Things to do on the Farm

Meet the animals

On the farm we have so many beautiful animals you may pat a calf (seasonal), meet Sweety our pet cow, feed the poultry Blue Orpingtons, (heritage breed ), see our pasture goats for natural weed control (blackberry) and our rare White Galloway cattle.

Farm Tour

Enjoy a guided far tour by us or freedom walk to visit our ancient sandstone boulders along the river (a level of fitness is required, as access is from our steeper hills on the Northern boundary). Alternatively you may walk the river and experience the majesty of the Podocarpus totara that feature all along the Hoteo River.

Enjoy a Reiki session

Have a calming natural health Reiki session (session lasts for one hour). Your host is a Reiki master and teacher. For more information visit:

Things to do in the area

Local Markets

There are some fabulous local markets to see like Matakana Farmers Market on Saturdays – 25 minutes by car to Matakana. Alternatively, Mangawhai Markets on Saturday from 9am-1pm – 23 minutes buy car.


We have some of Northlands best beaches a stone throw away such as Pakiri and Mangawhai Beaches (East Coast Beach) – 20 minutes by car. And Goat Island Marine Reserve near Leigh – 45 minutes by car.


There are several great Golf courses nearby (Wellsford’s golf course only 5 minutes away by car)