Mt Huia Farmstay


⏰ 0:00 - 24:00

🌏 906 Ruahine Road, Mangaweka 4774 New Zealand (View map)

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Room type

  • Non-smoking rooms

  • Family rooms

Number of rooms


About us

Mt Huia Farmstay offers you the opportunity to experience a real New Zealand hill country sheep and cattle farm while staying in your choice of quality accommodation; either a cosy self-contained cottage (Hodd Cottage) or in our homestead with hosted bed and breakfast (Homestead B&B). This is the ultimate escape whether you are after a family farm holiday, a quiet break in the countryside or a stopover on your cycle tour. Our peaceful New Zealand country environment is only 10 minutes from State Highway 1; there is plenty to get involved with on the farm plus we are on two designated cycle routes (Cycle Stays), close to unique golf courses and the majestic Rangitikei River for fishing and water activities. Mt Huia Farmstay is a special experience for you because; • We are a 350 hectare (865 acre) working farm with 2200 Romney sheep and 300 pure Angus cattle, plus small herds of wild Fallow deer • You are able to join in with the day-to-day farm activities (kids particularly love this!), learning about all the facets of New Zealand farming as you go • There is private access to a safe river for swimming and exploring • It is centrally located in the lower North Island between Wellington and Rotorua, and only 10 minutes from SH1 • The Rangitikei region is a renown location for fishing, kayaking, white water rafting, golf and cycling • You have a choice of self-contained Hodd Cottage, or bed and breakfast rooms with ensuites in our homestead • You can choose to self-cater or enjoy Virginia’s delicious catered meals; and there’s a popular country café at nearby Mangaweka village • We are nestled amongst pockets of native bush full of bird song, and on clear nights the skies are full of stars visible to the naked eye • Our spacious lawns and well maintained attractive gardens provide a lovely place to rest and relax The farm has been owned and run by Neil and Virginia Travers since 1983; we look forward to welcoming you to Mt Huia Farmstay.
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⏳ 03-2019

Highlight of My New Zealand Trip

What can I say about this place. It is fantasic. Neil and Virginia were excellent hosts. I loved working on the farm (you can do some chores if you want to). They have an amazing property (we got a tour via a 4 wheeler) and our room was gorgeous. The meal that Virginia prepared for dinner was fabulous and it was nice enough outside to eat on their back patio among the beautiful countryside. If you love animals and want to see how a working farm operates, this is the place to stay. You will not be disappointed. I just wish that Neil and Virginia needed extra help on their farm, I'd apply in an instant. Say hi to all the farm dogs for me...I miss them, especially Spy.
Anna H
⏳ 07-2018

Best Family Holiday Ever!

I took my mum and 3 children for a school holiday farm getaway to Mt Huia Farmstay. I have been to a lot of great places in my lifetime but I can honestly say this was the best Family holiday I have ever been on. My children loved the whole rough and tumble farming experience. Neil, Virgina and Emily were fantastic hosts. We got to horse ride, round up cattle and sheep on horseback and motorbikes. The kids loved all of the farm animals and the beautiful cottage we stayed in was so warm and cozy. We were lucky enough to be there for Anzac day and went to the local town for their service. It was a great experience for all of us. Since the holiday the kids have often mentioned their farm experience and I am very tempted to go again. We also went trout fishing nearby with another company and kids were successfully in catching several trout. All in all a fantastic trip. Thanks again to the lovely hosts for such a special holiday that we will all remember forever. xoxo Anna, Awana, Sunny, Kace and Gill. …
⏳ 04-2018

Fantastic hosts - fabulous memories

Highly recommended! We stayed 3 nights with our two kids, aged 6 and 7 and loved every minute of our time there. Neil, Virginia and Emily made a huge effort to include us in the various farm activities and worked around the unusually dreadful weather. They provided overalls and boots for us all and were exceptionally kind and patient with our city kids! We loved collecting eggs for our lunch, feeding the working dogs, chopping wood and mustering sheep on the quad bikes. The scenery is stunning and we enjoyed being cut off from the internet! The cottage was a bit chilly as a freak storm came in while we were there, but we loved the roaring fire. Thanks so much!
Glen F
⏳ 03-2018

strange but did not stay there. However owner Virginia Travers was very honest

Virginia was very helpful and answered emails promptly.prior to our holiday. They were very accommodating to our needs and it was only at time of confirming booking that she pointed out that the nearby Golf Club had facilities for camper vans ( i was playing only playing 1 round of golf) and we could save money by staying there for the one night. A very refreshing approach to business.
⏳ 01-2018

A very warm and memorable stay

We booked for a night stay and we regretted. 1 night is simply not enough. Neil and Emily were such great host and even though we checked-in late, they managed to bring joy to the kids by bringing them out for sheep & cattle herding with his dogs and his quad-bike! Neil and Emily even went to the extent of arranging a special demonstration for the kids just before we left! A fabulous getaway, warm hosts and the kids absolutely loved the stay. thank you for the memories Neil and Emily! Cheers, YN and family from SIN 5th Dec 2017 PS: Apologies for this late review as we just got sucked back into the rush of things but this is a review I had to write!
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