We visited RF with our two children (3 yrs and 6months) and had a fantastic time. Kylie and Andrew were great hosts- very patient and accommodating with the children. Our 3 year old had a ball and didn't want to leave. Kylie was kind enough to let her bottle feed her pet lambs, ride their two ponies "Dude" and "Beau", feed the chickens and collect the freshly laid eggs! She hasn't stopped asking to go back and see Kylie :)
We also took a beautiful walk up to the most amazing view point- 360 degree views, from the coast to the snowy peaks of Ruapehu. Breathtaking.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Rangitikei Farmstay is a "must do kiwi experience" located halfway between Taupo and Wellington (North Island, New Zealand) on a large sheep and beef farm which has been in the Stewart family since 1901. Situated only ten minutes off State Highway 1, on a quiet rural road, RF provides the ideal location for an authentic experience that will appeal to many. RF has a range of different accommodation options, sleeping 18 in total. This includes the RF Bunkhouse, East and West Huts, all situated around our large gardens. The Bunkhouse is also a farm Museum which showcases agricultural history of farming in New Zealand. We cater for large tour (day) groups arriving by bus or smaller groups/families looking for an overnight experience. Popular activities include the shearing and mustering demonstrations, farm walks with mountain to sea views, feeding our large range of animals, Hole in one golf and claybird shooting. Visitors are sure to leave with fond memories and fantastic photos. We look forward to welcoming you! ... more less