'The Mint Shack', Turangi

  • Warm and cosy home to relax in
  • Close to Mt Ruapehu and The Tongariro Crossing
  • Netflix available with a wide range of movies to watch on those rainy days

Welcome to our Turangi haven! Warm, sunny and cosy, our home is set in a very quiet residential street. Being a petite house means that our wood burner quickly turns our house into a super warm home during the cold winter months. However - don't be worried about space! We have a huge backyard overlooking Mount Pihanga, a large garage for storing gear and a driveway for parking your car and trailer.  

You will enjoy full privacy during your stay, and have free reign over the house and garden. Whether you are a family, couple, solo traveller or small group our home will be your base to explore one of the most beautiful and diverse parts of New Zealand.

Set in the mountains of the central North Island, on the shores of Lake Taupo. The surrounding rivers like the Tauranga-Taupo, the Hinemaiai and the Tongariro River are considered as some of the best trout fishing in the world. 

Winter Sports - Whakapapa Skifield at Mt Ruapehu It is just a 40min drive. Hire shops are located in Turangi, Tokaanu and on the ski field. Tokaanu Hot Pools are 5 minutes away for you to soak in after a day of activities or to just enjoy the peaceful surroundings.

Summer Sports - There are several boat launching facilities at the Southern end of Lake Taupo and safe areas for swimming, boating, water-skiing, canoeing. Only a 30 minute drive to Taupo for bungy jumping, the flying fox, the swing, parachuting, paragliding, and all the extreme sports you could think of.

The i-site is located in the Turangi Town Centre who will assist you with activities and travel arrangements.

Special conditions: * Please remove all shoes when entering the house * Clean out the fireplace before you vacate, using the equipment provided and dispose of the cooled ash at the end of the garden where the compost heap is * Remove lint from the dryer after use * Open the window when using the stove top as there is no extractor fan.