A Waikato River Retreat

Bed and Breakfast | Lake Ohakuri | #33100

9.8/10 (17 ratings)
  • 6 Guests
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • Pets ok
  • No smoking


Experience the real kiwi country lifestyle in the heart of Atiamuri's dairy, beef and sheep farming community. Set on 14 acres of attractive lifestyle block that we share with our beef cows, horses, chickens, dogs and cats. Our house is designed with Farmstay in mind. You will have your own private wing with 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom with both a bath and shower. There is an additional toilet and shower in the laundry. Also, a lounge with a flat screen TV that opens out to your own outdoor area where you can enjoy the fabulous view of Pohaturoa Mountain and gorgeous sunsets. The kitchen extends out into its own dining and lounge area. This area is a shared part of your space where you can enjoy the company of your hosts Liz and John. If booking one room we do not rent out the other rooms to other guests unknown to you, so you don't have to share the amenities with others.

Enjoy peaceful quiet views and sunsets after a day out exploring our geothermal backyard of Waiotapu Thermal Wonderland, soaking in the Waikite Valley Thermal Pools, cycling or walking the Waikato River Trail or enjoying watersports on the lakes. We are located 5 minutes drive off State Highway 1. 39km from Rotorua and 43km from Taupo, the North Islands 2 major tourist locations with all the attractions they have to offer.

We are surrounded by 3 lakes and power stations making this an ideal location for most of your watersport needs whether it’s waterskiing, wakeboarding, barefooting or fishing. If you prefer snow then Whakapapa on Mount Ruapehu is only 2 hours drive away. There are a multitude of other activities to choose from including bungy jumping, high ropes confidence course, mountain biking and geothermal tours in Taupo or the luge, zorb, lions, mountain biking through the Redwoods (one of NZ’s best mountain biking parks) and geothermal tours in Rotorua. The Waitomo Glowworm Caves are a scenic 2 hour drive away and Hobbiton Movie set is 1 hour away.

Special conditions:

The price is inclusive of a continental breakfast Evening meals are available at $25.00 per person or, you can bring your own food and cook for yourself. A choice of Bull Ring Tavern or Bees Neez Lodge if you would like to go out and meet the locals.

Please enjoy and respect our home as if it were your own. Smoking area is provided outside.

We are pet friendly, small household dogs are welcome by arrangement, $20 charge.

Extras: Cleaning (Required, NZ$40.00 per stay); Linen (included); Dog Charge (NZ$20.00 per stay);


  • Barbecue - Gas
  • Clothes dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD player
  • Fireplace
  • Fridge
  • Highchair
  • Internet (Broadband)
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Telephone (local calls)
  • TV
  • Washing machine

Bed layouts

  • Bedroom 1

    1 x Queen bed

  • Bedroom 2

    1 x Queen bed


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*Pricing may vary depending on the dates you choose and the number of guests. Additional charges (extras) and minimum stay criteria may also apply. Service fees may also apply.

Reviews (18)

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  • We enjoyed two relaxing days here

    We enjoyed two relaxing days here. Although the place is away from all the busy areas, it is still close enough to Rotorua and Taupo for an easy day trip there. The host are very welcoming and make you feel right at home. Dinner and breakfast in the house kitchen/dining area allows some good conversations! We will happily stay here again when stop in this area.

    Holm M. Jan 2019

  • Great location away from everyone, very peaceful

    Great location away from everyone, very peaceful

    Jer13D new member Jan 2019

  • Property was great, our area was lovely and clean

    Property was great, our area was lovely and clean. The heat transfer system made our rooms nice and cosy which was great for the cooler weather.

    Kylie Jenkins 100%|1x May 2018

  • The property was perfect for our needs with three small children aged...

    The property was perfect for our needs with three small children aged 5,4 and almost 1. The decor and amenities were first rate and very comfortable for our 4 nights. We all had superb nights’ sleep .

    DavidBy4 100%|1x Jan 2018

  • ,Amazing Home and Property,Lovely meals and great conversation

    ,Amazing Home and Property,Lovely meals and great conversation..We didn't want to leave..And we will be back..

    gregd151 100%|5x Sep 2017

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