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Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Summer Discounts for Rotorua Family Accommodation

Get up and get ready! It's time to plan that amazing summer with your family!

MALFROY offers discounted service rates for families of service personnel (Navy, Military, Air Force, Police, Civil Service). Just call Ron or Mairi about this promotion and get good rates.

To save on Summer Accommodation, we suggest:
1. Book early - motels have higher rates closer to the date!
2. Book a motel if you have a vehicle. It's better to have secure parking available!
3. Book direct - the lowest rates are truly found on the websites of motels themselves so make time to visit their website and check out their galleries.
4. Book a motel which is central to most of the tourist attractions you intend to visit. Save on petrol and use the money on food or more activities instead!






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Monday, October 13, 2014

Latest Reviews, MALFROY Rotorua Accommodation

“Great Rotorua accommodation”
(Andrew F, Senior Reviewer)
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW  

My partner and I stayed at Malfroy for 3 nights. Mairi and Ron were very welcoming and gave plenty of information about what was available to see and do. The suggestions they gave were based on our interests and time available, so very personalised.
The room was very good, nice and clean, with plenty of storage especially in the kitchen. The recliner chairs were very comfortable, the bed had electric blankets and the room had thermal heating so lovely and warm.
I chose the room with the massage shower, as I had to try it! It was interesting, but next time I would probably go the normal shower room.
The thermal pool and plunge pool were amazing. It was great to have a dip in the thermal pool each morning/night to relax, especially after lots of walking and sightseeing!
Overall Malfroy is a great place to stay, good wifi and Sky TV too!!


Stayed September 2014, travelled as a couple


“Fantastic”
(CazHarnett, Bundaberg, Senior Reviewer)
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago  via mobile

Where to start? The hosts at Malfroy Motor Lodge were exceptional- they gave us great advice on places to go around Rotorua & they really made our stay in Rotorua really special. The room was beautiful, clean & warm. The Lodge itself is really well positioned though off the busy main roads. And it has a thermal pool....!

Stayed September 2014


“Absolutely fantastic experience”
(Katlee82, Rockhampton, Australia)
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago  

So friendly and helpful with not just accommodation but their knowledge of the area as well. The rooms were clean and private, with more than enough room and plenty of utensils in the kitchenette. The gardens, thermal pool and mineral pool were just spectacular especially at night all lit up. The owners went out of their way to make us feel welcome in Rotorua. I will be recommending it to anybody I know traveling in New Zealand



Stayed September 2014, travelled with friends


“Friendly and welcoming!”
(Tracy B, Maidstone, United Kingdom)
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago  via mobile

Was only going to stay for two days, but ended up being four! Very clean, the hosts very friendly with loads helpful information in the local area and afar, and to top that a mineral pool for the end of the evening after a long days sightseeing!


Stayed September 2014


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Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Latest Reviews, MALFROY Rotorua Accommodation, Mineral Pool

“Really good”
(NZCuz, Auckland, New Zealand)
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed for 2 nights as a group of four in a 2 bedroom apartment. Booked based on trip advisor reviews and wasn't disappointed.

The owner clearly takes a lot of pride in the place. Room was spotless, had everything we needed. Would recommend this place over any of the mid-range hotels in Rotorua. It has a thermal pool about the size of a large spa, and then another pool about the size of 3 of 4 spa pools. You can use both pools at all hours which was great. The TV had sky, there was a decent heating system, towels were changed daily and beds made.

For the price I think it would be very hard to find anything better in Rotorua, would stay again.

“Excellent "home" in Rotorua”
(WineTraveller, Wilmington, Delaware)
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 September 2014

This was our home for four nights in Rotorua. And for four nights, Ron and Mairi (the owners) looked after us in a brilliant, warm, genuine manner to make sure that our visit there was as good as it could possibly be. In one situation, Ron even strongly suggested we NOT do an excursion we were considering as he felt it would not be to our interest (and on further consideration and investigation I have to agree he would have been correct if we HAD gone on it!). The rooms were extremely clean with all we needed. The beds were a bit firmer that we prefer but that is a purely personal preference - I have to say that if we return to Rotorua, the would be the first place we contacted for room availability.


Stayed August 2014, travelled with family


“Super mineral pool”
(Melb1511, Brisbane, Australia)
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 28 August 2014

Extremely nice room, well equipped kitchen, nice bathroom, comfortable bed. The kitchen was quite large for a motel room and had everything you needed. The owners/managers were sensational and couldn't help you enough with settling in. They made you feel valued and knew so much about what to see and do you didn't need internet access although that was free, a big bonus. A shopping centre is a4 minute walk away and the main hub of the city is only a 5 minute drive. The motel has it's own hot mineral pool which was awesome. No. 5 room was right in front of the entrance and I did find the noise from the traffic difficult to sleep over the 1st night but managed better the 2nd. I gave this rating based on all the other features and they are environmentally aware too.


Stayed August 2014, travelled solo


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Saturday, September 6, 2014

Where are The Best Fishing Spots in Rotorua?

Waiteti Stream mouth
The last few hundred metres of this stream, where it enters the lake is quite deep and very slow moving. Most people fish it successfully with a nymph/wet fly combination though a double nymph or wet fly works as well. Few fish out in the lake and those that do can do very well. I consider this both a summer and winter fishery that produces both brown and rainbow trout. While the water temperature entering the lake is not as low as Hamurana or the Awahou this stream attracts a lot of fish all the same. Walking directly out from the stream mouth, one can get out 250 metres while heading off on a tangent to the right will lead you to a reasonably significant depression in the lake bed. This depression seems to be where a lot of fish hold over the summer and I suspect that it does in the winter as well though any wind from the West or South – Southeast tends to push the stream plume away from there. Woolly buggers grey ghosts catch fish here when used with a floating line and long trace of around 8lb. Casting a brown or white tokoroa chicken, green or red veltic or a zed spinner works well for those who don’t fly fish.

Ngongotaha Stream mouth
Easy access to the mouth is from Beaumonts Road in Ngongotaha. One can walk along the reserve to the stile at the end of the reserve or walk through the water – fishing all the way to the mouth which is about 150 metres to the left of the boat ramp as you face the lake. For some reason this stream mouth seems to fish best at night with a South – Easterly wind during winter. It fishes fairly well at anytime, especially if there is rain coming or has arrived as well though. The secret to fishing this mouth during the winter spawning months is not to venture out too far. Stand at least 12 metres upstream of the very small delta at the mouth and cast a line that allows your fly to swing in the current right were the delta drops way to the lake bed. It is here that trout will rest for a while before moving upstream. Cast this distance and direction 10 or 15 times, then lengthen your cast by one metre and repeat. If you decide to change your fly, start with your original length of cast and repeat the above instruction. As there is less flow and water volume at this mouth, browns will move into the delta if they are around but be sure to cast into the quieter water to the side of the current every now and then in case they are there. Wooley buggers in olive or black, craigs night time and similar variants, dragonfly and damsel nymphs catch fish here. Casting a brown or white tokoroa chicken, green or red veltic or a zed spinner works well for those who don’t fly fish.

Utuhina Stream
While fishing solo at any of the other stream mouths entering Lake Rotorua is relatively safe, I can’t say the same about this mouth. The stream enters the lake in a significant and relatively unstable geothermal area. There are pockets of very hot water at the mouth and some very soft patches in the lake bed. The true right bank, which is the easiest access point, also has patches of geothermal activity so one has to be very careful when walking up to the road bridge on Lake Road. The pool directly below the bridge does hold a lot of trout and fishes superbly summer and winter. The only drawback is parking one’s car on a side street several hundred metres away. A weighted nymph/glowbug or streamer pattern works well here.

The Ohau Channel
The Ohau Channel links lakes Rotorua and Rotoiti, allowing fish to move both ways. Brown trout up to 9kg and rainbows up to 4.6kg have been caught in this short stretch of water over the years. Unfortunately the amount of public access water is quite limited as much of the surrounding land is in private hands or Maori owned. Some of the larger brown trout have come out of the privately owned access points. The channel delta has fished well over the years but seems to be in decline since the wall was finished, The drop-off at the delta is still there but downstream of that the bed is infilling fairly quickly and is less than 1.5 metres deep in places. A slow or medium sinking line and smelt patterns such as a woolly bugger or grey ghost stripped in fast seems to work better than anything, particularly late in the season. By crossing well above the delta, access is gained to a long stretch of water which can hold a lot of fish after Opening Day on October 1. Nymphing using glowbugs is successful in this area. The mouth of the channel provides the easiest access for anglers and it is here that most anglers congregate. Access to the weir from the true left bank is via public reserve and sign posted from the road at the western end of the Marama Resort property boundary. The more tradition method of wet fly fishing from this bank is being steadily superceeded by nymphing as it appears to be more productive overall. Heavy bombs and egg patterns work well most of the spring, summer and autumn. Access to the true right bank is via Takinga Street, which is opposite the Duxton Hotel, and one can drive to the water’s edge. A short stretch of the channel is available here, courtesy of the adjoining landowner. A fast sinking line or shooting head is best when used in conjunction with any smelt pattern, though at times silver works best. I have had a fair amount of success when using a floating line and smelt pattern here as well so try this line if you have one. Fishing from the weir is quite popular and one's line is fed out and allowed to drift in the current. On the Lake Rotorua side of the weir there is a hole either side which holds good numbers of trout at any time of the year. A smelt pattern is cast across the current and allowed to drift over the hole, then retrieved fairly quickly will result in fish being hooked. Night fishing is a viable option too as the fish hold in close to the bank. A floating or sinktip line is best inside the channel. After June 30 fishing is restricted to the Lake Rotorua side of the weir, marked by two yellow and black landmark poles. The water on the downstream side of an imaginary line drawn between the two poles is closed until October 1. Even so this area is well worth a visit over winter. Large brown trout and reasonable rainbows can be caught any time of the year. Mission Bay One of the most overlooked fishing spots on Lake Rotorua, access to this bay is close to Marama Resort. The lake bed has large rocks dotted all over the place and is a favourite haunt of both rainbows and browns. To the right of the bay, as you look across the lake, a point juts out into the lake. There is a spring coming from the bottom of the lake here and during summer especially, it holds a lot of fish. Spinning and fly fishing is a common method of fishing for the few who fish this area. Standard smelt patterns and floating line or tokoroa chickens and green or red veltics work particularly well.

Where To Stay
Being centrally located MALFROY is very conveniently positioned for fishing trips to all of the above Lakes and Rivers.  We are also well located for visiting the other Rotorua attractions – geo-thermal, sporting, or scenic.

We would like to thank the team at - http://www.fishing.net.nz/fishing-rotorua/#sthash.pRFjwgrM.dpuf – for the above information.  Much appreciated

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Remarkable Redwoods Photos

This is Rotorua's true treasure. Vast area of tall and majestic trees living and thriving for decades, covering a diverse ecosystem. This is Rotorua Redwoods, the Whakarewarewa Forest.

It is famous for its unique bike trails for
all levels and its pristine lakes.

This forest is a ten minute drive from Rotorua's city center and five minutes drive from MALFROY Motor Lodge.