Makino Farm Stay is a 3 bedroom cottage located on Makino Station, a 1700 ha (4200 acre) traditional sheep and beef farm. The farm is situated in the Central North Island of New Zealand resting at the foothills of the country?s largest volcano, Mt Ruapehu.
Makino Farm Stay is 27km from the SH4 turnoff - Ruatiti Road . A great place to get away from it all and enjoy the peace and tranquillity of a relaxed friendly farm atmosphere.
The cottage is nestled in a valley amongst an abundance of native wildlife and bush. Perfectly positioned near a range of activities you can enjoy both on and off the farm.
Bring your family and friends to enjoy this beautiful and unique environment with us. Enjoy a glass of wine on the sunny verandah or relax with a book on the comfortable lazy boy couch. If you are more adventurous head out to tramp the hills and view the unspoiled, back country panoramic views of Mt Ruapehu, Mt Tongariro, Mt Ngauruhoe and Mt Taranaki rarely experienced by others.
Bring your own horse and trek farm tracks and trails throughout the station catching glimpses of wild red deer and fallow along with wild goats. Sorry no hunting allowed on Makino.
Local attractions including Bridge to Nowhere, Ruatiti Domain, Mountain to Sea bike trail, Fly Fishing in the Manganui O te Ao and perhaps sighting the famous Blue Ducks, Tongariro Crossing, Ski and Snowboarding, Golfing at the local Golf Club and tramping or cycling The Old Coach Road.
There are a number of great dining establishments in Ohakune providing delicious up market food and extensive beverage selections.
Please do not hesitate to contact us with any special requirements as we may be able to accommodate you.
Makino has a second shearers quarters house available for rent so please ask the Managers for details if required.
The cottage is a 35 minute drive from SH4.
Please note the last 7km to the cottage is a gravel road.
Extras: Cleaning (included); Linen (included);
Enjoy the peace and tranquillity of a relaxed friendly farm atmosphere.
Charming Bach in a beautiful location, we unfortunately had to cut our stay short but will definitely come back in the summer holidays.
Just the perfect place to get away from it all, beautiful location and Jan and Craig were so lovely. The house was ckean and warm and had everything we needec
The kids ( and us) loved the farm experience and didnt want to leave
Approx 40 from ohakune. The drive off the aim highway toward Ruatiti was absolutely worth it. It's an amazing but of country not to be missed. The cottage was incredibly spacious and yet cosy. We arrived quite late (almost midnight) to a welcome message on the door, a lovely fire and the kids electric blankets on. They really went the extra mile and I'm disappointed we couldn't have stayed longer. Will definitely come back. Thank you Jan.
Fantastic cottage with everything you need for a relaxing stay. Very clean and well appointed. Warm considering the weather. Quite a drive to get there but worth it if you are keen on the remote NZ farming experience. We will return and look forward to seeing the farm when it is not so cold!
We all loved everything about the place!! The kids thoroughly enjoyed themselves and loved the animals (who are all super friendly!!) We had 4 adults and 4 kids and there was plenty of room. Perfect location for a family getaway. Jan and her family are absolutely lovely - will definitely be coming back in the near future :)
Stunning views. Lovely hosts. Peaceful. Clean, warm, comfortable, cosy country style cottage with brilliant fire and comfortable beds. Perfect if you want to get away from it all. Child friendly and secure.