Farmhouse & Flashpackers

nivo slider image nivo slider image nivo slider image nivo slider image nivo slider image nivo slider image nivo slider image nivo slider image nivo slider image nivo slider image

Te Whare Farm features:

Due to Council regulations we are focusing our property towards groups of 12 to 23 people that rent out the entire location for a minimum of 2 nights. We will still continue to offer Bed & Breakfast accommodation to couples and singles in the two rooms in the main Farmhouse, these can be booked directly through our website under the link ‘Rates & Booking”

Available to Groups and Bed & Breakfast customers:

House Master with private bathroom, 1 Queen Bed

The Master Bedroom of the house features an antique brass bed with a modern slat base and organic mattress, providing an idyllic sleeping experience, you really have to try this bed! Plus with your own private bathroom adjacent to the room.

House Queen with private bathroom, 1 Queen Bed

The old Farmhouse also contains a smaller Queen room with a native wood slat bed our organic bedding and another bathroom right next door just for you.

Farmhouse Sunroom, 2 Single Beds

This gorgeous little north west facing sunroom comes off the lounge and is set up with two single daybeds on devan bases, it is the perfect over flow room for large groups with young kids, or big kids that pass out. A perfect spot to catch some zzzz’s day or night.

The following rooms are only available to groups who book the entire Farmstay:

Mountain View Room, 1 Queen Bed

Coming off the large social space of the barn, The Mountain View room is best suited to a couple who are likely to stay up a little later. Thanks to the large bi-folding window, it has the most amazing panoramic sunset view over the harbour and out towards Mt Karioi. It also features a small but very handy en-suite bathroom, a super comfy queen bed with organic mattress; so you may never want to leave the room.

Classic Kiwi Sleepout, 1 Queen Bed, 3 Single Beds, 1 Bunk Set

Next to the cabins tucked under the old Oak tree is our spacious sleep-out for 7 people, which features 3 single beds, a Queen bed and a Bunk Bed set, it is perfect for a family, or put all the kids in together and take a private room for yourselves 😉

Green Caravan, 1 Queen Bed

Down behind the house, out of the wind and into the garden of old fruit trees, you will find tucked away the beautifully renovated Green Caravan. It might only be 10 square meters but the clever use of space inside gives you the perfect hideaway for a couple. Featuring one of the best queen mattresses on the property, you will feel like you’re sleeping on a cloud, with a spacious porch and awning you can relax the day away on the outdoor couch overlooking the garden.

Wooden Cabin, 1 Queen Bed

Again into the garden behind the house, opposite the green caravan is the Wooden cabin, with a large north facing bi-folding window with views into the garden under the pear tree. You will be amazed by the sense of space that can be achieved with only 10 square meters, the cabin also features its own covered porch in the shade of the old fruit trees.

Extra space for your Caravan or Tents

There is plenty of space for your caravan or small motor-home up in the courtyard between the house, barn and cabins, you can park up close to the bathrooms and even plug in to our caravan plug on the side of the barn. If you want to set up a Tent we have space for a big Family tent or a few smaller ones.


Watching the sky above Mt Karioi turn all shades of yellow, orange, pink and purple while enjoying a meal with friends and family, should help the most stressed out and over worked amongst you to finally relax and take time out to appreciate the good things in life. Set up either outside on the deck or inside the barn.

We can easily accommodate 40+ people for a sit down meal either in the barn or on the front lawn, There is plenty of kitchen space to cook for large numbers with 3 large fridges, and large 8 burner BBQ and fish filleting bench.

Te Whare Farm is a special place with a lot of history going back over 150 years (it was once home to the brother of Ernest Rutherford who ran a flax mill operation from here.) We are very happy to have the privilege of looking after this place and calling it home. It is a creative and tolerant space where we invite people from all walks of life to share and enjoy this piece of paradise with us (sexism, racism or homophobia will not be tolerated at Te Whare Farm).

We welcome you to chill out on our large deck, overlooking the harbour while soaking in the spa. There is space to retreat in our sheltered garden of old fruit trees or socialize in our family style living areas. Alternatively put your feet up in the sunroom with a good book from our library of creative and inspirational books and magazines from around the world, and if its winter time why not curl up next to one of our two log fires.

For Bed & Breakfast customers

Wake to the smell of locally roasted coffee, and enjoy your first cup as we make your breakfast. Choose either the Continental Breakfast $6 consisting of Artisan bread, locally produced spreads, and an array of teas. Or perhaps something from our Home Cooked Breakfast Menu $8-$16 for those after something with a bit more umpf, such as our Yummy seasonal smoothies, Hearty Farmhouse Porridge full of fruit and nuts, daily free range eggs, homemade hollandaise sauce for our perfectly poached eggs benny or try the very French toast lathered in enough maple syrup to stop your heart…

*Breakfast is only offered to Bed & Breakfast customers, not groups, as we like to take the opportunity to get away ourselves when we have rented the entire location out.