Farmstay, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, (Sleeps 10).
Sally Officer or Simon Bennett
About Sally Officer or Simon Bennett
Located in the beautiful Tiniroto, half way between Gisborne and Wairoa (approx 50 minutes driving either way), Mahaanui Station is a 614 hectare working sheep and beef farm. Simon’s father bought Mahaanui (Maori word for lots of joy/happiness) in the late 1950's and cleared the land of scrubby trees to develop pasture for sheep and cattle to graze on. Simon has worked the farm since he was 25 and loves to share his farming knowledge and lifestyle with guests. Sally works at the local Gisborne hospital as a nurse and helps Simon when needed on the farm. While their 3 children (all currently travelling overseas), have all followed in similar footsteps - working on farms around the world and studying agricultural sciences at university.
Why Sally Officer or Simon Bennett chose Tiniroto
Perhaps the best thing about Mahaanui is it’s not Rotorua or Queenstown. Instead what Simon and Sally offer guests is a peaceful, quiet and relaxing farm experience - full of breathtaking hill country with marked walking trails, private access to the gorgeous Hangaroa River and the opportunity to experience farming activities if they wish. They truly love sharing their piece of paradise with guests and teaching them about their farming lifestyle. There is always something exciting to do at Mahaanui.
What makes this Farmhouse unique
Perhaps the most exciting thing on offer at Mahaanui Farmstay are Simon and Sally’s guided farm tours (NZ $30pp - on foot or in a farm vehicle) and shearing/mustering demonstrations. These interactive activities are perfect for groups of all ages, and make for a fun and educational experience! For those interested, group recommendations and pricing can be arranged with Sally either prior to or upon guest arrival. However please note that all farm tours and demonstrations are subject to Simon’s availability, and unfortunately cannot always be guaranteed. There are also marked walking tracks for guests to enjoy during their stay – one along the Hangaroa River & one that ventures off through the paddocks and out towards the back of the farm. Equally as beautiful there are also a number of unmarked tracks worth exploring. With gorgeous river and hill-side views in every direction, the photo opportunities are endless! And of course guests have both public and private access to the Hangaroa River – and will find a number of swimming holes and shallow river rapids along many of our tracks, perfect for a quick dip or a full-day of adventure. Some other nearby landmarks to check out include the Hackfalls Arboretum, Rere Rockslide and Ruakituri Valley – well known for its excellent trout fishing. And for those keen on exploring a little further, Mahia and Lake Waikaremoana are only an 1.5 hour drive away.
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
Lovely farm stay
Beautiful quiet location with wonderful host
Glad you enjoyed your stay. And had time to spend with Fig. Thanks !
Wonderful time in this gorgeous place!
This place was amazing. Steve and Sally were the best hosts ever! From lending us boards, bringing their kayaks down to the river for us to use or showing us sheep shearing. We loved it! A++++
Hi Michelle and team
Glad you guys had a great time at the Quarters exploring our region.
We really enjoyed our stay at the Mahaanui Quarters. The house was well kept and had everything we needed for our stay. Would definetly recomend it as a olace to stay if your wanting to get away.
Has a nice view around and spacious place.
Beautiful location, fantastic place -clean, tidy, quiet, friendly owners
Loved our stay thank you!
Great location, the Quarters were very comfortable
Great location, the Quarters were very comfortable. The kitchen well equipped and pantry well stocked with the basics. We wanted for nothing. There was even a hair dryer which was a nice touch! Bunks for fine for adults -pretty sturdy and 2 showers were a bonus. There was plenty of hot water & a great little free standing fire place.
Local attractions within a 20 minute radius include Doneraille park 1.5 km from Quarters, Hackfalls aboretum, Awapiko waterfall, Hangaroa river, Whakapunaki mountain, Ruakituri river for fantastic trout fishing. Within 1 hour drive is the famous Rere rockslide, Gisborne town and fabulous beaches including Wainui and Makarori , Wairoa township. Within 1.5 hours drive is Waikaremoana lake and the Mahia penninsular.