Interests

Our Faces, Our Places - Your Stories

We know that our guests are all travelling for different reasons. Look After Me accommodation is unique! You can search for homestays and guest houses that best match what you are personally interested in or your reason for travelling.  Whether you're sampling Rotorua's abundance of activities or going for a ride along one of our fabulous Cycle Trails, our friendly homestay will be here for you when you get back.

Here we feature feature stories about our properties as related to some of our most popular interests and give you great ideas for types of holidays you can try:

  • Go Pedal! Explore the New Zealand cycle trails all over the country and stay with quality hosts who will look after you and your bike! We are now proudly an Official Accommodation Partner for the 'Thermal by Bike' Cycle Trail in Rotorua, but have a wide range of cycle-friendly accommodation all over New Zealand.
  • Go Garden!  Isn't it wonderful when you meet 'Like-minded' people? many of our Look After Me hosts are keen gardeners with sumptious arrays of florals, natives and avid nuturers. Please enjoy our selection of lovely hosted accommodation where the gardens are as welcoming as the faces and places.
  • Haere mai! Would you like to learn more about the Maori culture but don't know where to start? Enjoy a cultural experience where you can cook your own hangi in the steam pot in Riria's backyard or enjoy a traditional Maori healing with Wiki or get taken to the best fishing spots in the far north!
  • Gallivant with the Grandies! Hear from Grandparents their best tips travelling with their grandkids and explore a whole range of options for overnight or weekend trips -ideal for the school holidays.
  • Go Gourmet! Indulge in fine cuisine, degustation feasts and culinary delights of local produce
  • Go Fish!  Hooked on fishing?  Let us introduce you to our hosts who are happy to share all their favourite fishing spots - all over New Zealand.
  • Go Deep!  Do you ever feel like you need to get away from it all? We have some beautiful guest rooms and self-contained rooms where our hosts understand your need for privacy and peace, yet can offer that personal touch. Some of these include 'spiritual retreats' - sancturies where you can rediscover some inner peace.

Stories coming soon:

  • Go Glamping! Explore the Walking Trails and meet up with other keen walkers with great local knowledge
  • Go Fido! Find out properties that are pet-friendly
  • Go Gently! Visit an Eco-Lodge where you can learn more about sustainable living
  • Go wheels! Find out properties that are pet-friendlyor wheel chair accessible
  • Go Gumboots! Meet and greet quintessential kiwi farmers who open their hearts and their gates to allow you and yours to get a sense of rural New Zealand.
  • Go! Go! Go!  Need a stop-over? In this blog we feature all of our Airport Stop-overs which allow you to get off and away overseas or be safely and affordably in transit.
  • Go Potty! Isn't it wonderful when you meet 'Like-minded' people? many of our Look After Me hosts are keen on arts and crafts with gorgeous collections of quality homewares. Please enjoy our selection of lovely hosted accommodation where the arts, crafts and handicrafts are as welcoming as the faces and places.
  • Just Go For It!  Looking for something, but don't quite know what? Want to try something that's fun, but not too adventures. In this blog we invite you to take half a step out of your comfort zone and experience something memorable but won't leave you stripped of all your adrenalin.

Events & Festivals

We specialise in Events all around New Zealand, either officially partnered or unofficially as promoters and supporters. Here are some of the events we have accommodation for:

crowds and stunning backdrop at Auckland Seafood Festival
 

January

 

Auckland Seafood Festival - Auckland 

Parachute - Hamilton 

 

Februarywine and food at Malborough Festival

Waitangi Day

Homegrown festival - Wellington 
Women On Wheels - Methven

Wellington Fringe Festival - Wellington

Devonport Wine and Food Festival -  Auckland

Malborough Wine Festival  - Malborough

Auckland Cup Week - Auckland 

Mission Concert - Napier

Bike Fest - Rotorua

Art Deco - Napier

Ocean and Orchard - Kerikeri

Lake Taupo Relay - Taupo

Ellerslie Flower Show - Christchurch

Marchexperiencing culture at Festival of Cultures

Wild Foods Festival - Hokitika

Auckland Festival- Auckland

WOMAD - Taranaki 

Look After Me was proud to support WOMAD by providing concert goers with welcoming, affordable accommodation in and around New Plymouth, Taranaki. We had a mention in a front page news story in Taranaki.

The Big Easy Cycle - Hawkes Bay 

Waiarapa Balloon Festival - Waiarapa

Methven A&P Show Day - Methven

Wines Harvest Festival - Waiarapa

Festival of Cultures - Palmerston North

Balloons Over Waikato - Hamilton

Le Race - Christchurch

 

Aprilevening to remember at the Blues and Jazz fest

ANZAC DAY -  We remember the fallen

EASTER Weekend

Internationnal Blues and Jazz Festival - Christchurch

Dunedin Fringe Festival - Dunedin

National Jass Festival - Tauranga

Warbirds Over Wanaka - Wanaka every second year 2014 -2016- 2018 Highland park also has motor racing on that weekend in conjunction with the Warbirds.

Autumn Festival - Arrowtown

Blues and Roots Festival - Queenstown

Maycelebrating Rotorua Marathon

Mother's Day-  We offer a beautiful range of accommodation options to whisk your Mother away for a special weekend.

Rotorua Marathon - Rotorua

 

 

Junerural action at National Feildays

National Agricultural Fieldays - Hamilton

Winter Food and Wine Classic - Hawkes Bay

 

 

 

Julycelebrating at Look After Me birthday party

Look After Me Birthday

 

 

 

 

Augustperformers at the Christchurch Art Fest

Christchurch Art Fest - Christchurch

 

 

 

 

Septemberexplore the creativity at Wellington WOW Festival

Fathers Day

Wellington WOW festival - Wellington 

 

Octoberimmerse yourself at the French Fest

Labour Weekend

ASB JazzFest - Queenstown

Akaroa French fest - Christchurch

Gisborne Wine and Food Festival - Gisborne

 

Novemberspinning wheels at Lake Taupo Cycle Challenge

Toast Martinborough Wine and Food Festival - Martinborough


Summer Food and Wine Classic - Hawkes Bay

Garden Festival - Taranaki

Cycle Challenge - Taupo
 

December/New Yearscelebrating New Year with fireworks at Rhythm and vines

The Nomad - Waiheke - 31 dec

Rhythm and Vines - Gisborne  29 Dec - 1st Jan 

Raggamuffin - Auckland - 13

This year we provided loads of last minute accommodation for guests attending the Raggamuffin Reggae concert in Rotorua. Our story made front page news in Rotorua.

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2015 Special events FIFA World Cup and Te Matatini