Guest House

Enjoy our boutique guest house on the edge of Lake Rotorua

  • Lakefront position
  • Private fishing - Ngongataha River
  • Large established garden
  • Privacy (seclusion)
  • Out of the Sulphur Zone
  • Experienced fishing guide on site
  • Email / computer available in hosts home
  • Family pets on site
  • Continental breakfast

Local features:

  • Fly fishing - 30 yards from cottage
  • Handy to town
  • Thermal pools
  • Farm shows
  • Off-road 4x4 self drive
  • Luge and gondola

The Ward's Guest House is situated in two acres of garden bordered on one side by the famous Ngongotaha Stream and fronting onto Lake Rotorua. Of brick construction this near cottage is set privately away from the hosts home and seconds away from the lakefront and stream.

The two bedrooms, full laundry facilities, well equipped kitchen including dishwasher, full size dining table and chairs and extensive garden make it a great spot. There is good use of native timbers and modern amenities such as TV, sound system and heating. The theme of the d├ęcor is, of course, hunting and fishing. Continental breakfast is complimentary along with tea, coffee and juice.

Guests can fish in the river or the lake. To fish in the river you have to stagger 30 yards! To fish the stream mouth it is a much more strenuous 50 yard walk through the garden! Simon, the Ward's youngest son has a 13.5 lb Brown trout caught in the stream.

The guest house is ideally situated for exploring the Rotorua area, whether one is a fisherman, golfer, gardner or general tourist. It is handy to Rotorua, but far enough away as to avoid the sulphur smell.


February 2005 will be my fourth trip to New Zealand since 1996, to fish with Dennis. My son Bob has accompanied me twice and will make the February trip, also. If fly fishing is your passion, a stint with Dennis in NZ will establish a new plateau. We did mostly heliocopter fishing which gave us access to the more remote areas. The beauty of NZ and the spectacular rivers is part of the whole fishing experience - you have to see it to believe it.

Dennis is the consumate guide - he puts you over fish, knows the right flies and most important, he's a lot of fun to be with! Dennis believes that fly fishing is meant to be fun.All details are taken care of so that you have the best time possible.

The guest house on Dennis's property, is the perfect place to stay. Robyn, Dennis's wife, makes sure all the amenities are available so that you stay is comfortable.

If you're looking for the best in fly fishing for trout, I urge you to contact Dennis and have a go at it.

Bill King

Stratham, New Hampshire

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