Nady Persons & Travis Blotsky


Coming over to New Zealand for a conference we wanted to head out of the city to somewhere we could do some exploring. Resting Kiwi, Great Lake Taupo is fantastic, close to the lake and a beautifully furnished spotless apartment. We arrived as strangers and left as friends. Thanks so much Jane. Nady Persons and [...]

Daniel Becker


Resting Kiwi was a highlight of my stay at Great Lake Taupo. The apartment is really spacious and Jane provided me with excellent advice on things to do. Daniel Becker Paris, France

Roberta & Keith Brown


We saw the Resting Kiwi website and just knew that this was the place for us to stay at Great Lake Taupo. The native birdlife and proximity to the lake was stunning and relaxing. Jane is very friendly and we enjoyed joining in with one of Zoe’s ‘rabbit hunting at twilight’ sniffing expeditions at nearby [...]

Matt & Maria Smith


We chose Resting Kiwi as jane makes it clear that she enjoys guests and is happy to share her knowledge of local experiences, home cooking and culture. Arriving by motorbike on a chilly evening it was great to be invited to share dinner by the fire – Matt being quite taken by the WW1 bayonet! [...]

Yonas Surjo & Friends


Jane was a super welcoming host and became part of our Iron Man support team with fresh baking on arrival. Resting Kiwi has two bedrooms meaning my friends could also stay. There is plenty of room in the garden to organise bikes and other gear and I loved the fact it was so close to [...]

Gayle Rappaport


My daughter and I loved being at Resting Kiwi. Its warm and well appointed – if you want to feel at home then this is the place to be! Jane's advice on which experiences to choose, including skiing for my daughter, saved us time and money. She's a great host, fireside conversations and wine is [...]