Karamu Trail Track Farm Stay and Horse Trekking

Farmstay | Waipa District | #27217

9/10 (65 ratings)
  • 18 Guests
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 17 Beds
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • No Pets
  • No smoking


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.

You will need to bring all your own food, condiments and refreshments, or drive 15 minutes to Dinsdale where there is a fully equipped supermarket and an extensive range of takeaway food outlets.

The owner and manager lives in a separate house about 500 meters away. The accommodation is not shared with other people.

Extras: Cleaning (included); Linen (included); Free use of canoes on our lake (included);


  • Barbecue - Gas
  • Clothes dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Fireplace
  • Fridge
  • Highchair
  • Internet (Broadband)
  • Kayak(s)
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • TV
  • Washing machine

Bed layouts

  • Bedroom 1

    1 x Double bed
    4 x Single bed

  • Bedroom 2

    1 x Double bed
    4 x Single bed

  • Bedroom 3

    1 x Double bed
    4 x Single bed

  • Bedroom 4

    1 x Double bed
    1 x Single 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 (67)

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  • The property is good, well maintained, quiet and self sufficient

    The property is good, well maintained, quiet and self sufficient. The place is amazing for a summer getaway. Its a steal for the kind a price and experience they sell.

    VidyaW57 100%|1x Jan 2015

  • Beautiful place, helpful and friendly staff :)

    Beautiful place, helpful and friendly staff :)

    YashR641 new member Jan 2015

  • This property is great for a group of families wanting to get...

    This property is great for a group of families wanting to get away from the hustle bustle. You have the place to yourself, no one to disturb and disturb you. Very easy to book and is not close to town but not too far. Clean and great lay out.

    corywe100 100%|3x Jan 2015

  • Location, activities and accommodation was just great

    Location, activities and accommodation was just great. Lovely deck to enjoy the barbecue and fantastic weather. Horse trekking was a great experience and everyone in our group loved every moment of it. Although we were novices, we were well taken care of and horses were so well-behaved. Had a lovely time and highly recommend Karamu Trail Track for a relaxed time out with the family. Thank you for letting us have such a wonderful experience on your farm.

    V_Barboza 100%|2x Jan 2015

  • Everything

    Everything... There's nothing that I don't like about the farm. Simply fabulous.

    DorisK68 100%|4x Dec 2014

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