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Guesthouse in Hamurana
The Cabin - Fantail Grove, Hamurana, Rotorua.
The Cabin is located at Hamurana, in a 2 acre garden setting 350m from Lake Rotorua. Located 120 m from the owners house and is completely private. All around are Sugar Maples with ferns and native plants underneath which attract the fantails. Purpose built and architecturally designed in 2019 as a holiday retreat using passive home guidelines. The cabin is a 15 minute drive from Rotorua CBD, close to all tourist attractions while allowing you the peace and quiet of a luxury retreat.
$138 per night
Cottage in Rotorua
Wildberry Cottage -secluded modern farm retreat
Purpose-built in August 2020, this modern Scandinavian-inspired cottage combines warmth, comfort and coziness with a stunning rural setting. Set on 8.5 acres of rolling farmland with large mature trees for privacy. With only a few friendly sheep as neighbours, this is your chance to unwind and relax and enjoy the seclusion. This is the ultimate getaway for couples. The spacious deck give you views overlooking the surrounding farm - which you can stroll around and feed the animals.
$157 per night
Apartment in Okere Falls
Tranquil Couples Retreat Rotorua- Okere Falls.
This architecturally designed bach enjoys a private sunny aspect, with stunning views across Lake Rotoiti. It is located in a quiet street surrounded by trees. Features include: full sun, north facing deck with BBQ and views of the lake, double glazing, heat pump, wood fire, full kitchen with dishwasher, large oven, gas hobs and microwave. Bring your boat and leave at jetty at the end of road for trout fishing, trips to the lake-side hot mineral pools and exploring the lake.
$132 per night
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Your guide to Tokoroa

All About Tokoroa

Located in the South Waikato district on the North Island of New Zealand, the town of Tokoroa is surrounded by green rolling hills dotted with a combination of palm trees and evergreens. You’ll see sheep and cattle grazing on the lush grass, as Tokoroa is known for its sheep and dairy farming; make sure you try some of the local artisan and specialty cheeses during your stay here.

As you explore the town, keep an eye out for the Talking Poles, wooden sculptures displayed along the streets, many carved from local timber. They depict the town’s history and the people who have made Tokoroa their home. When you’re looking to explore the outdoors, visit Lake Moananui Reserve and enjoy the serene setting for fishing and wildlife viewing. You can also take a bike ride around the lake or a trip to Cougar Park Mountain Bike Park on the outskirts of town, where you’ll find more than 12 off-road forest tracks for varying skill levels.

The best time to stay in a vacation rental in Tokoroa

November through April is generally considered the best time to look for rentals in Tokoroa. The temperatures during this time are cool but comfortable, even in New Zealand’s summer months, which are December through February. This is also the best time to experience one of the many festivals in the area that are within driving distance from Tokoroa. In March, Auckland hosts the Pasifika Festival, a Pacific Islands-themed festival with performances, food and craft booths, and cultural dance workshops. The winter months, June through August, are cold and wet with occasional snowfall, so come prepared with a warm coat and boots.

Top things to do in Tokoroa

Lake Moananui Reserve

Lake Moananui Reserve, located on the southwestern outskirts of Tokoroa, covers more than 60 acres. The lake provides a peaceful setting to enjoy fishing, kayaking, and paddle boating. A paved walking path around the lake makes it easy for you to observe the ornamental flower beds and exotic trees and spot the many bird species that live in the wetland region at the southern end of the lake. Bring lunch and relax in one of the picnic areas after exploring the reserve.

The New Zealand Timber Museum

Around 15 minutes north of Tokoroa, the New Zealand Timber Museum showcases the history of the South Waikato District, known as the hub of New Zealand’s forestry and timber industry. You’ll find restored historic buildings, photographs from the early 20th century, wood crafts from local artists, a local geology display, and numerous pieces of antique logging machinery.

Tokoroa Talking Pole Forest

As you travel around Tokoroa, you’ll spot many tall wooden carvings known as Talking Poles displayed along the streets. The sculptures represent a variety of cultural symbols for the region. As a nod to the importance of the local logging industry, many of the poles were created from local timber — like the Slender Lady, carved from tōtara, a tree native to the North and South Islands. There’s a map of the locations of the Talking Poles so you can find all these unique sculptures.

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