The camping ground is a great option for people tramping and would normally stay at DOC campgrounds. We are fortunate that the campground is set in our sheltered orchard providing some protection from the elements. The orchard is home to 16 types of fruit and nut trees and often in autumn there is a bowl full in the cooking shelter for campers.
The campground often has weka wander through the orchard and they are a pretty sight, especially for international guests that have never seen them roaming in the wild, and will keep you amused with their funny games.
There are no marked tent sites.
You can pick the site that best suits you in a large grass area in our orchard.
The cost is $15 per person all year.
Use of the gas BBQ is not included in your camping fee as hikers usually carry their own cookers and this keeps the cost per camper down.
The BBQ can be hired for $5 per use.
The camping ground is designed to create budget facilities and to be equivalent to a DOC camping site.
There is no power or shower.
treated drinking water is available at all taps
a cooking shelter
a dry area to hang wet coats
an outdoor cloths line
a gas BBQ is available for hire
a composting toilet
Meals at the farmhouse are available to all guests in cabins and tents. We are proud to create meals that are created from sustainably produced fruit, vegetables and free range meats.There are always options for those with allergies. Please can you give us some advanced notice.
Winter dinners are hearty farm meals often slow cooked or roast lamb or pork and equally hearty vegeratian options. Sweet treat to follow.
Summer dinners are often BBQ meats or vegetarian options and salads that have been created from vegetables picked that afternoon. Sweet treat to follow.