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Featuring free WiFi and a sun terrace, Ngamihi Lodge offers bed and breakfast accommodations just 6.2 mi from Rotorua, overlooking the beautiful Lake Okareka. Free private parking is available on site. All rooms include a flat-screen TV with satellite channels. Some rooms feature views of the lake or garden. Rooms have a private bathroom fitted with a bath or shower. For your comfort, you will find bathrobes, free toiletries and a hairdryer. You will find a shared lounge at the property. Guests can enjoy various activities in the surroundings, including horse riding, cycling and fishing. The bed and breakfast also offers free use of bicycles. Buried Village is 2.5 mi from Ngamihi Lodge, while Rotorua Museum is 6.2 mi from the property. Rotorua Airport is 5 mi away.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.8 for a two-person trip.

Ngamihi Lodge has been welcoming Booking.com guests since Apr 30, 2017

Property Highlights

Top Location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.8)

Breakfast Info

Continental, Full English/Irish, Gluten-free

Free Private Parking Available On Site

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Room Type
2 twin beds
1 king bed
Bedroom 1:
2 twin beds
Bedroom 2:
1 king bed
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Guest reviews


Value for money
Free WiFi
High score for Rotorua
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See what guests loved the most:

  • Kelly
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    Incredible views, amazing breakfast and in such a beautiful area! Highly, highly recommend. Leigh and Mike were such kind hosts and we were so grateful to have found Ngamihi!
  • Lee
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    Amazing. Facility and location were stunning. Hosts as well. A great place to immerse in the landscape but near so many fabulous things to do.
  • Kirkmckinney
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    Glorious views of the lake from the deck, as well as every window in our suite. Beautifully decorated and appointed home, a step or two above many of our recent stays. Kind and engaging hosts with lots of experience in the area, always willing...
  • Cameron
    The house had a great view and access to the lake. The bedroom was very comfortable with an adjacent beautiful seating area and access to a wonderful outdoor deck and great common area. Leigh and Mike were great hosts. The breakfast was amazing...
  • Theresa
    The California King bed was super comfy, linens top tier, plenty of pillow and blanket options, a different view from every window, and extremely clean!
  • Cheryl
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    Lovely hosts. Elegant and comfortable lodge In beautiful lake setting.
  • G
    Breakfast was beautifully presented and cooked by Leigh and Mike. Pancakes were our favorite. The lodge is located slightly uphill and therefore has incredible 180 degree view of beautiful lakes around the area, sunrise on the right and sunset...
  • E
    New ZealandNew Zealand
    Everything exquisitely presented attention to detail Warm and stylish
  • Simon
    Wonderfully comfortable and relaxing stay at a beautiful property in a stunning location
  • L
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Leigh and Mike made us feel very welcome in their beautiful lodge. The location is stunning and the rooms are delightfully appointed. We only wish we could have stayed longer.

Property questions and answers
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  • Are there dining options? Dinner menu?

    Dinners are available on request if the Lodge is not full. We cook a 3 course country meal with a set menu.
    Answered on 24 June 2020
  • Hi, we are looking to book for next week but wanted to know what the dinner options are? We don’t want to have to go out in the eve. Thanks!

    We don't do dinners in the high season which is November to April as we don't have a chef. I have no idea who you are or when you are booked.
    Answered on 6 February 2023
  • Do you host small weddings?

    Thank you for your enquiry about weddings. I'm sorry we don't offer that service. We are just a bed and breakfast. Kind regards Leigh and Mike
    Answered on 28 August 2022
  • Kia ora. By any chance do you have anywhere we could keep our two dogs if we were to book a room for the night of the 11th March? - Jodie

    Hi Jodie, Thanks for your enquiry. Unfortunately we don't have room for your dogs unless you can keep them in the car overnight. So sorry. Regards Leigh
    Answered on 22 November 2021
  • Do you have laundry facilities (washer and dryer) for use by guests? We will be on a very long trip and looking for a nice place we can do laundry.

    Yes we can do laundry for you. It costs $25NZD per wash dry and fold.
    Answered on 7 September 2023
  • Hello, we are attending a wedding at the black barn. How far away from the venue are you guys? Would we be able to get a taxi between the 2 places?

    You would have to ring Rotorua Taxis or Uber to ask them if they would offer that service. Guests can Taxi or Uber from Rotorua to Lake Okareka and ba..
    Answered on 11 February 2023
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Hosted by Leigh the owner of the lodge with her partner Mike.

Host Review Score

Leigh the owner of the lodge with her partner Mike.
Ngamihi Lodge is sitting high on a peninsula overlooking the beautiful Lake Okareka, one of the prettiest lakes in NewZealand. There are 360 degree views with sundecks wrapped around the lodge. Enjoy the environment Ngamihi Lodge provides inside and out...... peace, tranquility and birdsong, complete with beautiful bush and lake views...... a very special place!
Leigh and Mike have been interior designers owning their own design practises in Auckland and Wellington. They both love the lake environment enjoying boating, walking and looking after their two poodles Ted and Toby. Mike loves to cook so you can enjoy delicious wholesome country food.
Lake Okareaka is one of 4 small lakes surrounding Rotorua which has a village settlement of approximately 600 people increasing in the summer holidays. The Lake is 30m deep and 9.7km in circumference. Boating, fishing and water sports are prevalent on Lake Okareka. There is a beautiful board walk around part of the lake going through native wetlands and showcasing wonderful birdlife. Some of the most beautiful forests in the lake country are in this reserve.
Language spoken: English

Area info *

Amenities of Ngamihi Lodge
Great facilities! Review score, 9.6

Most popular amenities
  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Family rooms
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Airport shuttle
  • Laundry
  • Private Bathroom
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Sun deck
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Bicycle rental
  • Horseback riding
    Additional chargeOff-site
  • Cycling
  • Hiking
  • Canoeing
    Additional charge
  • Fishing
    Additional chargeOff-site
Food & Drink
  • Wine/Champagne
    Additional charge
  • Kids' meals
    Additional charge
  • Special diet meals (on request)
  • Breakfast in the room
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Free private parking is available on site (reservation is not needed).
  • Accessible parking
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Private check-in/out
  • Baggage storage
  • Laundry
    Additional charge
  • Airport shuttle
    Additional charge
Front Desk Services
  • Invoice provided
  • Designated smoking area
  • Smoke-free property
  • Heating
  • Family rooms
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Sauna
Languages Spoken
  • English

House rules

Ngamihi Lodge takes special requests – add in the next step!


From 3:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card at check-in


From 7:00 AM to 11:00 AM



Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children not allowed.

Crib and extra bed policies

Cribs and extra beds aren't available at this property.

Age restriction

The minimum age for check-in is 18

Mastercard Visa Cash Ngamihi Lodge accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.


Smoking is not allowed.


Parties/events are not allowed

Quiet hours

Guests need be quiet between 11:00 AM and 8:00 AM.


Pets are not allowed.

The fine print

In accordance with government guidelines to minimize transmission of the coronavirus (COVID-19), this property currently isn't accepting guests from certain countries on dates where such guidelines exist.

In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are in effect at this property.

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), this property is taking steps to protect the safety of guests and staff. Certain services and amenities may be reduced or unavailable as a result.

Spa and gym facilities at this property are unavailable due to the coronavirus (COVID-19).

Please inform Ngamihi Lodge of your expected arrival time in advance. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly using the contact details in your confirmation.

Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply.

This property does not accommodate bachelor(ette) or similar parties.

Legal info

This property is managed by a private host. EU consumer law relating to professional hosts might not apply.

FAQs about Ngamihi Lodge

  • Room options at Ngamihi Lodge include:

    • Quad
    • Suite

  • The prices at Ngamihi Lodge may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

  • Check-in at Ngamihi Lodge is from 3:00 PM, and check-out is until 11:00 AM.

  • Ngamihi Lodge is 6.2 miles from the center of Rotorua. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

  • Ngamihi Lodge offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Sauna
    • Cycling
    • Hiking
    • Fishing
    • Canoeing
    • Bicycle rental
    • Horseback riding