Let us help you make amazing memories…

Ebikes

We are excited to offer our overnight and day guests four brand new Ebikes (from Mid May 2021). Our area is renowned for its excellent cycling and scenery. With Ebikes, now everyone can enjoy this beauty without too much effort and exhaustion! Our bikes really do make it easy! We are excited about this new offering. More details are coming soon.

Food Foraging

Our family has been growing food since 1901. Over the past 15 years, we have created huge gardens which now include large vegetable and herb gardens, an orchard, a huge strawberry patch, blueberries, and a greenhouse. We love growing spray-free food and take great care and pride in doing so. We would love to share this passion with you by taking a tour of the gardens and filling your basket with goodies to enjoy back at your accommodation. Price: From $25 per wooden tray

Pony Experience

Soak up everything pony-related!  Horses and ponies are in our blood and we would love to share our knowledge and gorgeous ponies with you. Depending on your interest and /age/stage/size, experience an adventure either on or leading the ponies. Our two miniature ponies are very quiet and have fans from all over the world. A popular choice of activity.

Price: $50 per pony for up to 1 hour

Guided Farm walk

Enjoy a two-hour guided farm walk to discover a special place we call “the top of the world”. This walk has exceptional 360-degree views from the mountains to the sea, as well as views of the gorgeous bushland, a lake, extensive tree plantings and the wider farming region. Your guide will pack you some homemade goodies to enjoy along the way. Be sure to pack your camera for the exceptional views and any farm action you see along the way. You may even see some wild deer in their natural habitat. Keen to do a longer walk or enjoy a guided walk for a second day? Easy – we’ve got it covered with plenty of options over our gorgeous farm.

Price: From $40 per person

Guided BYO Horse trek

We grew up on horses and would love to share our fantastic variety of riding with you and your horse! There are two different rides available, both around two hours long. Both rides are over medium hill country farmland with mountain to sea views, through some native bush and pine trees, over hills and some flats. Previously used for Hunt Club and School fundraisers. Horses need a reasonable level of fitness.
Day guests are welcome or horses can be kept on-farm overnight at our excellent coverage yard facilities. This area includes small covered dirt yards, good-sized grass yards, and a large flat paddock. Truck and float parking available and access to water/hose for washing down.

Price: $40 per horse/ ride, $25 for overnight yards/paddocks

Virtual Farm/Animal Tour

We are excited to offer online virtual animal tours from our very own slice of paradise. As farmers in New Zealand, we know we are the lucky ones! We have space, animals, scenery, gardens and food all on our doorstep.We would love to share this with you, even from your couch! The tour will be lead by Kylie who will introduce you to our large range of friendly animals. This will include: “Dude” and “Beau” the minature ponies, “Porky” the Jack Russel, “Murphy” the Blue Heeler, “Lucky” the chicken, “Moon”, “Big Boy” and “Speckle” the pet coloured sheep, “Rat Bag” the goat and more! You will also learn some fun facts about farming along the way and will be left feeling very relaxed after taking in the gorgeous views. The tour is around 30 minutes long and is sure to be educational as well as fun!

Price: $30 per device. Special group prices are available on request.

Human Dog Trials

Are you after a unique and fun activity that is nothing short of hilarious? Your group will be broken into teams and with a little teamwork and maybe a strategy, you will act as dogs aiming to get a small mob of sheep around an obstacle course. It is a race against the clock and you are guaranteed a heap of laughs. Enjoyable for all fitness levels.

Price: $25 per person

Claybird shooting

Take a short walk (500 meters) from the Farmstay, to a unique and beautiful location on the farm. Clays, trap, gun and ear muffs are all provided plus if you like, some tips from Andrew. No previous experience required.

Price: $4 per clay: Minimum of 50 clays per session

Hole in one golf

Tee off over the beautiful native bush below RF and into an old spa bath located 300 meters away.   Successful “hole in ones” receives a bottle of New Zealand wine. No previous golf experience required.

Price: $3 per ball: Minimum of 50 balls per session

Mini Mudder

Have you heard of The Mudder? Each September hundreds of people take part in this filthy fun event organised and hosted on our farm. You can now do the Mini Mudder any month of the year! If you and your mates/ family or work colleagues are up for a fun challenge, then this activity is for you! The Mini Mudder has been popular with schools, businesses and friends – all after something fun and a bit different. The course involves 3km of beautiful country side to tackle at your own pace, unique obstacles, clues to crack, words to unscramble, a pet tyre to locate and of course some mud. Most importantly The Mini Mudder is about working together as a team and having fun.

Price: $25 per adult, $20 per student (available 12 months of the year for year 7’s and up). Please note minimum numbers apply.

Farm tours

Explore the farm on a wider scale to get a true appreciation of this special property. You can choose for Andrew to drive you on or off tracks, through creeks or take the more relaxed and gentle option. The Yamaha Viking 4WD can take up to 6 passengers and heads off along tracks to the back of the farm for some spectacular views of the region. Guests have told us they feel “on top of the world” when they arrive on our back flat. Throughout the farm tour listen to Andrews’ explanation of how the farm operates and discover the natural beauty of this large property. With Mountain to sea views, this is a must do activity!

Price: $75 per person  (minimum of 2, not suitable for children under 10 years old)

Plant a tree

Are you interested in helping us look after the environment, including improving our waterways and bird life?  During winter 2019 we started a new project to do just that. We planted over a thousand native plants around a large dam below our Farmstay. This has been fenced off and is a gorgeous spot for everyone to enjoy. The Dam area also consists of a small waterfall (seasonal) and friendly ducks which you can hand feed. For $40 you can purchase a native plant (we organise this part) and together with your family/friends, you will plant it around the dam. This plant will represent your family/group and the memories made on the farm and maybe one day you will return to see it again. In the mean time we will take care of your plant and you can feel great about helping us take care of the environment.

Price: $50 per plant/planting

Shearing & Mustering Demonstration (Kiwi Combo):

Join us at our large and uniquely decorated six stand Woolshed. We will share some knowledge about our area, farming and handling livestock.

Shearing demonstration: Enjoy getting up close and personal to a shearing demonstration. If you like, have a go yourself but if that doesn’t sound like you, enjoy taking photos, videos and asking the farmer questions. Sure to be lots of fun and a great laugh! This is an actual sport in New Zealand, be sure to give it a go yourself!

Mustering demonstration: Head out to the farm or our extensive covered yards to watch the action of a real working sheep and beef farm. Meet our team of working dogs and watch them do their stuff, mustering sheep or cattle. You will be amazed to see how the dogs work using voice commands and whistles. If you like, have a go at mustering the sheep yourself just as the contestants did for the TV show RV Rampage.

Prices:

  • Kiwi Combo (both activities) : Adults $50, kids $20
  • Shearing Demonstration: Adults $30, kids $15
  • Mustering demonstration: Adults $30, kids $15

Please note: Minimum numbers may apply. Small groups and buses welcome (Parking for cars and buses across the road from the Woolshed)

Do you enjoy Shopping too?

Past guests have shared with us that they would like to purchase something from our farm to help them remember their stay. We have since opened up a very small and rustic shop that offers our guests some quality New Zealand and often local made goodies. Our most popular being our Rangitikei Farmstay Lanolin Sooth and Heal Cream.

Price: $30 each or two for $50

What guests are saying about RF

“Thanks to the team at Rangitikei Farmstay for The Mini Mudder. The girls were challenged to work with each other in unique ways, pushing their limits in a safe, fun environment. The girls loved the challenge, adventure and sense of achievement! The event catered for all, was highly organized and has been put on the calendar for an annual event, I highly recommend it!”

–Christine Worsfold, Outdoor Education, Nga Tawa School, Marton.

“Thank you for being so kind to us during our 1-3 day turned into 5 day sambar hunt. We had a great time. You and Andrew took really good care of us.”
— Bob Scot, Dallas, U.S.A

“A day to remember, it’s awesome here”
— Michaela, Wanganui

“Fantastic time. Loved the views & atmosphere”
— Dave & Ryan, Auckland