Unusual Accommodation Bay Of Plenty / Rotorua / Taupo


Warm Earth Cottage

Warm Earth Romantic Retreat
202 Thompsons Track, RD 2
Phone: 07 549 0962

If Tranquility and Serenity are what you are looking for book in to one of the two cabins at Warm Earth Romantic Retreat. There's no electricity but candle light and lanterns light the way to the bush bath. Breakfast is included and you can order a platter for the evening or cook your own dinner on the BBQ. From $220 per couple.


Treehouse at Tui Ridge Accommodation


Tui Ridge Accommodation

176 Work Road
www.tuiridge.nz          Phone: 07 552 0061      Tui Ridge Facebook      Tui Ridge Instagram
Located up a long treelined driveway is the gardens of Tui Ridge. With views out to the Kamai’s we have various different cabin accomodation - including The Tui Treehouse and the unique Ark cabin, hand built by us. Most cabins are off-grid enabling you to disconnect, take in the views and relax. Prices range from $25 to $150.   Read and see more...

Ark Cabin at Tui Ridge Accommodation
Tui Ridge
Morepork Cabin at Tui Ridge Accommodation


Mount Tutu Eco-Sanctuary

Mount Tutu Eco-Sanctuary
1190 Ohauiti Road, RD 3 (18kms from Tauranga i-SITE)
Phone: 07 5443 481

Stay in a bush whare, feed unique sheep and see native birds at Mount Tutu Eco-Sanctuary.(Note that bookings must be prearranged by email or phone, the sanctuary and glow worm tours are exclusively for guests).

Moanarua Beach Cottage

Moanarua Beach Cottage
2 Hoterini Street
Phone: 07 312 5924

Experience a Maori cultural home stay at Moanarua Beach Cottage from $150 per night including continental breakfast. Relax in the spa or take a short walk to Ohope beach. Fishing trips can be arranged, there are also bikes and kayaks for hire.




Te Waiti Stream Road, Urutawa Reserve, Opotiki
     www.bushaven.co.nz      Phone: 07 929 7564     BushavenFacebook           Bushaven Brochure

Bushaven is set alongside Te Waiti stream, the modest accommodation options include the self contained Love Shack, and a small camp ground. Te Waiti track is on the door step and is suitable for walkers and mountain bikers, Bushaven run a shuttle to other tracks including Motu Trails Cycleway.    Read and see more...

Bushaven - Te Waiti Stream
Bushaven - Love Shack
Mountain bikers about to depart on their Pakihi Track adventures from Bushaven


Robertson House


Robertson House

70 Pererika Street
     www.robertsonhouse.co.nz/          Phone: 07 343 7559

Robertson House is a Victorian Bay Villa and was built in the early 1900’s. The historic villa has been renovated but retains its colonial charm and many of its original features. Four spacious rooms, each with ensuite are available and the room rate includes a delicious continental breakfast and free internet access.    Read and see more...

Robertson House
Robertson House
Robertson House
Robertson House


Princes Gate Boutique Hotel


Princes Gate Boutique Hotel

1057 Arawa Street
www.princesgate.co.nz          Phone: 07 348 1179

Offering style & sophistication that depicts a bygone era & a time honoured commitment to service, the Princes Gate Boutique Hotel is not just a hotel but also a Rotorua attraction in its own right. Built in 1897 and masterfully restored through passionate attention to detail, the 4.5 star property is situated in the heart of the city and on the doorstep of the picturesque Government Gardens.    Read and see more...

Princes Gate Boutique Hotel
Princes Gate Boutique Hotel
Princes Gate Boutique Hotel


The Old Shearers Quarters, Galatea


The Old Shearers Quarters

3848 Galatea Road
     www.theoldshearersquarters.co.nz          Phone: 021 131 7867

Built in the 1960s, the shearers quarters was designed to house the shearing gangs that would come to shear sheep on the part dairy, part dry stock farm in Galatea. The Old Shearers Quarters has since been renovated to provide guests with all the modern comforts whilst maintaining its original character. The bright and airy living space encompasses a kitchen, dining and living area and has picturesque views of the mountains and dairy farm.    Read and see more...

The Old Shearers Quarters, Galatea - Living/Lounge Area
The Old Shearers Quarters, Bedroom
The Old Shearers Quarters, Galatea - Kitchen/Living Area
The Old Shearers Quarters, Galatea - Trout Fishing


Tiki Lodge

Tiki Lodge
104 Tuwharetoa Street
www.tikilodge.co.nz         Phone: 07 377 4545

The local Maori hosts at Tiki Lodge provide smiles for free and lake and mountain views for cheap. Book a bed in this modern, Maori flavoured lodge from $22-24 per night. Female only dorms available as well as rooms with shared bathroom, kitchenette and TV, from $70.