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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  • The venue was perfect for our group

    The venue was perfect for our group. Very clean and welcoming. A lovely large wooden deck for the group to look over the area.

    AliyaD 100%|3x Apr 2017

  • I am giving this 5 stars, not because it is equivalent to...

    I am giving this 5 stars, not because it is equivalent to a 5 star full service hotel chain. It is not, and renters should not expect that in a farm stay. The 5 stars are because it is an authentic farmhouse on a working farm - with all that implies. Renters get full use of an unoccupied farmhouse. Hosts have another home on the property and basically leave guests to themselves. Guests can involve themselves in horse treks or other farm activities as desired.

    Neil Mclean 100%|1x Apr 2017

  • The location is a little out of town but if you are...

    The location is a little out of town but if you are wanting to get away from the noise and just be with yourself it's area is perfect

    tiram754 100%|1x Mar 2017

  • Amazing spot with beautiful scenery, but the accommodation and farm need some...

    Amazing spot with beautiful scenery, but the accommodation and farm need some work! House needs a good clean and some basic improvements. Linen is included but take everything else, including all kitchen basics and a few spare tea towels. Dishwasher broken and the plug doesn't fit sink, so cleaning up is a challenge! On a positive, it is a very child friendly place and we all enjoyed the horseriding. The house has massive potential but currently still feels a bit like a backpackers!

    jennys748 100%|15x Mar 2017

    Owner/manager responds:

    The dishwasher had been repaired earlier in the month and the previous guests had not let us know of any issues with it so we were unaware that it was not working as it should. It is also the first we have heard of the plug in the kitchen sink being a problem. The dishwasher is now in to be either repaired or replaced and the plug is also being replaced. Thank you for pointing these out so that we can solve the problem. We admit it is an older farmhouse but it is cleaned before every stay.

    KaramuTrailTrack 100%|62x

  • we enjoyed our stay

    we enjoyed our stay... the owners were great, they allowed early check in and even late check out... we will not forget our 1st horse riding experience.... thank you so much guys

    HoneylouC 100%|1x Feb 2017

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