Whether you are going away for a few days, are invited to one of the venues in the area or just looking for a lovely spot to stay, we can provide you comfort away from home.
The area features a range of bush & dunes tracks, stunning Muriwai beach with its great surf, black sand and gannet colony. Beach, dune & forest horsetrecks, 4WD adventures, treetop climbing or mountain biking for the adventurous in Muriwai and Woodhill. Visit boutique wineries and Hallertau Brewery, take a cruise through the Kaipara Harbour, enjoy the area’s stunning wildlife.
Unwind and relax.
All of them have a story and many of them are rescues.
You are invited to join in at feeding times or to have a pat. You can also enjoy some of the free range eggs for breakfast on the weekend.
Beautiful farm, gorgeous friendly animals. The family are great hosts. Rooms are clean, comfortable and spacious. A quiet getaway with plenty to do in the area. Highly recommend!
Every now and then we write stories of some of the events that were happing on the farm or just post some lovely pictures. Please see our news&blog section for more stories.
December 24, 2019
Drove down into the valley today to check up on the alpacas and the cheeky moo.
December 14, 2019
A weekend of alpaca shearing, vet attendance, fixing fences and water troughs.
December 12, 2019
A few days ago we found this little chirp under Fluffy’s wings. A duckling hatched by a chicken...
Unfortunately it survived only for 2 days.
December 8, 2019
Over the last couple of weeks several female Mallard ducks have been released back into freedom. The two which we released two weeks ago have turned into a permanent resident feature.
November 27, 2019
Contrary to Honky, our frizzle hen Fluffy has been broody for several weeks and been sitting on no eggs - chicken brains are funny. So we decided we give it a go and shoved the three duck eggs under her. She's been a happy chicken now for two weeks and very protective on top.
November 26, 2019
A few times in a row I have now been observing them in the paddock in the morning, making their way up the hill back to the house.
Down at the pond or on their way up they must have met our resident paradise ducks.
November 15, 2019
Today was a sad day at Pukeatua Farmstay. We had to say goodbye to Peekie, our female Buff Orpington Duck. She was all well last night and this morning we found her in a corner of the duck run. She must have died overnight.
November 9, 2019
Most animals stick to electric fences - our alpacas do not.
November 3, 2019
Spring soon will turn into summer and the weather during the day is already so awesome.
October 31, 2019
Sometimes we have pretty little visitors, like those rosellas, parakeets or phesants. Today some rosellas flew by and landed on the deck balustrade.
October 21, 2019
Over the last couple of weeks we had quite a mix of weather - typical spring. From lovely warm and sunny days where you easily get sunburned to torrential rain that flooded the valley.
October 13, 2019
The vet found Daffy in his grandpa feeder for his chickens and Norbert got dropped of at the local vets. We thought we would take them home so they can be friends for our other rescue ducks.