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 are happy to include guests in our everyday farm lives if they are interested (and it's safe ...
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 are happy to include guests in our everyday farm lives if they are interested (and it's safe to do so).
We offer three different accomodation options suitable for different family/friend groups, couples or independent guests with varying budgets.
Enjoy a peaceful relaxing holiday or a more active experience.
Hosts are happy to help with anything to ensure guests have an amazing time.
Essential Stay Info
4WD access only
Access to lakes, rivers, streams & beaches
Horse Grazing Available
Not Suitable for Children
Check in time: Check in after 3 pm to the Quarters, Cottage and river Cabin. Check out time: 11:00 am
Eating and Drinking
The cabin rate includes your breakfast or you can have a fully inclusive meal package for $150 per couple per night which includes all self-cook meals prepared mostly from Mahaanui and local produce. There is a range of meal choices that will just need to be BBQ'd or heated up. Subsequent food drops will be delivered once a day between 11 and 12 if you choose this option. Please let me know at booking if you want meals.
There is a gas hob, small BBQ, and a wood stove to cook on. Tea, ground coffee, spices, and basic cooking provisions are provided.
One Queen bed.
One Queen bed.
More info about the property
Off the grid private retreat is situated beside the Hangaroa river at the bottom of our farm. The cabin has all the essentials to make for a fantastic getaway including solar power, USB ports, gas hot...
Off the grid private retreat is situated beside the Hangaroa river at the bottom of our farm. The cabin has all the essentials to make for a fantastic getaway including solar power, USB ports, gas hot water, kitchen, wood stove, outside hot shower, separate bathroom with a modern compost toilet, and a wood-burning hot tub. With luxury linen and furnishings with your comfort in mind, the cabin is the perfect place for couples to escape to and recharge together.
Unique kiwi experiences for you
Experience a personalised 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 interactive farm tours, learning how a hill -country sheep and beef farm operates. They love seeing the dogs work, mustering sheep and cattle and...
Guests love our farm experience and especially Simon's interactive farm tours, learning how a hill -country sheep and beef farm operates. They love seeing the dogs work, mustering sheep and cattle and watching how to shear sheep. Guests can enjoy all our farm pets including feeding and petting them. The Hangaroa River with its fishing, swimming holes and secret waterfall is a favourite, as well as the awesome summer climate, unpolluted night sky and our popular farm walks. Guests love that we're not Rotorua or Queenstown!
Join Simon for an informative interactive farm tour either on foot or in one of our off 4x4 road vehicles Usually about 3 hours duration you will learn about our farm operations watch our team of working dogs muster our stock and see a shearing demonstration. Have a go yourselves!. Fantastic photo opportunities as there are stunning views looking out towards the Ureweras and across the farm.
However, please note, that all farm tours and demonstrations are subject to Simon’s availability, and unfortunately cannot always be guaranteed.
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
About your host, Sally
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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