A fire service spokesman said that the fire has been contained and fire services have since left the scene.
The blaze, which occurred in Mihi, a remote area 35km from Taupo and just south of Reporoa, came within 30m of nearby houses.
A nearby pine plantation was also threatened by the flames.
Five fire applicances responded to the blaze, including two water tankers.
Rural fire services will continue to monitor the situation.