Surrounding Area

Rotorua is the heartland of New Zealand, spiritual home to the Maori, nature's spa of the Pacific, host to some of the world's most incredible earth forces, adventure and activity mecca- Rotorua boasts an array of experiences that together encapsulate the spirit of this remarkable country.

Feel the Spirit encompasses it all - our cultural diversity, stunning natural envirionment, awe-inspiring earth forces, sense of adventure, our people, and the spirit of a progressive community. An impressive selection of cafes, restaurants, bars and clubs offer food, wine and entertainment from all over the world to tempt the palate. Don't forget to try the Hangi (dinner) a traditional Maori feast and tradtional Maori culture.

If you are looking for adrenlin-pumping action - Rotorua is the place to be. Our awesome natural setting provides thrills and adventure to take you to the edge.

Attractions nearby Rotorua

Waitomo Caves and Blackwater Rafting - approx 2 hour drive.
Hobbiton Movie Set and Farm Tours - approx 1 hour drive.
White Island Tours - approx 2 hour drive or by Floatplane or Helicopter from Lakefront in Rotorua - approx 15 minute drive.
Tongario National Park - approx 2 hour drive - largest Ski resort in New Zealand during winter months and the best 1 day walk in New Zealand during summer months.
Surf Beaches - approx 1 hour drive.
Taupo - Huka Falls, Huka Jet, Prawn Park - approx 1 hour drive.

Rotorua Fishing guidelines

For the angler, the lakes and rivers in Rotorua teem with trophy-sized trout that provides sport and thrills. As trout cannot be bought or sold commercially, the only way to sample it is to catch it yourself, but that's part of the fun - in fact you are likely to find Rotorua is the easiest place in New Zealand to hook a trout. We can recommend two Professional Guides (who will provide all the gear plus Fishing Licence)and are able to reveal the best spots in the area.

Here in Rotorua, you'll delight in our bounty of lakes, rivers and crystal springs for trout fishing.

Trout fishing near Rotorua

Be as formal or relaxed, as you like. The more energetic can play tennis on the championship-sized court, with rackets and balls supplied.

There are many walks around the area, a specialty being Hamurana Springs where 450,000,000 litres of water come out of the ground per hour. Trout, ducks and swans can be seen in the stream.

In winter you can rest beside the open fire with a book or quiet music. Spacious landscaped gardens, with roses, rhododendrons, camellias, and many native trees are a feature of Panorama. Native birds such as tuis and blue herons are frequently heard and seen on the property.

A Panoramic Country Homestay - Guest Lounge room


Aptly named, Panorama is your ideal base to stay near Rotorua’s many attractions. The large picture windows offer wide uninterrupted views of Lake Rotorua & Mokoia Island. The house is centrally heated, screened and wheelchair accessible. Offering luxury accommodation and warm hospitality, Panorama is the perfect retreat where you can relax, unwind and feel at home away from home. Feel the peace and tranquillity as you relax under the stars in the outdoor heated massage spa pool, or you may prefer an energetic game of tennis or walk through a redwood forest to Hamurana Springs, where one million gallons of water comes out per hour. Come home after a busy day and stretch out on the extra large beds in Panorama’s peaceful surrounds for a perfect nights sleep. Only 15min from Rotorua, away from sulphur smells, smokefree inside, and plenty of off street parking. Massages and facials can be arranged. Helicopter landing is available.

A Panoramic Country Homestay - Mokoia room


Bathrooms/ensuites contain toiletries, heated towel rails, hair dryers, shaving points and heating.
Panorama offers three spacious bedrooms:
Two people, with a generous breakfast - NZ$200-300. Extra person NZ$50
One person, with a generous breakfast - NZ$150
During high season the charge for a single will be as for double.


Mokoia room

- Captures magnificient views of Lake Rotorua and Mokoia Island
- King size bed
- Woollen underlays
- TV
- Ensuite bathroom with shower, vanity and toilet
- Toiletries, hair dryer, heated towel rails, heater and shaving points

Can add an extra single bed if needed

Ponga room

- Captures magnificent views of Lake Rotorua and Mokoia Island
- Super-King or twin beds
- Woollen underlays and blankets
- Ensuite bathroom attached with shower, vanity and toilet
- Toiletries, hair dryer, heated towel rails, heater and shaving points

Rose Room

- Queen size bed
- Woollen underlays
- Private bathroom with bath and shower
- Heaters, Toiletries, hairdryer, heated towel rails and shaving points

All rooms have comfortable innerspring beds, warmed with electric blankets and feather quilts in winter, which will ensure a restful night's sleep.

A Panoramic Country Homestay - Pergola with wisteria climber


Accessable facilities
Bed/s - King
Bed/s - Queen
Children Welcome
Continental breakfast
Cooked breakfast
Electric blankets
Email Facilities
Guest lounge
Hair dryer
Iron/ironing board
Off-street parking
Private Bathroom
Secure Parking
Visa and MasterCard accepted.
Discount for 3 or more nights

A Panoramic Country Homestay - Sunset

Services Offered

Rooms serviced daily
Helicopter pick-up avaiable

A Panoramic Country Homestay - Mokoia romm

Policies & Restrictions

No Children under 10 years of age.
No smoking
No cooking facilities

A Panoramic Country Homestay - View from front

Other Information

You can expect friendly, relaxed hospitality from your hosts, Chris and Dave, who enjoy entertaining and will ensure your stay with them is a memorable one.

Your friendly hosts, Dave a retired sheep and beef farmer and Chris a retired Registered Nurse, working mainly with Palliative Care patients, have lived in Rotorua for over 20 years. They posses a wealth of knowledge about activities in the district and would be more than happy to help you plan your days with them.

Prior to moving to Rotorua, they both lived on a farm in the Waitomo district, where they hosted farmstay visitors and owned Lost World Tourist attraction.

They really enjoy communicating with people and finding out about the rest of the world. Because of this when they retired they knew they wanted to manage a bed and breakfast accommodation.

Dave enjoyed many years of hunting and fishing and says the peace and beauty that the surrounding lakes offer, is just exquisite. We would be happy to recommend a fishing guide who will guarantee you catch a trout on the lake. As New Zealand does not allow the sale of trout, this will be your only chance of tasting this delicacy. Dave is interested in all sports and used to play cricket, golf and football. There are 5 golf courses within 20 min drive from here and golf clubs are available from us.

Chris’s passions include quilting, card making, and scrap-booking. Chris was married to an Australian and lived in Queensland for over 21 years. Her three children still reside over there with her 9 grandchildren.

Dave has 3 children still living in New Zealand and two have moved over to Australia for work. They have produced 13 grand children so in total, Chris and Dave have 22 grandchildren together. Luckily they don’t all arrive home at the same time.

Starting at:
USD $159.94 per night
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