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Maungakawa Views Farmstays

34 reviews
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2 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
4 guests
1 night minimum
Holiday Rental House
Children welcomed, breakfast, lunch and dinner, explore the farm and spend time with the animals. You will be the only guests. Our guests tell us that what we are offering, is to them a unique experience, a proper farm stay and friendly hospitality. They enjoy life on a real working farm, contact with the animals, fabulous views and wide open spaces, living with your hosts, all home cooked meals provided, an opportunity to experience life in the countryside and about half an hour from Hobbiton. A great holiday in New Zealand's beautiful countryside, away from the hustle and bustle of your busy life. You can enjoy a relaxing holiday in your private accommodation and participate in a genuine kiwi farming experience if desired, or simply relax to enjoy the view in peace and quiet. You'll be...Children welcomed, breakfast, lunch and dinner, explore the farm and spend time with the animals. You will be the only guests. Our guests tell us that what we are offering, is to them a unique experience, a proper farm stay and friendly hospitality. They enjoy life on a real working farm, contact with the animals, fabulous views and wide open spaces, living with your hosts, all home cooked meals provided, an opportunity to experience life in the countryside and about half an hour from Hobbiton. A great holiday in New Zealand's beautiful countryside, away from the hustle and bustle of your busy life. You can enjoy a relaxing holiday in your private accommodation and participate in a genuine kiwi farming experience if desired, or simply relax to enjoy the view in peace and quiet. You'll be staying at the top of a beautiful tranquil valley with stunning views of native bush-clad hills and rolling hill country. Our farm is named 'Maungakawa Views', as we look out upon Maungakawa Mountain which is part of a 6,000 acre native New Zealand bush reserve. We are farming sheep and cattle, with calf rearing in the Springtime. The animals are free to roam the paddocks eating clean, green New Zealand grass. More
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Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: Ask
Kid Friendly: Yes
Suitable For Children Under 5
Refrigerator
Porch
Washer
Highchair
Outdoor Dining Area
Towels Provided
Paper Towels Provided
Private Garden
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Books
Hairdryer
TV
Rural/Countryside Retreats
City Getaway
Linens Provided
Playground
Secure Parking
Trampoline
Internet Access
Telephone
Toaster
Swingset
Staffed Property
Cooker
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
Local Guides/Maps
Dishwasher
Freezer
Soap/Shampoo Provided
Iron
Hiking Trips
Microwave
Wi-Fi
Kettle
Patio
Fireplace
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Reviewed 23 September 2018

My wife really wanted to do a farm stay during our holiday in New Zealand, and I stumbled across Shirley & Alan at Maungakawa Views, and I'm so glad I did! Our stay with them was absolutely flawless. A warm greeting, a tour of the...More

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ShirleyD717, VR Owner at Maungakawa Views Farmstays, responded to this reviewResponded 23 September 2018

We loved sharing our home and farm with Hannah and Tracy, we really enjoyed their company and hope to meet again. Thank you so much Hannah for the great review.

Reviewed 19 December 2017

Our family of 6 stayed just 2 nights on Shirley and Alan's farm, but what a wealth of experience it gave us. Being city dwellers, we love farmstays and always try to do one on visits to farming regions. All our past farmstay encounters all...More

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doddfamily2016, VR Owner at Maungakawa Views Farmstays, responded to this reviewResponded 19 December 2017

Thank you so much Lorraine for taking the time to write of your experiences with us. We enjoyed having you and your family to stay and hope we meet again. With kind regards, Shirley and Alan

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Reviewed 7 November 2017

This was a fantastic experience. We got to ride on the back of the tractor while relocating cows, bottle feed lambs, feed young cows and chickens, and walk dogs. Shirley and Alan are beautiful hosts. Shirley's cooking is great and Alan will teach you about...More

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doddfamily2016, VR Owner at Maungakawa Views Farmstays, responded to this reviewResponded 8 November 2017

Thank you for your review Alex - it was great to have you and Charlotte stay.

Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

The view is magnificent at Maungakawa Views! Just breathtaking! Our stay was everything I had hoped for. Shirley and Alan are kind and lovely people. They made us feel welcome and at home. They took me to visit with the animals and I even got...More

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doddfamily2016, VR Owner at Maungakawa Views Farmstays, responded to this reviewResponded 3 September 2017

Thank you Kim for taking the time to write a review. We really appreciate it. We enjoyed hosting you and Brian.

Reviewed 3 April 2017

We spent a magnificent three nights at Maungakawa Views. Shirley and Alan made us feel so welcome, from the loving attention that Shirley gave to our two boys to the great experiences Alan allowed us to share with him on the farm. Shirley is also...More

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doddfamily2016, VR Owner at Maungakawa Views Farmstays, responded to this reviewResponded 5 April 2017

We enjoyed hosting Vicky and her family. Thank you for taking the time to write a review, it is very much appreciated.. Shirley and Alan

About the Owner
Shirley D
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:February 2015
Interaction with guests
On arrival you will be offered afternoon tea. You will be sharing our home and we will share all our home cooked meals together. Shirley enjoys cooking and baking for you. Alan loves sharing time on the farm with you and you get to interact with the sheep and cows. We are offering a 'slice of our life'.
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About the neighbourhood
You'll be staying in the North Island, at the top of a beautiful tranquil valley backing on to native bush, with stunning views out over rolling hill country. The Waikato region tends to have warm, humid summers and mild winters, with prevailing West and Southwest winds. Our closest town is Matamata 21 kms - 25 minutes Hobbiton Movie Set is 27.9 kms - 32 minutes Walton Golf Course 12 kms - 18 minutes
How to get there
Auckland Airport is 152 kms - 2 1/2 hours Rental car - You may park your rental car in our garden parking area. Bus from Auckland Airport to Matamata,(our nearest town) and we will pick you up from there. Shuttle Bus - airport to door service Hobbiton is about 35 minutes from us.
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