Escape for a fun family break. Stay at English Cherry Tree Manor, host to the Waikato Cherry Tree Festival and a wonderful place for families. See the gallery of photos and videos.
Features of the property are:
⦁ Animals to encounter and feed.
⦁ Acres of beautiful gardens.
⦁ A treasure hunt around the property.
⦁ A heated 15m swimming pool in season (Dec-Mar).
⦁ A hot tub in the gazebo by the gold fish pond.
⦁ A shed with table tennis, pool and other fun activities.
⦁ Other outdoor activities, which include croquet and frisbee.
⦁ Fruit to pick.
Venture out nearby
⦁ Hire bikes at the property to cycle to nearby Hamilton Gardens (2014 International Garden of the year) and the wonderful Hamilton Waikato river trail. See details. If you have a towbar, you can attach a rack to carry the bikes.
⦁ Try horse-riding just down the road.
⦁ Solve puzzles to escape a room at Confinement at the Casino and on the above Hamilton Waikato river trail. Great for high school children.
⦁ Pick fruit in season (strawberries, blackberries, blueberries and raspberries).
⦁ Encounter lemurs, gibbons or rhino face-to-face at Hamilton Zoo (3 years minimum age).
⦁ Have a spin (though try not to) at Blastacars (minimum height 1.2m).
⦁ Take the controls as you fly in a small plane (4 passengers per plane).
⦁ Visit the top-rated space museum.
⦁ Spin again in the Camjet jetboat along the Waikato River.
⦁ Take torches at dusk and walk 10 mins to see a wall of glowworms by a waterfall. (30min drive)
Venture a little further a field
⦁ Walk to the North Island’s tallest waterfall (45min drive and 90 min walk there and back). Stop by a thermal swimming pool on the way back from the walk.
⦁ Cycle or walk the Karangahake gorge (50min drive).
⦁ Walk to the Blue Spring (50 min drive).
⦁ Visit Hobbiton (40 min drive).
⦁ Visit Waitomo Caves (60 min drive).
Book your family getaway at English Cherry Tree Manor. Choose the dates and rooms that suit you.