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...

Lovely stay in rural setting. Clean and comfortable with well equipped kitchen. Waking up to the sunrise was gorgeous. We enjoyed exploring the surrounding area. Anke was a warm and friendly host with great communication throughout the booking.

... Sandy, New Zealand, March 2022

Lovely spacious retreat. Nice view over the farm, and nice to sit in the spa and listen to the birds.

... John, New Zealand, February 2022

Fantastic place , warm cosy, loved the country views. Well set up for a great family stay. A+++

... Kylie, New Zealand, August 2021

Great getaway and very friendly farm animals - kids really enjoyed staying here and meeting them all! Excellent communication from hosts and very tidy accommodation.

... Miriam, New Zealand, June 2021