I had a wonderful stay at Mingary. The farm is in Oxford, about a 50 minute drive from Christchurch, so its the perfect relaxing getaway while still being within striking distance of one of New Zealand's most culturally rich cities.
The Farmstay hosts were so friendly and accommodating, the food was splendid and my room was comfortable and clean. The farm itself was absolutely gorgeous-rolling scenic hills, nice trail into the hills, and even a quiet stream meandering through the heart of the farm. My stay was the most relaxing part of my trip to New Zealand. Mike and Pam were really the model of Kiwi hospitality. I wish I could return again and again and again.....
- 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