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If you want a perfect retreat, by a lake, in a forest, surrounded by birdsong, with the most... read more

Reviewed 12 December 2015
Hugo W
North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
via mobile
Loved the Fat Pigeon

Thanks to Mike and Liz for making another stay in NZ memorable! we stayed at two of their... read more

Reviewed 9 January 2015
St. Joseph, MI
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10 Jul 2017
“Omg the sparrows”
14 Jan 2017
“Family Friendly”
444 Spencer Road | Lake Tarawera, 3076, New Zealand
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Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

Wont be stopping at this raved about spot. There were dirty little sparrows in and out of the cafe..on left over food..and flying over us constantly...gross

Thank Maria E
Reviewed 14 January 2017

We loved the walk up the hill to see the views, as grandparents we were the first to explore, but piked out when it became a competition for the fastest to the top and back! We did christen the wetsuits we bought on Trade Me,...More

Thank Dale L
Reviewed 12 December 2015 via mobile

If you want a perfect retreat, by a lake, in a forest, surrounded by birdsong, with the most hospitable hosts, access to kayaks and a marvellous boat trip with the owners...go here. Perfect Hugo and Jean

Thank Hugo W
Reviewed 9 January 2015

Thanks to Mike and Liz for making another stay in NZ memorable! we stayed at two of their properties and they were so hospitable and friendly! I on;y wish we had more time to visit! We were moving through the area and had to be...More

Thank maripotter
Reviewed 20 June 2014

For anyone that wants to enjoy some Kiwi hospitality, this is the place to stay. Away from the crazy touristy stuff of Rotorua. Yes you will need a car to get here, but from the moment we arrived, to when we left, it was perfect....More

Thank Chris H
Reviewed 7 September 2011

We had a great time on the fat pigeon too! Liz and Mike were fabulous hosts and took us to the hot pools where we were able to relax and enjoy the spectacular surrounding scenery. The food that was provided was delicious, and it was...More

Thank Bonvivant24-7
Reviewed 21 February 2011

The Fat Pigeon Too is a MUST DO boat trip!! Mike and Liz are the perfect hosts, fun, friendly, accomodating, knowledgable about the area and cook delicious food! I especially enjoyed going to the jumping rocks, ropeswing and spending time relaxing in the hot pools....More

Thank SianEm
Reviewed 9 December 2010

Very, very kind and pleasent people. They allowed us to relax and we didn't feel any time presure. The boat is super comfortable which really allowed us to relax and enjoy the beautiful weather and the beautiful lake. 5 Stars service and experience!!! Botev family.

Thank MarianaIAB
Reviewed 5 December 2010

best trip ever. Forget boat trips in the Bay of Islands;-) Call Liz and Mike, ask them for a tea time trip with the special muffins of liz and just enjoy your time, the look around and the drive on that blue lake! Fascinating landscape...More

Thank JPS83
Reviewed 28 November 2010

This boat and trip was great. I just sat and relaxed in the beutiful water of lake tarawera. We went to the hot beach and that was very cool. We also did bisciting and jumped from cliffs. In the boat there is also a bbq...More

Thank hanne05
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