About your Host

My name is Marianne and I am the owner of Blossom Cottage, Orchard Studio and the Vintage Room, a thriving accommodation business in Rotorua, a city known for its mountain biking, kiwis, geysers, thermal activity and mesmerising Maori culture. I am fluent in Dutch and English and due to my fascination with different cultures, have extensively explored and travelled, by backpack, by motorbike and in an untrustworthy old car, through many countries and continents of the world, including Europe, Africa, Australia and not to forget, my own stunning country, New Zealand, which I travelled from North to South. I am a Rotorua born and bred Kiwi who, with my knowledge and stories of secret, childhood haunts and hidden gems in this fascinating corner of New Zealand, will ensure that your visit to Rotorua will be unforgettable.