Anne and Phillip Woodward, are the second generation of farmers that can be found in an area that did not begin to develop until the 40s of last century. Phillip, like his parents and now her daughter (global recordwoman), had worked for many years shearing sheep, and as a result he could, with his wife Anne, purchase acres of an inhabited paradise. Located in the valley of Waikaretu, the Woodward are the owners and managers of Nikau coffee (March 15, 2010 at its second birthday), a magnificent coffee-hostel which looks like an oasis in the middle of the vast region. They have rooms for six people in total with a double and 4 bunk beds, where the prices range between 30 and 50 dollars per person. In one of the cafés you can taste the excellent and simple cuisine of Anne, which is done using produce from her garden of the neighborhood. In some of them from meats offered (www.Pinnaclelamb.Com) or olive oil (Whangape grove). There is no public transport to be able to get to the region, so it is essential The Woodward live a few meters, so the hostel cafe is open every day of the year. It is advisable to book in advance, and keep in mind that you must pay in cash. If one has not thought to bring cash, this is not a problem. In New Zealand the budget honesty is a value in all people, so you can pay days later at any bank doing a transfer, or leaving the money in the house of one of the friends of the Woodward in any other city or town .
Turangi is a small town famous for its trout, near Lake Taupo. Just half an hour away is Tongariro National Park, where you can go trekking for a day as much as several days taking the North Park circuit
An ancient Kauri wood house, perfectly preserved, with a garden, barbecue, tables, solarium and hammocks, all at a very moderate prices. The owner Craig, is a long-distance traveler, and organizes visits to the Pinnacles.
It is a mountain lodge with 80 beds, 4 hours of a gruelling uphill walk from the visitor centre. It is the perfect place to relax before tackling the final climb to the pinnacles, which are clearly visible from the lodge. It also serves as a base for walkers who make their rounds several times per days in the valley.
The YHA Hostel, its name is associated Tidewater Tourist Park, is a campground with cabins and family dormitories. It is fairly inexpensive, but located in a country setting only five minutes from downtown.
It's one of the most original places I've seen to stay in as it combines a backpacker hostel with internet cafe, cafeteria. So far it sounds like a normal hostel, but the thing is that it's also got a professional indoor climbing wall, where the Tongariro like to train from time to time.
The Parklands Motorlodge ASURE Hotel is located in the Turangi, Waikato, New Zealand. Built in 1988 and remodeled in 2006, this four star hotel is designed as a hotel suitable for tourists looking for a relaxing holiday, seminars and also work events. Nestled in seven acres of park land, its rooms, equipped with kitchen and refrigerator also offer patios and parking. The hotel has a bar, restaurant, swimming pool, games room and spa that's located near the Tongariro River and the city center.
The Ibis Tainui Hamilton Hotel (Hamilto-Waikato, New Zealand) is located in Hamilton city center. The 126-room hotel is ideal for business or pleasure trips. It is just 20 minutes from Hamilton International Airport, and has easy access to the river, cafes, restaurants, casinos, shops and other entertainment. There are 6 rooms for disabled visitors. The Hotel is 100% non-smoking, has 24 hr security, currency exchange, dry cleaning and laundry service, internet Access and a meeting room.
Bayview Wairakei Resort is in Taupo, New Zealand. It's 2 km from Huka Falls and 2 kms from craters on the Moon and other attractions. The hotel has a spa with gym, outdoor pool, spa tub, restaurants and bar. Rooms feature balconies or patios, refrigerators, mini bar and high speed internet.
4-star motel. Superb. Very relaxing, hot springs, with 24 spacious SPA, pool. Excellent customer service and spacious. The rooms are comfortable. It has free parking. Each room is extremely spacious. One room Suite offers a meeting room. All available rooms have microwaves, irons, wireless Internet connection. Breakfast may be Continental or 'Lights'.
This Charming hotel is conveniently located on the outskirts of the city, close to attractions and surrounded by woods. It has large superior rooms and suites that are fully equipped with a restaurant serving fresh local produce. There are sport activities available as it is close to the golden sandy beach.
The Kingsgate Hotel Hamilton is located in Hamilton, New Zealand. A hundred meters from Waterworld, three kilometers from the city center of Hamilton and only five kilometers from the zoo and Delta. The hotel offers wireless internet access, restaurant, pool, and all rooms have full internet access and telephone line, cable TV and of course, a minibar!
The Quest On Ward is in the beautiful city of Hamilton. It has 29 fully-equipped apartments with spacious interiors, for families and for people who visit the city on business. Its central location allows access after a short walk to a wide variety of restaurants and bars.
On the shores of beautiful Lake Taupo Copthorne, a luxury hotel that offers guests stunning views of the lake and mountains from the bedrooms, living room and bar. Ideal for those who want a relaxing holiday in the middle of a natural environment, peace and harmony. Guests have a variety of services.
The Quality Inn Sails Taupo is in Waikato in New Zealand, next to Lake Taupo near hot springs and very near Mount Raupehu. Babysitting or child care: a rare service when it comes to hospitality services. The rooms are very comfortable and have views of the lake or the mountain with balconies or patios and cable television.
The pacific paradise Chalet Eiger above Acacia bay, in stores of Lake Taupo, in the center of New Zealand. A luxurious hotel with good amenities in a quiet environment with beautiful views over the lake to the mountain Tauhara and Taupo town, perfectly located for easy access to various activities. We offer our customers the ability to connect New Zealand's culture and natural environment.
The Novotel Tainui Hamilton Hotel can be found in Hamilton, Waikato, New Zealand. It's in in the center of Hamilton, on the banks of the Waikato River in the Central Business District and close to Hamilton Corporate Center Hamilton. Very close to the hotel there are plenty of restaurants, cafes, activities and nightlife. The rooms offer: AC, Cable TV, Hairdryer, Heat, Safe, Internet access, Iron and ironing board, Jacuzzi and Spa, Minibar, Pay Movies, Private Bathroom - Private Bathroom, Radio, Facilities Tea and coffee making facilities, telephone and wireless Internet access.
The Asure Baycourt Lakefront Motel (Taupo - Waikato - New Zealand) has 12 units on 3 floors. All bedroom units have a kitchen and living room, 10 rooms have queen beds. Wheelchair access in one unit. 3 units for families. Laundry service 24 hours a day and dry cleaning service and continental breakfast.
The Quest Taupo (Taupo - Waikato - New Zealand) is 50 meters from the lake, 1 km south of the main commercial area. It's in the town of Taupo, and offers serviced apartments available from 1 night to a month or more. Many of the apartments include A/C, full kitchen and laundry and offer 1, 2 and 3 bedrooms, all with contemporary furniture, king size beds, Sky TV, broadband internet, full kitchen and laundry service. There is a heated outdoor pool and another pool. There are facilities for wheelchair access.