3 August 2021 | Written by Bachcare Holiday Homes

Pet Friendly Holiday Homes Rotorua

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Pet Friendly Accommodations in Rotorua

pet friendly holiday homes in rotorua
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Rotorua is one of the best places in New Zealand for a holiday getaway. Explore the beautiful Lake Tarawera by going for a swim, or find the perfect fishing river. The geothermic landscape provides a fascinating array of interesting geology and land formations. Visitors can enjoy hot springs, adventures, and good food.

All of these outdoor adventures and fresh air also make it a great destination for your furry family members, too.


Pet Friendly Rotorua

pet friendly rotorua
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A family holiday gets even better if you bring your furry friends along, so the whole family can enjoy a holiday together. Rotorua has a variety of dog-friendly activities and pet-friendly holiday homes.

Dogs can enjoy the Dog-Off off-leash dog area in the Rotorua Redwoods. There are always other dogs for your pup to play with, and your water-loving dog can enjoy swimming in the river.

There are many trails in the Rotorua Redwoods, and on-leash dogs are welcome on trails. Bring the whole family and enjoy walking through these wondrous woods. If you need to tire your dog out, the Tokorangi Pa Trail is a perfect match. This trail features a hill climb with rewarding views of Rotorua.

Dogs are welcome in Hannah’s Bay Wetlands. This park has a boardwalk, walking trail, a playground, and a lovely lakeside area. The kids can let off steam at the playground, and the fur kids can enjoy a run in the grassy area or a swim in the lake.

Dogs are also welcome on-leash at the Blue Lake walking track. This trail is around 5.5 kilometers and is perfect for the whole family.


Pet Friendly Accomadations in Rotorua

If you are looking for pet friendly holiday homes in Rotorua, look no further. We’ve picked out our favorite homes where you can relax with your pets:


Birch Cottage

birch cottage - pet friendly accommodation near rotorua

Charming Birch Cottage is just a minute walk to the gorgeous sandy lakeside.

Birch Cottage is the perfect place to enjoy outdoor living. Kayaks are included and are the perfect way to get out on the water and enjoy lakeside life. You will love the outdoor fireplace. Fire up the BBQ and enjoy an al fresco dinner.

If you’re seeking adventure, Ngongotaha features world-class fishing, kayaking, and enjoyable boating. The cycleway is nearby, and Ngongotaha village is a quick walk from the cottage.

This three-bedroom, one-bath cottage is perfect for a relaxing family vacation. In addition to one full bathroom, there’s a second toilet in the laundry room. Birch Cottage has Wi-Fi and a Smart TV for indoor entertainment. This comfortably furnished home also features an indoor fireplace to keep you cosy all winter long.

French doors make the indoor-outdoor flow easy and add gorgeous natural light to the cottage. Enjoy meals outdoors in the outdoor dining area or relax in the bean bags under the shelter.

Birch Cottage is the perfect home away from home for your next family holiday.


Freshwater Boat House

freshwater boat house - pet friendly in rotorua

Freshwater Boat House is a dream come true. This holiday home is located on gorgeous Lake Rotoiti. Outdoor living is the name of the game, and Freshwater Boat House has a private jetty and boat mooring for you to enjoy. Kayaks are included so you can enjoy a tranquil paddle around the lake.

The outdoor dining area is sublime, and you won’t be able to resist firing up the BBQ and enjoying meals outdoors. The sundeck is sheltered so you can enjoy time outside without worry. Spectacular views of the shimmering lake and vibrant green hills greet you from every vantage point.

This four-bedroom, three-bathroom house sleeps up to ten guests. Enjoy a big family getaway, or bring your friends! Freshwater Boat House welcomes pets outdoors. The living area is large and comfortable and features a fireplace for cooler nights. Stay connected with included Wi-Fi.

The master bedroom is on the second level and features a king-sized bed. This room has beautiful lake views and sliding glass doors that open to the upper sundeck. The second bedroom features a queen bed and a door to the outside deck. The third bedroom works great as a kid’s room with a set of bunk beds and a single bed. Finally, the fourth bedroom has a pull-out bed and two single beds.

Freshwater Boat House is ready to host you for a fun lakeside adventure.


Escape to the Lake

escape to the lake - rotorua

Escape to the Lake features a lake view you won’t soon forget and room for your family and friends. Each of the five bedrooms has a lake view. The bedrooms have a mix of queen-sized beds, single beds, and bunk beds, so you’ll have no problem accommodating everyone.

Speaking of accommodating everyone, bring the pets! Two pets are welcome inside, so you can truly relax with your whole family.

The master bedroom has a soaking tub to help you unwind. The top floor has a large living room with comfortable seating, Smart TV with Chromecast, Netflix and Wi-Fi to stay connected. A long bed is situated against the lakeside wall so you can relax with a book while enjoying the lake view.

The kitchen is fully equipped and even has a dishwasher, so you don’t need to argue about who is doing the dishes. Dine indoors or at the outdoor dining area on the balcony.

Boaties are welcome to bring their boat. There’s plenty of parking, and Escape to the Lake has its own boat ramp. Lake Rotoiti offers a shallow swimming spot that’s fun for the whole family. Go fishing, boating, or hang out on the property. Okere Falls Park and Hamurana Springs are nearby. Escape to the Lake is just 30 minutes from Rotorua, where you can enjoy a taste of city life with all its attractions.


Winstone Cottage

Winstone Cottage

Winstone Cottage welcomes pets outdoors. This five-bedroom, two-bathroom home can accommodate up to 12 people. The indoor-outdoor flow takes advantage of picturesque Lake Tarawera views.

The outdoor area offers large sundecks, a BBQ, and outdoor dining. For a special treat, relax in the cedar spa pool while looking out over the lake. Stroll to the bottom of the garden for a lake swim.

The interior has a cosy cottage feel with comfortable furniture. Four of the bedrooms feature queen-sized beds, and the fifth bedroom has four single beds. Bedrooms three, four, and five and bathroom two are accessed externally.

Guests can take a water taxi service to experience the famous Hot Water Beach or hike along the river to admire the impressive Tarawera Falls. You will adore the spectacular lake views, comfortable and spacious interior, relaxing spa pool, and nearby adventures available from Winstone Cottage.


Enjoy Your Pet Friendly Rotorua Escape

Rotorua offers an adventurous holiday experience for the whole family. Whether you want to relax in your home away from home, go for a lake swim, or hit the trails with your dog, you’ll find the perfect mix of holiday bliss from your Bachcare home.

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