Tongariro Adventures


"What a welcome we had from Barb & Michael. All week they have provided a delicious breakfast (including hot choc for the children).Their knowledge of the local area was so valuable and meant we made the most of our time. From kayaking, hot pools, skiing down volcanoes and walking the first stage of the Tongariro Crossing. We have made lasting memories and given us a bigger desire to return. If it weren't for work & school, I don't think we'd ever leave. It has been exhilarating, relaxing, inspiring week with excellent company and plenty of laughs. Thank you so much."

Claire, Tom & family/Exeter UK - August 2017.

"What a wonderful time we spent here! From the first moment we stepped in we felt at home. Barb & Mike you both are so lovely, warm and friendly hosts! We love how you cared about us, thanks so much it was a big pleasure being your guests! We have to come back to this stunning place. We hope you will keep us good in mind!"

Elizabeth & Thomas/Dresden Germany - December 2017

"We had 2 wonderful days at your place and we really enjoyed it.Thanks for taking care and organising everything - it was just perfect. You both are so lovely. We'll definitely come back to do the crossing on another sunny day. Thanks for everything. Sooo happy that we did the crossing today - YAY!! I have stayed here the second time because of the both most nice hosts in New Zealand. Barb and Michael, no one beats the wonderful breakfasts, the lovely room and all the advices. I will come back for sure!"

Steffi + Sandra + Christa Munich/Germany - December 2017 & April 2018

"Very thankful to Barb & Mike for having us at their wonderful place. We originally only planned 1 night at Tongariro but Barb recommended the Tongariro Crossing, thermal pools etc & we were so glad we extended our stay. It's so beautiful here. We have had a great time! Thank you so very much"

Meng & Ivy/Singapore - December 2017

"Thanks Barb. We had the time of our lives. Thanks to you and your knowledge and attentiveness to our desires. You never steered us wrong with places to hike and to eat. You are truly a lovely host in a beautiful area. The Boathouse has just the perfect amount of privacy for us - with all the perks!!We loved your shuttle service to the Crossing & back - with the beer and hot soak to boot. Thanks & Cheers"

Nick & Mary Jo/USA - January 2018.

"Thank you so much Barb and Mike for a wonderful stay. Barb your guidance on the weather for the Tongariro Crossing was spot on. We enjoyed an awesome day on the crossing - amazing part of new Zealand with the volcano craters, steaming seams & emerald lakes. We love it here! Also loved the 'purest honey in the world' - & the honey tasting extravaganza with Barb!!"

Stephanie/Wellington - January 2018

"Thanks Barb & Mike for your amazing hospitality, making us feel like we were at home during our trip through NZ. You are so knowledgeable about everything in the area & gave us great tips about short day hikes & great places to eat! Plus answered all my questions about the volcanoes. The Boathouse was perfect & we loved it! Breakfast was great as well! We will definitely recommend you to anyone we know travelling to NZ. We had the best honeymoon ever, thank you for everything you did to help with that!!"

Troy & Chelsea/USA - January 2018.

"Barb & Mike, thank you for hosting us in this beautiful and peaceful corner of the world. What a treat to relax in the comfort of the Boathouse after a day of exploring! Barb, your enthusiasm and passion for the area is contagious. Thank you for sharing it and all your helpful tips with us."

Ash & Elina/Sydney Australia - February 2018

"What a wonderful (and at times "interesting") stay. You are wonderful hosts and weather spotters - identifying the perfect weather for doing the Crossing pre cyclone, then White Water Rafting in the rain. The honey for breakfast was the "icing on the cake." Thank you so much."

Jo & Nick/Winchester UK - February 2018

"We really enjoyed our stay and you made us really feel at home. Thanks for all this, the delicious breakfast (and trout), the great tips, the kayak, the help with kitchen equipment and the shuttle to the crossing. Hope to see you again & all the best."

Maddi & Roman/Luebeck Germany - March 2018.

"Thank yo so much for your fantastic hospitality and for all your good advise and recommendations which we appreciated a lot. We would have loved to stay another night ..... enjoying the breakfast in the sun .... yes, this is vacation. We will recommend this lovely place! All the best to you."

Michaela & Herbert/Vienna Austria - March 2018

"Thank you guys so much for the great hospitality. From suggestions on what to do and where to go we didn't even have to ask for help! The room and breakfast were great! This will definitely leave a lasting memory with us for time to come. We had a wonderful time with you guys."

Keegan & Chelsea/Colorado USA - March 2018.

"Many thanks Barb for an absolutely perfect stay. You organised the weather so well. The Boathouse was so comfy - appreciate the nice healthy breakfast each morning. Thanks to you & Michael for making our Anniversary special."

Deb & Andrew/Australia - April 2018

"Thank you so much for your hospitality. You share this treasure of beauty and peacefulness with us and we are glad to enjoyed it. Even though the Tongariro didn't let us discover it's beauty we're still happy to have this experience part of our trip. It's a good reason to come back anyway. Thanks also for your nice and careful advices"

Morgane & Jordan/Paris France - April 2018