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   The Springs   

The Springs

16 Devon Street
New Zealand  RO 0001
Architectural Type: 1930's NZ Bungalow
Established In:  1998
Phone: +64 (0)7-348-9922
Fax:  +64 (0)7-348-9964
Contact:  Colleen & Murray WARD
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Single Occupant Rate Is: NZ $240
Double Occupant Rate Is: NZ $240
Additional Occupant Rate Is: N/A
Accepted Payments: Cash, MasterCard, Visa, Travellers Cheques
Deposit Amount Requested: Credit Card Numbers to secure reservation
Minimum Stay Is: 1 night
Check In Time Is: 2 PM
Check Out Time Is: 10:30 AM
Cancellation Policy: 75% of reservation if cancellation made within 7 days. 100% cancellation fee if cancellation made within 48 hours.

Welcome to The Springs, an award winning purpose built Bed and Breakfast nestled behind the hedges in a pleasant residential area in the heart of Rotorua, New Zealand's premier tourist town. Here you will enjoy the genuine warmth of traditional New Zealand hospitality.

Each of the four guest rooms is luxuriously appointed with every modern facility. King or twin beds have crisp cotton sheets, cozy wool comforters and plumped up pillows. The rooms all enjoy ensuite bathrooms, walk-in-closet with luggage storage, individual central heating, ceiling fans, robes, hairdryer, iron, telephone, television, fresh flowers and doors to a private patio overlooking the rose garden.

Awaken each morning to the inviting aroma of freshly brewed coffee, hot muffins, fresh salmon fillets on lemon scented couscous, sizzling bacon or tender New Zealand lamb cutlets served with breakfast potatoes and oven roasted tomatoes. A light breakfast is also available.

Gather in the warm welcoming Breakfast Room for a great start to the day. Over breakfast discuss your plans for the day or browse the daily paper.

The Springs offers guests access to all the wonders and surprises Rotorua has to offer. Our beautiful lakeside town has a myriad of activities and your hosts are happy to help with suggestions if required. You may wish to visit "Things To Do" on this site for ideas.

Relax as the evening arrives. Gather in the guest library or the courtyard garden for complimentary refreshments before heading out to dinner at one of the many nearby restaurants or cafes. Assistance with selection and reservations will be happily provided.

The guest Library is a wonderful place to unwind. On cooler evenings curl up in front of the open fire with a good book, relaxing music or pleasant conversation.

Let us take care of you.

Things to Do:


  • There is a huge selection of geothermal activity in our region, but none more beautiful and colourful as Wai-O-Tapu about 20 minutes South of Rotorua on SH5. Each morning at 10.15am, Summer or Winter, the Lady Knox Geyser erupts. Even if this is somewhat contrived it is still a guaranteed eruption and the walk around the pools and bubbling mud is excellent.

Rainbow Springs

  • This natural wonderland is an ideal place to experience New Zealand flora and fauna. The trout are huge, the native birds playful, the Tuatara, a direct descendant of the Dinosaurs, old and a real live Kiwi can be viewed in its nocturnal habitat. The Rainbow Springs complex also has a Farm Show, but our recommendation is The Agrodome.

The Agrodome

  • I cannot recall the number of times guests have visited New Zealand's premiere Sheep & Dog Show as a courtesy to me and then have truly enjoyed a memorable outing. This is not your usual farm show rather a collection of 19 rams strutting their stuff and performing along with working sheep dogs and various other animals. Who said sheep are dumb? Not to be missed even if you are visiting a farm somewhere on your holiday.

Roturua Museum of Art and History

  • Here you can discover the essence of the local people and our area. This magnificent Edwardian building was once the Bath House where people from around the world came to take the waters. There is a small exhibit of the former spa operation. The Te Arawa are the local Maori people and there is a wonderful exhibition and historical collection of the treasures of the people. In the theatre there is a dramatic film showing the devastation of the eruption of MtTarawera in 1886. This volcano wiped out the then 8th Wonder of the World, the Pink and White Terraces. The movie plays for 15 minutes every 20 minutes and a warning that there is some movement in the theatre during the screening. Currently there is a small exhibit of the life and achievements of New Zealand's most famous aviatrix, Jean Batten. Her flying prowess and navigational skills will surprise you. There is a cafe for lunch or just a reviving tea or coffee.

The Buried Village

  • Having seen the movie you can also visit the site, but Pompeii it isn't! The eruption of Mt Tarawera buried 3 villages. Te Wairoa is the only village to be partially excavated and you can see for yourself the history of this area. The walk to the waterfall is steepish, but beautiful.

Polynesian Spa

  • Better than a valium sandwich! There are several facets to a visit to the Spa. You can simply enjoy a relaxing soak in the pools, private, public or the Luxury Lake Spa. Then there's the Aix Massage, a treat for the weary traveler. This method of having jets of hot water over the body while it is being massaged was pioneered in Aix les Bains in France. I treated myself recently and the massage comes with a personal recommendation. An appointment is essential only for the massage. Pools close at 11pm. Massages finish at 8.00pm.

Hangi Concert

  • It was not so long ago the Maori culture was on the wain so it is with a renewed committed pride and passion the Maori people share with you the reawakening of their history, language and traditions. After the Powhiri or official welcome, tour a reconstructed village and view the way they lived, played and fought. The Concert Party will describe in song and dance the migration of their people from Hawaiiki to New Zealand around 1300 and some of their myths and folklore. Marvel at the stick games and the skill of the poi, a tiny ball on string. Then, be prepared as the warriors perform the Haka, a warlike dance or challenge. Then eat dinner prepared in the traditional method. It is covered on white hot stones and has a smokey flavour. Transport to and from The Springs is included.

Other Activities Include:

  • Fishing
  • Mount Tarawea 4 Wheel Drive Tours
  • Golf
  • Maori Arts and Craft Institute
  • Adventure Activities
    • White Water Rafting
    • White Water Sledging
    • Luge
    • The Zorb
    • Bungy

The Details

The Springs

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Web Page:  Yes


Languages Spoken:  English


Types of Breakfasts:  Gourmet

Special Meals Available:  Yes


Room Types:  Luxury Rooms


Private Bathrooms:  Yes

Handicap Accessible:  No

Smoking:  No - outdoors only

Consumption of Alcohol:  Yes

Children:  No - 14 and older

Pets:  No


Amenities/Features:  BBQ, Satellite TV, TV, Phone, Fireplace, Sundeck


Nearby Activities:  Bicycling, Hiking, Mountain Biking, Golfing, Horseback Riding, Fishing, Surfing, Whitewater Kayaking, Sea Kayaking, Whitewater Rafting, Water Skiing, Bird Watching, Hang Gliding, Sky Diving, Sailing, Windsurfing, Scuba Diving, Snorkeling, Hot Air Ballooning, Shopping, Sight Seeing, Historical Places


Suitable For:  Pleasure, Relaxation, Business, Spiritual, Anniversaries, Honeymoons, Romance, Cultural Experience, Gay/Lesbians


Near To:  Beach, Ocean, Lakes, Rivers, Wine Country, Orchards, Mountains, Hot Springs, Forests, Countryside, Nature & Parks, Waterfalls, Alpine Meadows, Wildlife Sanctuaries


Sunsets:  Yes
Sunrises:  Yes
Open:  All Year


Additional Comments:  Fountain courtyard with beautiful rose garden. Plenty of off street car parking. Warm New Zealand welcome and hospitality.

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