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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

Rotorua City Homestay (B&B)

Rotorua

Prices from $130 to $155 per couple

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.

Acacia Heights Gardens

Taupo

Prices from $180 to $310 per couple

On the hilltop above Acacia Bay just 10 minutes out of Taupo CBD

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Acacia Heights Gardens has three separate rooms available in the main homestead, each with a private bathroom and TV, and a shared guest lounge/dining area. Continental breakfast is available. A refrigerator, microwave, coffee maker, cutlery, crockery and sofa are provided in the shared guest lounge. Enjoy outdoor dining and the spa pool on the shared deck to take advantage of the sweeping lake and countryside views.

A separate self-catering Studio cottage is available for up to four people with kitchenette, covered patio and its own private spa pool.

Relax in the gazebo lounge area for a peaceful break with stunning views across the lake. Wander through the gardens, listen to the birdsong, enjoy the views and feel your spirits lifted as you relax and rejuvenate.

Children under 8 years old are not permitted to stay.

Maple House B&B

Rotorua

Prices from $180 per couple

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

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No sulphur smells here and plenty of off street parking.
Your Bed and Breakfast 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.

Rotorua B n B on Sumner

Rotorua

Prices from $150 to $180 per couple

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 2 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).

Free WiFi. Tea, coffee and milk on arrival. Fresh towels by request.

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 flat walk) and close to golf courses, bowling club, restaurants, takeaways, mountain biking, tourist attractions, parks and public transport.

Geyser Lookout

Rotorua

Prices from $91 to $233 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.

Tui Lodge

Turangi

Prices from $280 to $345 per couple

Situated in The Central North Island, 45 kms South of Taupo

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Tui Lodge is located close to The Tongariro River, renowned for fly fishing for Brown and Rainbow trout.
All year round fishing with back country rivers offering seasonal fishing.
Tui Lodge, purposely built as a Bed & Breakfast is a blend of classic and contemporary design. Set in park like grounds offering peaceful accommodation. With 4 large ensuited guest bedrooms, large guest lounge, open fire, underfloor heating, tea and coffee making facilities with views of Mt. Pihanga and the Kaimanawa Ranges.
Close vicinity to wonderful bush and river walks. Skiing a short drive away as well as The Tongariro Alpine Crossing.
Within walking distance to restrauants and Turangi town.
A haven for artists. Ian is a Trout fishing guide and a talented artist.

Country Lodge Kinloch

Taupo

Prices from $220 to $260 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.

Omaka Lodge

Taumarunui

Prices from $195 to $295 per couple

The Forgotten World Highway, 7km 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 on the crest of a hill, with magnificent views of Herlihy’s Bluff and Mt Hikurangi. Offering total privacy and seclusion and situated amidst farmland, the Lodge is surrounded by country life, with sheep, cattle, rolling hills and never-ending birdsong.

Accommodation on offer includes ensuite rooms, a self-contained luxury suite, and campervan sites. Relaxing at Omaka Lodge is a delight both indoors and out: swim or sunbathe; play tennis; read a book; 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 ski-fields 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.

The Loft B&B Taupo

Taupo

Prices from $180 to $205 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.

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 Flying Trout Boutique Lodge

Taupo

Prices from $450 to $595 per couple

Less than 10 minutes away from the township of Taupo

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If you are searching for that unique place where you can relax and unwind in luxury boutique accommodation, then look no further than award-winning The Flying Trout Boutique Lodge in Taupo, New Zealand.

Centrally located and overlooking the majestic waters of Lake Taupo, The Flying Trout Boutique Lodge is home to three beautifully appointed spacious luxury suites which can accommodate up to six guests at a time.

Perfect for that romantic getaway each exclusive suite offers total seclusion for guests and have been designed to deliver the quintessence of elegance and luxury.

Ideal for couples, groups, birthdays, honeymooners and special occasions, the Flying Trout Boutique Lodge offers you a premier travel experience in one of New Zealand’s most desirable holiday spots, Lake Taupo

The Flying Trout Boutique Lodge in Taupo is owned and run by Robert and Karen Shaw.

Rob and Karen delight in offering you an unforgettable experience where you can rejuvenate and revitalise in serene, peaceful and charming surroundings.

The Flying Trout Boutique Lodge is so centrally located that it will be your gateway to experience the best activities that Lake Taupo has to offer. Wairakei International Golf course, Trout Fly Fishing, Tongariro Alpine Crossing, Geothermal Volcanic attraction and the Wairakei Terrace & Thermal Health Spa are just a few of the world-class attractions that are close by.

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.

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.

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.

 

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