Cottage in Country Garden in New Zealand Maori and Thermal Area

Cottage in Country Garden in New Zealand Maori and Thermal Area


Oct 2010

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2 Bedrooms
Sleeps 5
1 Bathrooms

About our home

We offer a charming cottage in Rotorua, New Zealand. It has 2 bedrooms, one with a queen bed and the other with two singles and a trundle, which converts the bed above it, to a super king. The house was originally designed and built for a wonderful lady in a wheelchair, so it has wide doors, turning spaces, low light switches and easy access. It is very suitable for wheelchair travellers.

Perhaps the most wonderful feature of the house is the adjoining stroll garden, 3 acres of duck ponds, willows, stands of deciduous and evergreens, a waterfall and all the birds you could wish for.


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  1. Ben is a garden designer, almost retired. He was born in Kent in England and still has many relatives around there. He came to New Zealand in the 1960's and has children and grandchildren near Rotorua.

    I am Elizabeth and I was born in Sydney, Australia. I am a retired teacher, enjoying life. My children and grandchildren are in Australia, so Ben and I spend a good deal of time there. This means we can be fairly flexible with dates for swapping.

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Where is it?


For a visitor, Rotorua is unique. It is the main centre of Maori culture in New Zealand with a high Maori population. You can experience Maori singing, dancing and of course the Haka which you may have heard before the All Blacks play rugby. Also there are the Maori arts and crafts for gifts to take home with you.

Rotorua is a town within the crater of an extinct volcano. It sits beside Lake Rotorua which you can explore by boat and plane. Nearby lakes are spectacular and have interesting stories to tell, like the eruption of Mt Tarawera in 1886, which drastically altered the levels of the lakes and submerged the Pink and White Terraces which had attracted horse-drawn visitors from many countries.

Rotorua is a thermal area, with steam rising from the edge of the Lake. It is the home of the Pohutu Geyser which springs into life every 20 minutes.There are thermal pools where you can "take the waters" and mud baths if you wish. The Visitor Information Centre in town gives many possibilities for interesting and unusual activities as well as all sports and recreation facilities. Rotora is a year round destination with excellent trout fishing, three golf courses, walks, and is near the ski fields. Go online and be surprised.

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