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.