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Te Ngahere Iti Foreststay

757 Diggers Valley Rd | Herekino, Kaitaia 0481, New Zealand
Te Ngahere Iti Foreststay

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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Milton, Massachusetts
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

I don't recall how I originally found this place, but it sounded like a different type of experience and was right on our way as we drove through Northland. Gary and Asta are both quite knowledgeable about the bush, native plants, trees, and birds. The meal that Asta prepared for us was good, but a little on the slim side... More 

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Karratha, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2011

I had just caught a cold when I arrived at the forest stay and Gary and Asta were wonderful. They plied me with Vitamin C and a traditional Maori medicine and I felt much better! I was disappointed that the weather wasn't good when I was there, as the surrounding areas looked incredibly lush and beautiful and would have been... More 

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Wellington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2010

We stayed at Te Ngahere Iti for 1 night during our road trip around the North Island and found this forest stay when trying to find accommodation in Kaitaia. The selling point was the night sky experience, and just the idea of being away from it all, really. The hosts Gary and Asta are very knowledgeable and passionate about what... More 

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Auckland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2009

No traffic holdups, no bright lights, no worries! Leave all your hustle and bustle of city life behind you when you stay at Te Ngahere Iti Foreststay, and experience an authentic New Zealand forest setting in a warm and cosy atmosphere with friendly and knowledgeable hosts. On a typical winding country road through North Auckland farmland and hill country, you... More 

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Florida
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2009

We had no idea what to expect but had looked forward to meeting our hosts for several months and were not disappointed. Everything was wonderful and enjoyable. A very special look into a part of NZ we would not have experienced otherwise. WE loved the forest and the comfortable, fun home. The food was delicious and atmosphere warm and cozy.... More 

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garyasta, Owner at Te Ngahere Iti Foreststay, responded to this review

This response was obviously meant to classify the homestay as a great spot, not the low category indicated. We enjoyed the company of these guests and it is obvious (from the wording of their review) T\that they enjoyed their stay. More 

North Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2009

To come out into the country and to enjoy the beauty of nature, to hear birds, have silence in a peaceful way, learn about native orchids, live without our conventual electrity this is worth doing. Ensure you know which road to take, the distance from the start of Diggers Valley Road, bring your camera and be ready to take time... More 

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Fish Creek
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2009

Gary and Asta's forest stay is a unique opportunity to live with nature! It may not be 5 star but at night you just look above to see millions of stays in a clear dark sky. We loved Gary's tour of the property with its fascinating trees and plants and the orchids have to be seen to be believed. The... More 

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Te Anau
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2009

Great to meet people who are genuinely concerned about our bush and who are living their dream with a solar powered house and a large bush covenanted for the future. We had home cooked meals which were great value. A great place for a taste of country life.

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Sinapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2008

This place is an experience not to be missed if you want to plunge into forest tracked only by the owners, some native wild pigs and large Kiwi! The "hosted home" only has one bedroom for a couple. The food is mainly out of their garden and you don't get any more-eco-friendly or green than these two! They have a... More 

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