Experience New Zealand Lifestyle Living!

Welcome to New Zealand. Situated in Pukekawa, only minutes from SH1 at Mercer and 20 minutes from Pukekohe, is Kereru Farmstay, a beautiful rural haven for animal lovers, families and business people alike. Enter the driveway along paddocks where we graze donkeys, goats, sheep, horses and chickens, and you will find your very own, immaculate two bedroom Lockwood cottage.

Kereru Farmstay is the ideal first stop when coming from or going to Auckland International Airport. Just 45 minutes from Auckland CBD, we thrive on introducing our guests to a beautiful slice of New Zealand and are happy to show you around our hobby farm, home to our many pets and animals.

Our Farmstay is also available for longer stays, and is the perfect place for new immigrants to gain a feel of New Zealand life, before settling down in their own place. It is also an ideal place to explore the interesting and exciting tourist sites of Franklin and the Greater Auckland - Hamilton area. Kereru Farmstay is just 35 minutes from Auckland International Airport, and an ideal gateway to New Zealand for International Travellers. Come stay with us whilst you recover from jetlag and relax before you explore this awesome place, Aotearoa!

Private tours to local attractions can be arranged.

We are only 10 minutes from the new Hampton Downs Motorsport Park. In fact, you have a view of the track from your very own unit, albeit from a distance!

If you are working in the area and you need a place to stay, Kereru Farmstay is ideal for you to relax and enjoy the country atmosphere before and after a days' work.

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Your Hosts...

We, Anke and Alex, and our two children, Anouk and Tanika, are looking forward to having you stay with us! We can speak English, French and Dutch. We are passionate about our beautiful New Zealand and what our community can offer. You'll never find us at the mall, but if there are horses, beaches or fish around, you may bump into us!

Life is about adventures, and we are chasing as many of them as we can!

We welcome all enquiries and typically respond within a few hours.

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Introducing the van Dijk family, your hosts at Kereru Farmstay

Some Comments from our Guests...

Such a beautiful stay!! Very friendly hosts and the spa was amazing after a long day travelling! Highly recommended.

... Katie, New Zealand, February 2017

Our stay was fantastic, it was quiet and relaxing and ideally located for us to get to Hampton Downs in the morning. The spa was amazing and we really enjoyed playing with your dogs. The place was great we thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would definitely stay again. Thank you so much for having us.

... Broni, New Zealand, December 2016

The fully equipped farmstay is a home away from home. Nice and without traffic noise you wake up with the tui's song. Or relax in the spa, with the birds singing around you. Just-about everything is possible - just ask Anke! You do need to have a car as the only public transport coming past the gate is the school bus. Definitely the place to be when your due for some Rest and Relaxation!

... Mayra, Netherlands, December 2016

Was a wonderful place to get away into the country for the weekend. Hosts were friendly and made us feel very welcome. House was very tidy and had everything we needed. Definitely would recommend to anyone as a getaway location.

... Ben, Australia, October 2016