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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.
Prices from $200 to $275
12min from Rotorua, quiet surround, away from Sulphur smells
As the heartland of New Zealand, the spiritual home to the Maori culture, Rotorua is a great place to immerse yourself to get a feel for it. From sampling indigenous food and watching master carvers, to guided tours of historic villages and participating in traditional song and dance
Your hosts, Chris & Dave, are happy to talk to you about the incredible attractions and activities of Rotorua and how you can enjoy your stay with them. They have a wealth of knowledge about this area and can advise on great attractions and activities that you may want to see.
Provided with the ideal platform to experience this area A Panoramic Country Homestay offers the perfect setting with unbeatable views.
Situated on four acres of farmland, this architect-designed brick and cedar home is a peaceful country retreat. All rooms, with private ensuite or bathrooms, are fully furnished, good quality and comes with a scrumptious complimentary continental breakfast, which includes fruit juice, cereals, yoghurt, fresh fruit, toast, homemade jams and pastries, followed by filtered coffee and tea. Cooked breakfast and dinner are available on request
The more energetic can play tennis on the championship-sized court, with rackets and balls supplied. If a more peaceful and quiet time is what you prefer, relax in the heated spa pools, near by, or private guest lounge. Listen to birdsong in the landscaped garden. Pat and feed the friendly sheep and working dog. Trout fishing available.
Prices from $255 to $265
In the country 15 Minutes from Rotorua CBD
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.
Prices from $180 to $215
We are in south-west Rotorua, 5 km from the centre and close to the Redwoods.
We have 2 spacious and stylish ensuited B&B rooms, both with balconies where you can look out at views of Rotorua: Mount Ngongotaha to the north, around to Lake Rotorua and east to the Pohutu Geyser and Redwoods Forest. There are tea and coffee making facilities in the rooms, a fridge and smart TV with Netflix. Guest lounge available. B&B guests can choose from a menu for breakfast. Choices include free-range eggs cooked any way, free-range bacon, gourmet sausages, roasted tomatoes, mushrooms, pancakes and caramelised bananas. Enjoy an espresso or flat white from our commercial-grade coffee machine.
The Apartment has 2 bedrooms – 1 with a queen bed, the other with 2 singles or a king. There is a spacious living and dining area, with a pull-out sofa bed, providing further sleeping options. The kitchenette is well-equipped, with a single induction cooktop, electric frying pan, rice cooker, microwave, and a full-sized fridge. Tea, plunger coffee, milk, sugar and basic condiments for cooking are provided. There is a heat pump in the living area and heaters in the bedrooms. In addition, there’s a combined bathroom and laundry.
There is free WiFi throughout the accommodation.
Mountain bike enthusiasts? We provide safe storage and a workshop with a bike stand and some tools. We also have a bike cleaning station. We are 5-minutes’ drive to the Redwoods/Whakarewarewa Forest mountain bike trails.
Prices from $160 to $230
We are 5 minutes from Taupo and 50 minutes from Rotorua
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. We provide a generous free continental and cooked breakfast each morning and enjoy getting to know our guests and sharing stories as well as helping with travel plans for the day.
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.
There are so many things to see and do in the beautiful playground we have on our doorstep. We would love to help you explore it and make your visit a memorable trip of a lifetime.
Prices from $135 to $235
Only 1.9 klms from Te Puia and 5 klms from Rotorua Central.
Luxurious boutique accommodation, offering great food & friendly hospitality, set on the quiet hill above Te Puia, commanding amazing views of Geyser, Lake and Rotorua City. Queen guest rooms upstairs and roomy self contained apartment with ensuite downstairs.
This homestay offers a tranquil stay with spacious garden setting, 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 and Dave, are a married couple who have lived in Rotorua for over 10 years. Prior to that, they balanced their time between Auckland and California (USA). Both are passionate about meeting and hosting people. They have six children and ten 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. Breakfasts are always available on request. You have the option of continental or Shami's famous homestyle cooked breakfast.
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, Te Puia, Kuirau Park, Skyline, Redwoods, Polynesian Spa.
Prices from $220 to $260
Rural Kinloch, Just 14 mins from Taupo Town and 5 mins from Kinloch Village.
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.
20 mins south of Rotorua city
Stunning views of the Gardens from each room, enjoy a sumptuous breakfast on the deck included, or relax in with a nice glass of your favorite drop. Dinners or lunches can be catered for (additional cost).
Enjoy meeting and feeding the animals, walking around the gardens or relaxing with a good book. Self-catering meals are also available. Do some sight seeing around the many Rotorua tourist attractions. Learn some English if you're an overseas visitor, the owner is a language teacher. Cosy up around the fire in winter or have a BBQ outside in summer. Wake up to birds song and the animals on the farm in your queen size NZ Rimu Timber beds. Most of all be part of our family for a while.
Close to the Waikite Valley Hot Pools. Geothermal attractions, Rotorua 20 mins away, fishing, helicopter rides, Fairy Springs, Luge, Gondola rides, bike riding, motorbike & horse riding, shopping and sightseeing tours. Maori cultural activities. We are around 40 mins from Lake Taupo and 30 mins to Wai-O-Tapu and Waimangu Thermal Parks.
Our visitors often comment on the clean country air, friendly animals that are happy to interact with you, home-grown produce and big country breakfasts.
If you want to get away from it all and experience more than your standard hotel room, come and see why our little slice of paradise is so special to us and our guests!
Prices from $200 to $300
A short 10 minute drive from the city centre on the western side of the lake.
We are happy to be able to offer accommodation options . . . hosted Bed & Breakfast . . . self/catering in our fully equipped "Mokoia Lakeside Apartment" or self/catering in "The Cottage".
Your guest B & B rooms are upstairs, with well-appointed bedrooms, superior beds piled high with pillows, TV’s, fridges and tea and coffee making facilities.
All have ensuite bathrooms, with luxury toiletries, heated towel rails with fluffy towels, hair dryers etc.
For your leisure time, the large lounge/conservatory has everything provided to help make your stay as easy and as comfortable as possible.
TV, DVD, heaps of books and magazines, a selection of teas and coffee and homemade goodies, and the breakfast’s are legendary!
The views of the Lake, Mokoia Island and Mt Tarawera are amazing . . . the first word from our guests’ is usually “WOW!”
A few metres away is the Waiteti Stream . . . famous for trout fishing. We offer complimentary use of all fly-fishing gear. You catch and we’ll cook . . . pan fried for breakfast or smoked with pre dinner drinks.
Many of the famous Rotorua attractions are close by and the city center with shops, cafes and restaurants is only a short ten minute drive away.
We are happy to suggest and book sight seeing and activities for you.
Many discount vouchers available.
Lakeside Lodge, your perfect B & B choice. Ideal as a base for central island touring or for a short two or three night stay.
Free use of fly-fishing gear, canoes and wifi. Off
Prices from $150 to $250
The Forgotten World Highway, just 7 kilometres south of Taumarunui.
The short drive from town follows the Whanganui River and is a beautiful scenic tour any time of year. At the end of a tree lined driveway, you’ll find Omaka Lodge and its beautiful mature gardens. Well positioned on the crest of a hill, with magnificent views of Herlihy’s Bluff and Mt Hikurangi, this wonderful venue offers total privacy and seclusion. Situated amidst farmland, the Lodge and expansive gardens are surrounded by country life, with sheep, cattle, rolling hills, and never-ending birdsong.
Accommodation on offer includes b&b rooms, a luxury self-contained loft apartment, and campervan sites. Relaxing at Omaka Lodge is a delight both indoors and out: swim or sunbathe; play tennis; read a book; watch TV; explore the garden or doze indoors; there's something for everyone at magical Omaka Lodge.
The surrounding Ruapehu District offers many interesting attractions - the Forgotten World Highway; Forgotten World Rail Carts; the Whanganui River. If adventure tourism is your thing, there are cycling, walking and hiking trails within easy reach, not to mention the mountains and skifields of the Tongariro National Park.
At the end of the day, whatever you’ve experienced, Omaka Lodge welcomes you home. Enjoy a delightful dinner (if prearranged), soothing shower or spa-bath, and relax into a sumptuous bed. The beauty and warmth of Omaka Lodge will provide rest; satisfying and restoring a weary traveller. Omaka Lodge, a tranquil oasis amidst New Zealand’s Forgotten W
Prices from $150 to $180
A short 5 minute drive to Rotorua City CBD
After a busy day join us for complementary refreshments in our beautiful garden or by a cosy warm fire in winter. Your hosts have extensive knowledge of all the scenic, geothermal, adventure and cultural activities and enjoy helping you make the most of your time in New Zealand and especially in the Rotorua area where there is so much to do and see.We are able to make prior bookings for you
Our spacious dining room overlooking the garden is the perfect place to enjoy a delicious breakfast. Joan loves to cook, try our fruit platters, fresh bread,home made preserves and omlettes a speciality!!!
Just cross the road to enter the Whakarewarewa Forest renowned for its giant Californian Redwood trees, ferns and glow-worms and also a venue for many triathlons and mountain biking events. Enjoy the serenity of walking, horse treking or mountain biking each with its own extensive series of trails.
Enjoy the peaceful guest lounge with its collection of New Zealand books, DVDs and free WiFi or relax on the patio or in the spa pool.
Prices from $260
Blossom Cottage, is short, 15 minutes, drive from Rotorua.
The Art Deco, European style interior of the self contained cottage has exposed beams and vintage touches throughout: Living room with flat screen TV, two luxurious, inviting bedrooms: one Queen and one twin bedroom with 2 single king size beds, fully equipped, self-catering kitchen, heat pump, air conditioning, The bathroom has a heated towel-rail and a spacious shower, Private HOT TUB, laundry, BBQ, decking area with mountain and lake views, ample parking. We provide you with breakfast provisions, including home baking, cereals, jams, bacon and beverages.
The price is $ 260 p/n for two people,additional people $60 and cot $20. (maximum 4 beds,1 portable bed and 1 cot).
The Vintage Room
A spacious, 42 sqm, luxurious room in vintage decor, with Super King bed, En-Suite, heat pump, flat screen TV, fridge, microwave, toaster, seating and dining area with garden and country views. Delicious home made, full breakfast will be provided in our country kitchen. A free private Scandinavian Sauna is available. Ample off street parking.
The price is $175 p/n for 2 people.
B&B Blossom Cottage is quiet, but close to Vibrant Rotorua City, Golf course, lake Rotorua and is central located to major cities and the coast.
Prices from $275 to $295
12 kms (7 mi) north of central Rotorua / 4 kms north of Ngongotaha, off SH36
Mokoia Downs B&B offers friendly, relaxed hospitality in an idyllic, secluded country setting only 12 kms from Rotorua and is ideal for individuals/couples of all ages, and for family groups with children 6 yrs and over.
Each of the 3 guest rooms (including a 2-bedroom family room) is located in a separate area of the lodge with its own private entrance, and a deck or terrace with table and chairs.
Enjoy a full breakfast including fresh fruit and home-made items then join Lisa on her morning rounds to feed the chickens, collect eggs, and to take treats to the friendly and inquisitive sheep, donkeys and ducks. Keep your eyes open for Pukeko, Tui, Fantail and other native birds found in the gardens.
Have a refreshing swim in the pool, or grab a book and relax with Molly the cat in the sunny conservatory. The terrace and gazebo overlooking the duck pond are ideal places to enjoy afternoon drinks. Make use of the BBQ and kitchen facilities for a self-catered meal and afterwards, help yourself to popcorn and home-made liqueurs as you watch a movie in the indie-style cinema lounge.
Whilst I will do whatever I can to ensure that you have an enjoyable and memorable stay, my approach is relaxed and informal. My vision is for guests to make themselves at home, and to enjoy the serenity during their stay in the countryside.
Min stay 2 nights, although 3+ nights is recommended to see the sights of Rotorua and still have time to enjoy the facilities on offer at Mokoia Downs.
Prices from $140 to $250
Kinloch is 20 minutes west of Taupo.
Kinloch is a rural tranquil lakeside village on the Western Bays of Lake Taupo. Kinloch is 20 kms to Taupo & 60 minutes drive to Mt Ruapehu for those visitors wishing to snow ski in Winter. Kinloch boasts it own boat marina, two golf courses - one of which is the renowned Jack Nicklaus International Golf Course, K2K & W2K Mountain Bike Trails, numerous hiking trails, fishing for trout, water skiing, kayaking & local Maori carving tours around the lake to name just a few. Other attractions in Taupo include the Huka Falls, Prawn farming, rock climbing, skydiving, bungy jumping & the Orakei Karako hot springs. There are numerous international sporting competitions held annually in Taupo as well as touring artists & health & wellbeing festivals. For those visitors wanting to rest & relax & enjoy the quieter pace of Kinloch, I can offer a therapeutic relaxation massage or a soak in the hot tub to help unwind.
Prices from $130 to $195
20 Sumner Street, Glenholme, Rotorua
Our centrally located home has been fully renovated in March 2017 including 3 studio guest rooms, each with its own new private en-suite bathroom. Each room offers comfortable quality king beds (or 2 single beds in some rooms by prior request). Room sizes vary from roomy to very spacious.
Rooms have all new fittings and furnishings including comfy seating, own flat screen TV with DVD player, heat pump / air conditioning, tea / coffee making facilities, toaster and refrigerator. All guest rooms have private locking doors and room 3 is accessed from a separate outside entrance.
Rotorua B n B on Sumner is located in a quiet leafy residential neighbourhood but handy to town (1.5 km easy walk) and close to golf courses, bowling club, restaurants, takeaways, mountain biking, tourist attractions, parks and public transport.
Continental breakfast (fresh fruit, cereal, fruit juice, yoghurt, toast, butter/spreads and tea/coffee is included in the price and will be delivered to your room the day before for you to enjoy at your leisure in the morning.
There is a fully fence courtyard / garden area for guest to relax and enjoy.
We have a good knowledge of local attractions and facilities and we are keen to assist you when we can, while respecting your privacy. We are happy to meet you at the Bus Terminal, I-Site or Rotorua Airport by prior arrangement.
Prices from $140 to $170
Rotorua City. 3 hours from Auckland, 1 hour from Hamilton
Rotorua City Homestay is a stylish, comfortable and affordable B&B run by your friendly hosts, Mike and Peter, who are very knowledgable of the Rotorua area and its many attractions.
Offering 2 well-appointed rooms with quality beds and linen and dedicated bathrooms. Room amenities include tea and coffee making facilities, mini-bar with a selection of drinks and snacks available, TV, clock/radio, free Wi-Fi, electric blankets and hairdryer.
Guests are free to use the comfortable shared lounge and dining room which has a distinct Balinese style décor and we have a sunny, private garden/courtyard area with a deluxe hydrotherapy spa pool, outdoor table setting and sun-loungers with sun umbrella (for use in summer time obviously).
We have a 42" Plasma TV in the lounge with a large selection of DVD movies you may watch as well as books and magazines. If you don't have a computer we have one you may use.
We offer a hearty breakfast which consists of both Continental (cereals, yoghurt, toast and spreads) and a cooked meal which changes daily (may contain eggs, bacon, sausage, mushroom, baked beans or tomato). 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!
Rotorua City Homestay is a member of the Quality Assessed Bed & Breakfast Association.
Prices from $195 to $1100
Located between Ohakune and Raetihi, Tongariro National Park
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.
Prices from $120 to $240
20 minutes from Taupo and 40 minutes from Rotorua
UNDER THE TREES B&B AND FARM-STAY offers a true unique experience.
Come and join the Horse and Cart tour along our farm with rows of beautiful trees and pass our cows in their paddocks.
Jump right into the middle of our herd, feed them, pat them and even get the chance to sit on a cow’s back!
Relax in our spacious garden, listen to all the different species of birds and watch the chickens and ducks potter along.
Visit our pigs at their pen, give them a scratch, feed them and have a great time with these funny and smart creatures.
If you should be interested in Golf, take a five minute walk down the road and check out Waiotapu Valley Golf Club or get thrilled at NZ Riverjet, which is a drive of 11 minutes.
A good start to the day will be a hearty breakfast. We provide some of our own produce, fresh unpasteurized cow’s milk and yummy free range eggs from our chickens.
Your room provides a king-sized bed, a bar fridge with refreshments, coffee and tea, a TV with mySky and free WIFI. You will have your own bathroom with bath tub and shower, which is down the hallway.
There are many things to see and explore and heaps of animals to meet and get close with. All our animals are very friendly and always hungry. We will provide some little treats that can be fed to them on your stay.
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