Homestay Accommodation Guide

Homestay & Home Hosted Accommodation in New Zealandby TrueNZ Guides

homestay accommodationCentral North Island homestays
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.

Rotorua Farm Stay and Home Stay

Rotorua B&B, Homestay, Farmstay
Prices from $120 to $140 per couple

20 mins from Rotorua

Relaxing views of the beautiful countryside & lovely gardens, tall trees and romantic sunsets. Warmth and hospitality from your hosts and an unforgettable experience to get in touch with nature. 2 large bedrooms are available which could accommodate two adults and possibly a child in each room.

Phone: 07 333 2934
Mobile (and SMS): 021889587
Address: 291 Parsons Road, Rotorua

 

Maple House B&B

Rotorua B&B, Homestay
Prices from $150 to $180 per couple

A short 5 minute drive to Rotorua City CBD

Joan is your experienced and friendly host where you can relax and enjoy all the modern comforts for a great holiday, or as a base for Rotorua's many sporting events, Marathons, Triathlons and Mountain Biking. No sulphur smells here and plenty of off street parking.

Phone: 07 3458434
Mobile (and SMS): 021 070 9724
Address: 154a Tarawera Road, Lynmore, Rotorua,

 

B&B@Number Ten

Taupo B&B, Homestay
Prices from $150 to $195 per couple

5 minutes from Taupo CPD and 1 hour to the National Park.

Enjoy panoramic views of Lake Taupo from our sunny home, located in a quiet area of Taupo and only a short drive to hot pools, restaurants and cafes. Two ground floor guestrooms, one Super King/Twin and one Queen both with ensuite and courtyard overlooking a peaceful park.

Phone: 07 378 6823
Mobile (and SMS): 0212372405
Address: 10 Coprosma Crescent, Taupo

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Lakeview Heights B&B Farmstay

Rotorua B&B, Homestay, Farmstay
Prices from $200 to $240 per couple

We are in Hamurana at the northern end of Lake Rotorua.

Our spacious comfortable home has a choice of rooms with both Queen doubles and single beds. 'The dining room and lounge look out over the lake. There is plenty of space in the garden for eating, drinking and relaxing while you enjoy the peace and tranquility.

Phone: 073322026
Mobile (and SMS): 0220495492
Address: 269 Te Waerenga Road, Hamurana RD6, Rotorua

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Bellbird Ridge Alpaca B&B Farmstay

Taupo B&B, Homestay, Farmstay, Hosted Self-catering
Prices from $150 to $180 per couple

12 minutes north east of Taupo township

Set in 10 acres of paddocks and gardens, Bellbird Ridge offers a peaceful setting for our guests. There are alpacas to feed, or just sit and enjoy the tranquilty in the gardens or enjoy a wine beside the pond. We offer a generous cooked breakfast and evening meals are available.

Phone: 07 377 1996
Mobile (and SMS): 027 5522055
Address: 68 Tangye Road, Taupo

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TWYNHAM at Kinloch

Taupo B&B, Homestay
Prices from $165 to $210 per couple

Fifteen minutes west of Taupo - small lakeside village.

Set in large private gardens in the picturesque lakeside village of Kinloch, Twynham is unequalled as a base for exploring the delights of the Taupo region. Choice of King, Queen or twin bedrooms. Scrumptious breakfasts included, evening dinner available.

Phone: 07 378 2862
Address: 84 Marina Terrace, Kinloch, Lake Taupo.

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Koutu Beach Bed and Breakfast

Rotorua B&B, Homestay
Prices from $159 to $229 per couple

We are on the lake edge, 5 minutes north of the city centre

We are located on the shore of Lake Rotorua only 5 minutes drive from town and most of the main attractions. Our brand new architect designed luxurious rooms are warm and sunny. The private beach has wondeful views across the lake and offers safe swimming and boating, and secluded place to BBQ.

Phone: 07 2822145
Freephone: 0800277937
Mobile (and SMS): 021445677
Address: 105 Koutu Road, Kawha Point, Rotorua 3010

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Hillside Homestead B&B

Rotorua B&B, Homestay
Prices from $180 to $210 per couple

5 Minutes to the city centre, handy to Stadium & Hospital

Feel welcome the moment you arrive at Hillside Homestead where our specialty is making you feel at home. Choose a queen guest room with ensuite or twin/king room with private bathroom. Very handy to Rotorua city, thermal attractions & cultural centers. Very close to the hospital and the stadium

Phone: 07 347 9337
Address: 99 Tihi Road Springfield Rotorua

 

Ohakuri Retreat

Rotorua B&B, Homestay, Farmstay
Prices from $125 to $220 per couple

191 Mangatete Rd, Ngakuru approx 35 kms from Rotorua

Nestled in Ngakuru/Waikite Valley 'Ohakuri Retreat' is located on our picturesque property overlooking Lake Ohakuri. Ohakuri Retreat offers 2 large bedrooms and small kitchenette with Tea/Coffee facilities. Bedroom one consists of a large queen size bed and the 2nd bedroom has 2 king single beds.

Phone: 07 333 2169
Mobile (and SMS): 0210757803
Address: 191 Mangatete Rd, Rotorua

 

Clover Downs Homestead

Rotorua B&B, Homestay, Farmstay
Prices from $220 to $250 per couple

15 Minutes from Rotorua

A unique country retreat awaits you at Clover Downs Homestead. Our comfortable private bed and breakfast accommodation is ideal for the discerning traveller looking for a place to unwind and rediscover the simple pleasures in life.

Phone: 07 332 2366
Mobile (and SMS): 0226011099
Address: 175 Jackson Road, Rotorua

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At Springwaters Lodge

Rotorua B&B, Homestay
Prices from $190 to $210 per couple

18 Km from Rotorua city, 15 KM from Rotorua airport,

Genuine born and bred NZ hosts welcome you to our family home with great views over Lake Rotorua and Mokoia Island. Four guest rooms are each complete with private en suite bathrooms, safe, tv/dvd player, robes....

Phone: 073322565
Address: 9 Te Waerenga Road Hamurana Rotorua

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A PANORAMIC COUNTRY HOMESTAY

Rotorua B&B, Homestay, Farmstay
Prices from $150 to $245 per couple

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

Nestled on the northern shores of Lake Rotorua, away from sulphur smells, A Panorama Country Homestay offers friendly luxury accommodation, continental breakfast, wireless internet, spa pool, tennis court and pet friendly sheep and dog. Olando Bloom has also been a guest of ours.

Phone: 07 332 2618
Mobile (and SMS): 021 610 949
Address: 144 Fryer Road, Hamurana

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Ngongotaha Lakeside Lodge

Rotorua B&B, Homestay, Hosted Self-catering
Prices from $200 to $300 per couple

A short 10 minute drive from the city centre on the western side of the lake.

Lakeside Lodge is a small, award winning Bed and Breakfast, perfectly located on the shores of Lake Rotorua . . . close to many, major tourist attractions, but away from the traffic noise and sulphur fumes. You will enjoy warm, friendly hospitality, great food and all the comforts of home.

Phone: 07 357 4020
Freephone: 0800144020
Mobile (and SMS): 027 385 2807
Address: 41 Operiana St. Ngongotaha. Rotorua

 

The Pillars Retreat

Taupo B&B, Homestay
Prices from $195 to $325 per couple

Taupo is 3 and a half hours from Auckland,

The Pillars Retreat is a modern Mediteranean style country manor 8 km from Taupo township. We offer boutique, friendly and luxurious accommodation in four large upstairs ensuited guest rooms.Our tranquil location ensures a perfect nights sleep followed by delicious farm to table breakfasts.

Phone: 07 378 1512
Mobile (and SMS): 0274253343
Address: 7 Deborah Rise,Bonshaw Park,Taupo

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Rotorua City Homestay (B&B)

Rotorua B&B, Homestay
Prices from $140 to $170 per couple

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

Rotorua City Homestay is the closest B&B to the CBD of Rotorua City making it very handy to the restaurants, bars, shops, lakefront, weekend markets, Kuirau Park and many tourist attractions.

Phone: 021 02529145
Address: 1406c Pukuatua Street, Rotorua City

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Rive Gauche B&B Lodge

Taupo B&B, Homestay, Vineyard, Hosted Self-catering
Prices from $225 to $325 per couple

2 km from Taupo when heading north towards Wairakei. Access off Clearwater Lane.

Rive Gauche B&B Lodge is a boutique homestay lodge offering bed and breakfast and self-contained accommodation. The extensive grounds overlook the Waikato River near Huka Falls, just 2 km from Taupo CBD, and include landscaped gardens and the property's own private vineyard.

Phone: 07 377 6167
Mobile (and SMS): 021 050 6735
Address: 128 Ferndale Way, Taupo

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Lupin Lodge Bed & Breakfast

Taupo B&B, Homestay
Prices from $130 to $160 per couple

Kinloch is 20 minutes west of Taupo.

Lupin Lodge offers guests a welcoming & relaxing stay in a modern & spacious home with views from every window of the vast landscapes & the pristine grounds of the local golf course. For those needing an adrenalin rush there is plenty of outdoor activities to choose from in Lake Taupo.

Phone: 07 3787302
Mobile (and SMS): 0212961860
Address: 2 Seagers Close, Kinloch, Taupo

 

Shulas Lake House

Rotorua B&B, Homestay
Prices from $160 to $210 per couple

6 Km North of Rotorua in the village of Ngongotaha

A boutique lakeside accommodation providing all the comforts and relaxation of home with the luxuries of great food and friendly hospitality. Enjoy the quiet, tranquil setting with fabulous panoramic views of Lake Rotorua and Mokoia Island.

Phone: 07 357 4514
Mobile (and SMS): 027 462 8945
Address: 9 Bedwardine St, Ngongotaha, Rotorua

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Flaxenway homestay

Taupo B&B, Homestay
Prices from $169 to $179 per couple

6 Flaxen Way, Kinloch,

Flaxenway Homestay B&B is a quiet modern home set in spacious gardens,located in Kinloch on the northern shores of LakeTaupo . The property backs on to the Whangamata spawning stream and its lovely walkways, just ten minutes stroll from the lake shore and Kinloch marina and the Tipsy Trout restaurant.

Phone: 07 378 3679
Mobile (and SMS): 0272833796
Address: 6 flaxen way, kinloch ,rd 1 ,taupo

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A PANORAMIC COUNTRY HOMESTAY

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