A visit to Parklands is always a gratifying experience. If you want to forge new friendships and feel welcomed and comfortable in a ‘home away from home’ type way, Craig and Angela always make you feel like you belong.

Bob South, Editor Fish & Game New Zealand magazine.

I’d like to express our company’s continued appreciation for the dedication and exceptional service you and your staff provide our tours. The hospitality is truly excellent and this is reflected in the positive feedback we consistently receive from our valued clients.

Richard Sumner, Pan Pacific Travel, Auckland.

When in the Turangi area I always make a point of staying at Parklands Motor Lodge. Craig, Angela and the team are very friendly and nothing is a hassle. You are guaranteed a laugh whilst having a beer in the bar and always served a very good meal. I recommend Parklands to everyone I know.

Craig Linton, Sales Rep, Maxxium NZ Ltd

This is just a short note to let you know what a wonderful stay I had at your motel. There is nothing better for a tourist than to be made to feel welcome at a motel. Your local knowledge for hikes added to the experience. And of course the ambience at your bar, the nice food at the restaurant, all added to a top class stay for me.

“Charlie” Tjeng-Nien Quah, Singapore

Very quiet well appointed and very friendly operators. On highway 1 but noise was not an issue even with the trucks that used the premises. The restaurant provided a very enjoyable meal with a great selection and very reasonable prices. The wine list was adequate and again not overly expensive. Thoroughly recommend as a gateway to the mountains and Lake Taupo. Stayed September 2014, travelled as a couple

Lauris M (TripAdvisor Review)

Arrived late, stayed for one night and left early on our way to Aukland to catch a flight. Excellent cabin with separate lounge, kitchen bedroom and shower. Tea, coffee and fresh milk provided. Bar on premises and just managed to get a couple of beers in before closing. Very helpful staff who made our short stay very easy, I would have been happy to stay for longer but unfortunately our time had run out. An excellent base for the Tongariro National Park and a great place to stop as its half way between Wellington and Aukland. Room Tip: All motel rooms are in the same 'strip' and all good. Stayed December 2014, travelled as a couple


We called at the last minute and got a 1bedroom unit. Craig was so helpful after we had had a long day and disaster with our previously booked place. He just gave us key showed us where to go and said relax. We went and had a drink and dinner at the restaurant and it was great. What an awesome end to a long day. Such a lovely open motel and great owner. Stayed January 2015, travelled with family

Jenni C

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