Whether this is your first time tourist visit to New Zealand and you are after a genuine kiwi farm experience or you just want to get away from the city hustle and bustle - A Kiwi Farmstay is a place to visit. Simon is a great host - he goes out of his way to make your stay as enjoyable a possible, while really making you feel like a part of his family ! He is also great with kids (having two adorable children of his own), very down to earth and approachable - nothing is ever trouble! During your stay there you will have the opportunity to feed the animals, share sheep, have a ride on the motor bike, go for a horse ride to a near-by farm and many more. The animals are amazing - I never knew domestic animals are capable of the pet type of affection towards people. My soon took special liking to a baby goat - kid Maddy who spent most of our stay there cuddled up to him in his lap. He found it so hard to part with her and talks about going back to visit her all the time! I highly recommend this place, especially if you have children - they will just love it!! The only down side will probably be having to listen to them going on an on about the farm and asking to go back lol !!. I know one thing for sure - we definitely will !
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- "It's not just accommodation, it's a real interactive Kiwi experience !!". Get the kids out & let them do something they'll never forget !! Pet friendly. * Horse Trek 3 yrs - 70 yrs* Mountain & motorbike rides * Air rifle, golf/baseball driving range * Goat Island marine reserve * Reptile park * Beaches * Matakana wine trail/ vineyards * Hand feed all the animals * Farm adventure * Family time away from electronics. An ultimate farm adventure. Plenty to do even if wet !! Situated on a 5 acre block, 15 mins north west of Warkworth & an hour north of Auckland. You & your family/partner can interact with family friendly animals, have a romantic get-away or just totally relax at our rural retreat or on nearby beaches. Furthermore enjoy the tranquility & privacy of a rural retreat or participate in the local attractions. * Beaches- Omaha or Kaipara coast * Rabbit /possum hunting * Mountain/road biking * Horse riding * Fishing * Vineyards * Boating * Tramping * Swimming/diving/Snorkling * Matakana Cinema * Waiwera thermal hotpools * Golf * Winderholm regional park Have you own self contained guest house with bedroom, lounge, shower, toilet & kitchen. ... more less