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Kairuru Farmstay Cottages

  • 1014 State Hwy. 60 Map It
  • Takaka Hill


  • Fantastic homebase for area exploration
  • A real Kiwi sheep and cattle farm


  • A steep 15-minute drive up the Takaka Hill from Riwaka
  • Long, narrow driveway onto the farm, though quite suitable for rental cars

Updated 02/18/2014

Fodor's Review

Halfway up the Takaka Hill from Motueka, with distant views to the Abel Tasman coast, these homey cottages have all you need for a comfy stay in the country. The timber interiors and wooden verandas have a rustic appeal while the dishwasher and modern kitchen take the hard work out of your day. There's room here for the kids to run wild, with sheep, goats, and cattle to pet. Your stay can be either fully self-catered, or with breakfast or dinner provided (pre-arranged).

It's within easy reach of Golden Bay, Motueka, and the Abel Tasman area, and there could be opportunity to go out on the farm with Dave, depending on what's happening at the time— ask when you arrive.

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Hotel Information


1014 State Hwy. 60, Motueka, 7198, New Zealand

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03-528–8091; 0800-524–787-(NZ only)

Hotel Details:

  • Credit cards accepted
  • 2 cottages
  • Rate includes Some meals

Updated 02/18/2014

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