Stayed in the Annies Cottage portion of Waiwhenua Homestead. Efficency with everything except of course food. Fabulous fishing area, beautiful sunrises...sheep, deer, cattle everywhere. Fill up your gas tank and grocery bag in Napier (black barn sat market!!!) and then go and relax in this historic cottage. We didn't opt for the farm tour but it sounded great if only we had more time..something for next time I guess.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Waiwhenua Farmstay and Trout Fishing Adventures Welcome to our Farmstay and Trout Fishing adventures. Our third generation family run farm has been operating farmstays since 1997. We offer guests our historic Annie's Cottage at the farm or our comfy Glamping sites at our River Side Park. We offer all farm guests a free specialised informative farm tour, providing you with information and opportunities to explore the farm and river at your leisure. Our historic Annie's Cottage at Waiwhenua Farmstay offers guests a friendly family environment. We cater for families or individuals wishing to experience a slice of real genuine farm life in New Zealand on our extensive sheep, cattle and deer farm. We can also offer excellent trout fishing adventures for the discerning angler in our private stretch of river. Horse trekking can also be arranged with neighbours. Glamping sites are available during the summer season. You will get to experience all the comforts of camping Kiwi style right on the banks of the river. Privacy, birds and the river running past your door will provide you with an experience that you will never forget. We have been described as "Heartland New Zealand- An unforgetable experience." ... more less