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Mahaanui cabin
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Cabin deck
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Queen bed
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Cabin kitchen
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View from cabin bed
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Cabin couch
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Outdoor shower
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Hot tub
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River from cabin
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back view of cabin
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Picnic bag
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Morning coffee
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cabin bathroom
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And muffins
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Deck chairs
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Nibbles Platter for 2

off the grid private retreat

Tiniroto, Gisborne

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Sleeps up to 2
From $300 tonight
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Sleeps up to 2
From $300 tonight

Situated half way between Gisborne and Wairoa, on the inland Tiniroto Road, this Kiwi property is a 615-hectare, authentic working sheep and beef farm that has been in Simon's family for almost 60 years. We are happy to include guests in our everyday farm lives if they are interested (and it's safe ...

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Essential Stay Info

Breakfast Available
Dinner Available
Lunch Available
4WD access only
Access to lakes, rivers, streams & beaches
Digital Detox
Farmstay experience
Horse Grazing Available
Not Suitable for Children
Rural Views
Single Safe
Sustainable Stays
Unique Accommodation

Check in time: Check in after 3 pm to the Quarters, Cottage and river Cabin.
Check out time: 11:00 am

Eating and Drinking
The cabin rate includes your breakfast or you can have a fully inclusive meal package for $150 per couple per night which includes all self-cook meals prepared mostly from Mahaanui and local produce. There is a range of meal choices that will just need to be BBQ'd or heated up. Subsequent food drops will be delivered once a day between 11 and 12 if you choose this option. Please let me know at booking if you want meals. There is a gas hob, small BBQ, and a wood stove to cook on. Tea, ground coffee, spices, and basic cooking provisions are provided.

Bedding Configuration
One Queen bed.

More info about the property
Off the grid private retreat is situated beside the Hangaroa river at the bottom of our farm. The cabin has all the essentials to make for a fantastic getaway including solar power, USB ports, gas hot...

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Unique kiwi experiences for you

Experience a personalised Farm tour with Simon on a working hill -country sheep and beef farm.
Private farm access to swim, fish, picnic or kayak the Hangaroa river or adventure up to our secret waterfall!
Stay active and take a walk on our two marked farm tracks. Bring your mountain bikes or horses and explore further afield. Off road bikes available by arrangement.

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What we love about this property

Guests love our farm experience and especially Simon's interactive farm tours, learning how a hill -country sheep and beef farm operates. They love seeing the dogs work, mustering sheep and cattle and...

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Activities on or nearby this property

Farm Animals to Meet
Farm Tour Available
Hiking | Tramping
Mountain Biking
Nature Walks
Outdoor Bath | Hot Tub
Rafting | Kayaking | Canoeing
Sheep Shearing (seasonal)
Star Gazing


4WD access to some areas
Drinking Water
Fridge (or cooling facility) available
Gas available
Heating (electric, gas or fireplace)
Hot Water Available
Linen Provided
No Mobile Service
No Wifi
North Island
Picnic Table
Power Available
Property Manager on site
Rubbish bin
Towels Provided
Washing Machine

Drive Times

Auckland: 6 hr 40 min
Hamilton: 5 hr 23 min
Tauranga: 4 hr 14 min
Taupo: 3 hr 46 min
Wellington: 7 hr 9 min

Extras you might like to add

These will be available to select during the booking progress

$50.00 Per person

Join Simon for an informative interactive farm tour either on foot or in one of our off 4x4 road vehicles Usually about 3 hours duration you will learn about our farm operations watch our team of working dogs muster our stock and see a shearing demonstration. Have a go yourselves!. Fantastic photo opportunities as there are stunning views looking out towards the Ureweras and across the farm. However, please note, that all farm tours and demonstrations are subject to Simon’s availability, and unfortunately cannot always be guaranteed.

$150.00 per group

Home prepared meals featuring our farm and local produce. Includes a lovely nibbles platter, dinner and dessert, morning/afternoon tea, breakfast and lunch for two. Select a bottle of wine and beer of your choice. Your first day meals will be in your fridge for your arrival and any subsequent meals will be delivered in a food drop between 11 and 12 the next day. You will just need to BBQ or heat up your food selection. Choose from lamb, beef, chicken, pork, venison or vegetarian ( fish if I can get fresh for you) Let us know your dietary preferences and /or allergies

About your host, Sally

Sally's Photo

Simon and Sally look forward to welcoming you to their farm, Mahaanui. A 600 hectare hill country east coast farm inland from Gisborne or Wairoa in Tiniroto. Simon and his family have farmed Mahaanui for nearly 60 years. Sally, when she is not helping Simon or hosting visitors from all around the world, works as a nurse at the local Gisborne hospital. You may meet one of Simon and Sally’s three children visiting their family home when you visit. Now young adults, they are working on farms around New Zealand and the world after studying agricultural and veterinary sciences at university.

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