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Home-Hosted and Farmstays


Home-Hosted & Farmstays

Home, Country and Farm-Stay options in New Zealand give the traveler the opportunity to sample the real “Kiwi” way of life.  Whether in a modern city home or a traditional country farmhouse, visitors will experience a warmth and friendliness not often found in the impersonal atmosphere of a hotel or motel.  With more than 300 quality homes throughout New Zealand visitors can experience first-hand the relaxed lifestyle and enjoy the fresh air and natural foods of the country.

Homestays: Are usually in the city or town and make a good base for exploring and sightseeing.  Guests can choose to have Bed & Breakfast only, or join the hosts for lunch and dinner too.

Farmstays: Provide guests with the opportunity to experience the country lifestyle and join in the everyday suitable farm activities or simply relax at one of the many types of farms, such as sheep, dairy, cattle, deer, horse or goats (or a combination of these).  Your stay includes dinner and breakfast as properties are usually some distance from restaurants.

Countrystays: Generally situated in a rural environment on a lifestyle (hobby) farm. Your stay includes a traditional New Zealand dinner, country breakfast and farm activities.

All homes have been inspected and are of high standard.  Accommodation is clean and comfortable and guests receive value for money.  Home, Country and Farmstays are more than just a night’s accommodation, they are an escape from reality into a world of old fashioned hospitality!

Standard Category: Most homes offer private facilities for guests.  However, in some areas, the only accommodation available is a on a ‘share bathroom basis’.

Superior Category: Properties offer superior standards of comfort, food and hospitality and provide the little extras not always found in standard home, country and farmstays.   Each home has been chosen for its individual character and ambience.  High quality bedding, private or en suite bathroom with a selection of toiletries and high standard of decor and furnishings, provide all the comforts of home and more.

Open Dated Vouchers: If you like the flexibility of arranging accommodation as you travel (not recommended during high season Oct-Mar) you just call our local NZ toll free number 24 hours in advance.  We do our best to book the requested location, but during the high season sometimes we may not be able to meet your request, and an alternative suggestion will be made.  Minimum of 4 vouchers required.

Christmas Day Supplement: a supplement would apply and a quote provided upon request

Arrival: after 3:30pm.  Departures: by 10.00am



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