Girls in the Cellar


Minarapa Lodge is a family orientated experience. We look forward to welcoming you to our home!

Our family comprises of Shaun and Pep, our three young daughters and our menagarie of pets - including dogs, cat, suffolk sheep and cattle.

Many other animals choose to inhabit the lodge too – including pukeko, quail, tui, lorikeets and pheasants.

Shaun is a fully qualified chef and together with Pep they successfully ran a top Taupo restaurant before selling it to start a family.

Minarapa Lodge holds a special place in Pep’s heart as she used to play here as a girl when the house was owned by family friends.