I stayed in my campervan and in the dorm room. The atmosphere is like being part of the family when I was at A Kiwi Farmstay. We fed the goats, lambs, cows, pig, ducks and chickens every day, and gathered eggs from the hen house.
I stayed in the dorm rooms and in my campervan. Staying in the dorm is nice because you get to join in the family life happening in the lounge and kitchen. I gave the place a '3' for cleanliness because it is a farm... there will be mud on your gumboots and it isn't a place suited for neat-freaks!
Simon gave me a tour of the self-contained cottage which is really nice and looks like a comfortable place for a family to stay. And the place as a whole is very kid-friendly.
If you are looking for a place near Auckland that feels far away, and want to be part of a kiwi experience I recommend giving A Kiwi Farmstay try.
- 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