mulberry silk floss wrapped around a polyfibre core.  Towels are also of a high quality. With the home we supply a kayak and SUP Board.  Please enquire about our trout fishing services.

This is an entertainers delights with a 10 seater table inside or on those hotter summer days enjoy eating at the 10 seater outdoor table. Whether you are on a family vacation or catching up with friends there are many nooks to relax in; the outdoor couches, indoor bar or retreat to your private balcony to soak up the sunshine.

Lake Rotoehu is a very safe and peaceful lake with minimal boats in summer time and is very popular for the solitude of fishing and trout fishing. For other options you also have Lake Rotoma 5 minutes and Lake Rotoiti a 10 minute drive. If boating isn’t your thing you can head to the popular Waitangi Soda Hot Springs only 3 minutes down the road for a relaxing soak in the natural thermal pools, or drive to the nearby Hells Gate geothermal park and mud bath spa facilities. The local café Lake Rotoma is a 5 minute drive for casual dinner (seasonal hours) or a relaxed lunch with local dairy and gas station together with liquor store.

For more things to do and see in the area visit our Attractions page. A 30 minute drive takes you to the heart of Rotorua which boasts numerous tourist attractions for shopping and other activities. Kawerau and Whakatane are also only short drives away. For a family dinner in Rotorua Pig and Whistle Bar is highly recommended and Fat Dog is a great option for lunch. There is also a food lane called Eat Street which boasts numerous restaurants.

At request we can also offer a corporate package which can be catered and managed by staff.


Location


Bedrooms and Bathrooms

  • Bedroom 1: Master bedroom with super king master bed walk in wardrobe, private deck with outdoor day bed, 40″ TV with full SKY and access to shared bathroom.
  • Bedroom 2: Queen bedroom with 43” TV including SKY and Freeview.
  • Bedroom 3: Queen bedroom with 43” TV including SKY and Freeview.
  • Bedroom 4: Bedroom with 1 x queen, 2 x king singles, 1 x single trundler and 50″ TV with Playstation console.
  • Bedroom 5: King bedroom with 43” TV including SKY and Freeview, Rimu cot adjustable from infant to toddler with inner sprung mattress.
  • Bathroom 1: Shower with hair dryer and toilet.
  • Bathroom 2: Shower and free standing claw bath, separate toilet.

Luxurious top of the line beds. Linen supplied is made in Italy from the softest 100% combed pure cotton percale, 800 thread count. Silk filled duvets which provide warm in winter and cool in summer, these duvet inners drape softly over your body for the ultimate sleep experience. Pillows are a divine silk filled which gently cradle your head allowing you to breathe easier and keep your head cool. Filled with hand stretched layers of grade A mulberry silk floss wrapped around a polyfibre core. Towels supplied are also of a high quality.


Kitchen, Lounge and Living Rooms

  • Fully-equipped entertainers kitchen.
  • Standalone electric oven with gas hobs.
  • Standalone entertainment bar.
  • Surround sound system internal and external.
  • 55″ TV with SKY and DVD player.
  • Wood burner fire with wood supplied.
  • Gaming console with games included.
  • Fully-equipped laundry.
  • Heat pump and heater.

Outside

  • 10 seater outdoor table.
  • BBQ.
  • Fish station.
  • Outdoor lounge suite and 2 x lounge seats.
  • Off street parking for 7 plus vehicles.
  • Off street boat parking.

*no access to triple garage as locked for owner.

Boat Shed

The Bach has the Otautu Bay boat ramp less than a minute drive from the property. The Bach includes an on the water separate boat shed available on request. $100 one off fee for access (one off per stays of 2-7 days).


Location

Tui Bach is situated in Otatutu Bay 5 minutes off State Highway 30 in a quiet col-de-sac. Otatutu Bay is a small private lake community.

Lake Rotoehu is a very safe and peaceful lake with minimal boats in summer time and is very popular for the solitude of fishing and trout fishing. For other options you also have Lake Rotoma 5 minutes and Lake Rotoiti a 10 minute drive. If boating isn’t your thing you can head to the popular Waitangi Soda Hot Springs only 3 minutes down the road for a relaxing soak in the natural thermal pools, or drive to the nearby Hells Gate geothermal park and mud bath spa facilities. The local café Lake Rotoma is a 5 minute drive for casual dinner (seasonal hours) or a relaxed lunch with local dairy and gas station together with liquor store.


Tariff

  • Low Season 1 February to 15 December $690 per night for up to 6 people.  High Season – 16 December to 31 January $900 per night for up to 6 people.  Extra person $35 per night, per person  –  Maximum Occupancy 10.
  • $175 cleaning charge (one off per stays of 2-7 days). For stays in excess of eight nights or more a compulsory mid stay clean applies at $140.
  • Includes: Power, firewood, all linen, towels, essential toiletries, pantry items and wifi.

Minimum stay of 2 nights, with 3 nights on a Public Holiday weekend, 4 nights over Easter and 5 nights in the Christmas period.

Additional Extras – Please let us know if we can help with any of the following:

  • Daily servicing.
  • Meal delivery.
  • Chef on site.
  • Pantry stocked on arrival.
  • Airport transfer.
  • Fishing trips.
  • Activities and excursions.

Luxury Experiential New Zealand Travel Experiences

If your intended stay is part of a New Zealand experience, and are looking for a high-end experiential travel experience, we highly recommend you contact Ahipara Luxury Travel. Ahipara specialise in luxury tourism (6, 5 and 4+ star) focused on connecting you with New Zealand through special people, places and activities. Truly special, authentic New Zealand holidays and vacations that you will remember for many years.


Catering

We can provide local or off-shore catering options for any events or in-house catering requirements. One of the top Chef’s we would recommend would be Clare Ullrich from eClare. We have used her personally both in Hawaii and in Sydney for events.

Clare Ullrich is a professional Chef from Melbourne, Australia. She completed her apprenticeship in cooking in 1992 with distinction honours.

After travelling throughout Europe and enjoying many amazing cuisines, she worked at the prestigious Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in the fine dining restaurant, Peacock Alley where she was influenced by the simple use of flavours.

A varied culinary career in five star hotels, as well as a well known winery resort in the Pyrenees, Australia has developed Chef Clare’s repertoire in the food scene. She believes the Mediterranean cuisine is her main influence, for the fresh and unadulterated flavours, as well as the health benefits that it provides.


Contemporary Art

Contemporary Maori Sculptures by Joe Kemp

Our home features custom pieces by a local master Maori Sculptor and Carver, Joe Kemp.

In Joe’s words; “My name is Joe Kemp, married to Sherie and we have three sons. We have lived in Lake Rotoma in the Bay of Plenty for the last fifteen years. I have been into art since I can remember only finding my sculpting ability eight years ago. My tribal connections are Ngai Tahu, Ngapuhi and Te Arawa (Ngati Makino).

I am self-taught and find it’s a great privelage to be able to create with these mediums and art forms. I enjoy carving human form, especially females. I feel doing human form connects me with my ancestral history which brings a whole new meaning and purpose to the finished art work. I use wood as my main medium and enjoy the secrets and surprises that our native timbers have with them. I sense a connection with Tane Mahuta (the life force of the tree) as I’m working with the wood, so it is quite a special feeling. I also carve a variety of stone, where again there is a connection with Papatuanuku (Earth Mother).

I look to bring out the Wairua (essence) in each piece, starting from where the material originated and using any special features and grains in the stone and wood. Thanks for taking the time to stop and look at my work.”

We have specified pieces of Joe’s Art in the house for sale. If you are interested in purchasing any of Joe’s art, please contact us, or contact Joe directly.

For further information on Joe and his art, please see his website or visit his local open air gallery, Te Haa Gallery, located minutes from the Lodge.

Contemporary Modern Art by Rosemary Eagles 

Our home features custom contemporary art pieces by acclaimed New Zealand artist, Rosemary Eagles.

In Rosemary’s own words; “I am passionate about painting the natural beauty of New Zealand. Often the simplest form of a single flower bud, through to the wonderful rock formations on our coastal beaches. Bursting Harakeke Flax flowers with chocolate brown pods, to the wild and free flowing Toi Toi on our West Coast beaches.

Enjoying the nature of New Zealand , being out in the elements is of great priority in my life. Tramping and taking photos along my way, often with my family. Just stopping and taking another look opens up endless fresh painting inspirations.

Working larger enables me to be more expressive in my approach to my work, creating movement and freedom. Pushing the boundries of oil paints, adding mediums has enabled me to extend myself as an artist.

Working with colour and pattern is shown through all my works. Of late a more abstract modern contemporary style has been my approach.”

For further information on Rosemary and her art, please see her website.