Back of Beyond Cottage

Back of Beyond Cottage

our little slice of paradise


Welcome to our family & dog friendly Cottage!

in the beautiful setting of Lake Rotoehu

Our inspiration for buying this bach is to create a comfortable getaway, with the balance of quiet enough to be truly “away”, yet not isolated from activities, especially those getting out amongst the outdoors. We fell in love with the feel of this place, and hope that our toddler explores, experiences and appreciates a love of outdoors that “nz bach life” brings. Of course, our golden retriever is bound to have no complaints either!

We know how hard it is sometimes to holiday with youngsters and pets, so our aim is to create a truly family and pet friendly getaway that others can enjoy when we aren’t here, and build some great memories of times had at Kennedy Bay.

Kennedy Bay at Lake Rotoehu is nestled in a valley between 2 of the busier larger lakes, Rotoiti and Rotoma. The Back of Beyond Cottage is brilliantly dog and family friendly, a massive outdoor covered deck space, and a huge fully-fenced yard. (peace of mind if you have an active, wandering toddler also.) 200m down to the jetty and boatramp, its on a quiet street off the main highway. You are close enough to all you need, but are private enough to enjoy the tranquility.

Its 35 mins to the heart of Rotorua, and all it has to offer. Lake Rotoehu is a perfect place to experience trout fishing, or kayaking. Theres lots of “bach toys”, as well as kayaks to utilise. If the weather is not so great, there is a great range of games, books and dvds to use. The other 2 lakes are within 5 or 10 minutes, you can take your pick for swimming or boating. There is also a cafe 5 mins away.

At the end of day, just a couple of minutes drive down the road is a lovely, popular hot spring, steaming in the evening light and ready to soak away any residual stress after your relaxing day.

The Back of Beyond Cottage is fully equipped, free WiFi and has 3 double bedrooms that comfortably sleep 6 guests, although there’s room for more.

Contact us today to book your next weekend or holiday retreat, far away from the bustle of the city at the Back of Beyond Cottage.




Nestled in the hills, a minutes walk away from Lake Rotoehu, and boat ramp. Settle into the cozy couches, unwinding from the mayhem of the past weeks.


From relaxing in our local hot water pools to water skiing on Lake Rotoehu, the Back of Beyond Cottage offers something for everyone!

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If you have any questions or would like to make a booking just simply get in touch and we'll do our best to make it your best stay yet.