Kawatea Farmstay Banks Peninsula
Escape to the beauty and tranquillity of the country on Banks Pensinular. Enjoy a unique holiday experience in a gracious historic homestead set in beautiful mature gardens.
Escape to the beauty and tranquillity of the country. Enjoy a unique holiday experience in a gracious historic homestead set in beautiful mature gardens, and surrounded by land, farmed by our family for five generations.
Kawatea is an elegant, carefully renovated home, built in 1900 from native timbers; it features stained glass windows, handcrafted furniture and much olde world charm.
Enjoy a relaxing day with a book on the verandah, or participate in seasonal farm activities and feed the pet sheep.
Wander our hillside farm enjoying the panoramic views of Banks Peninsula, or walk along the scenic coastline to secluded swimming beaches and a seal colony.
Learn about Maori culture and the life of early settlers at the acclaimed Okain's Bay Museum or visit Akaroa with its French influence, cafÃ©s and craft shops.
Join us for dinner savouring seafood from the bay and creative country fare from our garden, whilst sharing experiences with fellow travellers.
We have been hosting since 1988 and pride ourselves on thoughtful, personal attention and friendly hospitality in a relaxed atmosphere.