Rotorua Hideaway Lodge
How has this lodge rated in the past?
- Room service
- Kids activities or Babysitting
- Free parking
- Pets allowed
Photos of Rotorua Hideaway Lodge
Travelers also recommend:
TripAdvisor Reviews Rotorua Hideaway Lodge
Travel Blogs from Rotorua
... only for fuel and a strong coffee. The sat nav told us that we would arrive at the volcanic Waimangou Park, Rotorua with only 16 minutes before they closed the gates to the park we wanted to visit to walk around the volcanic craters. We drove south and noticed that the landscape is more lush and rolling than further north. The roads were almost empty and this helped the journey flow. We arrived in beautiful Rotorua which is a large town with the majestic ...
Te Puia is also the home of the national carving & weaving schools, set up to preserve those traditional Maori arts which were in danger of being forgotten. As it was a weekend the students were not there, but we were able to marvel at the skill of carvers making tiki and decorative plaques plus weavers plaiting & tying grasses and feathers to make skirts and cloak decorations.
The tour ended ...
... Down at the mechanic they gave us a courtesy car so we did the old switcheroo with our gear for the day. Even that was a task. Finally all done and we popped down to the main street to a café for a couple of coffees and then we were away. We had booked a spot on a river cruise up the Waikato River to the Huka Falls for 10.30am but it was still only 9am, so we went over to the nearby Volcanic Activity Centre and looked at all the interactive displays ...
... of Kuirau Park, which is basically like any town or city park, but between the green spaces and the kids playgrounds are steaming, bubbling hot pools and geysers. They weren’t as impressive as the ones we’d seen in Yellowstone, but they did seem more surreal. It was just strange to see them in this semi-urban setting with kids playing by them as if they were just normal.
With no freedom camping allowed in the area we caved in and paid for a powered campsite which ...
... The Californian Redwoods apparently grew 3x better here than in their native country. We had a lovely walk. I could have continued for hours, but dusk was looming. The trees were huge, with an even bigger one than the last drawing you deeper into the forest. We all joined hands around one tree and we were nowhere near half way around it. It felt just like a Sunday back home, where we would get our wellies and walking boots on, and head off for the day for ...