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422 Makuhou Road Marton, 4876 New Zealand
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Rangitikei Farmstay is a "must do kiwi experience" located halfway between Taupo and Wellington (North Island, New Zealand). The Farmstay is situated on a large sheep (3000) and cattle (300) farm which has been in the Stewart family since 1901. Situated only ten minutes off State Highway 1 &3, providing the ideal location for an authentic farm experience. We offer a range of accommodation options, sleeping 18 in total but only taking one group at a time. The restored Bunkhouse, East and West Huts, are all situated around our beautiful large gardens. The Bunkhouse is also a farm Museum which showcases agricultural history of farming in New Zealand. For overnight guests, free activities include a farm walk with mountain to sea views and feeding our large range of friendly animals. Visitors are sure to leave with fond memories and fantastic photos. Our family looks forward to welcoming you and your family to enjoy our piece of New Zealand paradise soon!
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Krizia wrote a review Dec 2021
Wellington, New Zealand14 contributions2 helpful votes
Our little family thoroughly enjoyed staying at Rangitikei Farmstay. We opted to stay in The Cottage for some privacy and we were not disappointed. The place was cozy, like a home away from home. The interior was tasteful, and was very comfortable. We loved waking up to the sounds of the birds and sheep. Even sitting outside on the deck feels relaxing. Our daughter especially loved the book corner with kids' books (bookworm, yes). Despite it raining on and off, we managed to take the self-guided tour of the farm. We got lost twice and didn't make it to the picnic table, but we did reach a different peak and were rewarded with views of the lush hills and farm. The downhill walk back to the cottage was fun according to our three year old daughter (thanks to the mud and us slipping/sliding while walking). Meeting the farm animals was another adventure. Our daughter loved the experience of brushing the ponies before riding one of them. She also got to help feed the other horses, sheep and chickens. She was also smitten with the farm's newest puppy, Ruby! Kylie was welcoming and accommodating. From talking to her, you'll feel her love and passion for the farm animals, doing everything they can as a family to give them a good life. Thank you for having us! We had a wonderful time!
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Jason W wrote a review Mar 2021
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I’ve been a tour guide for some 6 years staying all over nz in various regions and various types of hotels, motels, villas but I can assure you even I was remarkably surprised at this beautiful rustic oasis nestled in the turakina valley called the farm stay Upon arrival we were greeted by the owner Kylie and she introduced us to the bunk house and it was like steeping back in time with beautiful memorabilia littering the walls of old times, good times and pictures of her family through the generations and it was described by one of my passengers as a place that has soul. She was a gracious and very accommodating host showing us her wonderful vegetable gardens and strawberry patch and of course for those sunset hunters or early rising enthusiasts for a sunrise there’s a short walk up the hills to welcome in the day The bunk rooms had everything one needs, a kitchen, lounge and what I would call the selling point a beautiful covered outside deck as my passengers soaked in good wine, laughter and stories of old times The sleeping arrangements my passengers found were warm, comfortable and peaceful. The toilets and showers are situated outside a few steps away from the house itself. Your choice of accommodation can also be discussed with Kylie as there are a few other options she has situated around her property! I was given a quaint hut with en-suite and was consumed by the charm of the place. Our tour group sat down on the picnic tables on the veranda of the bunk house as Kylie served dinner and my passengers who are of older elk found it to be absolutely scrumptious with compliments coming from all of the passengers as well as me As well as dessert was a slice of caramel cake with freshly picked strawberries and yoghurt it was again met with compliments to the chef So if you desire to get off the beaten track and indulge yourself in the countryside then you need not go any further. Thank you Kylie for the wonderful evening and looking after my passengers, we hope to see again on a return tour!!
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Date of stay: February 2021Trip type: Travelled on business
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Response from Kylie Stewart, Owner at Rangitikei Farmstay
Responded 5 Apr 2021
Hi Jason, WOW! You are a busy tour guide and still took the time to write a review. Thank you! Being in the Tourism Industry in the current climate is tough for all of us. Despite the challenges, we are still striving to deliver the best experience possible for our guests. It is our goal to make incredible memories and meeting people such as yourself is a privilege. Thank you, Jason! We hope to welcome you back with more clients. Until then, take care. Kia kaha, Kylie.
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Kate M wrote a review Dec 2020
Wellington, New Zealand8 contributions2 helpful votes
We spent three absolutely fantastic days at the Rangitikei Farmstay in the October school holidays - just in time for lambing season. I can't speak highly enough about it - we were so warmly welcomed and made to feel totally at home. We were two families and our girls had the best time helping to feed lambs, exploring the surroundings, and best of all, playing with Kylie and Andrew's two girls who introduced them to country life! The accommodation was comfortable, spotless, and beautifully decorated. There's a fully equipped kitchen in the main bunk house with everything you need, a nice big dining table inside and plenty of space on the deck if it's warm enough to eat out. There are plenty of activities to keep you busy or you can just chill out on the deck with a cuppa. Kylie and Andrew have created something special here, - thank you for a wonderful stay and we can not wait to come back...see you in January!!
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Date of stay: October 2020
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Response from Kylie Stewart, Owner at Rangitikei Farmstay
Responded 7 Dec 2020
Thank you Kate for taking the time to review our Farmstay. It was our pleasure to host your gorgeous family and we look forward to welcoming you back again in the next holidays for a second stay. See you soon, we can't wait!
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Ruth wrote a review Oct 2020
Auckland, New Zealand7 contributions
My cousin and I stayed for four nights in the West Hut, which was advertised as self contained, it was semi-self contained. Wasn't very welcomed at the property as Kylie wasn't there for our stay. I would strongly recommend not staying here, as it is very expensive for what you get for the price. Culturally inappropriately: The only water supply to fill the jug in our hut from the small toliet sink, which is not okay. Health and Safety: The bathroom was very rustic, with small shelf above the sink. As me and my cousin are both tall, it was hard to brush our teeth where you had to be careful you didn't knock your head. There was a step down to the bathroom where you had to be really carefull and was a bit wobbly. There was no smoke alarm in the hut and no information in the hut specifically on a poster on the wall what to do in an emergency. Lack of self-containment features: Upon arrival after a long trip, found the tea, coffee and sugar and jug. There were no cups and spoons to use. Had to find these at the bunk house. There was no plates and cutlery in the hut we stayed. There was no dishcloth to wipe the benches down with. Had a fridge and jug but that was it. Had to do all the cooking in the bunk house, very small kitchen, one sink for 18 beds. The kitchen didn't cater well for self catering We didn't purchase meals because they were expensive. Other issues. Concrete floor was cold with just a few mats on them. There were no flannels with the towels. Free self guided walks were marked well and directions not clear in the folder. When we found the walk to the picnic table, it was a really steep grade to walk, as I have mild airthithis in my back, I couldn't walk it. In the website, it needs to be noted , you need a modrate level of fitness to get to the picnic table and see the views. Glow worm walk, couldn't find a torch that worked so it was safe to walk it. Advertised as an amazing shower, pressure not great and sometimes the water was cold. There was no laundry facilities on the property, had to go to Marton to do our laundry, which was inconvenient for our stay. It was a basic cabin with a rustic ensuite and should of be called semi-self contained in the website. There was no guest book in the West hut, found information in one folder for the whole property. So, it was a nice spot with great views just overpriced along with the above issues outlined.
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Date of stay: October 2020
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Susanne wrote a review Feb 2020
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We were a group at 32 people on our way to Wellington and got a marvelous homecooked lunch. Kylie told us a lot about the farm and I would have loved to stay there for a couple of days. Hope to come back one day.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from RangitikeiFarmstay, Owner at Rangitikei Farmstay
Responded 23 Feb 2020
Thank you for taking the time to review our Farmstay. It was our pleasure to host your group for lunch. I really enjoyed the question and answer session we had in he strawberry patch. I am also glad to hear you enjoyed the garden lunch. We hope to welcome you back to our farm one day. Safe travels. Kylie.
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MHfamily wrote a review Feb 2020
Wellington, New Zealand64 contributions61 helpful votes
Farmstay was very relaxing - beautiful views, friendly animals and lots of places to hang out and listen to the birds. We really enjoyed it. We mainly used bbq to cook as kitchen area is very small but that worked well for our group. Marton not far away if you need supplies.
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Date of stay: January 2020
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Responded 3 Mar 2020
Thank you for taking the time to review our Farmstay. We are pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay and got the time to slow down and enjoy the birdlife. Thanks again for choosing to stay at our farm. Kylie.
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NomadSri wrote a review Oct 2019
Wellington, New Zealand8 contributions3 helpful votes
We spent two memorable days at this wonderful farmstay. Kylie was very warm, welcoming and friendly. She ensured that our stay was comfortable and enjoyable one. We stayed in the bunkhouse. It is a heritage home that has been restored. Enough care has been taken to retain the character while making it more comfortable. The deck area is lovely and has BBQ to meet all your cooking requirements. What we loved the most was the greenery around with a lot of trees and plenty of walks that you can take within the property. I cannot describe in words how pleasant the whole setting was. You got to experience it. Special mention to Kylie for giving us a wonderful tour of the property/animal feeding. She answered our queries very patiently and explained what they and farmers like them around doing to preserve our wonderful landscape. We hope to be back here in future.
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Date of stay: September 2019
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Response from RangitikeiFarmstay, Owner at Rangitikei Farmstay
Responded 3 Mar 2020
Thank you for taking the time to review our Farmstay. I am thrilled to read this gorgeous review about our special property. We are glad you stopped by, do come again soon. Thanks so much. Kylie.
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Bev D wrote a review Oct 2019
Wellington, New Zealand51 contributions13 helpful votes
Kylie was very welcoming. The West Hut was comfortable and clean with beautiful views down the valley. The dawn chorus was lovely to wake up to and the night sky amazing without light pollution. The bunk house was well equipped for self catering. We were holidaying with our granddaughter and she loved the experience, feeding animals and riding Dude was a highlight. Dinner on our last night got an overwhelming seal of approval from us all.
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Date of stay: October 2019
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Response from RangitikeiFarmstay, Owner at Rangitikei Farmstay
Responded 7 Oct 2019
Hi Bev, Thank you for taking the time to review our Farmstay. We appreciate guest feedback and are always thrilled to hear when our guests have had a great time making memories with family. It was lovely meeting you. Thanks Bev. Warm regards, Kylie.
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June S wrote a review Aug 2019
Singapore504 contributions105 helpful votes
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After reading all the wonderful reviews we booked our farmstay in New Zealand with Andrew and Kylie Stewart who own and run Rangitikei Farm. The Farm has been in the family since 1901. They have 2000-3000 sheep , 200 cattle, 5 working dogs, 2 cats, 2-3 horses and ponies and chicken. We got to go on a farm tour on the back of Andrew’s 4WD quad, it was wonderful as we learnt abt farming sheep n cattle. It’s wonderful that they are so generous to share their lifes and farms with us, even if its only for one memorable day.
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Date of stay: August 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from RangitikeiFarmstay, Owner at Rangitikei Farmstay
Responded 13 Aug 2019
Hi June, Thank you so much for taking the time to review of Farmstay. It is always wonderful to hear that the experiences at our farm create awesome memories. We enjoy sharing our lives with our guests and showcasing a slice of our New Zealand paradise. We know we are lucky to live in such a special place. Best wishes, Kylie.
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Rachel S wrote a review Jun 2019
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The farmstay was awesome and the host were very friendly. We were at the farm during winter and we had a nice and heated room to keep us warm. We had a great farm tour and was so beautiful to stand at the top of the farm and view the beautiful farms.
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Date of stay: June 2019
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Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from RangitikeiFarmstay, Owner at Rangitikei Farmstay
Responded 25 Jun 2019
Hi Rachel, Thank you very much for taking the time to review our Farmstay. We certainly value guest feedback. It was lovely to meet you and your friends. You obviously do alot of travelling around the world so it was great to hear you enjoyed your stay with us. I am glad you enjoyed the 4WD farm tour and enjoyed the amazing 360 degree views of our farm. Safe travels home to Singapore and best wishes for the future. Thanks again for staying at our farm. Kind regards, Kylie.
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