“Thank you for a week of adventure, culture, learning, laughing, so much and more. We saw thermal pools, geysers, volcanoes, buried village, a hangi, a Maori concert, the museum, the hot water beach. Rotorua by day and night. We kayaked, motor boated and dined at the Landing Café. We kept our 2 pyromaniacs happy for hours and cooked marshmallows. We read books, drank wine, rode in the forest, squealed on the luges and walked the blue lake. We shopped, bathed at the spa and met many wonderful New Zealanders.

All that from one glorious location. BRILLIANT!! Thank you.”

The Meadows – Michael, Allison, Nick (10) and James (7). Lloyd & Barbara Davies from New South Wales, Australia

“Had a lovely time, the view is beautiful. Thank you so much for letting us stay.”

Oksana and Luba Vanyk & John George – Ukraine & Hamilton

“Such a beautiful place and so much to do – we did it all!! Glowworms, kayaking, rowing. Pizzas in the pizza oven were fantastic! It is so relaxing and the views are stunning. Thank you. :)”

Bridget and family – Auckland and Edinburgh


The Linton/ Ellisons & Ruby – Te Puke

“I love this place. This is our 2nd time but our 6th time at Lake Tarawera! I love your home, I would love to come back.- Taryn”
“I never want to leave this place and spend a whole nother year waiting to come back. Tarawera is my second home. Thank you. – Rachel”
“This place is the BOMB. I loved the reserve, it’s perfect for playing soccer. Coming back next year for sure…pizza!! – Sean”
“Awesome place and great for soccer. BOOM!!!coming back next year, can’t wait!!! – Liam”

Taryn, Rachel, Sean and Liam – Auckland

“We loved playing cricket in the garden and at a reserve that we discovered on a walk down the road. We found the glow-worms too which were awesome.”

Gavin & Doreen Riley, Max, Lucy & Lona Plant and Steve & Zoe Subritzky + Fizz the dog! Must be our 9th time here now.

“Fantastic! Magical. I can’t wait to come back again! As with my first visit – the vista, the tranquility, walking, the lake edge, the bird life, kayaking, the warmth and generosity of the house. Fantastic! Paradise found….. will be back.”

Kate, Sue & Grant Alexander – Auckland

“This is quite simply one of the nicest places I’ve ever stayed anywhere in the world. Thank you for sharing it. Highlight was the row out to the middle of the lake on a perfectly clear spring day with no other boats.”

Mike, Lottie, Dave, Charlie & Tom

“Amazing place. Blue skies and lake, sunny days, starry skies – cold temps – fire was great! Our first experience of the NZ winter! Has topped my list of best baches. Can’t wait to come back. Complete doggie heaven! Thanks for the use of your bach.”

Fran Bennie and UK Lorraine, Stu, Guy from Auckland, Dean from Rotorua and my Dad from next to the M3. Almost forgot Monty the Dog!

“Catching my first trout – didn’t know they came so big in the lake! Stars at night – amazing!! Mountain at anytime – stunning!!! So much to do – so very little time. Best spot in New Zealand. Thank you.”

Liz, Kate & Sue – Auckland

“9 fish caught trolling late afternoon. An amazing place with awesome views. Wonderful bird life – loved the tuis and the quails. Don’t want to go home! Weather was great! Feel really refreshed. So peaceful here. Thanks.”

Glenda & Vic Jackson – Napier

“We loved the view, the birds, the bush and serenity of it all. The kayaks were great fun too. Thanks for sharing it with us. I’m counting the days till next time!”

Brooker Family – Ararimu

“This is paradise; we have had a lovely time in your holiday home. Superbly set up, with views to match. We hope to have more holidays here. Thank you both.”

Claire, Rob, Rory & Lydia Baker – and Oscar the Dog