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 Gisborne
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.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
No smoking - You are welcome to smoke outside but not inside.You are welcome to smoke outside but not inside.
Max guests: 10 (sleeps up to 10 adults)
- Please leave the quarters as you find it. All used washing please put in the striped large bags provided in store cupboard. Thank you.
Fantastic place to relax
We would highly recommend the Quarters. We enjoyed our short visit, thanks Sally and Simon, and would definitely visit again.
Its great you had an enjoyable stay and we'd love to see you and your family again
Brilliant Family holiday
Fun River & Farm
Really glad you had an enjoyable stay and explored the Tiniroto area
Property is great, everything we needed was there. Kids were given a tour around the farm too. Really fantastic place to stay with beautiful views.
Great you enjoyed your stay at the Quarters. kids were really interested in what was happening on the farm so good to be able to show them a bit of what we do.
Hidden Gem .... Amazing place to spend holiday
The trip took us out of the Gisborne City on the Tiniroto suburb as we headed through picturesque rolling hills and farm lands. What an amazing place to enjoy a long weekend with family and celebrate a lil one's birthday. We enjoyed our trip to the core. Sally & Simon are so kind and loving property managers live close by and be there any time we need them. Place is extremely tidy and very presentable just like home away from home. Thanks a lot we will definitely visit again
Ideal rural family getaway
We really enjoyed our stay at Mahaanui Quarters... well set up, affordable family accommodation in a beautiful farm setting. We found Sally and Simon warm and friendly, and appreciated their relaxed approach letting the kids explore some of the surrounding farm:-).
Thanks for your review. we are so pleased you enjoyed your stay and had some time to explore the farm with the kids. there is always something to do!
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.