Warm Tranquil Peaceful Farm Bach Farmstay Rotorua

Farmstay | Ngongotaha | #2817

9.5/10 (122 ratings)
  • 6 Guests
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 5 Beds
  • 1 Bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • No Pets
  • No smoking


Rotorua Shearers' Retreat is a warm and peaceful 2 bedroom farmstay on the owners' farm, converted from the original Shearers' Quarters. Tuis, bellbird and NZ wood pigeons are often seen and heard around the fenced section which provides secure space for children and parking for boat/car .

View sheep and cattle grazing from the kitchen and living areas! Well-insulated and sited for the sun, comfort is assured with a heat pump/airconditioner. The kitchen's oven, stovetop, and microwave offer the comforts of home. A fridge-freezer and good size pantry allow plenty of storage for longer stays. Both the kitchen and lounge open on to a covered sheltered outdoor living area with barbeque in rural surroundings.

From the kitchen, head to the bathroom and separate utility room or into the 2nd bedroom/bunkroom. Kids love stargazing through the bunkroom's skylight window. Access to the main bedroom is through the 2nd bedroom/bunkroom. The spacious lounge/dining area has French doors opening into a private garden area and also on to the covered outdoor living area.

A few minutes down the road are cafes, restaurants and quality takeaways (Indian, Chinese, and Fish and Chips) if you're taking it easy.

The Ngongotaha-Hamurana area is well known for its outdoor recreation including boating, fly fishing, as well as white-water rafting and kayaking on the Kaituna River at Okere Falls.

It is a 15 km drive to Rotorua airport, 15 minutes to Rotorua central and about 45 minutes to the Eastern Bay of Plenty beaches. To get to Tauranga is a 40 minute scenic drive through Pyes Pa Rd. Hobbiton, Matamata is a 40 minute drive.

Nearby attractions: Agrodome, Zorb, Agroventures, Skyline Skyrides, Paradise Valley Lion Park and Wingspan, Horse Trekking, Lake View Golf Course and Hamurana Golf Course, Boat Ramp, Playground and Lakeside Picnic Area, Ngongotaha Village: Essence Cafe, Art Gallery, The Gantry Retro Store. Okere Falls Shop, coffee, takeaways, beergarden.

Special conditions:

Guests are expected to clean up and leave farmstay as found unless they have prepaid the optional cleaning/linen service.

Smoking allowed outside only. Parking area for boats.

Extras: Cleaning (Optional, NZ$75.00 per stay); Linen (included);


  • Barbecue - Gas
  • Clothes dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD player
  • Fridge
  • Heat pump - Aircon
  • Highchair
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Playstation ®
  • Radio/Hi-Fi/Stereo
  • TV
  • Washing machine

Bed layouts

  • 2nd Bedroom/Bunkroom

    1 x Narrow single bed
    1 x Single bed

  • Living Room/Dining

    1 x Fold-out sofa bed

  • Master bedroom

    1 x Cot
    1 x King bed


Maybe booked

*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 (124)

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  • We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here, couches and beds very comfortable and...

    We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here, couches and beds very comfortable and the property was exactly as expected - it reminded me of my holidays in NZ as a child. It is a short drive out from Rotorua which we loved. It is quite close to Skyline Luge/Sky Swing etc and great for a fast exist north to Auckland Airport via Hobbiton Tour. Very friendly and would definitely recommend to anyone wanting a true Kiwi farm experience.

    JodieBl2 100%|1x Sep 2018

  • This property has a very homely feel

    This property has a very homely feel. Lots of privacy, a great porch to watch the sunrise (when dealing with a jetlag) Close to Rotorua, but really rural and quiet. Kids will love the animals and the spacious yard to play in.

    Ingrid-Hans 100%|1x Aug 2018

  • We loved our stay here and would highly recommend

    We loved our stay here and would highly recommend. We are a family of five (3 kids 6,4,2) who loved the awesome animal experiences. The place was clean and really warm. It had everything we would want and we much appreciated having sheets and towels, kids toys and books ready for us (much less packing required). We will be back for sure. Thanks to the great hosts Celia and John

    AnnaF495 100%|6x Jul 2018

  • Very happy a true Kiwi place

    Very happy a true Kiwi place .A proper batch .I just loved it .Quirky and down to earth .The real NZ and I will be back .You have everything you need at the right price clean .Some places I stay are clinical and you cannot feel at home .This place is very real, if you want to stay in a real batch ?shearers accommodation this is it .

    JohnE879 100%|1x May 2018

  • The cottage was warm and cozy

    The cottage was warm and cozy. Kids were entertained w lots of toy.Beautiful views from the window.

    VanessaSa4 100%|1x May 2018

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