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Maungakawa Views New Zealand Farmstays

Maungakawa Views Farmstays is spread before you
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33 reviews
Maungakawa Views Farmstays is spread before you
A guest feeding lambs in August
Queen sized bed with en-suite
Family room with twin beds
Your hosts, Shirley & Alan
Mother sheep with twin lambs
World map showing where our guests come from
A guest getting up close to the cows
Lounge with fire burning in the cooler evenings
Sheep in the yard for shearing
Hen with newly hatched chickens
Sheep in the yards for shearing
Our working dogs waiting for their next job
Hereford cattle on our rolling hill country
We have native bush surrounding parts of the farm
Hereford cows eating hay
Hen with chickens
Curious cows
Bush and farmland
Travelling up the driveway to the house
Shirley in the kitchen
A view down the valley
The creek, the stock's water supply
Rooster with hens
The view along Piakonui Road
Vegetables from the garden and fresh eggs
Our home in March
Shearing time for the sheep
Walking in the bush
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Farmhouse -
2 Bedrooms , 2 Bathrooms , Sleeps 6
Matamata, Waikato Region, North Island
Tariff is per Adult, 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 o...
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About the Owner, Shirley D
Response Rate: 100 %
Response Time: Within a few hours
Calendar Updated: 50 days ago
Listed since : Feb 2015
Overall rating: 5.0 / 5.0
Based on 33 reviews and 1 property
Interaction with guests
On arrival you will be offered afternoon tea. You will be sharing our home and we will share all our meals together. Shirley enjoys cooking and baking for you. Alan loves sharing time on the farm with you and the animals. We are offering a 'slice of our life'.
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Excellent - based on 33 reviews
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Level 4 Contributor
24 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 December 2017 for a stay in 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 seem rather contrived with token animal encounters, compared to what Shirley and Alan have to...

Management response:

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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Zurich, Switzerland
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12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 7 November 2017 for a stay in October 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 all things farm. The scenery is beautiful as well - massively undersold on their website....

Management response:

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


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Reviewed 3 September 2017 for a stay in August 2017

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 to feed baby calves! So much fun! We really enjoyed talking with Shirley and Alan...

Management response:

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


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  • Books
  • Cooker
  • Cots:(1)
  • Dining Seats (8)
  • En Suite Rooms (1)
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Hairdryer
  • Highchair
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (7)
  • Local Guides/Maps
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Paper Towels Provided
  • Patio
  • Playground
  • Porch
  • Private Garden
  • Queen Beds:(1)
  • Refrigerator
  • Secure Parking
  • Shower Rooms (1)
  • Single Beds:(2)
  • Soap/Shampoo Provided
  • Sofa Beds:(1)
  • Staffed Property
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Swingset
  • Telephone
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • Trampoline
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Pets not allowed
    Ask about smoking
    Check in: 2:00 PM
Family of four - $600 per night
    1 Shower
    1 Attached (ensuite)
    2 Twins
    1 Crib
    1 King
    1 Sofa
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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
Car advised
How to get there
Airport: Auckland: 152.0 km
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.
Activities nearby
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Nearest Beach: 78.0 km.
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