Bed & Breakfast Hosts Jonathan and Lindsey Barran

Rotorua Photographer Jonathan Barran

Host page Jonathan is a professional photographer with 40 years’ experience specialising in environmental and commercial photography and in-between assignments he helps Lindsey with the bed and breakfast. He would be delighted to give you information on good photographic locations in Rotorua and throughout NZ.  Examples of his work are displayed throughout the homestead.

Displayed in the gallery leading to the guest quarters is some of his most recent work with Project Crimson, a national organisation set up to protect the Pohutukawa tree. The Pohutukawa tree is seen mostly around the coast of the North Island and has bright red flowers that come out around Christmas, hence it is also known as the NZ Christmas Tree.

Lindsey Barran

Lindsey now runs the bed and breakfast full time throughout the spring, summer and autumn seasons. During winter she finds casual work mostly in the health related industry.

Lindsey and Jonathan have two adult children, Alastair and Rachel, and a granddaughter Zoe-Harper. Leisure pursuits for both Lindsey and Jonathan include tramping the great NZ tracks and sea and lake kayaking – they have a coastal cottage in Onemana on the Coromandel.


Banjo is a cat who came into our lives some time ago for a short stay and forgot to leave. He will meet and greet you but mainly mind his own business.