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Pauabay Road | Banks Peninsula, near Akaroa, 7520, New Zealand
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Paua Bay Farmstay
Ranked #95 of 349 Canterbury Region B&B and Inns
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Queensland, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed with Sue & Murray at Paua Bay as part of our recent NZ getaway. This place really is a hidden gem and a must see for anyone who wants to escape the hustle and bustle of city life and enjoy the fresh air and beautiful surroundings NZ has to offer. We were provided with a warm welcome, beautiful... More 

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Germany
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014 via mobile

great location, though not so great to get to. Room and Bath were ok, but no more. Hosts were friendly, but to us they were commercially oriented, compared with other hosts in NZ we experienced. Wifi was limited and it was pointed out to us, how expensive it was; why offer it then ? Breakfast was ok, dinner was overpriced,... More 

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Little Rock, Arkansas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Murray is a 5th generation farmer. This is a real working farm, not a Real Journeys mock up. You will meet the farmers. You will hear their story. Sue will make home made scones, with home made preserves and cream fresh from the cow. You will relax in the beauty of a spot so lovely you will never what to... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

This was the perfect place to end our 22-day 'round island tour. Comfy bed, garden and mountain view, nice walk down to the shore. Hosts were nice Kiwi farmers and ranchers and know how to explain local history and show you how farming in the area goes on. Loved the place.

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Tauranga, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

We have just enjoyed three fabulous days at this wonderful farmstay. Murray and Sue were charming and entertaining hosts and made us feel very welcome in their cosy, tasteful home. We enjoyed delicious breakfasts and a hearty roast lamb dinner accompanied by home-grown vegetables from Sue's garden. Our comfortable bed in a delightful bedroom had a great view of the... More 

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State College, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

The view from our room was so amazing that I had a hard time sleeping. The stars were so bright and looked so close. I would awake to see the moon rising out of the bay. Then in the morning I would watch the sunrise. After a thunder storm one night we saw a huge rainbow whose one end was... More 

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Cookham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

We stayed with Sue and Murray Johns for two nights when we first arrived in South Island. We loved our time on the farm and the fabulous welcome we received. They made us extremely welcome and we left feeling as if we had made two new, good friends after only two days.The accommodation is excellent, food very yummy and the... More 

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Calgary
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

We were on a day tour from our cruise ship and were overwhelmed by Sue and Murray's welcome to their home and farm. The farm tour and sheep shearing was extremely interesting and informative. Tea, coffee and Sue's homemade scones were a treat. The gardens and flowers were so attractive we did not want to leave at the end of... More 

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Rangiora, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

This was the greatest overnight stay we have ever experienced - so peaceful and relaxing. The warmth, friendliness & hospitality of Sue & Murray was overwhelming. So close to city life - yet a million miles away - we found this idyllic homestay. Murray has a wealth of knowledge of the area, and explained the workings of his farm during... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

My husband and I stayed for 5 days at this magnificent farm stay! We only wishbone could have been longer! Murray and Sue were so incredibly warm and friendly, making our stay a memory we will cherish forever. There was even a very unexpected and heartbreaking event in their family during our stay. Though we we offered to go someplace... More 

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Address: Pauabay Road | Banks Peninsula, near Akaroa, 7520, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region
Number of rooms: 2

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