Tongariro Adventures


"This was an excellent find - spotless, very comfortable and in an incredible location. Barb was a fantastic host who took really good care of us, and who knows the area inside out. It’s also really good value for money. The breakfast is fresh and delicious and just what you need before you go off exploring and coming back to heated blankets in the bed really topped it off. We wish we had more time there! We’d not hesitate to go back or to recommend."

Sarah / UAE - August 2019

"We spent three nights with Barb and Michael! It was an unforgettable time! Starting with the accommodation, which was neatly decorated with attention to detail, then the very tasty breakfast with fresh fruit, cereals, various spreads and the best coffee, the location directly on Lake Taupo! The hospitality of Barb and Michael was incomparable. They put so much effort into making us feel completely at ease! And that's what we have! One evening they even made burgers for us! Thank you for the wonderful time!!!""

Christiane/Germany - July 2019

"Cannot wait to go back again! Wonderful location, very clean and comfortable. Friendly staff, Yummy breakfast."

Anna/ NZ - July 2019

"Barb and Michael were amazing hosts. Very friendly, approachable, helpful and kind. They made us feel really relaxed and comfortable. The Boathouse we stayed at was beyond our expectations, photos don't give it justice. It's beautifully furnished, spotless and modern bathroom, spacious room, comfortable bed. Tasty breakfast was included, which we had outside, on the patio. Birds singing and running around the garden were a bonus! Barb drove us to the Tongariro Crossing and picked us up afterwards, then served delicious homemade burgers. She is very knowledgeable, answered all our questions about New Zealand and Tongariro/Kuratau area. Calm and pretty surroundings of the Boathouse made us feel rested and we didn't want to leave. Beach with amazing views is only two minutes away."

Cezary/ Poland - March 2019

"If you’re looking for somewhere to stay to enjoy beautiful Lake Taupo and as a base to walk the Tongariro Crossing then look no further! The space is spotlessly clean, with lots of games to play, and books about the local area. Very comfortable beds and great living area space to relax in the evening. But what makes this place extra special are the wonderful owners, Barb and Michael. They made us feel so welcome, letting us use the bbq, sit up on the deck, offering us herbs and vegetables from the garden. They could not have done more for us and are clearly born hosts. We did not use the Tongariro Crossing shuttle service but they were so helpful in providing us with local knowledge and hints and tips. Healthy breakfast too! Just stay here!"

Caroline/ UK - March 2019

"Wonderful stay, Lovely place -Comfy bed with lounge and own bathroom. Two minute walk to the lake- kayaks and SUPs can be hired too. Great hosts with excellent advice and tips for the area. They shuttled us to the Tongariro Alpine Crossing and gave us a great breakfast each morning. Recommend to anyone wanting a great place to stay to walk The Tongariro Crossing."

Amy/Great Britain - February 2019

"Barb and Mike are great hosts. Fab boathouse, super comfortable bed, spotless and so comfortable with a 5 star breakfast. They made us feel so welcome and their recommendations for visiting the local area were spot on. Also, the lake is less than 2 minutes away. Put this on your list if you want a place to stay that is quiet, clean, and close to so many attractions. Loved it all."

Ted/ Great Britain - February 2019

"Beautiful location, right on the lake, clean and tidy. Breakfast is great and Barb is a lovely host. She tirelessly helped us plan our activities and meals with her local knowledge, kayaking up the river to the winery was the highlight!"

Denis/ France -January 2019

"Beyond words! Just like home-just better. Barb and Michael gave us the best experience in N.Z."

Pernille/ Denmark - December 2018

"Thank you so much for your hospitality. You share this treasure of beauty and peacefulness with us and we are glad to have 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

"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

"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

"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.