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Rotorua Farmstay Tuck Inn

Poutakataka Rd, R D 1, Ngakuru, Rotorua
Ref #: 11555
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Come to the country, enjoy the fresh homemade bread on day of arrival.Soak up & enjoy the relaxed farm atmosphere,breathtaking views. In cooler weather a log fire keeps you warm. Linen provided, Tuck Inn is self-contained. Try your hand at making homemade mozzarella cheese!
Spacious, 122 square metres plus double garage & gardens.
It has been described as the ideal spot for family bonding away
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Come to the country, enjoy the fresh homemade bread on day of arrival.Soak up & enjoy the relaxed farm atmosphere,breathtaking views. In cooler weather a log fire keeps you warm. Linen provided, Tuck Inn is self-contained. Try your hand at making homemade mozzarella cheese!
Spacious, 122 square metres plus double garage & gardens.
It has been described as the ideal spot for family bonding away from the distractions of the city, but then you still have all the excitement and entertainment Rotorua & Taupo have to offer within a short travelling distance.Its also been described as the place to come when you want a holiday with a unique difference!
View photo gallery for a glimpse of what you can experience.
We are a dairy farm milking 330 cows. We have our calves and yearlings on the farm as well as pigs, hens, little chicks and a rooster. Can't forget Cain (the farm dog who loves all the attention you give him.
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Key Features & Amenities
  • Linen provided
  • No disabled access
  • Children welcome
  • No smoking
  • No pets
  • Bath
  • BBQ
  • Boat parking
  • CD player
  • Cellphone coverage
  • Cleaning equipment
  • Cleaning supplies
  • Clothes line
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD
  • Electric heat
  • Fire place
  • Fire wood supplied
  • Freezer
  • Fridge
  • Garage
  • High Chair
  • Iron
  • Microwave
  • Oil heaters
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Oven
  • Portacot
  • Shower
  • Stereo
  • Tea, coffee, sugar etc
  • Toaster
  • TV
  • Washing Machine
  • Farm-stay
  • Kitchen
Bed layout: 2 Queen(s), 3 Single(s), 1 Mattress(es), 1 Cot(s)
Special amenities:
Centrally located between Rotorua & Taupo for their wide range of activities.
5 km to Lake Ohakuri with 3 boat ramp access.Picnic area, BBQ and toilets. 2 Kayaks available (no charge,require towbar)
Great farm and countryside views. Climb the hill across the road and on a fine day see all the natural beauty Ngakuru & Waikite Valley has to offer.
Experience farm life watching the cows get milked or use our map to stroll over the farm. Spring time (Aug,Sep,Oct) provides great memories for children as they can see up close calves being fed, You may even get to see a cow calve! (We can't promise this).
Cain the farm dog loves attention and lots of pats.
Young children can climb up and sit in our 135hp tractor. Then once you've finished your adventures on that cold winter or spring day, a log fire awaits you at Tuck Inn. While soaking in the warmth of the fire in the evening you can plan your next days activities by browsing over our impressive selection of pamflets of Rotorua & Taupo tourist attractions & dining out, or zip down to Waikite Valley Thermal Hot Springs for a bathe in one of their many relaxing pools. Enjoy a meal in their cafe' & even take a stroll through their native bush.
Enjoy our fresh water from deep well (120 metres deep) for drinking and washing at Tuck Inn.
Great place for a girls or guys weekend away to relive old times! a family retreat! romantic few nights away! but most of all...
THE ULTIMATE CITY GETAWAY!!
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Availability: all year round
Rates & Specials
1 Dec-31 Jan
$140.00/Night for 2 guests
$20.00 per extra guest
2 Night minimum
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Rates: Minimum 2 night stay. Except at Easter and Christmas a 3 night minimum stay is required.
All public holidays, at peak rate
Linen provided. Please bring own swimming towels
We have x1 single bed in small room off lounge, (no door).
Tuck Inn has 2 showers. (x1 in shower room, x1 above bath in bathroom)
Separate toilet room.
A sky dish is in place so you are welcome to bring your own decoder.

Stay 6 nights, get the 7th night free

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CHILDREN UNDER 2YRS STAY FREE

CHILDREN UNDER 2YRS STAY FREE

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Reviews (56 Comments)
LindaL
Stayed March 2014
What a great experience! Thank you so much Kathryn for the fantastic stay. Very clean and so child friendly. Short driving distance from all activities in Rotorua and we loved to watch the farm activities. We highly recommend Tuck Inn and... Read more
What a great experience! Thank you so much Kathryn for the fantastic stay. Very clean and so child friendly. Short driving distance from all activities in Rotorua and we loved to watch the farm activities. We highly recommend Tuck Inn and it's a great home away from home.
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andrewdavidjohnson
Stayed October 2013
We stayed at the Tuck Inn for a long weekend in October with our two young boys, extremely well kitted out and high standard of accommodation, great scenery, lots to do, friendly hosts, especially well suited to families with young kids, we... Read more
We stayed at the Tuck Inn for a long weekend in October with our two young boys, extremely well kitted out and high standard of accommodation, great scenery, lots to do, friendly hosts, especially well suited to families with young kids, we hope to be back again.....give rotorua motels a miss and stay here if you can.....10/10
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sonia_d01
Stayed June 2013
We had an amazing time at this place, it is beautiful beyond words. The sunrise was breath taking to see from here.

We really enjoyed the hospitality, Kathryn went beyond and out of her way to make sure we had the... Read more
We had an amazing time at this place, it is beautiful beyond words. The sunrise was breath taking to see from here.

We really enjoyed the hospitality, Kathryn went beyond and out of her way to make sure we had the most memorable trip, she kept the house warm for us when we reached in the evening. Very very sweet of her.

Will definitely recommend anyone to stay here, you will have the time of your life, its peaceful and heavenly!

Thank you Kathryn and Marcus for providing us with such a nice getaway.

kind regards,
Sonia, Vinay, Vinit, Dhwani, Nipun, Puneet, Vishal and Rohit :)

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AKLCITY
Stayed April 2013
Gosh, I'm so sad to leave this place. Now I'm back to the boring reality world once again, and I long to go back here... Tuck Inn was so perfect in every way - I couldn't recommend this place enough. Everything is just a 5... Read more
Gosh, I'm so sad to leave this place. Now I'm back to the boring reality world once again, and I long to go back here... Tuck Inn was so perfect in every way - I couldn't recommend this place enough. Everything is just a 5 star.

We are a young couple who stayed here for two nights, mid April.

We stayed here to celebrate our 19th & 21st birthdays together, and was seeking something unique and different - so we looked into farm stays, and Tuck Inn sounded just perfect!

When we arrived, the view was amazing (on a foggy day!), with so much land, hills and a nice pine forrest, and tracks/trecks, plus barns, and everything a farm offers..

If you really want to escape the dull city life, and escape the noise, traffic, the people and just relax then stay here. This place is worth so much more than they charged, and I promise it is a fantastic deal they offer. Even as students (poor) - this place was worth every cent.

I would like to mention Cain - the friendlist farm dog ever. He is not aggressive, hes so loving and caring! He followed us everywhere when not on a leash.

Take time to see the farm animals, if you can manage waking up at 6am to see the cows being milked, it is worth it. then take a walk to feed the chickens, then take the scenic farm walk back and watch the cows being fed.

The more I comment, the more I want to return.

Do not look past this place to stay.

Tips: Do grocery shopping before hand on way, as the nearest grocers are around 19km away, and so it is worth while buying food before hand.

1 night is just too short. we stayed 2 nights, and wish we spent the week.

perfect for young couples (us), animal lovers espeshially!, families, and older couples, and firends.

Once again, thank you Tuck Inn for this superb stay, thank you for giving the opportunity to us to have a break from our busy/crazy/hectic/dull city lives.

The house is 3 bedroom, and beautiful! and is a great quality place to stay.
we were greated on arrival, plus with a delicious home made loaf of bread.
Their were tea, coffee and sugar. The bedrooms are big, and spacious. Two with queen/king beds, and the third with two singles, so ideal and perfect for families.

The log burner keeps you warm, and their are extra blankets in closit. We also noticed many baby/infant facilities, and realised the Tuck family keeps you very well looked after, providing an exeptional service.

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Marshmellow
Stayed January 2013
What a Fantastic Holiday we had at Tuck Inn. We were 3 adults and 2 children. We were greeted with the aroma of new baked bread and a welcome message from the owners. Everything was perfect! It was home from home! We had great fun watching... Read more
What a Fantastic Holiday we had at Tuck Inn. We were 3 adults and 2 children. We were greeted with the aroma of new baked bread and a welcome message from the owners. Everything was perfect! It was home from home! We had great fun watching the cows being milked and feeding the pigs. Rotorua is only a short drive away, Taupo a little further. We did the farm tour and cheese making. If you are looking to stay in a wonderful location, fresh air, and great views - this is the place. A+++
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william notcutt
Stayed December 2012
were were all very sad to leave Tuck Inn after 4 wonderful days - without a doubt the best farm stay experience in our 3 month trip to both islands. our boys aged 2 and 4 were particularly sad to leave the farm dog behind after much petting,... Read more
were were all very sad to leave Tuck Inn after 4 wonderful days - without a doubt the best farm stay experience in our 3 month trip to both islands. our boys aged 2 and 4 were particularly sad to leave the farm dog behind after much petting, and feeding chickens pigs and watching cows being milked. thank you Kathryn and Marcus
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william.notcutt
Stayed December 2012
Without a doubt by far the best farm stay we have stayed in, part way through a 3 month trip to both islands. well done to Kathryn and Marcus for their welcome, and willingness to discuss all aspects of the farm. Our boys aged 4 and 2 were... Read more
Without a doubt by far the best farm stay we have stayed in, part way through a 3 month trip to both islands. well done to Kathryn and Marcus for their welcome, and willingness to discuss all aspects of the farm. Our boys aged 4 and 2 were very sad to leave after 4 wonderful nights, as were we.
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Deb Gibson
Stayed October 2012
Tuck Inn was the best!! Walking in to the smell of fresh baked bread, a warm note written on the chalk board and the cozy home - - - perfect!! Fully equipped for a group (although we were just two), the kitchen was generous, the beds... Read more
Tuck Inn was the best!! Walking in to the smell of fresh baked bread, a warm note written on the chalk board and the cozy home - - - perfect!! Fully equipped for a group (although we were just two), the kitchen was generous, the beds comfortable and the wood stove was amazing.

We were nicely located to do things in Rotorura and surrounding areas, but life on the farm was great! We were there in spring so had baby calves, chicks and piglets.

Kathryn was a spectacular hostess and made us feel welcome and part of the family. We even did some chores!

We'll be back and this time with the rest of our family!!
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newzealand2012
Stayed October 2012
Just returned from a 2+ week stay in New Zealand. Without question, Tuck Inn was our favorite home. And I mean HOME! We walked into the house and the smell of home baked bread and a hand-written note on the chalkboard welcoming us.<br... Read more
Just returned from a 2+ week stay in New Zealand. Without question, Tuck Inn was our favorite home. And I mean HOME! We walked into the house and the smell of home baked bread and a hand-written note on the chalkboard welcoming us.

The house is spacious (too big for just the two of us!) and well equipped for cooking, sleeping and just being cozy by the fire.

The working farm is incredible and we were lucky to be there in the spring and see lots of newborns. Fresh milk daily, baby calves to feed, waiting for the piglets to be born - - - - such fun!!

The farm is centrally located to access Rotorura and the surrounding area, but it's so nice to be away in the country for the peace and quiet.

We will return and this time with more family!!
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Bearhug29
Stayed July 2012
We were so impressed with Tuck Inn. The house was roomy, immaculate and had absolutely EVERYTHING we needed, including really great water pressure in the showers! The fire warmed the whole house and we relaxed in t-shirts while it was well... Read more
We were so impressed with Tuck Inn. The house was roomy, immaculate and had absolutely EVERYTHING we needed, including really great water pressure in the showers! The fire warmed the whole house and we relaxed in t-shirts while it was well below zero outside. Everybody we had the pleasure of meeting made us feel so welcome - we really did immediately feel so at home! Our 6 and 3 year old boys had such a wonderful time and did not want to come home, and neither did we! A very special, magical place.
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stephiekay
Stayed November 2011
We absolutely loved our stay at Tuck Inn, such a lovely place to stay and a warm welcome. A 'home away from home', we would recommend this to anyone! We only wish we could have stayed longer!
We absolutely loved our stay at Tuck Inn, such a lovely place to stay and a warm welcome. A 'home away from home', we would recommend this to anyone! We only wish we could have stayed longer!
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Michelle
Stayed October 2011
This was our second stay at Tuck Inn, and will definately stay next time in Rotorua. Fantastic is the only way to describe this wonderful home. Views amazing, location amazing, fantastic hosts too. Kathryn and Marcus....a giant THANKYOU from... Read more
This was our second stay at Tuck Inn, and will definately stay next time in Rotorua. Fantastic is the only way to describe this wonderful home. Views amazing, location amazing, fantastic hosts too. Kathryn and Marcus....a giant THANKYOU from the Jewell Family. Will see you next time we are in town!
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Katie Haugh
Stayed September 2011
We have now stayed here 3 times and plan to go again. You can relax and be treated to excellent hospitality. We had a 4 year old and a 75 year old with us - both enjoyed themselves. You could call us Junkies who keep going back but who... Read more
We have now stayed here 3 times and plan to go again. You can relax and be treated to excellent hospitality. We had a 4 year old and a 75 year old with us - both enjoyed themselves. You could call us Junkies who keep going back but who don't want to be cured.
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Hilary Pope
Stayed September 2011
Our stay could not have been better, from the warm log fire welcome, smell of bread baking (just what we needed on arrival) and fresh milk every morning direct from the farm. Amazing views and very comortable beds !! Perfect location for... Read more
Our stay could not have been better, from the warm log fire welcome, smell of bread baking (just what we needed on arrival) and fresh milk every morning direct from the farm. Amazing views and very comortable beds !! Perfect location for young and old. Gave us also a good insight as to what life on a farm is really all about. Close to the action at Rotorua , yet I could have just sat for hours and watched the view. Thank you so much - we shall return
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hilary.p1
Stayed September 2011
Our stay could not have been better, from the warm log fire welcome, smell of bread baking (just what we needed on arrival) and fresh milk every morning direct from the farm. Amazing views from every room and very comfortable beds !! Perfect... Read more
Our stay could not have been better, from the warm log fire welcome, smell of bread baking (just what we needed on arrival) and fresh milk every morning direct from the farm. Amazing views from every room and very comfortable beds !! Perfect location for young and old. Gave us also a good insight as to what life on a farm is really all about. Close to the action at Rotorua , yet I could have just sat for hours and watched the view. Thank you so much - we shall return
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Katie66
Stayed September 2011
We love the hospitality!!! We loved the relaxed feeling we get!!! We had a 4 year old and a 75 year old with us and both enjoyed themselves.
Marcus and Kathryn are SO helpful...do I mention the bread, the warm fire, toys for the 4... Read more
We love the hospitality!!! We loved the relaxed feeling we get!!! We had a 4 year old and a 75 year old with us and both enjoyed themselves.
Marcus and Kathryn are SO helpful...do I mention the bread, the warm fire, toys for the 4 year old and help with parking for the RWC game that we were going to!!
We have now stayed here 3 times!! And we plan to go back again!
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jongray
Stayed August 2011
What more can one ask for at Tuck Inn. Freshly baked bread on arrival, friendly hosts, clean and cosy cottage, and close proximity to all attractions of Rotorua and Taupo. Kathryn and Marcus also switched on the snow for us…bonus! You may... Read more
What more can one ask for at Tuck Inn. Freshly baked bread on arrival, friendly hosts, clean and cosy cottage, and close proximity to all attractions of Rotorua and Taupo. Kathryn and Marcus also switched on the snow for us…bonus! You may need to wait another 50 years before they can do that again though. Great place to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city, and just enjoy the tranquillity of the farm surroundings. Our young children (3.5 yrs and 1.5 yrs) enjoyed the open spaces, and loved interacting with the cows, pigs and chickens. Definitely a break to remember and somewhere we’re likely to return to once the children are a little older. Loved it so much, and highly recommended. Missing Tuck Inn as I type this.
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jjhorst
Stayed July 2011
We had a fabulous holiday, such a great place to relax and breath the country air. The kids absolutely loved their animal encounters, feeding the pigs and chickens and naming the baby calves - and climbing the rolling hills. Kathryn and... Read more
We had a fabulous holiday, such a great place to relax and breath the country air. The kids absolutely loved their animal encounters, feeding the pigs and chickens and naming the baby calves - and climbing the rolling hills. Kathryn and Marcus were wonderful hosts and gave us a great insight into the farming lifestyle. Highly recommended!
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alin
Stayed May 2011
If you love a rural wonderland, a homestead atop a hill with views aplenty, the smells of freshly baked bread on arrival, ample and homely accommodation with a roaring fire place, a nights sky full of stars with no interruption, huge kitchen,... Read more
If you love a rural wonderland, a homestead atop a hill with views aplenty, the smells of freshly baked bread on arrival, ample and homely accommodation with a roaring fire place, a nights sky full of stars with no interruption, huge kitchen, BBQ and the farm experiences like cows a milking, pigs & chickens to feed, cheese to make and heaps more, combined with a welcoming party of Kathryn & Markus then this is the place for you... and that's before you leave the property - 25mins to Rotorua City and all the action and bubbling mud to explore and entice. My husband, our two children and I had a lovely adventure and would recommend to anyone and any age, to relax or not!
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applepit
Stayed April 2011
To us Tuck Inn proved to be a real treasure hard to leave behind. If you live in a huge city, arriving to a cozy place with fabulous panoramas from each window and no people around you makes you feel like you're dreaming. The house is... Read more
To us Tuck Inn proved to be a real treasure hard to leave behind. If you live in a huge city, arriving to a cozy place with fabulous panoramas from each window and no people around you makes you feel like you're dreaming. The house is situated on a hill, you can even catch a cloud sea beneath you early in the morning. Every kind of amenity you can think of is at your hand. Big bonus for small children - twin bed room with lots of toys (it kept my 4 year old daughter busy!). If enjoying peace and tranquility of the place is not enough, your friendly hosts Kathryn and Markus are ready to suggest you dozens of interesting local activities (the gem is Kathryn's cheese-making class!). We will definitely like to come back!
Olga, Aleksey and Tanya
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Stayed April 2011
This is a little gem! We've just enjoyed our second long weekend at the Tuck Inn. It's a wonderful slice of farm life, very peaceful with beautiful views all around. The kids loved feeding the pigs and seeing the newly hatched... Read more
This is a little gem! We've just enjoyed our second long weekend at the Tuck Inn. It's a wonderful slice of farm life, very peaceful with beautiful views all around. The kids loved feeding the pigs and seeing the newly hatched chicks. However, with Rotorua just 20 mins away it's also a great spot for families that want some action but also enjoy getting away from it all. The house is clean, has everything you could need and the hosts are lovely, friendly people. We'll be back again.....
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anouk den breems
Stayed April 2011
absolutely the best holiday by far has out done any 5 star hotel the hosts are fantastic so warm and kind the lovely fresh bread beautiful views and we loved the cheese making class the house is spacious and absolutely cleaned to perfection... Read more
absolutely the best holiday by far has out done any 5 star hotel the hosts are fantastic so warm and kind the lovely fresh bread beautiful views and we loved the cheese making class the house is spacious and absolutely cleaned to perfection we are booking again been back for a day and miss it allready a piece of paradise oh and we have so much more respect and understanding for the farm life!!!
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Olga Kotlova
Stayed March 2011
To us Tuck Inn proved to be a real treasure hard to leave behind. If you live in a huge city, arriving to a cozy place with fabulous panoramas from each window and no people around you makes you feel like you're dreaming. The house is... Read more
To us Tuck Inn proved to be a real treasure hard to leave behind. If you live in a huge city, arriving to a cozy place with fabulous panoramas from each window and no people around you makes you feel like you're dreaming. The house is situated on a hill, you can even catch a cloud sea beneath you early in the morning. Every kind of amenity you can think of is at your hand. Big bonus for small children - twin bed room with lots of toys (it kept my 4 year old daughter busy!). If enjoying peace and tranquility of the place is not enough, your friendly hosts Kathryn and Markus are ready to suggest you dozens of interesting local activities (the gem is Kathryn's cheese-making class!). We will definitely like to come back!
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Patricia & Eduardo
Stayed March 2011
Me and my husband have just come back from this wonderful time we spent at the Tuck Inn Farmstay.
We were welcomed by this wonderful smell of fresh homemade bread and a lovely welcoming message on a chalkboard - which made us... Read more
Me and my husband have just come back from this wonderful time we spent at the Tuck Inn Farmstay.
We were welcomed by this wonderful smell of fresh homemade bread and a lovely welcoming message on a chalkboard - which made us feel cared and tucked in already!
The farm is beautifully surrounded by peaceful and relaxing views. Their homestay was amazingly clean, comfortable, warm and very well equipped (from kitchenware to reading material and games).
Kathryn and Marcus are great hosts and very thoughtful and caring people. Not only they have kindly organized folders with suggestions on what to do in their farm and cities around it but also took us to see the piglets , chickens and explained to us about farming which has definitely made us change our idea about it and appreciate even more the milk we drink every morning.
The cheese making course is something we totally recommend! It's a lot of fun and a very useful skill.
We are very grateful for having met and spent time with the Tuck family. It has definitely been a life changing experience.
We had an awesome time and we are certainly going back (for a longer period and taking friends!!!).
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ponodera
Stayed March 2011
Me and my husband have just come back from this wonderful time we spent at the Tuck Inn Farmstay. We were welcomed by this wonderful smell of fresh homemade bread and a lovely welcoming message on a chalkboard - which made us feel cared and... Read more
Me and my husband have just come back from this wonderful time we spent at the Tuck Inn Farmstay. We were welcomed by this wonderful smell of fresh homemade bread and a lovely welcoming message on a chalkboard - which made us feel cared and tucked in already! The farm is beautifully surrounded by peaceful and relaxing views. Place was amazingly clean, comfortable, warm and very well equipped (fromkitchenware to reading material and games). Kathryn and Marcus are great hosts, very thoughtful and caring people.Not only they have kindly organized folders with suggestions on what to do in their farm and cities around it but also took us to see the piglets ,chickens and explained us about farming which has definitely made us change our idea about it and appreciate even more the milk we drink every morning. The cheese making course is something we totally recommend! It's a lot offun and a very useful skill. We are very grateful for having met and spent time with the Tuck family. Ithas definitely been a life changing experience. We had an awesome time and we are certainly going back (for a longer period and taking friends!!!).
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Nana Pam
Stayed February 2011
My four guests from UK counted the two nights we spent at Tuck Inn as the best accommodation they had whilst in NZ. We walked in to the smell of freshly baked bread ( still warm) and an extremely clean and well appointed accommodation and... Read more
My four guests from UK counted the two nights we spent at Tuck Inn as the best accommodation they had whilst in NZ. We walked in to the smell of freshly baked bread ( still warm) and an extremely clean and well appointed accommodation and very well equipped. Kathryn was so friendly and went out of her way to direct us to all the good spots around the area for tourists . She even delivered new laid eggs in very wet and cold weather. This place is ideal for anyone from babes to elderly. We will return!! Pam and UK relatives.
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Mary1
Stayed December 2010
When we booked this place we were not sure what we will find when we get there as photos in the net are not always true indicators. What we found though this time, was 10 times better. This beautiful house is equipped with all you need,... Read more
When we booked this place we were not sure what we will find when we get there as photos in the net are not always true indicators. What we found though this time, was 10 times better. This beautiful house is equipped with all you need, situated on a high ground of a huge farm in a way that you get the best view of its surrounding. Owners, Marcus and Kathryn are amazingly helpful and friendly. We learned a lot and enjoyed our time thoroughly. We definitely go there again and again. Thanks
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rixons
Stayed September 2010
Tuck Inn Farmstay was the best place we stayed in during our entire stay in NZ. The hosts are very friendly and willing to help. The house is clean and tidy and has a well-equipped kitchen, toys for the kids, and books and magazines to read... Read more
Tuck Inn Farmstay was the best place we stayed in during our entire stay in NZ. The hosts are very friendly and willing to help. The house is clean and tidy and has a well-equipped kitchen, toys for the kids, and books and magazines to read. Our children loved meeting 'Pebbles' the goat and all the other animals. If we are ever in the area again, we would definitely go back to Tuck Inn, and would recommend it to family/friends. Very relaxing, and great value for money.
Thanks Kathryn & Marcus for your awesome hospitality.
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Kate Klouwens
Stayed July 2010
Testament to what a wonderful holiday we had at Tuck Inn was overhearing my 5 year old son telling his best friend at school all about feeding cows, milking them, and how much food pigs can eat! Having initially booked a 2 night stay we... Read more
Testament to what a wonderful holiday we had at Tuck Inn was overhearing my 5 year old son telling his best friend at school all about feeding cows, milking them, and how much food pigs can eat! Having initially booked a 2 night stay we quickly fell in love with everything about Tuck Inn and extended our stay another night. Kathryn and Marcus made us feel completely welcome in their wonderful part of New Zealand - our 3 children have a new appreciation of all things important in life, and have experienced what it is to be truly a New Zealander. Thank you both for a wonderful few days.
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Vigants Family
Stayed July 2010
Nothing but positive things to say. Lots of space, all the comforts of home, wonderful surroundings and exceptional hospitality. House was both clean and very well appointed.
Nothing but positive things to say. Lots of space, all the comforts of home, wonderful surroundings and exceptional hospitality. House was both clean and very well appointed.
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Roscoe
Stayed July 2010
Of all the motels/hotels/homestays we have stayed in, Tuck Inn and its wonderful hosts, Kathryn & Marcus, are right up there. We have never come across a more friendly and helpful lady than Kathryn - she deserves all the accolades that... Read more
Of all the motels/hotels/homestays we have stayed in, Tuck Inn and its wonderful hosts, Kathryn & Marcus, are right up there. We have never come across a more friendly and helpful lady than Kathryn - she deserves all the accolades that many of her guests have bestowed upon her. Tuck Inn is a delight; beautiful setting away from the hustle and bustle of the city, fantastic views, wonderful facilities and oh so comfortable. Although we spent most of our time in Rotorua (because we had a small granddaughter who "needed" the touristy things) we could have very comfortably "vegged out" at Tuck Inn for the duration of our stay which was far too brief anyway. Can't wait to return, next time with more of our family and friends. Thanks Kathryn, for your superb hospitality.
Ross, Annette and Holly
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Roscoe
Stayed July 2010
Of all the motels/hotels/homestays we have stayed in, Tuck Inn and its wonderful hosts, Kathryn & Marcus, are right up there. We have never come across a more friendly and helpful lady than Kathryn - she deserves all the accolades that... Read more
Of all the motels/hotels/homestays we have stayed in, Tuck Inn and its wonderful hosts, Kathryn & Marcus, are right up there. We have never come across a more friendly and helpful lady than Kathryn - she deserves all the accolades that many of her guests have bestowed upon her.
Tuck Inn is a delight; beautiful setting away from the hustle and bustle of the city, fantastic views, wonderful facilities and oh so comfortable. Although we spent most of our time in Rotorua (because we had a small granddaughter who "needed" the touristy things) we could have very comfortably "vegged out" at Tuck Inn for the duration of our stay which was far too brief anyway. Can't wait to return, next time with more of our family and friends.
Thanks Kathryn, for your superb hospitality.
Ross, Annette and Holly
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Junzonz
Stayed July 2010
Tuck Inn is one of the most beautiful holiday homes we have ever been too, that's all I could say!!!. Katheryn, I did not have a chance to see the cows being milked because I felt totally relax and did not want to get out of the bed in... Read more
Tuck Inn is one of the most beautiful holiday homes we have ever been too, that's all I could say!!!. Katheryn, I did not have a chance to see the cows being milked because I felt totally relax and did not want to get out of the bed in the morning. We love to go back again soon and will highly recommend to our friends and families and for anyone who wants to know what HEAVEN like!!!
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Simpsons
Stayed June 2010
Wow, where do we start. What a fantastic couple of days we had. As soon as we stepped through the door and the smell of fresh raisin bread baking in the breadmaker hit us we knew we had made the right choice in Tuck Inn. The homemade... Read more
Wow, where do we start. What a fantastic couple of days we had. As soon as we stepped through the door and the smell of fresh raisin bread baking in the breadmaker hit us we knew we had made the right choice in Tuck Inn. The homemade camembert in the fridge for us to enjoy was also fantastic. Tuck Inn is very family friendly which made it relaxing for us and our three boys 9 and 3 year old twins. Well appointed, beautifully decorated and extremely clean. Being able to see cows being milked up close, pigs - well just being pigs as they eat and then the visit by a friendly local goat was the highlight of our boys stay. Tuck Inn is a credit to Kathryn and Marcus who in themselves are some of the most thoughtful and caring people we have ever met. Nothing is to much trouble for them. My husbands work bought us to New Zealand but Tuck Inn will bring us back. Many thanks to Kathryn and Marcus, our new friends in New Zealand. What a Blessing.
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tinat10
Stayed May 2010
We could not have asked for a better place to stay while visiting NZ, we only wish we had stayed our entire trip here. The house was perfect, just like home, with anything you could ever need/want. The farm is beautiful and well maintained... Read more
We could not have asked for a better place to stay while visiting NZ, we only wish we had stayed our entire trip here. The house was perfect, just like home, with anything you could ever need/want. The farm is beautiful and well maintained and the hosts, Kathryn and Marcus, are the most gracious people.

The house is ideally located to Rotorua, Taupo and a host of other areas we visited. Our two young boys loved their home away from home as did we. Thank You for your hospitality, we hope to return some day.
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TraceyB
Stayed May 2010
We love Tuck Inn, which has fast become a family favourite. Kathryn and Marcus are the perfect hosts and make you feel so welcome. The house is gorgeous and always immaculate and you wish for nothing. The views are amazing! Our children... Read more
We love Tuck Inn, which has fast become a family favourite. Kathryn and Marcus are the perfect hosts and make you feel so welcome. The house is gorgeous and always immaculate and you wish for nothing. The views are amazing! Our children love the farm and enjoy feeding the pigs and watching the cows get milked. We can't wait for calving season again!

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tompo
Stayed March 2010
We had a weekend away with friends and have a fabulous time. The farmstay itself is a comfortable home with amenities. Marcus and Kathryn are wonderful hosts. Beautiful spot. It was a blessing to be there.
Karen and Chris Thompson
We had a weekend away with friends and have a fabulous time. The farmstay itself is a comfortable home with amenities. Marcus and Kathryn are wonderful hosts. Beautiful spot. It was a blessing to be there.
Karen and Chris Thompson
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mickchiu
Stayed February 2010
We stayed there for 4 nights from Feb12--15 2010.
It's a fantastic cottage for my family.
We had a great time. Thank you Kathryn and Marcus.
We stayed there for 4 nights from Feb12--15 2010.
It's a fantastic cottage for my family.
We had a great time. Thank you Kathryn and Marcus.
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keda
Stayed January 2010
We had an amazing two days at Tuck Inn. The house is warm and welcoming and the fresh bread when we arrived was such a treat. My little girls had a really lovely time with the animals. We will definately be back!
We had an amazing two days at Tuck Inn. The house is warm and welcoming and the fresh bread when we arrived was such a treat. My little girls had a really lovely time with the animals. We will definately be back!
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maximus
Stayed December 2009
This was truly HOME AWAY FROM HOME. The bread, the birthday cake, the phone call to Canterbury Rugby are just a few examples and made us feel special.

Thank you Kathryn, Marcus and family. NZ was great thanks to people... Read more
This was truly HOME AWAY FROM HOME. The bread, the birthday cake, the phone call to Canterbury Rugby are just a few examples and made us feel special.

Thank you Kathryn, Marcus and family. NZ was great thanks to people like you.

Nats and Alex
Malta
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roz1972
Stayed December 2009
WHAT A GREAT HOUSE ONE OF THE BEST WE HAVE EVER STAYED IN GREAT HOST, THANKS KATHRYN. LOVED THE BREAD. AAAAA+++++ WE WILL BE BACK. CHRIS ROZ AND BOYS.
WHAT A GREAT HOUSE ONE OF THE BEST WE HAVE EVER STAYED IN GREAT HOST, THANKS KATHRYN. LOVED THE BREAD. AAAAA+++++ WE WILL BE BACK. CHRIS ROZ AND BOYS.
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pendleburys
Stayed July 2009
What a wonderful place this was! It was wonderful to arrive to a house warmed by a log fire and fresh bread baking .Everything about Tuck Inn was of the highest quality and much appreciated. Kathryn was a very attentive host and has gone to... Read more
What a wonderful place this was! It was wonderful to arrive to a house warmed by a log fire and fresh bread baking .Everything about Tuck Inn was of the highest quality and much appreciated. Kathryn was a very attentive host and has gone to much effort to make Tuck Inn an excellent holiday destination.We travelled in NZ for three weeks and this was definitely one of our favourite places
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Brad Potter
Stayed June 2009
Thanks for making our stay so great in your wonderfully presented house on the farm. The views were magnificent and log fire at night was cosy. Loved the freshly cooked fruit loaf on arrival. We look forward to coming back again... Read more
Thanks for making our stay so great in your wonderfully presented house on the farm. The views were magnificent and log fire at night was cosy. Loved the freshly cooked fruit loaf on arrival. We look forward to coming back again.

Well done Marcus and Kathryn!
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jane500
Stayed May 2009
Marcus/Kathryn thanks again for a great stay. This is great base for our duck shooting. The log fire is great asset getting back from the cold old maimai. As always the house is immaculately presented and really great place to stay. See you... Read more
Marcus/Kathryn thanks again for a great stay. This is great base for our duck shooting. The log fire is great asset getting back from the cold old maimai. As always the house is immaculately presented and really great place to stay. See you again in June, hopefully the weather will be bad, which is great for Ducks.
Ray & Tim
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chantalshaw
Stayed April 2009
This place tick all the boxes. Very neat house with comfy beds. Lovely fireplace that keeps the house warm on cold nights and a delicious home made bread. This was our first place to stay on a journey through New Zealand and the standard was... Read more
This place tick all the boxes. Very neat house with comfy beds. Lovely fireplace that keeps the house warm on cold nights and a delicious home made bread. This was our first place to stay on a journey through New Zealand and the standard was so high that we were disappointed at all the other places we overnight. We will definitely be back again! Only this time we'll stay longer.
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libby
Stayed April 2009
Apart from amazing views, excellent location, beautiful home, incredible hospitality, a stay at Tuck Inn is a perfect must for families with children of all ages, couples of friends looking to unwind. Or as was our intention, have an... Read more
Apart from amazing views, excellent location, beautiful home, incredible hospitality, a stay at Tuck Inn is a perfect must for families with children of all ages, couples of friends looking to unwind. Or as was our intention, have an "extreme" holiday with our grandsons before we became uncool.
We were looking for a central place between Rotorua and Taupo and ended up in a "slice of heaven". Lots of activities during the day, energizing walks up "that hill", wonderful fires at night, lots of laughter, nil generation gap and mobile phones that disappeared afteer the first night.
Our two weeks in NZ (both North & South Islands) the boys 16yrs and 14yrs place Tuck Inn as the highlight of their holiday, and have asked their parents to bring them back.
Kathryn thank you for the Hot Cross Buns and homemade bread, your warmth and hospitality. Marcus & Stephen - the boys had a fantastic time.
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Ian & Christine
Stayed February 2009
Had the most wonderful stay imaginable. This place is a true slice of heaven nestled amongst beautiful countryside. The accommodation is superb. We just wished we could have stayed longer.
Highly recommended
Had the most wonderful stay imaginable. This place is a true slice of heaven nestled amongst beautiful countryside. The accommodation is superb. We just wished we could have stayed longer.
Highly recommended
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caddiegirl68
Stayed February 2009
We had a fantastic time over Waitangi weekend. The hospitality given to our group was awesome and we really enjoyed the quietness of the Valley. Magnificent views and a short drive from all holiday destinations. We are certainly booking again... Read more
We had a fantastic time over Waitangi weekend. The hospitality given to our group was awesome and we really enjoyed the quietness of the Valley. Magnificent views and a short drive from all holiday destinations. We are certainly booking again with our fabulous hostess and looking forward to eating those yummy muffins made fresh on our arrival. Thanks Kathryn.
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Michelle Jewell
Stayed January 2009
Amazing place to stay. Great bach, views and hospitality. Would definately stay again and so recommend to others especially families....fantastic spot!
Amazing place to stay. Great bach, views and hospitality. Would definately stay again and so recommend to others especially families....fantastic spot!
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Uday
Stayed January 2009
Great place for a getaway from it all! Spectacular views, close to tourist destinations, private & a farm experience for the city folk. Shall definitely recommend to my friends.
Great place for a getaway from it all! Spectacular views, close to tourist destinations, private & a farm experience for the city folk. Shall definitely recommend to my friends.
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Davidson Family
Stayed January 2009
We, a family of 4, had a wonderfully restful couple of days, went water skiing on the lake, (great boat ramp) and walking on the farm - made friends with the pig! The facilities are very clean and new, we all hope to return
We, a family of 4, had a wonderfully restful couple of days, went water skiing on the lake, (great boat ramp) and walking on the farm - made friends with the pig! The facilities are very clean and new, we all hope to return
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Leigh & Ang
Stayed January 2009
We had a very relaxing 2 nights stay. The property was spotlessly clean, spacious & fully equipped (even down to the spare pairs of gum boots!). The hospitality was only outdone by the fantastic views. The bed was huge & very... Read more
We had a very relaxing 2 nights stay. The property was spotlessly clean, spacious & fully equipped (even down to the spare pairs of gum boots!). The hospitality was only outdone by the fantastic views. The bed was huge & very comfortable & it was very quiet at night (& dark). We had the best night's sleep we have had for a long time. We loved watching the cows coming in for milking & the homemade bread on our arrival was the icing on the cake. Kathryn passed on lots of useful local information too. We will definately be going again.
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lynleya
Stayed October 2008
Stunning country outlook, beautifully presented home with everything you could need to have a relaxing stay. We appreciated our friendly and helpful hosts, the wonderful home baking and be able to stoke up the log fire to make our evenings... Read more
Stunning country outlook, beautifully presented home with everything you could need to have a relaxing stay. We appreciated our friendly and helpful hosts, the wonderful home baking and be able to stoke up the log fire to make our evenings cosy. Would definitely come again.
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mdurrant
Stayed April 2008
Very enjoyable stay, and we loved checking out all the farm animals and activities with our two year old son. Thanks Kathryn for your fantastic hospitality and wilingness to make our stay as great as possible. Marcus, Katie & Bradley
Very enjoyable stay, and we loved checking out all the farm animals and activities with our two year old son. Thanks Kathryn for your fantastic hospitality and wilingness to make our stay as great as possible. Marcus, Katie & Bradley
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sandrad
Stayed March 2008
This place is perfect! The view is amazing and the house is roomy and well equipped. My family and I had a wonderful time tramping around the farm and visiting the cows. It is the perfect distance between Rotorua and Taupo to be... Read more
This place is perfect! The view is amazing and the house is roomy and well equipped. My family and I had a wonderful time tramping around the farm and visiting the cows. It is the perfect distance between Rotorua and Taupo to be "away" but also close enough for day visits. The Tucks are warm and welcoming people who go out of their way to make your stay memoriable! We were very sad to leave but definately plan to go back soon!
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Dear Sandi, Thanks so much for adding a comment to Tuck Inn, I actually have added the photo of you overlooking the farm cause I think its so cool. If while you were here with your family you got any photos that were quite different from the first I would be very interested in having you email them to me. We have a sow with piglets at present and a very friendly ram is on holiday with our neighbours sheep, not really a holiday, he has a vital task to do!! soo do come down again soon with Ashleigh and visit the new additions

Thanks again, love

Kathryn
Michelle
Stayed January 2008
Amazing.....house, location, views, hospitality! Would definately stay again and recommend to other families. Beautiful spot. Only wish we were staying longer! Will definately stay again if in Rotarua.
Amazing.....house, location, views, hospitality! Would definately stay again and recommend to other families. Beautiful spot. Only wish we were staying longer! Will definately stay again if in Rotarua.
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Nearby attractions & activities
Lake Ohakuri 5km for water skiing, wakeboarding and fishing.
Waikite Valley thermal pools and cafe' 15 minutes away.
Famous Orakei Koraka "Hidden Valley" also nearby.
Rotorua 25 mins for all tourist spots, cafes, shops etc.
Lake Taupo 40 mins.
Beach at Mount Maunganui is only 1.5 hrs drive
Whakapapa ski field approx 2 hours.
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