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Recent Guest Comments for properties on this page

Tongariro River - Trout Heaven Cottage

 It might be an older home, but it is homely and maintained with lots of personal items. It does not feel like a rental, it feels like home away from home. Don't expect it to be a hotel, this is casual but great. Location is good, just off SH1 and walking distance from the shops with everything you need. Love the wood burner, and there is lots of dry wood stocked. 

Cottage in quite park-like surroundings

 Very Clean. Exceeded our expectations and will stay again hopefully 

Fabulous River Retreat 3 bedroom bach

 Our second stay was very enjoyable. Thanks for the use of your holiday home. Hopefully we can come again next time. 

Family friendly bach by the river

 Amazing location...especially if you're a fly fisherman :) 

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Riverside comfort within 60 metres Tongariro River

 Lovely quiet location, short walk to the Tongariro river and about a 10min walk to the town centre. 

Carmel Cottage Trout Fishing Mountain & Bush Walks

 Lovely place, perfect for the overnight stay we needed. Close to shops and easy to find.