Host contact details

351 Hossack Road
Waikite Valley
Waikite Valley
New Zealand

phone. (07) 333 1826
alternative. 021 072 1218

Visitors Book

“You'll say 'WOW' when you come out to Sandara Gardens - it truly is a sanctuary. This is the perfect accommodation to unwind after Day 1 of the Te Ara Ahi (Thermal by Bike cycle trail). A visit to the local Waikite Valley Hot Pools may be just what's needed. With your choice of 18 garden seats an”
Julia Charity (Founder's Note)

“An oasis of tranquility. Lovely conversation, great hosts, great company, wonderful gardens. Highly recommended place to rejuvenate on Rotorua's Thermal cycle trail. Thanks so much.”
Trevor and Melanie, Auckland (cyclists on Te Ara Ahi, Thermal by Bike

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Sandara Gardens - Waikite Valley

Single rate $75
Couple rate $125
Extra adult $75
Extra child $35
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Child friendly
Smokers Outside only
Pets ok x
Pick ups
Note: charges may apply for pick up
Has pets x
Distance to town 25km
Nearest airport Rotorua
Airport distance 35km
Languages English

Lovely country home B&B in beautiful Waikite Valley, 25 mins from Rotorua. Two bedrooms and guest bathroom, and cycle-friendly accommodation for 4 guests. Enjoy an engaging welcome by Marian and John who would be delighted to share their home and 4 acres of park-like gardens with you. Offering two rooms - one Queen Room, two singles and a convenient guest bathroom. (If required, a third room with a single bed is available). The rooms are tastefully decorated with a charming country feel. Ideal for cyclists exploring Rotorua's Thermal by Bike Cycle Trail (Te Ara Ahi) or wanting to enjoy the Waikite Valley Hot Thermal Pools which are 6 kms away. Make your trip to Rotorua, truely memorable - this is what Look After Me is all about - hospitable people, beautiful accommodation and lasting memories. Also allow time to explore and enjoy the extensive gardens.


Ask By arrangement Help yourself breakfast NZ cuisine Tea and coffee available


By arrangement Local May include additional charges

Our accommodation best suits

Couples Family occasions Grandparents/parents with children International guests Patients undergoing treatment Single travellers Twin share

Bed layout

1 single 2 single Queen bed


Bath Guest bathroom

Car parking


Motorhome parking



Flat screen Host lounge (shared TV) Yes

Sky TV

Flat screen Host lounge (shared TV with SKY) Yes


Library/books available Golf course, and Waikite Valley Thermal Hot Pools nearby

Internet access

Ask By arrangement Wireless

Kitchen facilities

Ask Host kitchen by arrangement



Washing machine / dryer

Ask By arrangement Washing machine - no charge Yes


Bed linen and towels

Hobbies and Interests

Arts, Craft & Literature Cycling Entertaining Farming Gardening Golf Music Photography Reading Rugby Tramping Travel Walking Wine & Food

Special Features

6 kms from the finish of the Thermal By Bike ( Te Ari Ahi Cycle Trail) at Waikite Valley Thermal Pools. Relax at the end of the Trail with a swim and a comfortable nights stay at Sandara Gardens B&B.
Lovely country home with extensive views and large garden to relax in.
6 km from Waikite Valley Hot Pools and golf club