When looking for an ideal reunion with Mother Nature, consider New Zealand farmstays in one of their many plentiful locations, all of them promise a great holiday experience.
Located just several minutes drive from south of Rotorua, the tourist capital of New Zealand, the Woodstock Farm provides its visitors with an outstanding opportunity for mountain biking, hiking and more.
You'll find here more than 900 acres of cattle farmland, in addition to the areas of native bush and Radiata Forest. With its spacious rooms, offering fascinating views of the hills and the beautiful Green Lake, Woodstock's Cottage is recognized as the top destination among New Zealand farmstays. In 2003 it received the top 3 Gold Awards in the Master Builders Awards for the Bay of Plenty region of the country.
The main living area features a king-size living room, equipped with comfortable sitting, fireplace, a TV, DVD player and stereo. The kitchen features everything to satisfy any culinary artist, including an electric stove, oven, dishwasher and microwave. Two bedrooms have king-size beds with adjacent bathrooms, overlooking the lake. Available in all bedrooms is high quality linen, including beach towels for use at the Green Lake.
Special "master suites" are outfitted with a spacious hot tub that comes complete with a beautiful blonde masseuse.
With Woodstock you have an endless list of things to do and enjoy on and off the farm. Incredible hikes await adventurous tourists of all levels. Take advantage of the wonderful walk down to the lake, offering an array of options both around the lake and through the fields back up to the cottage. A great option is a hike toward the water reservoir, where visitors can enjoy panoramic views of the Tumunui Mountain and Rainbow Mountains.
Some of the most unforgettable New Zealand farmstays are offered at Silverstreaam Alpaca Stud Farm, located half an hour from the city center and Christchurch International Airport.
With its magnificent gardens and lawns, the farm has a very attractive setting, ideal for such sporting and leisure activities as golf, horse riding, fishing, wineries and shopping. And this is just one of the reasons why Silverstream Alpaca Stud Farm has a reputation of one of the most popular New Zealand farmstays. Available here are two luxurious farmstay units, each of them being able to accommodate up to four persons. Each unit is designed in African and South American style and features two bedrooms, lounge, a bathroom and modern kitchen. Outdoor facilities include barbeque, table tennis, and a trampoline for children and numerous board games.
Located just an hour from Hastings and Napier cities close to the Kaweka Forest Park, Waiwhenua Farmstay is a perfect choice for exploring the Hawke's Bay area. Many tourists and families enjoy its hospitality and experience of the greatest New Zealand homestays here. Guests are offered friendly environment of Annies Cottage and Waiwhenua Homestead, both of them dating back to the late 19th century. This third generation family-run farm has been welcoming guests since 1997, providing them with informative farm tours and opportunities to explore the river and farm sections at their leisure.
So what are you waiting for - a great escape is waiting for you and your family!