We live in a beautiful rural setting on our working sheep- and beef farm with Henry (mostly Pomeranian) and Billie (mostly ShihTzu) our loved “rescue dogs”. Easy to find and get to, being just 500 metres off State Highway 4. We are halfway between Auckland and Wellington and conveniently located on the popular tourist route from the Coromandel to Taranaki. Our closest town is Taumarunui (15mins), the start of the Forgotten World Highway, Mt Ruapehu (30mins) and Tongariro National Park (45mins) are easy scenic drives for great activities.
With our great location, tramping, snow activities, canoeing, jet boating, golfing, fishing, mountain biking – to name a few – is on our doorstep. Enjoy walking to the highest point on the farm from where you can see all four volcanic peaks (Mt. Ruapehu, Mt. Ngauruhoe, Mt. Tongariro and even Mt. Taranaki if you are lucky on a clear day). Pre-booked farm-tours are available with Melvin of Justin who will accompany you in one of the farm vehicles for more information and history. Please visit our Romney Sheep website for more about our stud rams.
We highly recommend the magical experience of the Kakahi glowworms – a short drive from the farm – featured in the National Geographic article.
Please keep in mind that travel times in New Zealand can be deceiving in relation to the kilometres as most of the road are through scenic hill country.
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Melvin and Carolyn will welcome you into their home with warm hospitality, home comforts and high-quality accommodation. Our Garden- and Kowhai Rooms have high quality linen on a queen size beds, en-suite facilities, in-room amenities and Wifi.
We serve a full cooked breakfast and/or continental option with locally produced ingredients where possible (special diets on request). Talk to us about local restaurants as we have a strict no self-catering rule. Storage and drying space for your ski- or fishing gear available.
Leave your stress behind and immerse yourself in clean, crisp country-style relaxation.
Check in from 3pm or by arrangement. Check-out 10am