The SpaceGreat views, lots of native birds, lovely bush and gardens. A great hut in the bush glade, a large viewing deck and an outdoor spa. Guest AccessAll the property which is 4 acres is open to guests. Interaction with GuestsWe are friendly and love to chat but won't invade your privacy. We live on site and can offer advice and brochures on attractions in the area. The NeighborhoodThe is rural Waikato with beautiful farmland views.
We are near Sanctuary Mountain - Mt. Maungatautari, the site of the largest restoration project in New Zealand. Reintroductions of rare and endangered New Zealand wildlife to this mountain, protected by a pest-proof fence, are Takahe, Hihi, Kiwi and Kaka. Many of our guests visit either the northern or southern enclosure - some have enjoyed the 5 hour crossing of Maungatautari mountain.
Lake Karapiro, a great place for rowing, water skiing and boating. The 2010 World Rowing Championships were held here and over the summer months there are many exciting events on the lake.
Hobbiton - movie set for the Lord of the Rings Trilogy and where the Hobbit was filmed is just 15 minutes away. The set has been completely rebuilt and there are tours as well as The Shires Rest Cafe.
The Waikato River Trails is creating access for walking, biking and tramping along New Zealand's longest river - the mighty Waikato. The trails cover about 100km of previously inaccessible Southern Waikato land. They wind their way along a path that encompasses the magic and beauty of New Zealand native bush, exotic forest, historic landmarks, interesting rock formations and geological delights. Be inspired as you walk or cycle through grassed farmland, open reserves, boardwalks over significant wetlands, and expansive lake and river views.
Te Waihou Spring and Walkway
The picturesque and totally spring fed Te Waihou River is beautiful and only 20 minutes away. The crystal clear water flows through green pastures and surges through two sections of a rugged gorge.
Waitomo glow worm caves and Rotorua are both less than an hour away. Getting AroundYou will need your own transport to enjoy this wonderful country area. Other Things to NoteEasy to find, less than 10 minutes from SH 1.
Tariffs: $149 (2 persons).
Fruit and cereal breakfast $12 per person.
Cooked breakfast $15 per person.
Hosts: Paul & Jan Henwood
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