OTBT Team Dream Holiday – Tash

The ‘Does Everything’ Girl – Loves a strong cup of tea, a robust game of football and covers 40,000 steps over event time with a smile on her face!

Next up on our Off The Beaten Track (OTBT) staff dream holiday destinations is our “It Girl” Tash. This gal seriously does everything and is always a helping hand in the OTBT Office.

“My pick is definitely Heritage Hideaway near Lake Tarawera. I have wanted to stay at this property for a long time and tried to book it for our last holiday, but it was all booked out! I still have it on the to-do list at some point”, says Tash.

Heritage Hideaway is on Lake Tarawera in the Bay Of Plenty.
  1. Where would be your favourite OTBT holiday destination in NZ?
    I would love to stay at Heritage Hideaway. This accommodation oozes rustic charm and simple pleasures, from the swing chair under the covered deck looking out over the views to the cedar spa pool filled with spring-fed water.
  2. What is your ideal accommodation stay?
    Definitely a small, cozy cottage.
  3. What do you look for when choosing your accommodation?
    Close to walking tracks, but also somewhere I can relax as well, especially if I can soak in a spa or an outdoor bath after a day of activity!
  4. What is a local activity you would consider partaking in?
    Hiking.
  5. What is your favourite thing about the OTBT location and why you would recommend it to others?
    It’s got a lovely outlook over Lake Tarawera which you can view from the outdoor bath. It’s also close enough to visit the lovely city of Rotorua, which has plenty of fun activities and hot pools to explore as well.

Heritage Hideaway is a romantic escape from the busy world. A peaceful hideaway with stunning views, you can enjoy the lake that is a consistent 22 degrees during summer. Take the water taxi to the Tarawera Falls walkway, hot water beach and the natural bush hotpools, or catch a rainbow trout for tea.

Check out Tash’s pick Heritage Hut here.

Author: Monique Webb