Paua Bay Farmstay offers a unique experience.

Morning sun on the Paua Bay Farmstay verandah

Well i must say that after travelling the South and North island the Paua Bay Farmstay was the highlight of our holiday, and will forever remain in our memory.. When we arrived we were welcomed by Murray and Sue, and shown our lovely bedroom. The views from our room of the gardens and down to the cove were spectacular. As we were facing East the sunrise in the mornings was unbelievable.

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 for a current list of events and further suggestions.

See our room details or book a room. If you have any enquiries, send us an email. Visit our gallery for a taste of what you might see when you stay with us.