|Minimum Stay||2 - 3 nights|
Rotorua Shearers' Retreat is a warm and peaceful 2 bedroom farmstay on the owners' farm, converted from the original Shearers' Quarters. Tuis, bellbird and NZ wood pigeons are often seen and heard around the fenced section which provides secure space for children and parking for boat/car .
View sheep and cattle grazing from the kitchen and living areas! Well-insulated and sited for the sun, comfort is assured with a heat pump/airconditioner. The kitchen's oven, stovetop, and microwave offer the comforts of home. A fridge-freezer and good size pantry allow plenty of storage for longer stays. Both the kitchen and lounge open on to a covered sheltered outdoor living area with barbeque in rural surroundings.
From the kitchen, head to the bathroom and separate utility room or into the 2nd bedroom/bunkroom. Kids love stargazing through the bunkroom's skylight window. Access to the main bedroom is through the 2nd bedroom/bunkroom. The spacious lounge/dining area has French doors opening into a private garden area and also on to the covered outdoor living area.
A few minutes down the road are cafes, restaurants and quality takeaways (Indian, Chinese, and Fish and Chips) if you're taking it easy.
The Ngongotaha-Hamurana area is well known for its outdoor recreation including boating, fly fishing, as well as white-water rafting and kayaking on the Kaituna River at Okere Falls.
It is a 15 km drive to Rotorua airport, 15 minutes to Rotorua central and about 45 minutes to the Eastern Bay of Plenty beaches. To get to Tauranga is a 40 minute scenic drive through Pyes Pa Rd. Hobbiton, Matamata is a 40 minute drive.
Nearby attractions: Agrodome, Zorb, Agroventures, Skyline Skyrides, Paradise Valley Lion Park and Wingspan, Horse Trekking, Lake View Golf Course and Hamurana Golf Course, Boat Ramp, Playground and Lakeside Picnic Area, Ngongotaha Village: Essence Cafe, Art Gallery, The Gantry Retro Store. Okere Falls Shop, coffee, takeaways, beergarden.
Guests are expected to clean up and leave farmstay as found unless they have prepaid the optional cleaning/linen service.
Smoking allowed outside only. Parking area for boats.
Farm walks can be arranged for interested parties. Grazing for guests' horses and parking for horsetruck/float may be arranged onsite on request. $10 per horse per night.
Extras: Cleaning (Optional, NZ$50.00 per stay); Linen (included);
Great outdoor living, parking, and space for boat/bikes.
We enjoyed a lovely few days at the bach. Very peaceful and private. Kids enjoyed the animals, especially the unexpected pony ride :-). Well equipped kitchen and lovely the covered deck. Plenty of books and toys for kids. The house is well located for exploring Rotorua and the surrounding area but you feel nicely away from it all.
Great place to stay with kids.
We will be back in the near future!
The shearers retreat is very picturesque and peaceful. It is well-equipped and comfortable.
A tranquil country place. We have a great time in the farm. Highly recommended.