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Sculpture and Lodge
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Birches and Ivy
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Queen size bed Lodge
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Toilet/vanity, access from the Lodge and Walnut
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Walnut Bedroom Queen bed
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Outside Walnut
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the lodge at hare's rest

Oruanui, Taupo

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Sleeps up to 4
From $295 tonight
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Sleeps up to 4
From $295 tonight

​​Relax and enjoy the serenity of a rural environment on our small farm. Take-in the vineyard, the truffiere and mature trees. Relax in the expansive park-like gardens only 15 minutes from Taupo.
We have fantastic bird life. In summer the Tuis and Bellbirds will feed on the flax flowers in fro...

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Essential Stay Info

Bed and Breakfast
Breakfast Available
Dinner Available
Lunch Available
Access to lakes, rivers, streams & beaches
Dogs Welcome
Family Friendly
Farmstay experience
Rural Views
Single Safe
Sustainable Stays
Unique Accommodation

Check in time: 3.00-6.00pm
Check out time: 11.00am

Eating and Drinking
The lodge kitchen is well kitted out for cooking and there are lovely outdoor areas for alfresco dining. We have a BBQ and woodfired Pizza oven. The Lodge has a 4 gas burner hob and microwave/convection oven. We can provide an antipasta platter and a catered 2 course dinner upon request with 24 hours notice as all ingredients are sourced fresh.

Bedding Configuration
The property comfortably accommodates 2 couples with the addition of The Walnut which is a separate beautiful bedroom accessed across a short deck. W...

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More info about the property
We are a luxury self catering bed and breakfast, in a rural setting, just 15 minutes drive from Taupo. We provide generous organic/free range provisions for a delicious breakfast including homemade b...

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Unique kiwi experiences for you

Parklike grounds and gardens
Native birds feeding only metres away from you as you relax on the deck with a drink.
Close to all of the great walks and cycle trails around Taupo.

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What we love about this property

Our guests love the peace and quiet of Hare's Rest surrounded by park like gardens and an abundance of native birdlife. A warm fire in the colder times of the year and plenty of home cooked food for ...

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Activities on or nearby this property

Farm Animals to Meet
Hiking | Tramping
Mountain Biking
Nature Walks
Star Gazing


Drinking Water
DVD Player
Fridge (or cooling facility) available
Gas available
Hair dryer
Heating (electric, gas or fireplace)
Hot Water Available
Limited mobile service
Linen Provided
No Mobile Service
North Island
Power Available
Property Manager on site
Rubbish bin
Towels Provided
Wifi Available

Drive Times

Auckland: 3hours
Hamilton: 2 hours
Tauranga: 2 hours
Taupo: 15 minutes
Wellington: 4.5 hours

Extras you might like to add

These will be available to select during the booking progress

$35.00 Person

We can provide a substantial antipasto platter catered to your tastes or just let us surprise you with a selection of fine cheeses, cured meats, pickles, home made crackers and bread. Wine can be supplied for an extra charge. Once you arrive at Hare'sRest you won't want to leave so let use cater for you or stock up before you arrive. Please provide 24 hours notice if you would like this option.

$80.00 per person

Lets us prepare a 2 course dinner ready and waiting for you to cook when you arrive or at anytime during your stay. This includes a main course, desert or cheeseboard. Wine can be purchased separately. We require 24 hours notice and will arrange with you to cater to your tastes and any dietary requirements. Let us know if you are celebrating a special occasion.

About your host, Alli

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YOUR HOSTS: Alli & Glyn We very much look forward to greeting you on your arrival and making sure you have everything you need for a memorable stay.

As seasoned travelers, we enjoy finding luxurious gems for a getaway break and we hope that we can exceed your expectations by sharing our luxurious lodge with you.

We have developed a comprehensive compendium but we are always available should you have questions or need assistance.

Please feel free to join us for a coffee or a glass of wine during your stay, we really enjoy meeting new people. ​

Since opening The Lodge in late 2019, we have met some really interesting and lovely people from all around the world.

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