Alpaca Farmstay Accommodation
AVAILABILITY: We are currently closed but are taking bookings from the beginning of December onwards.
We are very sorry but we can only accommodate one couple. There is no room for a family.
Situated just 10 minutes from the lovely friendly township of Waipu in Northland New Zealand, you will love this welcoming home with all the modern conveniences but with an old farmhouse feel to it. There are currently 30 alpacas waiting to meet you, and your hosts Mark & Pav Stacey will be only too pleased to give you the opportunity to hand feed these amazing animals.
Accommodation is self contained in one "wing" of this eco friendly passive solar house. The accommodation is only available to one couple so you have all the facilities to yourself. You have a bedroom with Queen sized bed, a bathroom with walk in shower and under floor heating, separate toilet, kitchen and sitting room with TV and Wi-Fi. The bedroom and the sitting room both have wonderful views of the bush clad valley and both have french doors on to the sunny, sheltered north facing patio.
There is a charge point for electric vehicles available free of charge to our guests. Anyone with a passion for older more unusual cars should ask Mark to show you his 1922 Stanley Steamer.
If you are looking for a quiet place to relax then you have found it. Open the curtains in the morning and look out over the pond to the alpacas grazing in the paddock.
Situated half way between Auckland and the beautiful Bay of Islands, this is the perfect place to stay on your first night in New Zealand before heading off to explore the far North. The wonderful Bream Bay beaches are only 10 minutes away with horse riding even closer. There are numerous local sights that should not be missed including the Waipu caves with their incredible glow worms. You definitely have to visit lovely friendly Waipu village. The museum boasts of being the best small museum in New Zealand and tells a fascinating story of the arrival of the Scottish people to Waipu. If you are here over New Year then you must go to the Highland Games attended by Scottish people from all over New Zealand with highland dancing and games where the whole family can participate. And our favourite Waipu event is Art 'n Tartan, an amazing wearable art event held in July.
There are plenty of local places to eat including the McLeod's Pizza Barn and Taphouse in Waipu village which serves excellent food at affordable prices as well as their award winning beer on tap. There is an Indian restaurant if you prefer something a little spicy. The Cove restaurant at Waipu Cove is definitely worth a visit. Alternatively, for only $35 each you can have a relaxing dinner including wine with Mark and Pav that will have Kiwi, European and Sri Lankan flavours reflecting their family backgrounds. We cannot always offer dinner so please book early.