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Tira Ora
Havelock, Marlborough

Natural Paradise in the heart of the Pelorus Sound, South Island, New Zealand . Mountains, Swimming/fishing Bay, fresh water rivers, native birds, org...   Read More

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Karetu Downs Farm Stay
Broomfield, Canterbury

Karetu is situated approximately 63 km north of Christchurch and a one hour drive from Christchurch airport. The farm is 2000 hectares of some flat to...   Read More

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Lost In Time
Taumarunui, Manawatu-Wanganui

150 Ha High Country Sheep Farm Located in the King Country, 17 Kms North West of Taumarunui. Self drive up to the homestead with a fantastic views of...   Read More

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The Waituna Cottage
Waituna Waimate, South Canterbury

The Cottage is on our 500 acre working Dairy Farm located directly under the Hunter Hills. The house is a 4 bedroom 120 year old cottage which is full...   Read More

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Pukeko Nest
Manunui, Manawatu-Wanganui

A 50 acre peninsular with 3 islands in the Whanganui River. Imagine pitching your tent here, in your own private space, listening to the flowing wate...   Read More

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Omawai Valley Farm
Hikurangi, Northland

Streams, bush...   Read More

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Tui Ridge
Aongatete, Bay Of Plenty

Tui Ridge is tucked up a long treelined driveway. Located just off State Highway 2, it's handy to some of the best beaches, swimming, walks, tramping...   Read More

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Shackwell Bush Hut
Whakatete Bay, Waikato

Welcome to Shackwell Bush Hut. Shackwell is perfect for families or couples who wish to camp but don't want to rough it. Situated in the stunning an...   Read More

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Shantilly Cottage
Whakatete Bay, Waikato

Romantic and Cosy Shantilly Cottage is a boutique cottage looking out to the extensive bush and sea views. It is perfect not only for a romantic week...   Read More

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Twinkingham Cottage
Whakatete Bay, Waikato

Located on the outskirts of Thames, Twinkingham Cottage is truly "off the beaten track". Twinkingham Cottage is a stunning getaway complete with brea...   Read More

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Waitoki Views
Waitoki, Auckland

We live on a lifestyle block 20 minutes from Albany and 10 minutes from Silverdale shops. The rural views are beautiful. We have 2 beautiful cats, chi...   Read More

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The Croft
Te Ore Ore, Wairarapa

Our property is 9 kms east of Masterton. We have an elevated site with stunning views of the Wairarapa Valley and Tararua Mountains. We have a small l...   Read More

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Toi Toi Retreat
Matiere, Manawatu-Wanganui

My place is a retreat from it all. A peaceful quiet valley where "Life is how it used to be", Nature being a big part of life with endless beautiful b...   Read More

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WOODBERRY FARM COTTAGES
Tikitere, Bay Of Plenty

Wake up in an idyllic spot in Rotorua nestled among bushes and beautiful flowers. The sounds of birds chirping faintly. Smells of flowers and fresh co...   Read More

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Grassmere
Colyton, Manawatu-Wanganui

A beautiful property that lines the Oroua River just out of Feilding in the Manawatu. Grassmere is a working dairy farm and there are plenty of lovely...   Read More

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Tranquility
Kawhia, Waikato

Step back in time at Tranquility, Kawhia. Our place is on the beautiful amphitheatre of the Kawhia Harbour. We offer an ideal section to pitch a tent ...   Read More

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The Barn
Marahau, Tasman

You will have a great range of accommodation options to suit you including private cabins, modern clean dorms or spectacular camping site (power and n...   Read More

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951C Waingaro Road
Glen Massey, Waikato

We have a lovely peaceful place where "city/town pressures" can disappear. We hope visitors will get as much pleasure as we do, seeing and hearing the...   Read More

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Kaipara Views Eco Lodge
Glorit, Auckland

Totally off grid 2 bedroom modern house on a lifestyle block overlooking the Kaipara harbour. A quiet retreat with fabulous comfortable, and fully equ...   Read More

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Homewood
Pahiatua, Manawatu-Wanganui

A 2 Bedroom self contained cottage, including new bathroom and kitchen positioned beside a river. We offer accommodation for deer hunters, families ...   Read More

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Hilltop Accommodation
Papatowai, Otago

Hilltop Accommodation is nestled alongside native forest on a sheep and beef farm, overlooking the tiny seaside community of Papatowai, in the heart o...   Read More

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The Shearer's Quarters
Elephant Hill, Canterbury

Come enjoy the quite farm life for a few days or even a few weeks. Located on a sheep and beef Station on the northern side of the Waitaki river near ...   Read More

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The Far Canal Hut
Raglan, Waikato

Get away from the city hustle and relax at the Far Canal Hut. Located privately down the back of the farm, you can enjoy the peace and quiet here! Ne...   Read More

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Taieri Bank Cottage
Middlemarch, Otago

Situated on a beautiful Sheep and Beef farm just minutes from Middlemarch this property offers excellent location to the Central Otago Rail Trail. Be...   Read More

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Quiet rural lifestyle block
Lower Hutt, Wellington

Quiet semi-rural location 30mins from Wellington CBD. Suitable for self contained motorhomes. Dog friendly but please keep under control at all tim...   Read More

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Broadview
Eastern Bush, Southland

Broadview is a sheep farm right on the cusp of southern fiordland with amazing panoramic views of the Takitimu mountains, the Longwoods and the Twinla...   Read More

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Alternative Energy Farm
Rongotea, Manawatu-Wanganui

We have a caravan annex and a woolshed where we live at present we have one spare double bedroom and another one is coming soon. There is a composting...   Read More

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Driftwood Seaside Escapes
Te Tii, Northland

Pet-friendly, self-catering and award-winning accommodation nestled waterfront on a private peninsula, just outside the boutique, foodie destination o...   Read More

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Kawakawa Glamping
Cape Palliser, Wellington

Welcome to the "End of the World" location Glamping at Kawakawa Station! This is the ultimate in luxury camping with total peace tranquility and pr...   Read More

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Lakeview Lodge Karapiro
Karapiro, Waikato

A picturesque and private rural and lake environment, backdropped by majestic Maungatautari Mountain, sets the scene for exclusive accommodation provi...   Read More

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MataRata Downs
Tarata, Taranaki

We are 3 generations working on a 1200 acre sheep and beef farm, which has been in the families since 1946. Our Farm cottage was built in 1958 and h...   Read More

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Lakeview Lodge Karapiro 1 Bedroom
Karapiro, Waikato

Your lodge offers fully self-contained facilities to ensure a relaxing stay so you can get on and enjoy the reason you are here. With this Lodge, you...   Read More

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Lakeview Lodge Karapiro 2 Bedroom
Karapiro, Waikato

Your lodge offers fully self-contained facilities to ensure a relaxing stay so you can get on and enjoy the reason you are here. With the most luxuri...   Read More

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Catlins Sheep Farm Homestay
Quarry Hills, Southland

We are a busy sheep farming family with a couple of spare rooms. We would love to share part of our lifestyle / business with others. Our farm is sit...   Read More

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Dargaville-Matador Farm
Dargaville, Northland

This Farm is near Kai Iwi Lakes, Bayleys Beach, Tanemahuta Kauri Tree and 40 minute drive to Opononi Easy drive in access to parking sites. Peacefu...   Read More

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AWAHIWI FARM
Wallingford, Hawke's Bay

- 360 degrees views overlooking the mountains and the sea.
-Oamaru is ten minutes drive away by car and Dunedin is about 1-1/4 hour drive away. W...   Read More

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LONG COTTAGE
Omakere, Hawke's Bay

This is a 10m cabin located on a lifestyle block in Central Hawkes Bay. The cabin has a double bed, tv with freeview, microwave, jug toaster and fridg...   Read More

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BUSHY POINT FERNBIRDS B&B
Otatara, Southland

Our B&B is only minutes from Invercargill. We are surrounded by forest at the end of a gravel road therefore it is very quiet. We have a walk through ...   Read More

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EYREVIEW RETREAT
West Eyreton, Canterbury

Located within the Canterbury Plains on the East Coast of the South Island, Eyreview Retreat is a private self catered accommodation within a rural se...   Read More

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Putara Base Camp
Eketahuna, Manawatu-Wanganui

Family's/Backpacker accomodation nestle at the heart of the Tararua ranges. PBC is fully equipped with beds, kitchen facilities, toilets and hot showe...   Read More

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Ararimu Farm Stop Over
Ararimu, Auckland

Perfect place to park your motorhome or caravan just south of Auckland, out of that heavy traffic! Enjoy the heated pool for a small donation just wa...   Read More

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Wairunga
Maraetotara Havelock North, Hawke's Bay

Wairunga is a 700 acre sheep and beef farm that has been in the Parker Family for three generation since 1919. The accommodation is two adjacent cott...   Read More

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Secret Garden & Glowworm Retreat
HOKITIKA, West Coast

Relax and unwind with the sound of birdsong at our rainforest retreat 10 minutes north of Hokitika. We offer powered and unpowered sites for self-con...   Read More

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The Ark @ Tui Ridge
Aongatete, Bay Of Plenty

Tui Ridge is located at the end of a long treelined driveway in the heart of the kiwifruit orchards of Katikati. The Tui Treehouse to the cosy Ark. Wi...   Read More

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Tui Ridge Pines
Aongatete, Bay Of Plenty

Do you want to try living in a Tiny House/space, off grid for a day or more? Tui Ridge Pines cabins have all the comforts of home - just without plugg...   Read More

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Blue Spur Farmstay
Arahura Valley, West Coast

Private spot to park up, have a campfire and enjoy the farm and native bush. Enjoy peace and quiet in a relaxed country atmosphere. No other houses a...   Read More

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Mt Hay Station
Tekapo, Canterbury

Mt Hay Station is a 22,000acre High Country Sheep Station boasting some of NZ's best views and an amazing place to see Lake Tekapo and its world famou...   Read More

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Greenstone Retreat Villa
Kumara, West Coast

The historic Villa has been lovingly restored & is sold as a whole home or individual double/twin rooms with large communal areas & full kitchen. 3 sp...   Read More

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Greenstone Retreat Small dorm
Kumara, West Coast

Greenstone Retreat has new small dorms with bedding & bathrooms. Rooms sleep 4 in sturdy bunks. Free BBQ & outside undercover kitchen with electric ke...   Read More

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House on the Hill
Te Rauamoa, Waikato

Welcome to our little home on the hill! Our place is a private space for a few guests with amazing views and scenery. Living atop the hill we're lucky...   Read More

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Kawakawa Farm Cottage
Cape Palliser, Wellington

Year round available, our accommodation is available even outside the walking season! Please select on calendar to check vacancy and pricing. 'Farm...   Read More

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Prospectors Hut
Wakamarina, Marlborough

We live on a working farmlet surrounded by native forest with the beautiful Wakamarina river running through it. Various rustic cabins are set in a la...   Read More

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Luxury Under Canvas Glamping Auckland
Mercer, Waikato

Luxury glamping just 45 minutes south of Auckland CBD in a private natural bush setting on a working farm. Complete with real beds, flushing toilets,...   Read More

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The Old Shearers Quarters - Lake Aniwhenua Retreat
Galatea, Bay Of Plenty

Beautifully restored and renovated 1960s Shearers Quarters located next to Lake Aniwhenua in the stunning scenic valley of Galatea. Situated on a 145...   Read More

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The Flying Fox
Matahiwi, Whanganui

The Flying Fox provides a unique experience with eco-friendly accommodation on the banks of the Whanganui River. With no road access visitors arrive ...   Read More

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Ohuka Lodge
Tuai, Hawkes Bay

Ohuka Lodge epitomises peace and tranquillity. Nestled amidst secluded farm land this is the ideal retreat to escape from city life, while still havin...   Read More

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Ica Station Homestead B&B
Whareama, Wairarapa

The Ica Station Homestead B&B is a Category 2, Heritage New Zealand listed building in the Wairarapa, that is now open to the public as an 'Off the be...   Read More

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The Whare
Marotiri, Waikato

Located on 100 acres of sheep and beef farm, with unusual land formations from the historic volcanic activity, nestled at the base of a hill, covered ...   Read More

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Valley Views Glamping
Otiake, Otago

Valley Views Glamping is close to Kurow in the Waitaki Valley, with fabulous views of the valley, and the hills and mountains beyond. You will love ou...   Read More

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The Potter's Cottage
Kahuranaki, Hawkes Bay

Perfect for a family holiday or a quiet getaway. Located on a small farm with friendly animals, the cottage is metres from the Tuki Tuki river. Walk ...   Read More

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Carmel Farmstay
Piopio, Waikato

Carmel Farmstay is the ideal retreat, centrally located and nearby to the popular 18 hole Piopio-Aria Golf Course and delicious Piopio Berry Orchard. ...   Read More

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Kohutu Farm, home of MannaMilk
Manakau, Manawatu-Wanganui

Kohutu is the 100 year-old farm of the Martin Family. The garden of the old farm homestead offers a quiet spot on grass under the trees in summer, or...   Read More

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Hairy Hobbit Cottage
Brooklyn, Tasman

Relaxing holiday eco cottage accommodation within 70 acres of secluded native bush with huge views over Tasman Bay. Close to Abel Tasman and Kahurangi...   Read More

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The Winedrinkers Cottage
Carterton, Wairarapa

The Winedrinkers Cottage was built in 1910 and shifted to its current semi rural site in the early 2000's. It is a four minute drive to central Carter...   Read More

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Orchard View
Kinloch , Waikato

Boutique Camping Site for Your Tent, Caravan or Campervans. We are open again mid September till May. Our prices incl first two person per pitch per...   Read More

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River Valley Lodge
Pukeokahu, Manawatu-Wanganui

Tucked away at the base of the Ruahine Ranges and Mt. Aorangi, on the banks of the Rangitikei River, River Valley Lodge is the perfect escape from the...   Read More

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Henga Lodge Chatham Island
Chatham Island, New Zealand

Come and experience the real Rekohu/Chatham Islands! Set in the peaceful surroundings of Henga Reserve overlooking our 900 acre farm, you will be m...   Read More

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The Cooks Cottage, Homewood Station
Riversdale, Wairarapa

This fully restored 1870's one bedroom cottage is waiting for you to enjoy. Located on a historic sheep and beef farm on a picturesque part of the Wai...   Read More

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THE LOG CABIN
Waihi, Waikato

The Log Cabin is situated at the southern base of the Coromandel Peninsula, bordering the Kaimai Mamaku Forest Park. It is the perfect place to stay a...   Read More

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Coldstream Estate: The Whare
Coldstream, Canterbury

Looking to get away from the rat race and enjoy the quiet, uncomplicated, country air? Or maybe take time out on a working farm or fancy a spot of fis...   Read More

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