Stunning Trout Fishing/Swimming River

Farmstay | Wairoa District | #25018

9.6/10 (5 ratings)
  • 7 people
  • 3 bedrooms
  • 4 beds
  • 2 bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • Pets ok
  • No smoking


The farm has been in the family for 100 years and we are the the 4th generation to farm Tuahu. It is a 3500 acre property with beautiful views and a wonderful river running through the front of the property which is enjoyed by many travellers. The Ruakituri River is known to be one of the best trout fishing rivers in the southern hemisphere which has some very good access points to drive to and spend your day. We farm both sheep and beef and most of the work is done on 4 wheeler bikes and horses with sheep dogs. You will find a pet calves/sheep/horses/dogs/goats/turkeys on the farm during your stay and some are seasonal pets. Lake Waikaremoana Mahia and Gisborne Beaches are a great day trip to visit from us. We have the Te Reinga Falls and the Waitangi Falls all accessible from Tuahu. Come and see for yourself a typical New Zealand outback farm

Special conditions: Smoking allowed outside only Pets allowed with prior approval You may bring your own horse and trek on property you are not able to ride station horses. We do not provide kayaks or lifejackets but the river is perfect for these kind of activities you are to bring your own Wifi is located at the main homestead free of charge 20 metres away Vodafone coverage is not strong in the house but can be reached outside


  • Barbecue - Gas
  • Clothes dryer
  • DVD player
  • Easy access
  • Electric blankets
  • Fireplace
  • Freeview (TM)
  • Fridge
  • Internet (Broadband)
  • Microwave
  • Mobile coverage - Vodafone
  • Oven
  • Shower
  • Shower (outdoor)
  • Telephone (local calls)
  • Toddler safe
  • TV
  • Washing machine

Bed layouts

  • Bedroom 2

    1 x Bunk bed
    1 x Queen bed

  • Bedroom 3

    1 x Bunk bed

  • Master Bedroom

    1 x Queen bed

Availability & rates*

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  • Cleaning: Visitors to clean-up and leave the property as found.
  • Extras: Linen FREE (included)
  • Multi-night stay: Get 1 FREE night when you stay for 7 nights or longer. Not valid for periods where a last minute discount applies. Free night applies to lowest priced night.

Rate period Week day Weekend/Holiday
Flat rate tariff
11-Dec-16 to 11-Mar-18
$145+/night $145+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $25/night; Children: $15/night;

*Pricing may vary depending on the dates you choose and the number of guests. Additional charges (extras) and minimum stay criteria may also apply. Bookings paid for through Bookabach online payments incur a 3% credit card transaction fee.

Reviews (5)

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  • A perfect base to outdoor activities / rural setting

    A perfect base to outdoor activities / rural setting

    granck845 100%|4x Dec 2016

  • Well equipped house on a large sheep station in the Ruakituri Valley

    Well equipped house on a large sheep station in the Ruakituri Valley. An ideal location for those planning to fish the Ruakituri River, or for those wishing to enjoy the peaceful rural environment.

    dennth297 100%|7x Apr 2016

  • This property and the area has great history which can be read...

    This property and the area has great history which can be read in the books etc that are in the house for all to see.. It is a pleasure to stand back and look at all the pieces displayed. Watching Mandy ride her horses and care for them was a delight for a Townie like me and to see John drive by with all the dogs made it a real farm experiece. It would be geat for children.

    SteveandMaryM 100%|3x Apr 2015

  • Wonderful place to stay

    Wonderful place to stay. We loved the old karakter of the house. Kids loved the freedom and opportunities on the farm. (Playing with the puppies, helping with the horses, eeling, swimming in river, watching the sheep shearing) We all had a great time. Thanks!

    erikel127 100%|5x Jan 2015

  • Property is outstanding with long family history and personal touches through the...

    Property is outstanding with long family history and personal touches through the rooms. It is well cared for and housekeeping is outstanding. The location is very handy to fishing, swimming etc. Its a working farm so we were able to sit back and watch the sheep, cattle and horses up close. Thoroughly recommend it. We have already made another reservation.

    SteveandMaryM 100%|3x Dec 2014

    Owner/manager responds:

    Awesum couple to have stay with us they really enjoyed the location as it had all they wanted for their holiday away from their busy lives. Looking forward to their return

    Amandamac 100%|4x

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