We had a really bad beginning to our 16 days trip to south island. Upon reaching the airport after hours of flight, we were informed by the airline that all our luggage did not arrived & they would need to locate them. We are a family of 6 with 2 aged parents and 2 young children, so you could imagine our dismay on hearing that!
However we were really glad that we have booked 2 nights at Mingary Farm. Upon reaching the farm, we were greeted with warm hospitality by Pam & Mike & treated to a yummy home made snack for tea. By the time we had our home cooked dinner (delicious beef stew with lots of vegetables from the garden) with the cozy fire, the ordeal at the airport was all but forgotten & we felt that everything is going to turn out fine after all.
The next day, we were relief to find out that the airline had found our luggage & we got them back in the afternoon. We celebrated by soaking in the outdoor spa pool facing the canturbary hill (complete with beer well also home made by Mike in our hands). It was a great moment that our family were always remember! After the spa, we had another sumptuous dinner by Pam.
Our family had enjoyed the stay at Mingary Farm. After the whole NZ trip, all of us agreed that that our stay at Mingary Farm is the best of all of 16 days! Thanks Pam & Mike.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- We live in a tranquil setting at the foothills at Oxford. We farm cattle and a small flock of sheep, also we have Alpaca's, miniature horses,chickens,ducks,pigs, and milking cows. We are on the inland scenic route 72 between Rangiora and State Highway 73 (to the West Coast, Lake Tekapo, Hanmer Springs and Kaikoura). Within a few minutes drive there is salmon & trout fishing, easy walks and tramps at Mt Oxford, Mt Richardson, Mt Thomas, and many bush walks also nearby.Horse trekking can be arranged. Mountain biking at the Wharfdale track offers one of the best in the South Island. Ski fields within 1-1/2 hrs drive.On the farm we grow all our own food with no sprays. ... more less