Testimonials

  • Barb and Michael were amazing hosts! From the moment we arrived they made us feel very welcome. The listing was as described, very clean and comfortable. We opted for the dinner option and wow! what a fantastic meal Barb prepared for us! We plan to do the Tongariro Crossing in the future and I know where we will be staying!
  • Barb and Mike were awesome hosts! It's a beautiful location next to the lake (ask them about kayaking up the stream), and the little addition is brand new and beautiful. I highly recommend staying here for a quiet getaway!
  • Amazing studio with close proximity to Tongariro Hike! Everything was perfect! The bed was clean and soft and warm carpet on our feet. It was a perfect place to come after finishing the Tongariro hike. Barb and Michael were so kind and recommended a beautiful restaurant for dinner which had the best food we had had since we arrived in NZ. After dinner went for a soak in the local hot spring and then came back and crashed in the luxurious bed. Will definitely be coming back again.
  • Cool boat house Super great boat house, clean modern. We felt very comfortable. Nice place to stay!
  • Barb and Michael have been such lovely hosts and we really enjoyed staying at their place. They took care about everything we needed (shuttle to Tongariro Crossing, dinner, beach towels for hot pools etc.) Michael's coffee with foamed milk is the perfect start to the day
  • A+++ Barb and Mike are an amazing host couple with extremely nice and comfy facilities!!! Would have no hesitation recommending to others, we will definitely be using them in the future! Many thanks!
  • Barb welcomed us with open arms! We were quickly invited in to their home and made to feel part of the family! Nothing was too much trouble. Their home is so close to the lake. It was incredibly quiet there, no one else to be seen as we walked! The only noise was the birds! Barb so kindly booked for us and enjoyed delicious home cooked evening meals together with Barb and Michael, a highlight of our stay! Thank you so much Barb and Michael! We just wish we had stayed much longer We will be back!
  • Barb and Michael are the BEST AIRBNB HOSTS IN ALL OF NEW ZEALAND! I visited them on recommendation of dear friends, and they most definitely lived up to the hype. The accommodation was perfect for 6 of us, and Barb and Michael made us feel like long lost friends. I would definitely recommend their shuttle to Tongariro, and wish I could write an official food review for Barb's meals! We had the best pizza ever and breakfasts were perfect. I can't wait to go back and visit them again!
  • Beautiful and relaxing. Many thanks to Barb and Michael for the excellent organization of our adventure Tongariro .... Do not hesitate to have recourse to the excellent guides . The idea of the baths at the spa after a long walk was perfect and sublime . Many thanks for the friendly moments around the delicious meals and the constant concern to meet the demand of everyone. This will remain a wonderful memory .
  • Barb and her husband Mike were absolutely fabulous hosts! Their B&B is beautiful and their shuttle service and meals were fantastic and made our lives so easy, especially since we aren't familiar with the area and didn't have a car. Plus, Barb is an AMAZING cook. Do take advantage of her meals - having a home-cooked meal is unbeatable and she is brilliant in the kitchen. I will be recommending this place to all of my friends!!! So wonderful. Thank you SO MUCH!!!
  • We cannot say enough good things about our stay with Barb and Michael! There is so much to do around the Tongariro area, and Michael is an expert advisor in building an adventure itinerary that will suit your needs! As for the accommodation, they surpassed our expectations! My strong recommendation is to take time to chat with Barb and Michael. They are just so charming, pleasant and wonderful to talk to! I cannot recommend this place strongly enough. It sets the bar very high for other B&Bs.
  • Barb and Michael are the coolest Kiwis. Barb is such a happy person, with a great personality and Michael is just great, making sure we were making the most of our stay in Tongariro. We wish we had stayed in Tongariro longer. If you are wondering where to stay around Lake Taupo, don't search any more, Tongariro Adventures is the best choice you could make. Definitely going back with friends next year to experience the Tongariro Adventures more and get to spend more time with those awesome hosts.
  • If you are visiting Tongariro National Park, you must stay with Barb and Mike. They are very knowledgeable about the area and can recommend various activities for you.They paid attention to details (though not neurotically so). Also, I would totally recommend having Barb be your chef while you are there. The first night we had rosemary roasted lamb and the second night we had this amazing honey mustard glazed chicken. I so would come back and recommend them anytime.
  • Staying with Barb and Michael was the best B&B experience I have ever had!! They were the kindest hosts, so warm and welcoming and helpful! In the 3 days I was there, I felt like they became my New Zealand parents! The location is perfect... a few steps from beautiful Lake Taupo and very close to spectacular Tongariro Crossing. I HIGHLY recommend staying here. It was the most memorable experience of my 3 week long stay in New Zealand. Thank you for everything Barb and Michael!

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Photo Credit Will Shirer


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