We stayed for 4 nights over New Year with our 2 children (ages 4 and 5) and had the most relaxing stay. The cottages are very well equiped and although compact, provide high quality accomodation and everything we needed. The location is gorgeous and the children loved the river swimming and kayaking, the animals and trampoline. Kerikeri is lovely, esp the Pear Tree restaurant, Rainbow Falls walk etc and Avalon Resort is about 20 mins to all the hustle and bustle, trips etc in Paihia. Willem was a great host, very helpful and has done a great job in creating a lovely holiday spot. We will return!