Paua Bay Farmstay offers a unique experience.
We had two nights at Paua Bay Farmstay and wish we could have stayed longer. The property is stunning with incredible sunrise views which could be seen from the comfort of our bed. One night we had dinner with Sue, Murray and some other guests which was a very enjoyable evening. We learned much about the farm and were given plenty of local advice to help fill our day. At the end of the road in the middle of a working farm may not be for everyone but for us it was perfect and a definite highlight of our trip. Sue and Murray were great hosts. I highly recommend this place if you are looking for something off the beaten track and truly local.
We welcome guests to stay with us on our working farm. Breakfast is served in the inviting kitchen amid the sounds of a new farm day. After breakfast guests can choose to gather shellfish and observe seals on the private beach, explore the local environs or simply relax on the verandah surrounded by native bush and birdsong.
If your stay happens to coincide with a scheduled Farm Tour you are welcome to join at a special guest rate.
There are various walking tracks in the area, including Hinewai Reserve. Akaroa, a 20 minute drive away, is an extremely interesting historical village with many activities. Enjoy Dolphin cruises, Penguin tours, the Giant's House mosaic garden and many cafes and restaurants. Visit Akaroa.com for a current list of events and further suggestions.