We went during a bad period - when it was raining continously and most of the usual sights were not available due to the rain. But nevertheless, my partner and I enjoyed our stay at Mingary. It was a very good getaway from the busy bustling city life we came from. Pam and Mike are very kind and geninue people - it feels like coming home to our parents.
Pam is a great cook and Mike has a wonderful sense of humour. We enjoyed sitting around at the fireplace and chatting with them and their friends, Dave & Trish, before dinner. We didnt feel like we were tourists at all but were part of the family.
A stay in Mingary is a good way to experience farm life in NZ!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- We live in a tranquil setting at the foothills at Oxford. We farm cattle and a small flock of sheep, also we have Alpaca's, miniature horses,chickens,ducks,pigs, and milking cows. We are on the inland scenic route 72 between Rangiora and State Highway 73 (to the West Coast, Lake Tekapo, Hanmer Springs and Kaikoura). Within a few minutes drive there is salmon & trout fishing, easy walks and tramps at Mt Oxford, Mt Richardson, Mt Thomas, and many bush walks also nearby.Horse trekking can be arranged. Mountain biking at the Wharfdale track offers one of the best in the South Island. Ski fields within 1-1/2 hrs drive.On the farm we grow all our own food with no sprays. ... more less