My husband and I were visiting New Zealand as the 2nd part of our honeymoon. I really wanted an experience unique to New Zealand so i googled "farmstays". I was lucky enough that Kandiah came up in my search. I am a HUGE animal lover and the idea of being able to spend time with alpacas and walk them on the beach was so exciting and interesting. Waipu was very out of the way for us but based on pictures of the farm, accomodations, alpacas, we decided to email Pav and get more information. She was so friendly and helpful through email that we decided to take the detour and stay a night at the Kandiah farm. It was by far one of the highlights of our 2 week trip to New Zealand. The room was beautifully kept, perfectly clean, and I must add the shower was amazing. The views from our private living room was outstanding too. I think it was the best night sleep I had all week because of the peace and quiet and comfort. My husband and I were exhausted from traveling and too tired to go out for dinner. Mark (The other owner of the farm, Pav's husband) gave us fresh rolls, cheese and peanut butter. it was so nice of him. Pav and Mark both are such warm people. Mark is hysterical and kept us laughing the entire time. They are both so great with the animals and the beach walk is SO worth your money!! I felt like the alpacas were my babies, and I missed them as soon as we left. I wish we could'vee spent more time at the farm. it's an amazing place. We visited many farms throughout our stay and I am amazed as to how well kept and clean the Kandiah farm is. I highly recommend staying with Pav and Mark. Even if it is out of your way! I will never forget our experience there. We have wonderful memories and great photos.