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“'The Best One Ever!!!'”
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A Kiwi Farmstay
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Auckland, New Zealand
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8 reviews
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“'The Best One Ever!!!'”
Reviewed 27 July 2014

My favorite part of the kiwi farm stay was feeding the cows, sheep,goats,chickens and of course the pig Lucky. I really love the farm stay it was my second time going and it was even better tan the first time i went. You also can help Simon feed the baby lambs and if you are lucky you might get a motorbike ride from Simon which is really cool. There is always something to do, you will never find yourself sitting inside the house looking for something to do. You will fall in love with the farm stay and the animals when is time to go home you will be asking your mom and dad if you could stay there for a bit longer. The place was really clean and the people were very friendly. So trust me on that and bring your family or friends for the weekend or for the holidays. Best farm stay ever. By Erin

Room Tip: All the rooms are very clean and good quilaty so you could choose any room and the room will be very...
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 18 June 2014

I stayed not long enough to do all the awesome options but I've done horse riding, feet animals, be a real kiwi farmer and met awesome people.See view is incredible and you never get bored cause there is so much to do. The food was great and Simon and Veronica just amazing and full of good ideas. Thank you so much!

  • Stayed June 2014
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Wanaka, New Zealand, South Pacific
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Reviewed 17 June 2014

Great people make up this genuine kiwi farmstay surrounded by new zealands rolling hills and farm animals! I wish I could have stayed longer but being so close to Matakana and Warkworth you are still able to go to the saturday market, horse treks, mineral pools, wineries, or mini-putt etc. Even with little time. Loved my stay and would go back in a heartbeat. Clean, homey, and very friendly people i can now call friends! A+++

  • Stayed June 2014
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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7 reviews
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Reviewed 12 June 2014

We had an amazing time at Simon and Veronica farm even with a bad weather! We really enjoyed all the animals (chicken, ducks, cows, pig, sheep, goats, dogs) and the kids loved to feed them. We also did some motorbike. Simon is a really good entertainment host, he talked a lot about NZ and his job as a paramedics and it was was we were looking for: sharing kiwi experience. We also share the house with Peter the Australian, Yuko the Japanese and Simon's partner Veronica who is German. It was really an international experience! My daughter who share some time with Simon's kids didn't want to leave this morning! She was part of the family as we all were. Our 19 months son loved to be so close to the animals.
An experience I highly recommend for everybody, it worth it. Thanks a lot Simon and Veronica, Marianne, Thémis, Andy and Jonathan, the French family.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
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Tokyo, Japan
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Reviewed 15 April 2014

If you want to go there, you should stay few or more days. I really regret that I stayed only one night! The longer you stay, the more you can have great extraordinary experience. All staffs, also Lukah and Sophie, farm animals make us really enjoy. And there are many activities around this farm. Thank you :)

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled solo
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Berlin, Germany
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Reviewed 2 February 2014

I planned to stay for three days and ended up staying much longer, because Simon gave a very warm welcome to me that I directly felt like as we have known each other for quite a long time and didn’t just meet some minutes ago. I was instantly treated like a member of the family and almost didn’t want to leave anymore!

The farm is surrounded by hills and in a very calm area close to Warkworth. You can relax in the garden, interact with the animals and feed them (the lovely steer Jersey, Lucky the pig, goats, sheep, chickens, ducks and two dogs Trixie and Kayser) or if you want to have more action play rugby with Simon’s children, Sophie (5) and Lukah (7), or go on a motorbike ride with Simon or even on your own down the paddock when you are brave enough. When you are lucky there are some newborn chickens or ducks and you might have the possibility to assist shearing a sheep or goat which is an experience I don’t want to miss!

I really enjoyed the horse riding which is just 20 minutes away by car, as well as the beaches on the east coast. On the way to those beaches you pass an ice cream shop, Charlies Gelato, where I ate one of the best ice creams I ever had, you have to stop there, it’s amazing! An option for rainy days are Waiwera Hotpools where you can spend a whole day relaxing in the hot water while your children are busy enjoying the water slides or watching a movie in the movie pool.

You can easily spend a week on Simon’s farm and will never be bored, because there is so much to experience on the farm and in the area around. I highly recommend Simon’s farm to everybody who wants to get to know the Kiwi lifestyle and farmlife. I will come back definitely!

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled solo
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New Zealand
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Reviewed 18 November 2013

Simon, his kids, and his helpers gave us a great experience with the friendly, enjoyable animals on his small farm. His hospitality was genuine and warm. He loves sharing the experience of farm life and especially letting kids get muddy, chase lambs, and running endlessly.

We stayed in the cottage which is comfortable but not posh (but great value for the reasonable cost!). It's a farm so don't expect hotel level hygiene - there is dust, mud, and a fly or two. Bring your gumboots. My 10 year old boy still talks about it weeks later and can't wait to go back.

Bring your own food - its a bit of drive to the nearest shops. HIGHLY recommend for a family weekend away from the grind of Auckland

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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with family
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Property: A Kiwi Farmstay
Address: 231 Martin Access Road | Ahuroa, Warkworth 0981, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Auckland Region > Warkworth
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 12 Speciality Lodging in Warkworth
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 5
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 

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