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.
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.
Coastal Sheep farm, Countryside, Oceanside
Dunedin, New Zealand (DUD) - Momona 30 miles
Option 1: Leave Highway 1 at Waitati, north of Dunedin, and drive through this small township onto the Mount Cargill Road. At the intersection of 4 roads drive straight ahead onto Blueskin Road. Stay on Blueskin Road ( the only side roads are small unpaved roads ) until you reach a T intersection. Turn left onto Purakanui Road and follow it for approxiamately 3 kilometres until you come to the small Purakanui School. Turn left into Mihiwaka Station Road and we are the first house on the left - a stone and natural timber house, number 33 Option 2 : Drive to Dunedin then turn left of Highway 1 onto Highway 88 to Port Chalmers. Follow Highway 88 for 10 kilometres and after passing under a railway overbridge take a sharp left turn at the town of Port Chalmers and follow the signs to Purakanui. After 300 metres turn sharp right onto Blueskin Road and follow it for approxiamately 3 kilometres until a T intersection where Blueskin Rd. turns left. You should continue straight ahead onto Purakanui Road. Then the directions are the same as option
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
Air conditioning, Board games, Computer, Copier, Fax Machine, Fireplace, Internet Service, Telephone , Outdoor seating area, Extensive garden, Pets
Alarm clock, Bath robes, Coffee/Tea facilities, Desk, Hairdryer, Private entrance, Radio, TV
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
Shona and John Chapman
Cats , Dogs , 3 farm dogs, sometimes a lamb
Farming. Gardening,including NZ native plants Travel. Reading. Hiking. Painting. Yoga.
Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian
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.