The SpaceRecommended by Lonely Planet and with a TripAdvisor rating of 5 stars, this strictly smoke-free Hawke's Bay, New Zealand property offers a restful rural location, half-way from Wairoa township to Lake Waikaremoana. In addition to your Continental, Asian, or full cooked breakfast (including freshly-laid eggs), we provide optional evening meals (Thai), and for stays of two or more nights, optional lunches as well. Discover Lake Road B&B's epicurean delights (note that the closest restaurant is a 40 minute return trip to Wairoa township). This location is especially convenient not only for romantic couples or adventurous hikers, but for aerospace executives and rocket scientists and technicians associated with Rocket Lab's Orbital Launch Site on the Mahia Peninsula, as well as professional advisors visiting the Kaitawa, Tuai and Piripaua Hydro Power Schemes, and local farms.
Our Super-King Sealy Posturepaedic beds, dressed with luxury linens, assure a restful sleep after spending the day trout fishing at Lake Waikaremoana, swinging in a hammock in our expansive garden, or resting on a lounger with a glass of wine, beer or juice in your hand.
Rooms: three rooms are available - one Queen and two others, each with Super Kings. A shared bathroom is dedicated to guests. A cot is available. If you require this, please make a special request for the 'Orange Tree Room'.
Lake Waikaremoana is considered by many to be one of the most beautiful lakes in the world, and the Lake Waikaremoana Great Walk is a wonderful opportunity to immerse yourself in the crystal clear waters of the central jewel of Te Urewera. Te Urewera is an enchanted land where the very land itself has been granted its own legal personality through s11 of the Te Urewera Act 2014. The concept of te whenua (the land) being able to protect itself from those who would do it harm is an intriguing concept - one which resonates with many First Nations peoples and those who have an interest in eco-justice or protection of ecosystems and the environment generally. Consider staying two nights or more, and also take in the Mahia Peninsula (a renowned surfing area and now home to the world's first privately-held space launch facility - Rocket Lab's Orbital Launch Site), Morere Hot Springs, and other scenic wonders of Wairoa district.
For same-day arrivals, remember that we may be elsewhere in the region on the day that you wish to check in - so the standard 2pm check-in time may not apply.
Consequently, it is essential that you make contact with us so that you can be advised of your same-day check-in time. There is no mobile phone reception at this site, therefore, you will need to (a) first dial (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN), and if no reception/answer, dial (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN) - to confirm your arrival instructions/timing. Guest AccessThe expansive gardens, the verandahs, and the leather-suited lounge (with cable and widescreen TV) are available for your use.
Guests have access to the lounge, and a bathroom shared with other guests. Expansive gardens are littered with hammocks and loungers (8) for your relaxation (note: we have six hammocks - so if you need more erected, just ask). Free access to high speed internet is provided, along with complimentary welcoming wine and/or beer, or fruit juices. Interaction with GuestsWe are entirely flexible with regard to how much interaction you wish to have with us. Meals are usually shared 'family style' - but if you wish to eat alone - just let us know. In warmer months, Lake Road B&B is renowned for 'The Long Thai Table'. Guests eat under the stars in the garden, surrounded by long silken Thai banners hanging from the large tree that you sit beneath. fairy lights and candles festoon the table, and floodlights highlight the beautiful forest and garden surrounding you. Meals are gourmet, 3 courses, and include two complimentary glasses of wine, two beers, or juices. Thai cuisine is available 7 nights a week. Kiwi cuisine is available on Saturday and Sunday evenings. At NZ$50 per person, they represent fantastic value.
Breakfasts are complimentary, and you can choose from Continental, Full Irish (with fresh free range farm eggs from the property), or Asian (Thai-style pork or prawn congee-style rice soup with shredded fresh ginger - delish!).
Upon making your booking, a detailed meal preferences survey is forwarded to you so that we can be sure to make your stay a perfect one. The NeighborhoodThis property is rurally located, well away from the State Highway, so is ideal for peace and tranquility. It is the perfect place to stay if you are beginning, or just ending, your Waikaremoana Great Walk, or if you are intending a spot of space launch viewing on Space Coast New Zealand.
This neighbourhood is rural, remote, relaxed, peaceful, scenic and soul-nourishing. Perfect for either 'staying put' and unwinding, or for enjoying relaxing day trips to rivers, forests, lakes, beaches, gardens, the Gaiety Theatre (shows and movies), deer hunting, lavender gardens, thermal saltwater springs, secret pools for trout fishing, and rocket launch sites. Getting AroundThere is no public transport. Other Things to NoteThe nearest town (Wairoa) is a 20 minute drive (40 minutes return). We can provide Kiwi fare (Saturday and Sunday evenings only) or gourmet traditional Thai evening meals (Tri is of Thai nationality) (7 days). You can select the chilli/spiciness level of your meals on a scale from 1 to 10. You can also invite non-resident guests to share your dinner with you (up to a maximum of 10 persons in total) if you wish (NZ$50/person, including wine/beer/juices). Advance bookings are essential. We can also provide additional convenient packed lunches for resident guests (NZ$15/person). Please indicate your needs when you book - you will be provided with a detailed meal preferences survey to complete prior to arrival. If possible, please complete this at least 48 hours prior to scheduled arrival time, as that will assist us to have your perfect meal choices ready for your stay.
Evening meals (NZ$50 per person) are 3 courses, and include two complimentary beers, juices or glasses of wine. You can also purchase fine whiskies and liqueurs should you wish.
On advance request, a chilled bottle of Moet and Chandon (Brut) (NZ$90) can await you in your room.