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Living area 1
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Bunk room 2
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Simon and his dogs
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Quarters and woolshed
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Farm buggy
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farm adventure quarters

Tiniroto, Gisborne

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Sleeps up to 10
From $130 tonight
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Sleeps up to 10
From $130 tonight

Situated half way between Gisborne and Wairoa, on the inland Tiniroto Road, this Kiwi property is a 615-hectare, authentic working sheep and beef farm that has been in Simon's family for almost 60 years. We offer three different accommodation options suitable for different family / friend groups, c...

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Essential Stay Info

Cats Welcome
Dogs Welcome
Family Friendly
Rural Views

Check in time: Check in after 2pm for the Quarters and Cottage, and after 3pm for the River Cabin.
Check out time: 11:00 am

Eating and Drinking
The kitchen is well equipped and has basic cooking provisions such as flour sugar, tea, coffee, spices, oil but you will have to bring all your other food provisions with you as the nearest shops are in Gisborne / Wairoa.

Bedding Configuration
Bedroom 1: 4 x bunks (sleeps 8 people) Bedroom 2: 2 x king single beds (sleeps 2 people) Linen available for $10 per person per stay.

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Our Quarters is a fully furnished, self-contained, basic country accommodation - that can comfortably sleep up to 10 people in own beds. With everything you need for an enjoyable stay, the Quarters i...

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Unique kiwi experiences for you

Experience a personalised Guided Farm Tour with Simon on a working hill-country sheep and beef farm.
Private farm access to swim, fish, picnic or kayak the Hangaroa River or adventure up to our secret waterfall!
Stay active and take a walk on our two marked farm tracks. Bring your mountain bikes or horses and explore further afield. Off road bikes available by arrangement.

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What we love about this property

Guests love our farm experience and especially Simon's Guided Farm Tours, learning how a hill-country sheep and beef farm operates. They love seeing the working dogs muster sheep and cattle, and watch...

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Activities on or nearby this property

Farm Animals to Meet
Farm Tour Available
Rafting | Kayaking | Canoeing


Drinking Water
DVD Player
Fridge (or cooling facility) available
Gas available
Hair dryer
Heating (electric, gas or fireplace)
Hot Water Available
No Mobile Service
North Island
Picnic Table
Power Available
Rubbish bin
Unsealed Roads
Washing Machine
Wifi Available

Drive Times

Auckland: 7 hr 15 mins
Hamilton: 5 hr 45 mins
Tauranga: 4 hr 45 mins
Taupo: 4 hrs
Wellington: 6 hr 30 mins

Extras you might like to add

These will be available to select during the booking progress

$50.00 Per person

Simon's Guided Farm Tours are a fun, interactive experience that will take you out on the farm (for approx. 2 hrs) to show off the beautiful scenery and views, introduce you to the farm's working dogs, stock mustering and sheep shearing. Have a go yourselves! Fantastic photo opportunities. However, please note, that all farm tours and demonstrations are subject to Simon’s availability, and unfortunately cannot always be guaranteed.

$150.00 per group

Home prepared meals featuring our farm and local produce. Includes a lovely nibbles platter, dinner and dessert, morning/afternoon tea, breakfast and lunch for two. Select a bottle of wine and beer of your choice. Your first day meals will be in your fridge for your arrival and any subsequent meals will be delivered in a food drop between 11 and 12 the next day. You will just need to BBQ or heat up your food selection. Choose from lamb, beef, chicken, pork, venison or vegetarian ( fish if I can get fresh for you) Let us know your dietary preferences and /or allergies


A very special place. Not just a farm stay but a unique experience in the Gisborne countryside. The Forrest cabin was super cosy and the hosts very welcoming. Ammenities were thoughtful and the catering exceptional. Lovely hot tub with a view of the Hangaroa River. Certainly off the beaten track. Loved the journey getting there too. Thanks Sally, Simon & Charlie
Ian - Sep 2023

We had the most fantastic stay at Mahaanui Cabin. Sally & Simon have gone above and beyond to provide a really great experience. The Cabin is very well equipped, It's super cosy and the attention to detail and considered features make this spot a truly relaxing and peaceful experience. The wood-fired tub is a perfect way to take in the unobstructed view of the stars and listen to all the beautiful native birds during the day. We will definitely be back!
Emma - May 2023

About your host, Sally

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Simon and Sally look forward to welcoming you to their farm, Mahaanui. A 600 hectare hill country east coast farm inland from Gisborne or Wairoa in Tiniroto. Simon and his family have farmed Mahaanui for nearly 60 years. Sally, when she is not helping Simon or hosting visitors from all around the world, works as a nurse at the local Gisborne hospital. You may meet one of Simon and Sally’s three children visiting their family home when you visit. Now young adults, they are working on farms around New Zealand and the world after studying agricultural and veterinary sciences at university.

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