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Smiths Farm Holiday Park
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Manchester, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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“Great place to stay”
Reviewed 28 December 2013

This is a lovely camp site in a beautiful setting. The facilities were very clean and there was plenty of space to park our motor home. Barbara, the camp site owner, was so helpful to us and the cakes on arrival were an added bonus.

We would not hesitate to stay here again if we were ever back in New Zealand.

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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 14 November 2013 via mobile

This is one of the most charming places we have ever stopped, simply perfect. We had a powered site for three nights and from the moment we checked in it was bliss. We were welcomed with 2 lovely cakes for us and a free bag of feed for the voluptuous Molly Pig. The walk through the farmland was very enjoyable and took us up to a lovely waterfall. Well worth the effort but put your walking boots on to do it. Don't miss out on meeting the goat, who desperately wanted to eat my cardigan and the sheep, who are very friendly and let you stroke them. Delightful visit and no need to deliberate, just stay here, you'll have a wonderful time.

Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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4 reviews
Reviewed 11 October 2013

This was our forth trip to Smiths Farm and as has always been the case we really enjoyed our stay. The hosts are friendly and welcoming. The surrounding countryside beautiful. The accommodation facilities are spotlessly clean and great value for money. The location is excellent especially if you are travelling to or from the ferry terminal at Picton.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with family
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413Barbara, Owner at Smiths Farm Holiday Park, responded to this review, 30 October 2013
Hi Carol-Ann and family,
Thank you for your lovely review and it was great to see you all again...my how those children have grown!!
We hope that the rest of your holiday with your sister and friend was fantastic and we look forward to seeing you again in the future.
Take Care!
Barbara and Chris
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Dallas, Texas
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Reviewed 13 September 2013

Our trip in a campervan through New Zealand would not have been the same without our stop at Smith's Farm Holiday Park. We pulled in late at night and was welcomed by freshly baked muffins and a kind owner. We didn't realise the beautiful view we had until we woke up the next morning. Surrounded by mountains, sheep and other creatures, we found ourselves wanting to spend more time there. The facilities were great!

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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413Barbara, Owner at Smiths Farm Holiday Park, responded to this review, 18 September 2013
Hi Melissa Ann,
It was no problem to have you arrive late at night and we're pleased that the views surprised you in the morning! The animals certainly do enjoy meeting you all and they are very well fed (and some would say "fat"!) as a result.
Thank you for your lovely review and we hope that the rest of your travels were every bit as good.
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Los Angeles, California
Level 1 Contributor
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Reviewed 13 August 2013

We found Smith Farm through the Camper mate app and it was everything they said and more. Our stay was in the offseason of winter and we were the only campers that night, so we had the entire facility to ourselves. Barbara was the most accommodating host who provided us with all sorts of local knowledge of things to see. We were also treated to the famous warm muffins, which were delicious and welcomed after a long day's journey. We hiked up to the waterfall, which was an added bonus, although we left before it was dark enough to see the glow worms to visit with the resident sheep, goat, cows and pig. The kitchen and bath facilities were spotless and we even had the option of having a wood fire in the kitchen. If you're hiking the Queen Charlotte Track from Anakiwa, this is the perfect place to camp as its just up the road from the trailhead. We had a great time here and will definitely return on our next trip to New Zealand. - Michelle

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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413Barbara, Owner at Smiths Farm Holiday Park, responded to this review, 18 September 2013
Hi Michelle,
Thank you so much for your lovely review. We are thrilled that you enjoyed the whole experience that is Smiths Farm. It's Spring here now and all the daffodils are flowering next to Molly's paddock so it's very pretty. Thanks again and we'd love to see you for a second visit if you come back to NZ!
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Ottawa, Canada
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Reviewed 6 July 2013

This is the second time my husband and I have stayed here and again we were really happy with our experience. The family is very hospitable, the farm lovely to walk through, and the glow worms at the waterfall are incredible to see. The facilities are clean and well maintained, and it was a nice bonus to get freshly made muffins when we arrived.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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413Barbara, Owner at Smiths Farm Holiday Park, responded to this review, 18 September 2013
Hi Christina,
We're so pleased that you enjoyed your second stay with us! Yes, we love the waterfall walk and the glow worms too but don't get to see them as often as we would like to sadly. We hope that the rest of your trip went well and maybe we'll see you for your third visit sometime soon?!
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Reviewed 8 May 2013

We stayed here with a group of 6 in one of the family units after finishing the Queen Charlotte track.
We found our room small but comfy and warm, with enough facilities for us to cook ourselves a hot meal after the trip.
The farm animals are great - we were very close to a large pig who was very friendly and appreciated a good belly scratch!
The people who run the farm were amazing - we were given a basket of warm banana chocolate chip muffins when we arrived, and great information about wineries in Blenheim when we suggested that we might like to do a tour. It seemed like they would go out of their way to help you out which was nice!

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled with friends
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413Barbara, Owner at Smiths Farm Holiday Park, responded to this review, 18 September 2013
Another late reply so my apologies! We're pleased you enjoyed your stay and we enjoyed meeting you all. If you come again as a big group maybe you'd like to take two rooms as was suggested as that would have made your stay much more comfortable. It's a shame it wasn't the greatest of weather but the mountain biking on the track is great isn't it?! There are plenty more wineries to sample so we look forward to you returning to Marlborough some time soon!
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Property: Smiths Farm Holiday Park
Address: Queen Charlotte Drive | R.D.1, Linkwater, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Marlborough Region > Linkwater
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Number of rooms: 30
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