Rural Retreat. Equestrian activities available.

Farmstay | Tauriko | #34176

9.4/10 (19 ratings)
  • 6 people
  • 2 bedrooms
  • 4 beds
  • 1 bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • Pets ok
  • No smoking


  • Rural retreat, fall asleep listening to the Moreporks, Close to Mclarens fall park for lovely walks
  • Bush tracks close by, walk to Omanawa River, short drive to McLarens falls park
  • Beach a pleasant 30 min drive. Experience the beautiful Bay of plenty beaches.

Beautiful newly converted barn, close to redwoods. Bush tracks nearby with walks to Omanawa River. Omanawa falls track only 2km down the road. Close to McLarens falls park with extensive bush tracks, mountain bike trails and equestrian activities and Kayaking. The Mount beach is 35 mins away, ideal for day trips.

Horse rides available for adults and children. Dressage lessons from a list 3 dressage judge / 1 star eventer. Cross country course at McLarens falls available for hire.

Pony Rides $30 for half hour, bush track ride $40

30 min drive to Hobbiton, 1 hour to Rotorua. 25 min to down town Tauranga. So this is a very handy location for all sorts of attractions.

Self contained area 30m away from the main house, pets by arrangement.

20 mins from nearest services.

TV is DVD player only, phone reception can be sketchy depending on phone and provider. We are rural! Afternoon tea provided for summer rates and more than 2 nights.

Special conditions: Spiral staircase means area is not suitable for under 5s unless very well supervised. Porta cot is available for babies There is no cleaning fee so we expect the area to be left in a tidy condition with the beds stripped of the used linen TV is DVD only, some DVDs are supplied.


  • Cot available
  • DVD player
  • Fridge
  • Internet (Broadband)
  • Internet (WiFi)
  • Microwave
  • Mobile coverage - Spark
  • Shower
  • Trampoline
  • TV

Bed layouts

  • Downstairs queen

    Combined living/sleeping area

    1 x Queen bed

  • Living Sofa bed

    Combined living/sleeping area

    1 x Fold-out sofa bed

  • Upstairs 2 singles

    2 x Single bed

Availability & rates*

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  • Cleaning: Visitors to clean-up and leave the property as found.
  • Extras: Linen FREE (included)
Rate period Week day Weekend/Holiday
Summer holidays
25-Jan-17 to 04-Feb-17
$115+/night $115+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $20/night; Children: $20/night;
2 night minimum stay
Peak Season
05-Feb-17 to 01-May-17
$105+/night $115+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $20/night; Children: $20/night;
Low Season
02-May-17 to 25-Jan-18
$85+/night $95+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $20/night; Children: $20/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 (19)

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  • Unique because of the equestrian facilities and arena and well situated

    Unique because of the equestrian facilities and arena and well situated. Half an hour away from the Hobbitton tour which I highly recommend also. We also had earmarked the art gallery at Morrinsville, hot pool at Te Aroha and blokarting at the Mount. Five minutes from McLaren falls park too with some great walking tracks.

    DebbieSw4 new member Jan 2017

  • A wonderful, peaceful get away from the city

    A wonderful, peaceful get away from the city. We enjoyed our stay there and the local walks. We were very appreciative that we could take our dog with us too. We loved being in a rural, quiet area. The bach is clean and well presented.

    frande113 100%|3x Jan 2017

  • The barn had everything we needed

    The barn had everything we needed. Very comfortable and well equipped. The property is beautiful. It was lovely waking up to the green grass and the horses each day. So quiet and peaceful. Nice and close to shops and a good coffee, too!

    CandyAhu 100%|1x Dec 2016

  • Great pad for a short getaway

    Great pad for a short getaway. We thoroughly enjoyed the bach as a base to explore the area. We had lovely horse/pony rides during our stay and also enjoyed the forest walk near the property with our toddler.

    JenSoulei 100%|10x Oct 2016

  • Excellent pet friendly accommodation

    Excellent pet friendly accommodation. Quiet and peaceful, very clean.

    RebeccaC14 100%|3x Oct 2016

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