Large architecturally designed home on 2 acres.

Large architecturally designed home on 2 acres.


Feb 2013

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4 Bedrooms
Sleeps 10
3 Bathrooms

About our home

We are planning a trip to Europe and United Kingdom in 2021. We are also open to swaps in other places. Swaps at our home can be non simultaneous or for points. Our home is spacious and contemporary, set in landscaped gardens.
Open plan living with alfresco dining and modern barbecue. Spacious living areas, lounge doubles as home theater. A television is also in the family room. The bedrooms are spacious. Main bedroom and guest room have bathrooms. The other two bedrooms share a large family bathroom. There is another toilet off the living areas. Attractive outlook down a valley. You can get glimpses of the Waikato River from the top balcony. We do have an Exercycle and a selection of children's cycles. Sometimes our 2 adult cycles are available.
Taupo boosts the largest freshwater Lake in Australasia. Famous for trout fishing and other water sports. Tongariro National Trout Center well worth a visit, sited on the Tongariro River. Several Golf courses close by. Attractions along our road include the stunning Huka Falls, (We are in walking distance of Huka Falls) The Honey Center, The Prawn farm and the exciting Jet Boat ride to Huka Falls etc. Taupo region has some of the best mountain bike trails in the world.
The tourist town of Taupo looks across to the mountains. Winter activities, ski, snowboard and have fun in the snow just an hours drive away. Summer activities Tongariro Alpine Crossing. (Voted one of the best walks in the world by Lonely Planet)
Other adventure activities sky diving, Tongariro river Rafting, bungy, Quad biking, white water rafting etc. For family activities mind Junction, Huka Prawn Farm, catch a prawn this is fun have done this with Grandchildren. The Ernest Kemp Scenic Cruises well worth doing. Taupo DeBretts Hot Springs (take a picnic) Also the AC Baths (cheaper). Lilliput Farm - an affordable family attraction. For golfers there is the Hole in One on the Lake front.
Thermal activities Orakei Korako Cave, Craters of the Moon, Tokaanu Thermal Pools etc.
Taupo well known for its various events such as The Iron Man and the Round the Lakes Cycle Race motor racing, boat racing amongst other events.
Taupo. Shop, Wine and Dine. Taupo is a shoppers dream. Numerous Cafes and Restaurants, (some award winning) and some on the Lake Front. Every Saturday there is a Farmers Market in Taupo.
Arts and crafts well represented with galleries. Don't miss visiting L'Arte Cafe, Mapara Road, gallery and garden, good food and great art.
We love being members of Love Home Swap, have met so many lovely people and enjoy the spontaniety of it. All swap to our home have been well received with lots of new friendships formed.
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Geoff and Joyce's reviews

As a host (19)

More about us

  1. We are Retired Dairy Farmers who enjoy travelling and motor homing around our beautiful country. We are both involved in our local motor home assn.

  2. We have done numerous house swaps and have started point swapping. We are happy to do non simultaneous swaps as we have a motor home. The bonus of house swapping is all the lovely people we meet. Many of these become friends.

  3. Geoff is a keen fly fisherman and also spends time in our large garden. We both enjoy photography. Joyce is a member of the local Cake Decorating Club and also belongs to an art group. For exercise Joyce attends Zumba classes. We both enjoy cycling.

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Where is it?


Buzzy restaurants
Plateau, Waterside, Pimento's, Dixie Brown's, so many good restaurants. Lots of different ethnic restaurants. Lovely restaurants with a view to the Lake.
Cool bars
Scenic Cellars, The Shed, Holy Cow, Finn MacCuhal's Irish Pub x many more. There is a bar for every taste
Cozy cafés
Replete, L'Artz, Sierra, Dixie Browns. You are spoilt for choice. Good coffee to be had in Taupo.
Retail therapy
Go for it. This is a tourist town so caters to tourists. Great for fashion and keepsakes.
Bit of culture
Museum, Numerous Galleries, A cinema with 6 theatres.
Walks in the park
The Lions Walk (This starts at the Marina and goes to Wharewaka Point, can also bike it) Spa Parks, River Walks, Whakaipa Bay to Kinlock, Village Green Centre of town. The great walk over the mountains.
Spot of exercise
Walk to Huka Falls or walk down town and around the Marina and back. We have an exercycle for use. Bike the bike tracks that start a few hundred metres from our home.
Day tripping
Rotorua (Thermal) Napier (Art Deco) Tongariro National Park (Tramping, skiing) Matamata (Hobbiton, Lord of the Rings)

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