Rotorua, North Island

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Blossom Cottage, self-catering 'holiday-home' style accommodation, nestled amongst native trees.

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Warmed or cooled by a heat-pump, the gorgeously decorated Blossom Cottage has two bedrooms and a full kitchen and a bathroom.

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Blossom Cottage farmstay style experience offers a beautifully decorated accommodation and rejuvenates the soul with its tranquility

Blossom Cottage

This self-catering 'holiday-home' style accommodation is nestled amongst native trees with New Zealand’s own iconic birds, the Tui and Kereru.
Highly rated on TripAdvisor, particularly by families, Blossom Cottage is surrounded by the rural Lake Rotorua landscape with views of forest, rolling hills and neighbouring farm animals, and provides an idyllic family retreat for you and your children.

About the cottage...

B&B Blossom Cottage is located in the country, but only a 15 minute drive to Rotorua city. Breakfast provisions are provided at Blossom Cottage and this self-catering accommodation has two bedrooms: a Queen bedroom and Twin bedroom and also a portable bed, cot and highchair and is for a maximum of 5 people. Blossom Cottage is very central and all major attractions are within a 45 minute drive: Hobbiton, Tauranga and the beach. Local attractions are only a 5 minute drive or 15 minutes to Rotorua city. This self-catering cottage is child friendly and provides a playground and many toys. Meet the alpacas, feed the chickens and collect eggs from the hen-house!
Blossom Cottage boasts a private hot tub and the Scandinavian Sauna is just a stroll away.
Cost per night: $280 for two people, each additional bed is $60, cot $20. 

New is the spacious Vintage Room with Super king bed and private bathroom, located in a separate wing of the main house. Garden and country views. This accommodation has a microwave, fridge, toaster, television, couch, desk and dining table. Breakfast is provided by room service and includes a set hot dish each morning. Scandinavian Sauna is available for private use. $260 for two people. For more information see

For the kids...

Children just love to visit the hens and alpacas, Milky and Cocoa, and collect the eggs from the hen-house or say hello to Teddy and Cloudy, the friendly cats. We have lots of space that the kids are welcome to run around or play soccer on. Onsite you'll find trikes for the toddlers, rocking horse, swing-set, life-size soccer goal, table tennis and trampoline. We also have suitcases with toys and dressing-up clothes, books, games and movies. The children will also love Rotorua's famous Paradise Valley Springs, Agrodome with Sheep Show, Motion Entertainment and Playtopia.

Our great location...

Outdoors on the deck you can cook on the barbeque, taking in the stunning location, then dine at the outdoor table and chairs, before relaxing in your own private hot-tub, while absorbing the tranquillity and night sky. The soothing Scandinavian Sauna is a 1 min stroll away from Blossom Cottage.


Rotorua is just 15 minutes away and is central to many attractions. You can visit nearby cities while based here and return to the tranquility of Blossom Cottage at the end of the day. Visit the many lakes, play golf, go fishing or mountain biking. Mitai Maori Village, Canopy Tours, Luge and Hamurana Springs are only 5 minutes away. Enjoy an evening at Stratosphere buffet restaurant, Brook Bistro or visit vibrant Eat Streat in Rotorua city.

Customer review: "I enjoyed every moment! I loved feeding the animals every morning, collecting the eggs and going in the hot tub. The alpacas are super cute and spat at my dad and the chicken with feathers growing out its feet looks super cool! I am sad to leave and wish we could have stayed longer"

Maisie, Charlie, Christine and Scott Noble | Auckland (written by Maisie, 10 years old)


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Our favourite destinations…


New Zealand’s economic heart and biggest city is also an exciting family visitor destination, situated on a sunny harbour with city beaches just minutes away from the CBD. Orientate yourself by heading down to Viaduct Harbour, wandering the waterfront, checking out the super yachts or enjoying the waterfront restaurants. Nearby is the must-visit Sky Tower along with excellent and kid-friendly museums and tons of exciting activities!


Wellington is New Zealand’s capital. Here you will find New Zealand's parliament buildings, including the 'Executive Wing', more well-known as 'The Beehive' due to its distinctive shape. Another icon to look out for is the Wellington Tram, which was the main means of public transport between 1878 and 1964.


With a population of around 400,000 Christchurch, in Canterbury, is the South Island ’s largest city, yet much of it has the feel of a small town. Perhaps that’s why it’s known as the Garden City but with the expansive Hagley Park, Botanic Gardens, Port Hills, River Avon and numerous beaches the city certainly has an open, relaxed feel that’s hard to beat.


With its well-deserved reputation as New Zealand’s activity adventure capital you’ll never run out of activities and things to do in Queenstown, but you may run out of time! With breathtaking scenery, activities and festivals, cafes and restaurants, skiing and snowboarding, shopping and wineries, this lakeside alpine resort rates as one of the world’s top vacation destinations for all ages and seasons.


Rotorua sits on the shore of Lake Rotorua, one of sixteen lakes in the area formed by hundreds of thousands of years of eruptions from the Taupo Volcanic Zone. The area is renowned for its geothermal activity and top of any activity list is to see the bubbling mud pools that are around the region for yourself. The Waimangu Volcanic Valley offers a first hand insight into the devastation caused by the 1886 eruption of Mount Tarawera and is a great place to discover steaming volcanic craters and bubbling, spitting  pools of mud!

Nelson and Golden Bay

The Nelson and Golden Bay regions, at the top of the South Island, boast enviable sunshine hours, glorious sandy beaches, safe swimming spots, lots of wildlife to look out for, and Abel Tasman National Park - an absolute must to explore, on foot, by kayak, your own craft or watertaxi.  Nelson is home to a vibrant arts and crafts community with a fabulous Saturday market, and is close to award-winning wineries and family-friendly bike tracks to take you around the coast.

Hawkes Bay

Napier was rebuilt after the 1931 earthquake and is now known as NZ's Art Deco City.  The Art Deco influence has created a unique city – nowhere else can you see such a varied concentration of art deco style. With over 2,200 sunshine hours a year, Napier is a year-round holiday destination with countless activities to entertain the kids – there's days of entertainment on Marine Parade alone, plus numerous other family-friendly trips and activities.  Add to that the beaches, walks and flat cycle paths, outdoor cafes and entertainment, and you have a perfect holiday destination!


Beautiful, unspoiled beaches, fishing, historic gum fields, kauri forests – the Far North has it all. With subtropical temperatures, it's often known as ‘the Winterless north', with warm, humid summers and mild winters.
Gateway to the Bay of Islands, Paihia is a pretty, lively beachside town and a perfect base for your family holiday. It’s your start point for Bay of Island adventures including day cruises, sailing, kayaking, swimming with dolphins and reef or wreck diving.