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About the Central North Island, New Zealand

Rotorua must be the “ Maori Cultural Capital” of New Zealand. Be sure to try a sumptuous Maori “Hangi” (feast) where your food will be prepared in the traditional way, on hot rocks.

The region is also the prime area for seeing the amazing geothermal attractions, being well endowed with beautiful lakes, steaming terraces and spouting geysers. Look carefully and you will find secluded natural hot pools hidden in forests.

Taupo’s splendid outlook over the lake to the majestic mountains beyond is truly a sight to behold. Catch your breath at the magnificent Huka Falls or catch a trout for dinner! Be sure to take one of the many trips on offer to explore some of the largest lake in New Zealand and visit the Maori Rock carvings that can only bee seen from the water.

There is plenty to keep adrenalin junkies going too – jet boating, tandem sky diving, ungy jumping and much more. There are also a surprising number of top quality golf courses here too.

Tackle the awe inspiring Tongariro Crossing or ski the slopes of Mount Ruapehu; you won’t run out of sights to see or things to do.

Here is our selection of Central North Island B&B's

Echolands Valley Lodge

Taumarunui

Prices from $195 to $240 per couple

7 Minutes to Taumarunui

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Our accommodation caters for up to 14 guests in 5 bedrooms to suit a variety of families and groups and the best part is that you will have the entire house and grounds to yourselves

We are only 7.5kms from Taumarunui
Come and enjoy the beautiful surrounds of the rural lifestyle, enjoy the noises of the livestock, and see them grazing along with the bunnies and quails that often make homes around the lawns

Some things to see and do which are popular with our guests are:
Whanganui River / Timber Trail / Forgotten World Rail Carts /
Mt Ruapehu Skiing / Mt Ruapehu Sky Waka / Tongariro Alpine Crossing / Lake Taupo / Quad Biking / Jet Boating / Alpaca Farm /
River Fishing / Golfing

Arias Farm Bed & Breakfast

Rotorua

Prices from $120 to $200 per couple

8km from City Centre - 396 Clayton Rd, Pukehangi, Rotorua 3015

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Rotorua Accommodation that’s right near town, yet has lots of space and animals to play with! Our accommodation is situated on a cute 3 acre town farm right in the city suburbs of Rotorua.

Our lodge Bed & Breakfast has 3 separate rooms, suitable for singles, couples, or a small family looking for peace and quiet, and a breakfast laid out at your leisure. Baby cot and high chair is available.

Our stand-alone Tiny Home has two bedrooms sleeping up to 6 persons, full kitchen, bathroom, washing machine, Wifi, outside enclosed deck, shared spa, and complimentary continental breakfast stored in the fridge.

Peace and quiet close to Rotorua township
No sulphur smell or traffic noise
Animals to feed, learn about, & pet
Child friendly with play areas & sandpit
Lots of room for extra visitors and games
Hot spa to relax in after a day sightseeing
Free Internet access 24/7, TV in room
Lots of safe, offstreet parking, well away from road

Enjoy the open space, clean air, birdsong, quiet bush surroundings and natural springs that are Aria’s Farm. Be welcomed by your friendly and experienced Kiwi host family at the best of Rotorua’s Accommodation, situated right within the town boundaries.

We also have larger self-contained units for bigger groups.

ASK ABOUT OUR GREAT MID-WINTER, MID-WEEK DISCOUNTS!

Rotorua Views Bed & Breakfast + Apartment

Rotorua

Prices from $170 to $195 per couple

We are in south-west Rotorua, 5 km from the centre.

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We have 2 spacious and stylish ensuited B&B rooms, both with balconies and wide views. There are tea/ coffee making facilities, a bar fridge and heat pump. A guest lounge is available. Continental and cooked breakfast served. For the cooked breakfast, choose from eggs benedict, the big breakfast (bacon, eggs etc) or pancakes with caramelised banana. Enjoy a coffee from our commercial-grade coffee machine.

The Apartment is 70 m2 and sleeps up to 5 people. There are 2 bedrooms: 1 with a queen bed, the other with 2 singles or a king. In the living/dining area there's a pull-out sofa bed, providing further sleeping options. A cot is also available. The kitchenette is well-equipped, with a single induction cooktop, electric frying pan, rice cooker, microwave, and full-sized fridge. Tea, coffee, milk, sugar and basic condiments for cooking are provided. There is a heat pump in the living area and heaters in the bedrooms. There’s a combined bathroom and laundry. Breakfast is not provided.

The B&B rooms and the Apartment have smart TVs with access to Netflix. There is free WiFi throughout and free parking.

Mountain bike enthusiasts? We provide safe storage and a workshop with a bike stand and tools. We are 5-minutes’ drive to the Redwoods/Whakarewarewa Forest mountain bike park. Dale is happy to take you for a guided ride suited to your level.

We have a friendly Siamese cat.

Rotorua Views is a member of the Quality Assessed Bed and Breakfast Association.

The Rustic Roost

Taupo

Prices from $220 to $250 per couple

8 kilometres from Taupo township.

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The " Rustic Roost" has all the rustic charm you could want in an old -converted work-shed. All building materials used were sourced from recycled demolition bungalows, repurposed antique furniture or old farm equipment. Luxury linen is supplied in the mezzanine bedroom and include towels, organic toiletries plus a heated towel rail and underfloor heating in the bathroom. Breakfasts in the "Rusty Roost " consist of cereal, fresh fruits and yoghurt, as well as juice, bagels, jam, butter, and tea/coffee .
Situated next to a working farm, "The Roost" is surrounded by the sights and sounds of everyday country life, where sheep and cattle pass by over the hills that echo to the melodious sounds of never-ending birdsong. Bring your mountain bikes or hire locally to enjoy off road trails around the picturesque village of Kinloch, just ten minutes away or ride to Craters of the Moon for local trails.

Lupin Lodge Bed & Breakfast

Taupo

Prices from $210 to $280 per couple

8 kms from Taupo township.

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Set amongst established gardens & native bush, Lupin Lodge B & B is just 8 kms from Taupo township, and only a stones throw away from Craters of the Moon Park - Wairakei Forest, a purpose-built mountain bike park. Trails range from children's entry level to technical cross country. Come, stay, & relax with three bedrooms on offer, all with their own bathrooms, toiletries & luxury towels. Continental breakfasts with plenty of good coffee will keep you nourished for your busy day ahead, whether you are mountain biking, hiking, jet boating, sailing, golfing, fishing or taking in the Huka Falls Walkway or discovering the lavish shops in town. Relaxation massages are on offer, as well as the hot tub for those tired muscles after a days' activities.

Blackfern Lodge

Pureora Forest area

Prices from $100 to $250 per couple

Located 3.5 hrs from Auckland, & BOP, 2.5 from Hamilton, 2 from Rotorua & Taupo

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The perfect place to relax and unwind after a day’s exploring the region or cycling through Pureora Forest Park.
Enjoy a soak in the hot tub / spa under the stars at the end of the day. A destination in itself - featuring native 'whio', waterfall, trout feeding all surrounded by nature at it's best.
Great kiwi hospitality in a remote location, with all the comforts of home.
Be amazed by our majestic waterfall, whio (native blue duck), native orchids, long fin eel, rainbow trout feeding, short tail bats, glow worms and exquisite bird life.
This is accredited to the Blackferm Ecological Restoration project started in 2005.
A truly kiwi experience - unplug from technology and plug into nature!

B&B Blossom Cottage

Rotorua

Prices from $260 to $280 per couple

15 minute drive north of famous Eat Streat and vibrant Rotorua city.

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BLOSSOM COTTAGE Bed & Breakfast in Rotorua is a self-catering accommodation in vintage-style for families, friends and romantic couples. The self-contained cottage has two luxurious bedrooms: one Queen and one Twin bedroom, bathroom with spacious shower, kitchen, television, heat pump, air-conditioning, laundry, bbq, deck with outdoor furniture and private HOT TUB. The accommodation has free wi-fi and breakfast provisions. This farmstay-style, luxurious retreat has mountain and forest views and ample parking. Toys and playground for the children. $280 per night for two people, additional adults or children $60 and cot $20. (maximum 4 beds, 1 portable bed and 1 cot).

ORCHARD STUDIO is beautifully decorated in French vintage-style. This Rotorua accommodation has a Queen bed, kitchenette, dining area, couch, television, heat-pump and air-conditioning, deck with outdoor furniture and private use of the SAUNA. Stunning views of an orchard, forest and rolling countryside. $260 for two people.

THE VINTAGE ROOM is a spacious, luxurious accommodation with vintage decor and antique furniture. The guest-suite has a Super King bed, ensuite, heat pump, television, fridge, microwave, toaster, couch and dining table. The accommodation guests have private use of the Scandinavian SAUNA. This guest-suite has views of the garden and countryside. Breakfast provided in the Vintatge Room.

All options have free wi-fi, parking, animal feed, sauna and breakfast. Hot tub at Blossom Cottage only.

The Loft B&B Taupo

Taupo

Prices from $240 to $280 per couple

We are 5 minutes from Taupo and 50 minutes from Rotorua

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If you are looking for a comfortable relaxing place to rest and recharge the batteries then joining us at The Loft could be just the thing.

We have three large well appointed rooms with their own ensuite bathrooms. The bathrooms have heated towel rails, hair dryers and toiletries. All rooms have queen size beds with electric blankets and lovely linen. There are TVs in each room and a table and chairs for comfort. Tea and coffee making facilities are available.

All guests will enjoy free parking and wifi and any help we can offer with local attractions and travel plans for the day.

Breakfast takes place downstairs in our family dining room shared by all our guests. It consists of a generous continental and cooked breakfast with homemade muesli, yoghurt, jams and sourdough bread. It is usually a very relaxed and informal time with lively banter and sharing of experiences.

We love to meet and get to know people but also appreciate travelling can be very tiring and often people just need time to themselves. We are available to assist and interact at your request.

The Bay Bar & Brasserie is just 500 metres away providing great food and Taupo is just 5 km away where there are many more restaurants and bars.

Taupo is very centrally located for day trips to many locations. Rotorua is just 50 minutes away
Hobbiton movie set 1 1/2 hours.
Tongariro National Park for skiing and hiking the Tongariro Crossing and other hikes is 1 hour away
Napier 1 hour 50 minutes.

Country Lodge Kinloch

Taupo

Prices from $290 to $360 per couple

Rural Kinloch, Just 14 mins from Taupo Town and 5 mins from Kinloch Village.

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Located in a picturesque rural setting at the head of a broad sweeping valley, Country Lodge Kinloch offers extensive views over Kinloch Village, the beautiful Whangamata Bay and across the western bays to the Karangahape Cliffs.

Country Lodge Kinloch offers both self-catering accommodation in a stand-alone Pioneer Cottage, and in-home bed and breakfast style accommodation for guests requiring a higher level of personal service in the main residence. Both options offer a high standard of quality and service in an attractive and interesting environment where design inspiration has been taken from the traditional rural buildings of the American mid-west.

Country Lodge Kinloch is just 4 km from the picturesque lakeside village of Kinloch. An all-weather marina gives ready access to some of the most prolific fishing spots on the Great Lake, at the same time providing for the recreational boater and water sports enthusiast. Whangamata Bay also boasts an excellent beach front ideal for safe swimming, or just soaking up the summer sun. The new Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course is just 3 minutes drive away adjacent to the village; a public 10 hole Golf Course nestles alongside this. Two excellent walking/cycle tracks meander over the hillsides to Whakaipo and Kawakawa Bays.

There is a restaurant in Kinloch Village and a corner shop that serves coffee and takeaways; Taupo town offers a diverse range of dining options. Dinner is also available in house by prior arrangement.

The Inn At The Convent

Taumarunui

Prices from $145 to $155 per couple

We are situated in beautiful surroundings in Taumarunui

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The Inn At The Convent provides quality boutique bed and breakfast accommodation.

Our beautiful old building opened on Sunday the 30th of January 1916 as home to the sisters of St Joseph. The Covent was sold in 2003 and In 2016 June Nevin purchased the building and has been restoring it to its former glory.

Each room is unique, with high ceilings and a warm atmosphere. June has an extensive art collection which adds to the charm of this beautiful old lady.

As well as a continental breakfast which is included in the Tariff, June offers home cooked meals and packed picnic lunches for an additional charge. We can also arrange private sight seeing trips.
We can also accommodate your pets on request.

Geyser Lookout

Rotorua

Prices from $140 to $295 per couple

Only 1.9 klms from Te Puia and 5 klms from Rotorua Central.

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This homestay offers a tranquil stay in a spacious garden setting, with petanque and croquet courts, outdoor seating and BBQ facilities. Relax anytime in the spa pool accompanied with its breath taking view down the valley overlooking the geysers or enjoy a refreshing drink on the deck capturing the last of the sun.

Your hosts, Shami, Dave and our 2 cats, "Lucky" the maitre d and "Blanca" the Queen. Shami & Dave are a married couple who have lived in Rotorua for over 15 years. They balanced their time between NZ and California (USA). Both are passionate about meeting and hosting people. They have six children and twelve grandchildren spread across the globe, and really enjoy travelling abroad whenever they get the chance.

Shami loves cooking. If you are fortunate enough to book an evening meal with Shami, you are in for a gourmet delight served with a glass of their finest wine. Light continental breakfasts are free, but an extra charge applies for cooked. Shami's famous homestyle cooked breakfasts are legendry. Other meals including fine dining can be available on request.

Dave loves a good chat. He knows Rotorua like the back of his hand and works in tourism, so if you are wanting to know the best things to do, he would be more than happy to provide recommendations.

Places nearby are Tree Trust Walk, Whakarewarewa Living Maori Village, Te Puia, Kuirau Park, Skyline, Mitai Maori Cultural Evening, Redwoods, Polynesian Spa and our panoramic Lake Rotorua.

The River Lodge

Ohakune

Prices from $195 to $1100 per couple

Located between Ohakune and Raetihi, Tongariro National Park

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As a 4 star large timber structure lodge of unique design accompanied by boutique cottages operating under the banner of bed and breadfast our aim is to exceed expectations. With high quality super king and king bedding, quality linen, toweling and bathrobes, extra large rooms to take in the views of Mt Ruapehu and Mangawhero River is the reason why our accommodation is known for its uniqueness and high end standard.

BBQ's are also provided to assist those who prefer to cater for themselves. Complimentary tea and coffee in each room is also provided. All activity bookings and advice along with providing our guests with regional and local maps are done as a value added service.

Should you enjoy trout fishing then fly fishing off the back lawn or guided fishing tours with our guide has to be experienced along with walking the magnificant Tongariro Crossing or smaller scenic volcanic and forest walks. If walking, cycling, trout fishing, flying over the volcanoes or just laying bank in one of our hammocks beside the river with a good book sounds attractive then The River Lode is for you.

We do not have guests at The River Lodge, we have friends. We believe that the little things do matter.

Timber Trail Centre (Ongarue)

Pureora Forest area

Prices from $110 to $190 per couple

Ongarue, Ruapehu District (at the end of the Timber Trail Cycle Way)

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A little piece of paradise in the heart of NZ's North Island, 3.5 hours from Auckland, and 4.5 from Wellington.

​Guests have full use of two large buildings: the Old Miller's Cottage (accommodation), and The School (additional lounge, dining and recreation room).

The five bedrooms in the Old Miller's Cottage all have ensuite bathrooms and direct access to outside decks. Facilities include small kitchen, dining room, lounge and laundry room. Outside are a hot tub for 10, petanque court, BBQ and secluded area with wood-fired open air bathtubs by a spring-fed stream.

Apart from a peaceful stay at our Centre, you'll be within striking distance of a very wide range of fantastic attractions (see www.timbertrailcentre.co.nz for more information).

Within 20 minutes:
- the Timber Trail Cycleway
- great trout fishing
- a huge swimming hole with sandy beach
- the largest Alpaca Farm in NZ
- jet boat adventures on the Wanganui River
- the Forgotten World Rail Trail
- Taumaranui, capital of Ruapehu District, with many shops and facilities (including one of NZ's best golf courses and a sports centre)

Within 1 hour:
- Waitomo Glow Worm Caves
- Ruapehu Ski-fields and Tongariro National Park
- The Forgotten Highway & Republic of Wangamamona
- kayaking the Wanganui River
- Turangi, Lake Taupo, the trout fishing capital of the world

Your hosts speak four languages and have worked in 40 countries. With a 5-star rating, we will do our best to ensure you have a wonderful stay.

Arias Farm Holiday Homes

Rotorua

Prices from $168 to $378 per couple

8km from City Centre - 396 Clayton Rd, Pukehangi, Rotorua 3015

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Rotorua Accommodation that’s right near town, yet has lots of space and animals to play with! Our accommodation includes three separate central heated buildings, situated on a cute 3 acre town farm right in the city suburbs of Rotorua. Depending on the size of your group, you may need just the small Cabin, or all three buildings including Cottage & Sleepout.

Our self contained rental homes are perfect for event venue, family gatherings, reunions, group vacations, birthdays, wedding parties, stag dos, hen’s evenings, school sports teams, and mountainbiking events like Enduro and Crankworx. Combined, these can sleep 18 individually or up to 24 when couples share doubles.

Our lodge Bed & Breakfast has 3 separate rooms listed separately.

Peace and quiet close to Rotorua township
No sulphur smell or traffic noise
Animals to feed, learn about, & pet
Child friendly with play areas & sandpit
Lots of room for extra visitors and games
Hot spas to relax in after a day sightseeing
Free Internet access weekends and evenings
Lots of safe, offstreet parking, well away from road

Enjoy the open space, clean air, birdsong, quiet bush surroundings and natural springs that are Aria’s Farm. Be welcomed by your friendly and experienced Kiwi host family at the best of Rotorua’s Accommodation, situated right within the town boundaries.

ASK ABOUT OUR GREAT MID-WINTER, MID-WEEK DISCOUNTS!

Haven Homestay Rotorua

Rotorua

Prices from $200 to $220 per couple

Rotorua City: 2.5 hours from Auckland, 1 hour from Hamilton, 1 hour from Taupo

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Haven Homestay Rotorua is a stylish and comfortable B&B run by your friendly hosts, Peter and Mike, who are very knowledgeable of the Rotorua area and its many attractions having operated another successful B&B in Rotorua for over 11 years.

Offering 2 well-appointed upstairs rooms with quality beds and linen and dedicated bathrooms (one has an ensuite, the other is across the hall).

Guests are free to use the beautiful shared lounge and dining room overlooking the sunny, private garden/courtyard area with a deluxe hydrotherapy spa pool, outdoor table setting and sun-loungers.

We offer Breakfast each morning consisting of fresh fruit salad, cereals, yoghurt, toast and spreads as well as a cooked breakfast should you wish. Drinks include tea, ground coffee and juices.

We can assist you with area information and can book tourist activities for you, and in many cases can save you 10% off the ticket price (on selected activities). Check with us first before booking anything yourself!

Haven Homestay Rotorua is a member of the Quality Assessed New Zealand Bed & Breakfast Association.

Country Villa Estate

Rotorua

Prices from $255 to $265 per couple

In the country 15 Minutes from Rotorua CBD

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More than a bed and breakfast, Country Villa is an experience of elegance and tranquillity. Situated in a quiet rural setting with amazing views yet only 12 minutes from Rotorua. Country Villa was originally built in Auckland in 1906 and ninety years later was relocated to this idyllic site just outside Rotorua. Surrounded by large gardens with many native birds and enjoying superb views over the Lake, a stay here will give you a restful haven after busy days seeing the sights of Rotorua and its surrounds.

The Rose Room, Verdi Room & Country Corner Room are our three well appointed Queen size double rooms. All have ensuite bathrooms (Own Bath/Shower & Toilet). One is especially suitable for the elderly or disabled. (Wheelchair Access).

In addition, upstairs we have a 2 bedroom suite with private bath/toilet facilities, consisting of 1 queen/single and one twin room. This suite is available for families or other “single party” bookings who will not mind sharing the bathroom.

Start your day with a delicious breakfast. Fresh seasonal fruitsalad with our homemade muesli and yogourt. Try our freshly baked bread. Also a choice of homemade jams and each morning a "surprise" hot dish of the day. Fresh coffee and a great selection of teas available.

Timbertrail Farmstay

Pureora Forest area

Prices from $150 per couple

426 Waihuka Road RD Ongarue

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Guests are welcome to enjoy viewing any activities which are happening during their visit but it depends on what’s happening on the day – so it is a bit of a lucky dip really. There could be shearing, lambing and calving, feeding out or maybe simple day to day activities. There are usually pigs/piglets to feed. Glenn would be happy to do a dog run on a few sheep if people wanted to see how the dogs work. Roxy the horse is there for patting and feeding.

Many people enjoy a walk around the farm. There are numerous walks possible from a 2km stroll up to the airstrip to view the mountains and extensive farm land on a clear day. For those looking for more of a challenge there is a 5km walk through the middle of the farm up to the trig. Take a pack with a few treats to enjoy when you reach the top.
Then of course Timber Trail Farmstay is an ideal base to enjoy cycling the Timber Trail.

After your days activities you may like to relax in the outdoor shower or bath and could be treated to the Kereru flying amongst the trees or the calling of the morepork in the evening. Or just enjoy the quietness of rural living.

Aultmore Hollow Bed and Breakfast

Taupo

Prices from $160 to $175 per couple

24km from downtown Taupo, 60km from Rotorua

 

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