Enjoy your time at Woodstock
while you find time to
From a majestic lake and tranquil forests, to epic biking trails and the opportunity to experience a real working farm, Woodstock has it all. The property and the surrounding area offers an array of attractions and experiences for everyone from adventure-seekers to those just looking to unwind.
Walks & Hikes
There are incredible hikes for all levels of fitness accessible from the house. There is a beautiful walk down to the lake and from there a number of options – either around the lake through the native forest or through the fields and back up to the house.
The adjacent forest is well known for it’s mountain bike trails over thousands of acres. The trails vary from sedate to challenging. Woodstock’s Cottage has 2 well-maintained mountain bikes plus helmets.
You can venture across the paddocks (the fields) to the stockyards and the shearing shed to experience ‘hands on’ farming in New Zealand.
At the cottage, a croquet set, a swingball game and several indoor games are available for your use.
Venturing in the Local Area
When you venture away from Woodstock, the opportunities are endless. Rotorua – the tourist capital of New Zealand – is just a 10-minute drive away and the tourist info center is excellent. This entire area is world famous for thermal activity, extinct volcanoes, Maori heritage, several beautiful lakes, plus golfing, trout fishing, boating, biking, hiking, horse trekking and excellent restaurants. The spectacular ocean beach at Mount Maunganui is just an hour’s drive away. Taupo and the adjoining lake and mountain area are less than an hour away with unlimited recreation attractions.
The views across the hills and lakes were outstanding. The home was wonderfully set out, with all comforts thought of and it was absolutely sparkling clean. We loved the privacy, the cows and sheep on the hills and the bird life. Just a few minutes out of town so super convenient but also relaxed and private. Close to everything we had planned and a great place to return at the end of each day of adventure. Donna sent clear welcoming emails before we arrived and we enjoyed reading the interesting family history via the photographs along the hallway.. We would love to return! Very grateful to have experienced this amazing part of the world.
Lisa and Family
Ric and I will have a hard time leaving your gorgeous home tomorrow. (But we promise to leave 👍).We have enjoyed every second of our time here…the jaw dropping views, looking out at Green Lake, walking the trails, beautiful sunsets and sunrises, watching the cows, sheep and the many birds that frequent the property, listening to the cicadas every night. You have created an absolute paradise with every imaginable comfort in your home. We just wanted to let you know that our stay here has been a real highlight of our six weeks in Australia and New Zealand. Thank you for your generous hospitality
Gayle and Ric
Donna & Dick Ford: