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In an area steeped in gold mining history, the rugged backcountry of Waihi has some of the best short walks in the North Island.
Enjoy the restaurants, bars and cafes of Tauranga’s waterfront Strand or the beach and boutiques of Mount Maunganui, then try something fresh and tasty from the orchards that abound in this aptly named region of plenty which is the heartland of the kiwifruit industry.
The Bay is another of New Zealand’s prime game fishing areas with a good fleet of charter boats operating from Tauranga & Whakatane.
Take a trip to see the smoking volcanic White Island off Whakatane or marvel at it from the shore.
Prices from $149 to $179 per couple
20 min from Tauranga and 45 min from Rotorua, ideal as a base to explore from
A place to unwind and relax in a lovely, spacious studio apartment with a comfortable queen size bed, an en-suite bathroom with shower and kitchenette stocked with a selection of teas and coffee. French doors open out onto a small deck and a view of the surrounding countryside. Sit in the armchairs and take in the peacefulness while listening to the bird calls. Wander through the veggie garden and hot house to see what’s growing.
Set amongst an orchard of apple and pear trees and with a large productive veggie garden, there is plenty of fresh organic produce to eat. Meet the calves which are our lawn mowers and George, our Burmese cat, who keeps the rabbit population under control. Free range chooks give us fresh eggs every day.
Breakfast is fresh fruit salad, homemade toasted muesli, yoghurt, bacon and eggs, tea or coffee.
Experience the cool, lush green of the Otanewainuku Forest, see the giant Rimu trees or walk up to the Trig for a panoramic view of the Bay, or swim at the Whataroa waterfall.
Having traveled in New Zealand extensively as well as overseas we can share with you our tips and advice on getting off the beaten path.
Tauranga and the Mount have some great restaurants to choose from, again we have our favourites to recommend.
Prices from $125 to $160 per couple
Two and a half hours from Auckland. One hour from Rotorua
Beachside B&B has great views and is quiet, friendly & relaxed.
Our accommodation has 3 comfortable well appointed bedrooms, all with ensuite or private bathroom.
The beach is only 30 seconds away for walks and sunbathing. Try a water activity:- surfing, swimming, fishing, or swimming with the dolphins.
Take the famous walk around or up Mt Mauao, then relax in the salt hot water pools.
Only 5 minutes from Tauranga Airport. Complimentary pick-up & drop-off airport/bus.
Two golf courses are only a few minutes away.
Prices from $195 to $250 per couple
93a Walker Road East, Katikati
Welcome to the Bay of Plenty!
Villa93 Luxury Lodge is a boutique bed and breakfast within a parklike orchard setting with stunning views out to the spectacular Kaimai Ranges, in ground saltwater pool and a salt water spa. There are 3 individual suites to choose from all with private en-suite or bathroom. All suites are styled to create a warm, comfortable ambiance with everything necessary to make your stay memorable.
Breakfast is served in the main kitchen dining room each morning, your chef and hostess Jacqui will start you off with freshly made brioche or bagels, while you wait for your chosen continental or cooked option. Needless to say, finding the kitchen is easy, just follow the smell of freshly baked bread. Pre-dinner drinks, platters and evening dining options are available, inquire at booking or on arrival. 24 hours notice is needed.
Enjoy exploring the area and all it has to offer: the Mural Town of Katikati, golf course, bush walks, cycle tracks, winery, local cafe's and restaurants, all within a 5 minute drive. Tauranga and Waihi Beach are only a 25 minute drive away allowing you to choose which direction you go in to make the most of your stay.
We have ample free on site parking available.
Prices from $210 to $340 per couple
Just off State Highway 2 at Ohiwa. 34kms from Whakatane and 10kms from Opotiki
Hop, skip and a jump from the beautiful secluded Ohiwa Beach
Magnificent sea views from your apartment and outdoor seating and BBQ area
Drift off to sleep to the sound of the lapping ocean
Our Tasteful Apartments are literally a Hop Skip and a Jump from the Beautiful Ohiwa Beach just 2 kilometres off State Highway 2.
A Fantastic Destination or a Great place to Begin or End your East Coast Journey to Gisborne.
Chill out and read, enjoy your glass of wine in the peaceful surroundings or get busy and explore all the area has to offer.
Safe swimming and great fishing.
Number of nature walks in the area including glow worm walk.
Close to Motu Trails Cycleway.
Washing machine and clothes dryer onsite.
10 minutes drive to Opotiki Township
20 minutes drive to Ohope
30 minutes drive to Whakatane
1hr 30min to Rotorua and Tauranga
Special conditions: No Smoking on the Property.
Not suitable for children.
Definitely NO PARTIES.
No Pets allowed.
Prices from $300 to $350 per couple
We are situated 7 minutes south of Katikati township and 30 minutes north of Tau
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A truly unique experience. Two enchanting cottages set far apart for total privacy in a stunning 8 acre park-like property, nestled in a tranquil rural paradise of mature trees, pristine mountain stream and vast sweeping lawns/gardens. Electricity is banished in favor of soft romantic candlelight, and the sounds of the stream and birdsong are the only intrusions.The warm glow and heat from a wood burner adds to the ambiance in the winter months. Each cabin has it's own very private outdoor bush bath, heated by a fire, lit for you early evening for your soak under the stars. A roof enables this to be enjoyed all year round.A must visit for those wishing to reconnect with their partner or those who simply need to recharge in natures tranquility.