Zoe is amazing


Staying at Resting Kiwi and meeting such a gentle dog was really special to us all. Thank you Jane for ensuring we met her and thank you for the lovely stay. China

Software engineers and drone entrepreneurs


Arriving with a massive trailer, bigger than a SUV, we needed plenty of parking as we needed to get our prototype Pyka drone down to the Sth Island. Resting Kiwi provided lots of space, everything was safe allowing us to leave the trailer while we went mountain biking for a few days! We had a [...]

Alex and Friends


Where do we start! We were visiting the North Island and meeting up with friends from UK in Taupo. Resting Kiwi stood out as it was so close to the lake and we wanted to be able to swim after a day exploring. Jane was such a great host she welcomed our friends who were [...]

Pauline & Neville


Every so often we just want to get out of Auckland and enjoy other parts of NZ. Resting Kiwi is a place where you can kick back, relax or fire up and get as active as you want. Nev and I both row so being right at the lakeside meant we were on the water [...]

Ashley Baldwin


I had an absolute blast staying with Jane. This was my first trip outside of America on my own and staying at Resting Kiwi was so much fun. Jane had a rescue boxer that was total mischief and I loved hiking, shared meals, talking and enjoying fine wine with her. The apartment is perfect. I [...]

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 [...]