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Mount Tutu Eco-Sanctuary

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#14 of 56 Specialty lodging in Tauranga
Stay in an enchanting "Bush Whare" with en-suite at an Eco-Lodge and Nature Retreat. Guests receive hearty breakfasts, evening Glow-Worm tour, Rainforest tour (included in tariff), and feed Mount Tutu sheep. Enjoy woodland/water gardens, Rainforest Bird Sanctuary, and awaken to bird song. Protected (QEII National Trust) paradise, with trees over 500 years old. Free Wi-Fi for email in Guest Lounge and some rooms. MICROWAVE & FRIDGE in Guest Lounge close to rooms, BBQ available. SPECIAL NZ$69.00 DISCOUNT WHEN STAYING SECOND NIGHT, PLEASE ENQUIRE. NO PHOTOS HAVE BEEN PHOTO-SHOPPED AND ARE A TRUE REPRESENTATION. We offer a rustic and authentic experience with the charm and hospitality of yesteryear. Accommodation is built using recycled materials (1970's retro decor) providing cosy and comfortable Whare (cabins) with ensuite and Family Room with separate private bathroom.
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Free parking
Breakfast included
Free Internet
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Non-smoking hotel
Public Wifi
Tennis Court
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Refrigerator in room
Family Rooms
Non-smoking rooms
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1190 Ohauiti Road Rd 3, Tauranga 3173 New Zealand
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Tauranga Airport9 mi
Rotorua Airport23 mi
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The reviews that say this is miles down a dirt road are inaccurate as the main road has been paved. The hotel is a few hundred meters down an unpaved driveway, There are great views of the bay which are easier to appreciate on way out. My GPS stopped about a KM too early, the
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Wonderful overnight stay in tucked away lodge. Warm muffins on arrival were very welcome. The glow worm walk in the dark was a delight. Tim was an excellent and knowledgeable guide. Lovely hearty breakfast. Thank you.
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We have found this place by chance but we loved it. Debbie welcomed us with a piece of a delicious banana cake and we enjoyed her fabulous and abundant breakfast everyday. Tim showed us the property and animals and shared part of the history and knowledge of this little
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Thanks Tim and Debbie for sharing your great resort with us. Our daughter loved all the animals and we loved exploring your restored native forest. Great place to stay. The slice of home made banana cake on arrival was a nice touch!
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We had a wonderful stay with Tim and Debbie at their home. They provided delicious breakfast every morning. The glow worm tour was amazing, much much better than the tours in Waitomo, as was the nature walk. They are also walking encyclopedias about everything that has to do
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$96 - $118 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
New ZealandNorth IslandBay of Plenty RegionTauranga
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