Deck and outdoor seating area
A waterfall on the farm
Guests feeding the lambs
Koro Koro falls, Waikeremoana
Mist in the valley
The working dogs
Waikaretaheke river through our farm
Visit the big Gum tree

a rural retreat

Tuai, Hawke's Bay

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Sleeps up to 4
From $180 tonight
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Sleeps up to 4
From $180 tonight

This retreat is your home away from home! Guests are a welcome to stroll in the gardens and enjoy the outdoors. There are numerous walks throughout the farm or you can take a walk in the nearby paddocks. There are extensive grounds at the homestead with a very large old gum tree, reported to be the...

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Essential Stay Info

Eating and Drinking
There is a fully equiped kitchen at the Lodge, stove, microwave, oven, BBQ, dishwasher, crockery, utensils, glasses, tea and coffee, plunger coffee, oil, herbs and spices. We also offer a dinner box, ready for you to cook when you arrive with no hassle. Our continental breakfast is very popular, a great start the day for a walk over the farm or a hike at the Lake. I also provide seasonal free fruit, passionfruit, feijoas, and kiwifruit in the winter, plums and peaches in the summer, fresh eggs from our hens when they cooperate and a sample of Manuka honey collected from our farm and surrounding farms and locally processed for you to try.

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Lunch Not Available

Bedding Configuration
Bedroom 1: 1 x Queen bed with ensuite. Bedroom 2: 2 x King Single beds A fold out bed is available and can fit in either bedroom

More info about the property
The Lodge offers all the home comforts, linens provided, BBQ, a very well equiped kitchen, washing machine, shower, separate bath for a long soak! Set amidst rural farmland with only animals for neig...

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Dogs Welcome
Family Friendly
Horse Grazing Available
Single Safe

Unique kiwi experiences for you

Relax on the deck overlooking the farm, or lounge inside in front of the cosy log fire, this Lodge is the place to recharge your batteries.
Feed the pet animals: in the spring there are often bottle fed lambs & calves that are happy for an extra feed to please the visitors!
Choose one of many walks over farm land & through native bush with stunning views, waterfalls and maybe even a glimpse of wild deer.

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What we love about this property

The Lodge epitomises peace and tranquillity. Nestled amidst secluded farmland this is the ideal retreat to escape from city life, while still having the luxury of home comforts. Guests love the priva...

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Activities on or nearby this property

Be By The Water
Farm Animals to Meet
Farm Tour Available
Hiking | Tramping
Meet The Animals
Nature Walks
Nature Walks and Tramps
Rural Views for Star Gazing


2WD caravan accessible
4WD access to some areas
Bath tub
Caravan accessible
Drinking Water
Dump point nearby
DVD Player
Electric blankets
Fishing Access (BYO gear)
Free Wifi
Fridge (or cooling facility) available
Good mobile service
Hair dryer
Heating (electric, gas or fireplace)
Hot Water Available
Internet Access (free or paid)
Limited mobile service
Linen Provided
No Mobile Service
North Island
Picnic Table
Power Available
Property Manager on site
Relax and Rejuvenate
Rubbish bin
RV/Motorhome accessible
Sealed roads only
Sheep Shearing (seasonal)
Star Gazing
Towels Provided
Unsealed Roads
Washing Machine
Wifi Available


True new Zealand rural experience.

Amazing and cute place with a beautiful view over the valley and a garden. With a lot of kitchen amenities and spark cleanness, this is the perfect retreat for when you're traveling or hiking around the area. Jan took care of all our needs and was a perfect host. Can totally recommend.

This cottage is situated on one of the most beautiful farms you'll ever see...gorgeous scenery, peaceful, and some amazing old trees, including the largest gum tree in the southern hemisphere. Jan welcomed us with a few treats from the farm, even though her family was on holiday that week as well. Perfectly restful retreat!

About your host, Jan

I am lucky enough to live in a beautiful part of New Zealand where my husband and I, farm our 1100 acre block. It is a sheep and beef farm and I choose to move the stock out the back of the farm by running there with my dogs, as I really enjoy seeing the amazing countryside and wildlife, hearing the birds, frogs and watching the seasons change, but the highlight for me is seeing some deer.

Of course it is not always easy and life is very busy on the farm especially in the hot summer moving lambs in the early morning or evening to avoid the heat. We have 2 mobs of bulls that need shifting daily and there are plenty of jobs to do.

The Lodge is a great part of my life, I love meeting the guests and being able to show them our piece of paradise, listening to their experiences, sharing their delight at the secluded location of the Lodge and offering them advice about the Waikaremoana area and walks.

We have 4 children, Hannah is 22 a compliance officer, Alex, 20, a diesel mechanic apprentice in Wairoa, William, 19, at Canterbury Uni and Claire 17, year 12 at Napier Girls. The house swells on the holidays and the children help on the farm when required. They are a great help at the Lodge and very capable of doing it on their own and enjoy chatting with the guests.

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