Another storm has been announced last night, so early this morning we finished the horse shelter area and moved the two boys over so they are going to have a more comfortable place during the day when the weather closes in.
The storm that hit us last Tuesday evening with wind speeds of more than 200km/h (Manukau Heads) left us without power and internet and only limited cell phone coverage. Power was restored yesterday afternoon, 3 days later.
the amount of rain we had over the last few days is extraordinary - at least on a subjective level. The occasional hours of sunshine in between evaporate the water quickly, hence yesterday we had 30 deg C. with 80% relative humidity.
We loved the location, it was close to Auckland, the airport and many things to do close by. The property itself was gorgeous with beautiful views and some friendly animals. Hosts Tatjana and Ingo were also very friendly and went to every effort to make us feel welcome and comfortable.
Shannon | November 19, 2019
Beautiful location. Very comfortable and well appointed. Friendly owners and delightful local activities and food options.
Tatjana is a perfect host. Good communication in advance and she arranged a superb dinner at a winery nearby. Even drove me there, so that I could drink some wine. Great room, scenic view. Personally I would be happy to see a large sign at the entry gate.
Stefan | September 18, 2019
A family run farm that are so helpful and welcoming. We became part of the family for our stay here. Lovely hosts in a beautiful part of the world.
Travelled to Waimauku from Auckland (approx. 40 mins away) to escape the City for a couple of days & enjoyed every minute of our Stay. Special Thanks to our wonderful hosts. My Daughter loved spending time with the farmstay family & her friend, with many animals to visit & feed while enjoying
Carol and Bruce H | July 22, 2019
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!
Kati Hickey | May 19, 2019
Top notch spot.Our hostess was amazing and nothing was a problem. Would recommend to anyone.