WelcomeWelcome to New Zealand. Situated in Pukekawa, only minutes from SH1 at Mercer and 20 minutes from Pukekohe, is Kereru Farmstay, a beautiful haven for animal lovers, families and business people alike. Enter the driveway along paddocks where we graze donkeys, goats and Dorper sheep, and you will find your very own, brand new 2 bedroom Lockwood home.
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 little hobby farm, where we breed Dorper sheep and train donkeys and mules.
Our Farmstay is also available for longer stays, and is the perfect place for new immigrants to have 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, Auckland and Hamilton 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 athmosphere before and after a days' work.
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.
Some comments from our guests:
" We arrived at 8pm to find the place already made for us so we could instantly relax in the spa. Beautiful place and a great experience with the animals so neat, a perfect pit stop!"
"Wonderful place to stay, will recommend to all our friends. Thanks heaps to the hosts, they made us feel very welcome."
"What a great place to stay! We had such a relaxing stay and the kids loved it. Thanks for the donkey rides and the fresh eggs."
"We could have never dreamed of a better end to our New Zealand holiday. Thank you so much for your welcome, your hospitality and your smile. Everything is great in Kereru, from the cottage to your life concept, I look forward to coming again."
Your tastefully decorated Lockwood unit has 2 bedrooms, a bathroom with shower and vanity, lounge and dining area. Large french sliding doors open out onto a large wrap around deck complete with outdoor furniture to catch all day sun.Unwind in our relaxing spa pool, looking out over the paddocks. There is also a TV and DVD for you to use, and free wireless broadband internet connection. Children can enjoy playing in the sandpit, climbing tower and swings or can help feed out the animals. Donkey and pony rides can be arranged.
There is a range of exciting destinations and activities, all within an hours drive from Kereru Farmstay. Use our farmstay as a base to explore the beautiful Nikau Caves, Sunset Beach at Port Waikato, Limestone country and "Weathertop" out of the LOTR trilogy. Riverland adventures offers fantastic quadbike safari's and there are several horse treks in the area. The Pukekawa Golf Course is just at the end of the road where the start is of the scenic State Highway 22 going South to Raglan. Miranda, Waingaro and Te Aroha hotpools are all within 30-60 minutes drive away. There are several Regional Parks and Reserves close by for you to enjoy too.
If you are a Motorsport fan, you've come to the right place! We are the closest Farmstay accommodation to Hampton Downs Motorsport Park and the Meremere drag strip.
Kereru Farmstay is the home of PEACH HILL DONKEY STUD. We have been breeding lovely donkeys for companion, show and children's pets for a few years now. At Peach Hill Donkey Stud, we have some very desirable bloodlines in our breeding program. Please feel free to come and have a look, or send us an email to enquire. All our donkeys are very well handled by adults and children alike. We also show our donkeys at most shows in the Auckland and Waikato area.
Coming from SH 1, take Mercer turn off and across the bridge towards Pukekawa. Take the first road on the left (Morrison Road) and then first on the right (Clarke and Denize Road) We are the second property on the right, number 499.
We are just 10 minutes from the new Hampton Downs Motorsport park, 20 minutes from Pukekohe, 10 mins from Bombay, 45 mins from Auckland and 50 mins from Hamilton.
What to see and do
What to see and do in the area:
- Pukekawa 18 hole Golf course is only minutes away
- Sunset Beach at Port Waikato is one of the 101 things to do for Kiwis
- Argo 8x8 Off road adventures
- Franklin Zoo
- Glenbrook Vintage Railway and Farm park
- Ngatea Water Gardens
- Meremere Drag racing
- Nikau Caves
- Waingaro Hot Springs
- Miranda Hot Springs
- Hunua Falls and Hunua Ranges
- Riverland Adventures - quad bike safari's
- Have a look at www.franklincountry.com
WE CAN ORGANISE PRIVATE TOURS FOR YOU ANYWHERE IN THE AREA, INCLUDING AUCKLAND, HAMILTON, NIKAU CAVES, PORT WAIKATO, WAITAKERE RANGES, FULLERS CRUISES, OR DOLPHIN AND WHALE SAFARIS. Just enquire, and we will assist you with your wishes.
- We also recommend NZStays - Self Catering Holiday Houses to Rent or Swap in New Zealand
- For more New Zealand Info in Dutch, click on Start.be
- More NZ holiday info in dutch and english Willgoto
- Donkey and Mule Society of New Zealand
- Hampton Downs Motorsport Park
- World wide accommodation website hotel-base.com
- Clovercrest Miniature Donkey Stud
- Riverland Adventures
- Nikau Cave
Do you own a tourist attraction in Franklin or North Waikato? Interested in doing a link swap, please contact us.