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Favorite B & B's in NZ?

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1. Posted by janmcn (Budding Member 5 posts) 10y

janmcn has indicated that this thread is about New Zealand

Am plannning a trip to NZ for Jan-Feb 2007 and would like to do Farmstays, B & B's, etc. Would love input from folks as to their most memorable ones...not luxury class. ($100-150 NZD/night)

Any other accommodations that deserve our consideration would be fine, too. We'll be 3 weeks...1 week N. Island, 2 weeks South.
Thanks..jan

2. Posted by hitesh_g (Budding Member 18 posts) 10y

Hi,
I can tell from our personal stay experience:

In Punakaiki - Te Puna Bush Haven was awesome - we had the whole house to ourselves - including kitchen facility, laundary etc. Strongly recommend - only minutes from pancake rocks and next to Truman track.

www.tepunabushhaven.co.nz

We spent a night in Lake Tekapo - we stayed at HighView Apartments. The owner lived in the lower-floor, and we had the whole upper floor, with Kitchen, 2 bedrooms, washer/dryer, fireplace. And 2-3 balconies, with great view of the lake and the mountains. Also the view from the living room's huge glass window is beautiful.

www.highviewtekapo.co.nz

In Haast, we stayed at the 'world heritage' hotel - it was ok, but I may not stay there again next time I visit that area.

Other places we stayed in hotel chains, mostly BestWestern.

You may message me if you need any other details, for either Island.
My personal recommendation for activities:
Zorb in Rotorua and glacier-hike in Franz/Fox glaciers. And ya - visit to Milford sound - which we could not do :-(

Happy travel planning !

3. Posted by stevieh (Respected Member 613 posts) 10y

Hi Jan,
If you find yourself in the middle of the North Island, at Waitomo, I can recommend Te Tiro Cabins (http://www.waitomocavesnz.com/).
They are a 5km drive up the hill out of town, but such an unusual and pleasant surprise for us that we went back specifically on our way south again.
Enjoy.