Twinkingham Cottage - Nightingale Falls Farmstay | Off The Beaten Track

Twinkingham Cottage - Nightingale Falls Farmstay

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Whakatete Bay, Waikato                    Listed By Martin

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| FARM TOUR AVAILABLE |
| WALKING TRACKS |


Located on the outskirts of Thames, Twinkingham Cottage is truly 'Off the Beaten Track' situated on 120 Acres of bush and pasture overlooking the Firth of Thames. From the very start of your retreat you feel the experience of adventure as you venture up to your accommodation. As you climb the hills you voyage through the farms various animals, most which are free range, grazing and doing as they please.

A sense of adventure begins to tug at the heart whether you are an animal lover, enthusiastic for adventure, explorer and hiker or to get away from it all in total peace and tranquility. There is something here for everyone, for every age group.

Unique Experiences at Twinkingham Cottage - Nightingale Falls Farmstay

  1. Farm Tour, meet and feed the animals
  2. Walking trails and bush walks to visit Nightingale Falls, Black Hole and White Rock
  3. Build a Bivi, go on an Adventure Night Walk, or Dinosaur Rock Hunting!

Why You Will Love Twinkingham Cottage - Nightingale Falls Farmstay

A stunning getaway complete with breathtaking water views and sunsets with a unique setting and accommodation. There is much to do here at our retreat, we have a variety of farm experiences and activities you can do, have a look at the experiences on offer below, or we can assist you to plan your own adventures in the region.

RECENT REVIEWS
- "Nightingale Falls Retreat was a true highlight of our trip in New Zealand. Karyn and Scott are amazing hosts, and their property is absolutely stunning. The whole experience was an exciting adventure, and I would recommend it for anyone who wants to experience the dictionary definitions of "off the beaten path" and paradise. Between the breathtaking views, the delicious home cooked meals, the adorable, friendly animals, and the gorgeous accomodations, it was definitely a perfect trip. We can't wait to come back someday!"
- "Twinkingham Cottage was lovely and the location is spectacular - half the adventure is making it up to the house in the first place! The family all welcomed us on arrival and the cottage itself had everything we needed. We also did the farm tour which was great and our 4 year old fell in love with the animals, especially the dogs. It is just a same we didn't stay longer, but we will be back."
- "Off the grid and 10 minutes to town. What an amazing experience. Horses on the lawn, stunning nature and hiking. Most of all hosts who love to take care of people, share their beautiful, rustic,magical place and ensure you've everything you need to make the most of it. Loved our few days and highly recommend"



Accommodation Types

Twinkingham Cottage - MAX GUESTS: 4

Bedroom 1: 1 x Queen bed
Bedroom 2: 2 x Single beds (bunk set)

Charming and chic with stunning sea views. Twinkingham Cottage features exquisite views from the comfort of your living room, whether warmed beside the wood fire or soaking in the warmth of the summer sun.

The Nightingale Dogs
Here at Nightingale Falls our dogs are a big part of the experience you will have. They are really a part of the family and love to visit and play. They are great with babies, children, teenagers and adults alike. You will get to know them all, good habits .. and bad! With three dogs to pick from, who will your favourite be?
Coco the Sheep Dog
I love, love, love to play fetch! I can play it all day long. I also do not mind watching your kids from time to time because I love to play too. I do have a loud bark but if you ignore me I will go about my business.
Shelby the Bull Dog
I love to hang out on the deck and take naps in and around the house. I love everybody! Especially if you have food. As you can see I do not hit the gym too often. I am a loveable dog for all ages and very, very gentle. My best time is just being close to you.
Milo the Jack Russell
I am a small dog with a big attitude. I love hanging around outside as well as cuddling up inside. I love digging holes and chasing things that move. I enjoy being scratched but sometimes I am a bit grumpy so do mind your little ones.


View Amenities

$250.00 per night
(up to 4 guests)



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Property Amenities

4WD access to some areas
-BBQ
Dog Friendly
Family Friendly
Gas available
Property Manager on site
-Shop/groceries with 5kms
Single Safe
Unsealed Roads

Activities

Access to: Lakes | Rivers | Streams | Beaches
Farm Tour Available
Birdlife
Caves
Gold Panning
Nature Walks
Rural Views
Glow worms to visit
Farm Animals to Meet
Hiking | Tramping
Family Friendly
Relaxation
Solitude


Eating & Drinking

Twinkingham is fully self-contained with a kitchen, gas hob (no oven) and fridge making it easy to prepare a meal or snacks.



We also offer cooked meals if you do not wish to cook. Let me know in advance so I can prepare a lovely meal for you.

Experiences

Farm Tour - 2 guests

Orientation Farm Tour - 2 guests

Take in the scenery and animals of Nightingale Farm while feeding them along the way. On this informative tour you will learn about the Manuka Honey production, the honey bees, feed the cows, horses and chickens, collect eggs and be shown the types of bush food you can eat. Tour takes you all the way to the stunning Nightingale Water Fall and river. Farmer Scott your tour guide is amazing with the kids. It will be a wonderful experience for all ages.

$50.00 per person

Farm Tour - 3 or more guests

Orientation Farm Tour - 3 or more guests

Take in the scenery and animals of Nightingale Farm while feeding them along the way. On this informative tour you will learn about the Manuka Honey production, the honey bees, feed the cows, horses and chickens, collect eggs and be shown the types of bush food you can eat. Tour takes you all the way to the stunning Nightingale Water Fall and river. Farmer Scott your tour guide is amazing with the kids. It will be a wonderful experience for all ages.

$35.00 per person

Horse Experience ($50 per group)

Tiberius is Nightingales noble Shire. The Shire is one of the biggest breeds of horse. You will be introduced and be given an orientation including checking his feet, brushing and feeding, with time for photos. Get up close and personal with this gentle giant. Perfect for adults and kids of all ages.

$50.00 per person

Adventure Night Walk ($65 per group)

Take the night walk along the 1km pathway and see how many possums you can spot with the spotlight! Watch how they move, even play dead! And then at the end enjoy the Glow Worms up close and personal.

$65.00 per person

Escorted Tour: Black Hole and White Rock ($50 per hour)

Refreshing Swimming at Tararu River

Beautiful landscape. Crystal clear waters. Laze the day away sunbathing on the rocks close to Nightingale Falls or swimming in the refreshing waters. Directions can be given on how to get to these relaxing swimming holes, or you may consider an escorted tour at $50 per hour.

$50.00 per person

Escorted Dinosaur Rock Walk - 2 guests

Native Bush and River Walk

Walk the Dinosaur Rock bush walk along the Tararu Creek past the T-Rex and beyond to the entrance of an old mining cave. Informative tour about the history of the area. Bring good hiking boots or gumboots can be provided as your feet will get wet! Tour takes around 2 hours from your cottage and a medium to advanced fitness level is required.

$50.00 per person

Escorted Dinosaur Rock Walk - 3 or more guests

Native Bush and River Walk

Walk the Dinosaur Rock bush walk along the Tararu Creek past the T-Rex and beyond to the entrance of an old mining cave. Informative tour about the history of the area. Bring good hiking boots or gumboots can be provided as your feet will get wet! Tour takes around 2 hours from your cottage and a medium to advanced fitness level is required.

$35.00 per person

Bivi (Hut) Building in the Native Bush ($40 per group)

With Spencer Martin.

All right parents, now it is the kids turn to have an outdoor adventure of their own! ​For the kids and teens, let Spencer take you into the great outdoors and learn to build a bush Bivi. He will show you the tricks of the trade including what type of native plants to use for building, survival skills and what you can eat (bush tucker). Building and tour takes around 1 hour.

$40.00 per person


About the Landowner, Martin

It is our goal to make your stay with us as comfortable and relaxing as possible.

Outside of Thames in Tararu Bay, traveling up the middle of a gently sloping valley that meanders along a riverbed you will arrive at Nightingale Falls. It is a five kilometre journey along the gravel road, until you come all the way to the very end and can truly go no further. Then you have reached the large blue gate and the beginning of your adventure.

We will meet you at the gated entrance to welcome you so pre-arranged bookings are essential. If you have a four wheel drive you will be escorted to your accommodation up the 1km long driveway. If not Nightingale Falls has a free shuttle operating anytime for your convenience to take you to and from your accommodation.


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