|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
Visit South Head, Auckland's best kept secret.
Just over an hour west of Auckland, is the SOUTH HEAD sand duned-peninsula, bound by the Kaipara Harbour on the east and to the west is the Tasman sea's wild Rangitira ocean beach that stretches for miles. 2.5 kms from the beach is the eco-friendly barn accommodation, nestled between Tea Tree and the swimming ponds. The lodge is a converted barn, now with more in the means of fine art than of shearing sheep.
It has a huge barn door that provides open living for sunny days and warmth on cooler times. The view with the door open is subtropical plants, ponds, a stream, alpacas and is ever changing.
The barn location provides a tranquil environment with the sounds of bird life as they visit the ponds.
All the power on the property is generated from the solar panels and a windmill.
The barn has a coal range for cooking and heating, a warm fire in the evening.
Traditional flush water toilet.
The generous sized bath uses pure rainwater.
Feed the alpacas carrots/nuts and the huge grass carp, bread and grass.
Take the time to float in the ponds, it's a great attraction in the summer months, very relaxing.
Visit a beautiful hidden lake 1km from barn or investigate large Lake Kereta, next door.
The ocean is a 3km walk from the barn, Start walk at edge of Lake Kereta (South side),follow fence line to the Forestry road, cross the road and along (approx 20m?) and see adjoining track through bush, and pines to the beach
Take a picnic to the sea and enjoy being in sand dunes there are no prickly weeds, so you can enjoy the benefits of being barefoot if you wish.
A walk to the windmill on the top of the hill gives astounding views of sea and on special days sunset.
The barbecue area is undercover with room to enjoy outdoor eating whilst looking at the view of the ponds.
CHILDREN MUST BE SUPERVISED AROUND PONDS, FEED FISH ONLY GRASS AND BREAD.
When swimming try not to have sunscreen make contact with the water, it can affect water quality for fish.
Pets by negotiation.
The property does not have cell phone coverage.
Phone 09 420 2828.
Bookings can only be made through the website.
No freezer, small fridge, no washing machine.
Payment has to be made according to the TandC
This is a farm - there may sometimes be noise, mess or smells.
Extras: cleaning (Optional, NZ$25.00 per night); linen etc (Optional, NZ$25.00 per stay); NOTE: Under Kiwi bach tradition you are expected to: Bring your own linen (towels/sheets/tea towels);
Enjoy meeting the 20 alpacas and a resident lama, Bandit, who roams free, jumping deer fences!
What a lovely rural retreat away from the hussle of technology. The ponds and nature make this a very tranquil setting.
I absolutely love this barn! Its the 2nd time i've stayed and i've really enjoyed myself both times. It looked beautiful with the flowers on the tree's out and I loved floating around on the boat in the pond. I'm sure i'll be back again!
Great spot, our daughter loved the alpacas! Very quiet and off the beaten track! We loved it, thanks very much
Recommend to whom is looking for farm stay.
What makes this place so special is the ambience of the setting and the feeling that you are totally away from it all. The barn has everything you need but is not trying to be shiny or modern. The water is hot, the fridge is just big enough, the gas job and bbq were great and we didn't miss not having an oven. We found the barn a really Magic place and would go again. Good base to explore the south head area.
The location is lovely. The barn is rustic & off the grid but has a great shower and the lights work a treat. There is no fridge just an electric 'chilly bin' - this didn't worry us but it could be a problem if you were staying longer. The beds are adequate but not the comfort level of a premier hotel. The linen was lovely. The place was clean.
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Low season tariff
18 Jan 2017 - 31 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay