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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

Country Villa Estate

Rotorua

Prices from $255 to $265

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.

Rotorua City Homestay (B&B)

Rotorua

Prices from $130 to $155

Rotorua City. 3 hours from Auckland, 1 hour from Hamilton

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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.

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.

Country Lodge Kinloch

Taupo

Prices from $220 to $260

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

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.

B&B Blossom Cottage

Rotorua

Prices from $260

Blossom Cottage, is short, 15 minutes, drive from Rotorua.

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Blossom Cottage
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.

Maple House B&B

Rotorua

Prices from $160

A short 5 minute drive to Rotorua City CBD and Eat Streat restaurants and cafes

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Your host has extensive knowledge of all the scenic, geothermal, adventure and cultural activities and enjoys helping you make the most of your time in New Zealand and especially the Rotorua area where there is so much to do and see. We can make prior bookings for you, often with a discount.

The spacious dining room overlooking the beautiful garden and forest is the perfect place to enjoy a delicious breakfast. Joan loves to cook, try the fruit platters ,fresh bread, home made preserves and omelettes a speciality!!

There is secure garaging and washing facilites for bikes, e-bike charging and proximity to the new Tarawera Rd trail head. Ride from home with easy access to both ends of the 200 +Km trail network and shuttles. Have a quick "warm up" climb on "As you Do" which starts just across the road and finish an amazing day returning on a local favourite "Box of Birds"
Time for complementary refreshments in the garden or beside the fire in Winter.!!
The two suspended Redwood Forest Tree walks are within walking distance and are very popular additions to the tourist venues. There are many restaurants and cafes within 5km some easy to walk to.
There is a peaceful lounge for your use or join your host in the family room or enjoy the sun outside on the patio.
We offer washing facilites, free parking and WiFi and great friendly hospitality.

Geyser Lookout

Rotorua

Prices from $125 to $197

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

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This boutique 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 and Dave, are a married couple who have lived in Rotorua for over 12 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 an extra but always available. You have the option of continental or Shami's famous homestyle cooked breakfast. 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.

A PANORAMIC COUNTRY HOMESTAY

Rotorua

Prices from $229 to $269

15min from Rotorua, away from Sulphur smells, tranquil & secluded.

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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/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 is 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 outdoor massage spa pool or private guest lounge. Listen to birdsong in the landscaped garden. Pat and feed the friendly sheep and working dog. Trout fishing available.

Omaka Lodge

Taumarunui

Prices from $160 to $250

The Forgotten World Highway, 7 kilometres south of Taumarunui.

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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 is 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 provides rest; satisfying and restoring a weary traveller. Omaka Lodge, a tranquil oasis amidst New Zealand’s Forgotten World.

Rotorua B n B on Sumner

Rotorua

Prices from $120 to $180

20 Sumner Street, Glenholme, Rotorua

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Your friendly welcoming hosts, are proud to have an excellent cleanliness rating and do all their own cleaning to ensure your stay is pleasant and safe.

We offer 3 private studio guest rooms, with their own en-suite bathroom. Each room offers comfortable quality king beds (or 2 single beds in some rooms by prior request). Rooms 1 & 2 are accessed through the main entrance and Room 3 has a separate garden entrance.

Free WiFi. Free parking. Continental breakfast is included (fresh fruit, cereal, fruit juice, yoghurt, toast, butter/spreads and tea/coffee) To comply with social distancing, breakfast will be placed in your room the day before, so you can enjoy at your leisure in the morning.

Rooms have modern fittings and furnishings including flat screen TV, heat pump / air conditioning, tea / coffee making facilities, microwave, toaster and refrigerator.

Rotorua BnB 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.

We are happy to pick you up at the Bus Terminal, I-Site or Rotorua Airport by prior arrangement.

The Loft B&B Taupo

Taupo

Prices from $205 to $230

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. 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.

The River Lodge

Ohakune

Prices from $195 to $1100

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.

A PANORAMIC COUNTRY HOMESTAY

Rotorua

Prices from $200 to $275

12min from Rotorua, quiet surround, away from Sulphur smells

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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.

 

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