The farm is 5 to 10 minutes from Akaroa village. Accomodation is excellent, with a separate entrance to main house. Good value for money (full cooked breakfast), evening meal is also an option for an extra $25 per person.
Hanne and Paul are friendly hosts and very knowledgeable about the local area; they also run seal tours, and Paul's family have lived in Akaroa for many generations (we found furniture made by one of his ancestors in Akaroa Museum!).
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Stay on a real New Zealand farm and share in our love of the land, its plants and animals. Our home is situated 1.5 km up the Takamatua valley, only 5 km from Akaroa. We farm sheep and cattle and usually have a menagerie of animals around. Hanne is a keen horse woman and Danish in origin, speaking the language fluently. Paul is a direct descent of the original French settlers. We invite you to enjoy some good old-fashioned country hospitality in our spacious, yet cosy, farmhouse. A trip to the Akaroa Seal Colony is a must do. Safari includes a scenic drive through a working farm with the farmer. ... more less