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Recent Guest Comments for properties on this page

The Lookout - Lake Tarawera Holiday Unit

 Great view of the lake. Very peaceful. Nice layout and modern apartment, clean, warm, homely, great kitchen. An extremely relaxing stay in a stunning part of New Zealand 

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The Fidgety Fantail Holiday Cottage, Lake Tarawera

 Lovely home and beautiful landscape. Very restful holiday and sooo pleased we decided to go to Lake Tarawera, what an amazingly beautiful place! Definitely will be returning. 

Lakehouse Paradise: We've got it all...

 3 really high quality bedrooms that were set up to a really high standard. Cosy fire, tremendous view. Immaculate bathroom. Decor was classy but also gave you a good settled homely feel too. Top class. 

ONE OF TARAWERA'S MOST POPULAR HOLIDAY RENTALS

 Beautiful spot with gorgeous views. Very comfortable stay and very pleased with the option of cleaners afterwards. 

Rest & Relax @ Lake Okareka - stylish + modern

 Perfect!! Everything you could need or want. Very comfortable bedding and high quality sheets and furnishings. Great location and fantastic hosts! 

Miners Retreat - North End Waihi Beach

 We just loved it. We didn't want to leave. It bought back child hood memories and we created some new awesome ones. It was just a shame we had to leave to get back to work lol. It was close to the beach and dairy. Great outdoor living with heaps of space and a little outdoor fire. Good size fridge/freezer. Was a squeeze to get into bed each night, but it made it more of an adventure :)