A view of the grounds at Mokoia Downs Estate
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Paddock and Lake at Mokoia Downs (CPSP)
Garden, Paddock and Lake in Spring (600 x 337)
Gazebo overlooking paddock and lake at Mokoia Downs CPSP
Entertainment deck at Mokoia Downs CP
Siesta time for sheep at Mokoia Downs CPSP
Mokoia Downs surrounded by flowers (600 x 337)
Paradise ducks gliding on the lake at Mokoia Downs CP
Taranaki Suite room at Mokoia Downs CPSP
Tarawera Suite Room 2 at Mokoia Downs CPSP
The Garden Room 1 (600 x 337)
Feeding the goldfish at Mokoia Downs (600 x 337)
Feeding the hens at Mokoia Downs (600 x 337)
New Arrivals at Mokoia Downs (600 x 337)
Welcome to Mokoia Downs Estate
Boutique Rotorua B&B in an Idyllic Rural Retreat
New Zealand Tourism Guide Gold Membership
We offer our guests warm hospitality and comfort in an idyllic setting. From afternoon tea and home-baking served from finest bone china on your arrival, to a complimentary drink served in beautiful Waterford crystal glasses each evening, we want you to feel at home from the moment that you arrive at Mokoia Downs B&B. A short drive from all of Rotorua's main attractions, we are far away enough to provide an idyllic, sulphur-free contrast to the bustling city centre.
Welcome to dining area at Mokoia Downs CP
Dining area leading to lounge CP
The library at Mokoia Downs CPSP

During our own extensive traveling we repeatedly found that our experience was enhanced as a result of the unstinting commitment and enthusiasm of our hosts. Our own experiences have not only inspired us, but also given us a greater understanding of your needs and, above all, a determination to provide you with a level of hospitality and service that will help to make your visit to Rotorua a memorable one. We have an extensive knowledge of the local area, and will be delighted to  help you plan your itinerary during your stay with us.
Relax and enjoy the views of gardens, paddocks, small lake and animals  from our comfortable, light-filled conservatory
Swimming pool and outdoor relaxtion area at Mokoia Downs
Golf clubs for guest use at Mokoia Downs
dance Studio (600 x 450)
Pool & Entertainment Area
Multi-Purpose Indoor Facility
Mokoia Downs Estate
64, Mokoia Road
Ngongotaha, RD7
Rotorua 3097, New Zealand
The country lodge has been extensively renovated  in harmony with its surrounding environment. It has all the facilities that the discerning traveller would expect, and an ambience perfectly suited for leisure and relaxation. Enjoy the original landscape paintings, admire the hand-carved Balinese figures, or  browse the extensive book, film and music libraries.
We decided to establish this boutique Rotorua B&B  after visiting New Zealand nearly a decade ago and falling in love with the country, its culture and way of life. We were attracted to Rotorua in particular as it is a picturesque, vibrant and unique provincial city situated in the heart of majestic countryside featuring stunningly beautiful lakes and forests and  spectacular geo-thermal landscapes.
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Idyllic, award winning Rotorua B&B offering warm, unobtrusive hospitality
High quality accommodation amidst secluded, park-like grounds with small scenic lake
Nature trail with opportunities to feed and pet animals and choose freshly laid eggs for breakfast
Sumptuous breakfasts, afternoon tea with home baking, and complimentary evening drink from bar
Indoor & outdoor leisure and recreation areas, including pool, cinema and guest BBQ
Informed guidance with itinerary planning
Close to lake, city and all main attractions
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For enquiries please E Mail:

or phone on
+64 (0)210 8171434
At the end of a day's activities, why not relax with a complimentary drink from "The Anglers Arms". The atmospheric bar has a wide range of beverages, including our own "Mokoia Downs Moonshine" range of liqueurs, and is a great place to unwind before or after an evening meal.
After breakfast, why not accompany Teresa on a nature trail around Mokoia Downs, when you will have opportunities to feed and pet our animals, or just pour yourself another tea or coffee and relax in the sunny conservatory overlooking gardens, paddocks and small lake.

Enjoy our Outdoor Swimming Pool
and Entertainment Area

On warm summer days guests can cool
down in our outdoor swimming pool, stretch
out on a sun-lounger, or cook a BBQ whilst
enjoying a drink in the shade to the
accompaniment of native birdsong.
Whether your preference is for a quiet holiday based mainly in an idyllic retreat, or a more active one exploring Rotorua and central North Island, Mokoia Down Estate provides the perfect setting in which to base yourselves whilst you escape from the treadmill of life and enjoy a holiday that will linger long in the memory.
Enjoy a complimentary drink from our unique "Anglers Arms" bar
Multi-Purpose Indoor Facility for Guest Use

Another distinctive feature of Mokoia Downs is a private, multi-purpose guest facility. Originally built as a Dance Studio, the facility is now mainly used as a guest lounge and cinema. It has tea and coffee making facilities, fridge and microwave, and there is even complimentary popcorn for the enjoyment of guests while watching a movie from the extensive film library.

The facility also has an outdoor patio area looking out on to our lake and the countryside beyond, and in summer this is the perfect place to linger and enjoy a drink in the late afternoon or evening sun after a busy day's activities.
Dining area leading to lounge
Mokoia Downs B&B
A rural idyll of charm and character - a unique accommodation experience
Breakfast at Mokoia Downs

Breakfast at Mokoia Downs is a sumptuous yet relaxed and leisurely affair. It is served either inside in the main dining area, or outside on the large deck looking out on to gardens, farmland and the small lake which wraps around the lower half of the estate.

As you wake up to the sound of
birdsong and the aroma of home-baked bread and freshly made coffee, we will be

preparing the following delights to get your day off to the best possible start:

Freshly made smoothies using only the finest seasonal fruit
Home-made muesli, fresh-fruit salad and home-made yoghurt
Fresh home-baked bread
A hot "meal of the day" from the hob or continental style selection
Tea or freshly brewed coffee with toast and a variety of jams and marmalades
Tel: 07 3322930
817 1434
Mokia Downs Estate is a boutique Rotorua B&B situated on 5 acres of beautiful farmland with small scenic lake, yet only a short walk from Lake Rotorua and a short drive from the city centre. The small country estate is in a secluded and enchantingly peaceful setting, and offers a hideaway that is peaceful and relaxing, yet ideally located for exploring the fascinating Rotorua area.
With donkeys, sheep, hens, guinea pigs, goldfish and a wide variety of ducks and birds, Mokoia Downs offers a farmstay type experience with opportunities for guests to explore the grounds, feed and pet the animals, and even choose freshly laid eggs for breakfast. Every morning a guided nature trail is available, and for younger guests on one of the days of their stay there is the opportunity to take part in a treasure hunt.
Golf clubs available for guest use
Mokoia Downs B&B Guest feeding sheep and donkeys at Mokoia Downs B&B Smartie taking a guest on a tour of Mokoia Downs Conservatory at Mokoia Downs B&B The grounds of Mokoia Downs B&B in springtime Ducks waiting for food at Mokoia Downs B&B Swimming pool at Mokoia Downs B&B Siesta time for sheep at Mokoia Downs B&B Taranaki Suite bedroom at Mokoia Downs B&B Hungry donkeys in autumn at Mokoia Downs B&B View from the library at Mokoia Downs B&B Paddock and lake at Mokoia Downs B&B Tarawera Suite room 1 at Mokoia Downs B&B Garden pathway to deck at Mokoia Downs B&B Guest enjoying an Irish coffee at The Anglers Arms at Mokoia Downs B&B Tarawera Suite room 2 at Mokoia Downs B&B Feeding the sheep at Mokoia Downs B&B Breakfast area at Mokoia Downs B&B The Garden Room at Mokoia Downs B&B Mokoia Downs B&B surrounded by flowers Guests feeding the ducks at Mokoia Downs
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