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The Farm House
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The Farm House

The main farm stay accommodation at Haurata is a very comfortable four bedroom holiday home set in the large park-like garden surroundings. This house sleeps 8 people comfortably (6 if not couples), Haurata can accommodate 15 people max with both houses. The private rhododendron garden with deciduous, evergreen and organic fruit trees provides the ultimate place to relax.

Please note: the Farm House is not rented from the 1st May until the 31st October.

From $160 per night

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About the Farmhouse

The avenues of cherry trees, spiral garden ceremonial area and old woolshed are all yours to explore and enjoy exclusively as a guest of Haurata. A narrow track leads from the garden into the native bush and beautiful rocky river. The river is a playground for the adventurous with rockslides, swimming holes and waterfalls. This is a truly magnificent experience for nature lovers. Add to the luxury of your getaway by ordering delicious, wholesome gourmet meals, which will be cooked for you, on-site, using fresh produce from our garden and the local area. Once the Farm House has been booked it is exclusively yours for the duration of your stay.

See our Booking/Rates page for accommodation prices.


  • One king bed bedroom (can be 2 single beds instead on request), one double bed bedroom and a twin bedroom. There is also an annex attached to the house with a King bedroom (can be 2 single beds instead on request). The house sleeps 8 comfortably.
  • 100% Cotton sheets and towels supplied.
  • A bath and vanity with a separate toilet and separate shower in the house. And an ensuite off the annex bedroom.
  • Fully equipped kitchen with microwave, large fridge/ freezer, gas hob, electric oven and dishwasher.
  • Pantry supplied with the basics.
  • Wi-Fi available, Free-view T.V, DVD player, VCR and small stereo
  • Washing machine, dryer and iron.
  • Free standing fire with plenty of wood available.
  • Large deck for sunbathing and a BBQ (gas bottle included).
  • Large outdoor table (9 chairs) and 2 sun lounges.
  • Gas heated hot tub.


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"The highlight of our two month travels through NZ"

"So far our stay at Haurata has been the highlight of our two month travels through NZ. Our family of four booked the Backpackers Cottage and enjoyed a long, stunning walk in the hills which we are still talking about days later. The cottage is rustic to be certain but in a wonderful way. The large farmhouse table creates a perfect centerpiece to the cabin. If rustic isn't your cup of tea, the main house looked lovely. The surrounding landscape may be the prettiest we have ever seen. Jane and Warwick could not have been more delightful and welcoming hosts. We just wish we could have stayed longer!"

C McGown

"One of the very best"

"Our trip in NZ was great and wonderful and your place was one of the very best. And when Rachel came and made food to us, it was so nice. Hope you will tell her that she was one of the best chef for cooking on our trip, we would like to have talked more with her, because we had been in a good company. But we hope to come back to NZ again, and if we go to NZ, sure we will contact you, and we all can meet again."

Anne & Frans, Denmark

"Like something out of a movie"

"The environment was absolutely stunning, we've never seen this kind of high country in the North Island. The waterfalls were like something out of a movie and we had them absolutely and exclusively to ourselves. To relax in the hot tub after a great day's walking was bliss. We felt like we had the whole farm to ourselves. Can't wait to get back."

Vince & Andrea, Gisborne

"One of the best Camera Club Weekends ever"

"The lucky members and guests of the Gisborne Camera Club who got to spend the weekend at Haurata were very impressed with the accommodation provided and the stunning location. Having the different levels of accomodation with the house and the backpackers and twin share and double bedrooms was good for the variety of club members and made the weekend affordable for more members. Having a fully equiped kitchen and a pantry and fridge already stocked with some basics and fresh fruit, made it easy to just arrive at the house and settle in. With the Fire going in the evenings the house was soon incredibly cosy and nice to relax in after a day out walking, and the hot tub provided extra comfort for those who had been on the longest walks. The variety of walks, from short walks around the amazing garden and bushwalks, to longer walks over stunning hill country and down to the river with a series of waterfalls, provided for the varying fitness levels and photographic interests of club members. Everyone was able to find what suited them and get some amazing images and memories. The walks were very well laid out with markers all the way along and maps provided so you always felt secure and knew you would not get lost. Thanks very much to the very generous hosts Jane and Warwick for an amazing weekend, from the Gisborne Camera Club."

Tracey, Gisborne

"Food, scenery, hospitality and views wonderful"

"We were made very welcome by Jane & Warwick, even to a cuppa out on the farm & back at the homested. The food was fantastic (put on weight),always on time & lots of it. The house was great, felt like our own home. The walks were a challenge but really interesting. Jane was great describing which to do when, given the weather conditions.

This is the best walk of the 5 we have done. Are promoting Haurata to all our friends, not just the walk, but even to spend a few days there & enjoy the gardens & short walks."

Colin, Tauranga