Karamu Trail Track Farm Stay and Horse Trekking

Farmstay | Waipa District | #27217

9/10 (62 ratings)
  • 18 Guests
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 8 Beds
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • No Pets
  • No smoking


  • Our reasonably priced adventurous hill country horse treks suit all abilities including beginners.
  • Watch the cows being milked (in season) or bring your bicycles to explore the farm tracks
  • A short drive to Raglan, Hamilton or Pirongia for food and other entertainment

Trade the noise and pollution of city living for the fresh air and quiet of the country. This is a peaceful retreat where you can recharge your batteries while enjoying the comforts of home with the benefit of the great outdoors at your doorstep.

We have scheduled horse treks every weekend, public holiday and school holidays, and for larger groups or a minimum charge can offer weekday treks as well (call for details or see our web site) .

This is a working dairy farm and you are welcome to come to the milking shed where the cows are milked once or twice a day (season dependant - approx late July to April). You can just watch, or put on an apron and try it yourself.

There are plenty of flat tracks and rolling hill tracks to explore as well as a stream and two small lakes. You will have the opportunity to see plenty of wildlife such as hares, rabbits, goats, peacocks, turkeys, pukeko, pheasants, a couple of sheep and plenty of cows and horses.

The farmstay is ideal for family get-togethers, informal business retreats, clubs or groups of friends. It is an older style 1950s house that was once the family home. The lounge has a fireplace for winter fires and the kitchen has been replaced and fully modernised. The beds all have comfortable motel quality mattresses and a large covered wooden deck has been added for outdoor living where smoking is permitted.

Dogs may be permitted by arrangement, but must be kept under control and outside of the farmstay on a lead or in a kennel. Children of any age are welcome and there is plenty of room to play, but parents will need to keep watch on younger children. Smoking is permitted outside.


  • Barbecue - Gas
  • Bath tub
  • Canoe(s)
  • Clothes dryer
  • Cot available
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD player
  • Fireplace
  • Freeview (TM)
  • Fridge
  • Highchair
  • Internet (Broadband)
  • Internet (WiFi)
  • Kayak(s)
  • Life jackets
  • Microwave
  • Mobile coverage - Spark
  • Mobile coverage - Vodafone
  • Oven
  • Radio/Hi-Fi/Stereo
  • Shower
  • SKY TV ® - BYO decoder
  • Special events venue
  • Toddler safe
  • Trampoline
  • TV
  • Washing machine

Bed layouts

  • Bedroom 1

    1 x Bunk bed
    1 x Bunk bed (single over double)

  • Bedroom 2

    1 x Bunk bed
    1 x Bunk bed (single over double)
    1 x Mattress/Futon/Air bed

  • Bedroom 3

    1 x Bunk bed
    1 x Bunk bed (single over double)

  • Bedroom 4

    1 x Bunk bed (single over double)


Maybe booked

  • Extras: Cleaning FREE (included); Linen FREE (included); Free use of canoes on our lake 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. Excludes school & public holidays.

  • Mates rates: 10% off for members with 10 positive reviews from other Owners/Managers

*Pricing may vary depending on the dates you choose and the number of guests. Additional charges (extras) and minimum stay criteria may also apply. Service fees may also apply.

Reviews (62)

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  • Loved the property

    Loved the property. The horse trek, and the whole experience

    StephanieJu1 100%|1x Jun 2018

  • It's a nice secluded place

    It's a nice secluded place. Had the whole house to ourselves and the freedom to canoe at the lake. We didn't have time to check out the glowworms though. Went horse trekking and loved it. David is an awesome riding teacher for us who are new to horse riding and a wonderful host. Krysie is also very helpful with with the booking details.

    AiLynC81 100%|1x Jun 2018

  • Location is close to Hamilton

    Location is close to Hamilton. Kids loved having the cows and horses in the neighbouring feilds.

    RWRowley 100%|2x May 2018

  • Awesome place to stay with a team

    Awesome place to stay with a team. Peaceful. Love the deck?? girls are already planning another stay

    HelenBa41 100%|1x Mar 2018

  • It was an enjoyable stay within driving distance of various activities

    It was an enjoyable stay within driving distance of various activities. The deck is nice and spacious and the house was a comfortable size with decent facilities. A few of us tried cow milking and that was an interesting experience. The only thing was that the fly repellent dispenser wasn't working so we had dozens of flies coming in.

    Shannon_M 100%|5x Mar 2018

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