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Purakanui Farmstay

33 Mihiwaka Station Rd , Dunedin, 9081 New Zealand (Show map)
1 Reviews
NZD 145 - NZD 200
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We offer a private bedroom with en suite bathroom and an adjoining lounge both with stunning views of the picturesque Purakanui Bay and Pacific Ocean. Tasty breakfasts are served in the farmhouse dining room and evening meals featuring our own produce are also available if requested in advance. Ours is a working farm running 2500 sheep and 100 beef cattle and guests are welcome to spend an hour or two discovering what makes a NZ grassland farm tick. The spectacular views of harbour, sea and mountains are a bonus ! Shona has created an extensive garden round the farmhouse with a display of different flowers and shrubs all year round. The newly opened Orokonui Ecosanctuary is only 5 minutes away as well. We both enjoy meeting people from other parts of the world and sharing our own wonderful piece of the planet with them.


  • Guest room4.0
  • Service5
  • Value5
  • Cleanliness5
  • Dining5

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Best Thing We Did in New Zealand

4.8 on February 06, 2011

Of all the things we did on our ten-day self tour of the South Island, this was our favorite. The owners are colorful and warm people who opened their home to us, invited their son to join us at dinner, and made us feel like we were staying with friends. Their home cooked dinner of fresh lamb was superb and the farm tour was wonderful. A year later, my husband and I still laugh at what a hoot we had on the farm tour. Think James Herriott with a kick.

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Location Type

Coastal Sheep farm, Countryside, Oceanside


Dunedin, New Zealand (DUD) - Momona 30 miles

Directions to property:

Follow signs to State Highway 1, turn left and drive to Dunedin . From Dunedin follow the above directions.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Beach, Casino, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, Nature area, Ocean, NZ bird reptile and plant sanctuary, royal albatroos colony, walking tracks, seabird and seal colonies, surfing beaches, horse riding, fishing charters, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River

Inn Details

On-site amenities

Air conditioning, Board games, Computer, Copier, Fax Machine, Fireplace, Internet Service, Telephone , Outdoor seating area, Extensive garden, Pets

Room amenities

Alarm clock, Bath robes, Coffee/Tea facilities, Desk, Hairdryer, Private entrance, Radio, TV

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bird watching, Boating, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Hunting, Kayaking, royal albatross colony, NZ bird. reptile and plant sanctuary, surfing beaches, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Swimming pool, Tennis courts, Tennis racket rental

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  • Check In:: 3.00 pm on
  • Check Out:: 10.30 am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Limited Only on deck .
  • Drinking Allowed: Limited
  • Suitable For Children: Limited Unfenced ponds. Some discretion.
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No

Terms and Conditions

  • Deposit Amount Required: None
  • Cancellations: Request notification of any change as soon as practicable



Shona and John Chapman

Languages spoken


Resident Pets

Cats , Dogs , 3 farm dogs, sometimes a lamb

About the innkeepers

Farming. Gardening,including NZ native plants Travel. Reading. Hiking. Painting. Yoga.

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  • Time Served: 7-30 to 9.00
  • Serving Location: Dining Room, Guest room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian

Signature Dish

NZ lamb roast
Our own lamb roasted with fresh rosemary and garlic glazed with a sweet nustard crust. Dressed with a wine and herb gravy to enhance the delicate flavour of the lamb Served with seasonal roast vegetables and fresh homegrown salad. Accompanied by an entree and choice of desert. Complimentary glass of NZ wine included.

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33 Mihiwaka Station Rd , Dunedin, 9081 New Zealand (Show map)