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Muscat, Oman
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2016

This was our first trip to New Zealand and after spending 4 nights in Queenstown, we had decided to stay 2 nights at a farm near Christchurch. After reading the previous reviews on tripadvisor, decided to stay at Puau Bay. Although at times it looked like we were driving in the middle of nowhere (the farm is about 1.5 hours... More 

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Saint Sauveur des Monts, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2016 via mobile

After 3 weeks in NZ, Paua Bay was our final 2 nights before heading home and it was perfection. We had a wonderful time chatting with Murray and Sue, got to take part in the farm tour and heard all about the trials and tribulations of farming in such a remote area and lost track of how many scones we... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015 via mobile

True farm stay accomodation -sunsets are stunning or if your an early riser the morning views are well worth a look -rooms are spacious clean and well maintained -staff make you feel like one of their own while still making you feel special -well priced and very affordable -won't disappoint

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

A real farm set in beautiful countryside, lush green hills roll down to the sea. French doors from the rose covered veranda open to THE MOST delightful bedroom, all with those gorgeous views! Peace and quiet abound. Our hosts made this our most favorite place to stay in all of New Zealand. Sue and Murray are charming, generous and full... More 

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Salt Spring Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

If you have imagined awakening with a flamingo sunrise over the South Pacific outside your bedroom window, with an early coffee on the veranda overlooking a lush English garden, a hearty breakfast before an invigorating hike over verdant hills...this is the place for you!!! So remote, so quiet, yet with all the comforts of home. Sue and Murray are gentle... More 

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Salt Spring Island, British Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

This was by far the best B&B stay we have had in 25 years. Set against the sweeping magnificence of the Banks Peninsula's hills and seascapes, the house, the property, the gardens and the guest suite are charming beyond words. Everything about this rustic Farmstay is a feast for the senses - sights, sounds, and textures of the countryside; aromas... More 

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Courchevel, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

Very comfortable room and bathroom, with attractive and interesting decor, in a lovely farmhouse. The location is remote, beautiful and very quiet. Stunning scenery and a delightful garden. Murray and Sue couldn't be more friendly or helpful. We were made to feel at home and were shown all around the 960 acre farm. This is perfect for those that love... More 

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Queensland, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

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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Additional Information about Paua Bay Farmstay

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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