Nightingale Falls Farmstay Retreat is a unique property situated on 45 hectares of bush and pasture overlooking the Firth of Thames in the hills of Tararu Bay.
We blend both nature and farming together to produce not only a better food product but a balance of spiritual restoration as well.
From the very start of your retreat you feel the experience of adventure as drive up into the hills to the accommodation that awaits you.
As you climb the hills you voyage through the farms various animals, most which are free to roam grazing and doing as they please. The horses, sheep, cows and pigs gain a variety of flora which keep them healthy and require little intervention.
Upon arrival experience the Twinkingham Cottage or maybe stay in Shantilly Cottage as you sip drinks from the extensive decking that overlooks the native bush and water views. Eat with the host family or enjoy the cosy comfort of eating in your room.
Share in the farm chores. Try your hand at feeding out each morning to the grazing cattle or milking the house goat. Learn how to care for the Shire horse or mingle with the smaller ponies.
"We recently enjoyed two nights at the Nightingale Falls Retreat Farm Stay. We had planned to only be there to sleep while exploring the Coromandel Peninsula.
After arriving at the farm and meeting Scott, Karyn and their three beautiful children, we decided to spend the following day with them on their very reasonably priced farm tour.
We enjoyed a hay wagon tour of the farm and a bit of hiking. Highlights include Nightingale Falls, seeing a working New Zealand family farm and a guided hike to explore the Zenith Mine.
Karyn put together a delicious lunch for all of us at short notice. Our comfortable, impeccably clean and nicely decorated accommodation was beautiful inside but the excellent view of the valley from our bed and deck to the water stole the show! We slept like babies in the peaceful quiet setting.
The very best part of the visit was the Martin family sharing their lives with us during our visit. They are very welcoming. The farm feels remote, but is less than 5 kilometres by car from Thames to their gate.
The farm is at the end of a road that winds through a beautiful valley alongside a sparkling creek. The Martins meet you at their gate and transport your luggage to your accommodation. We highly recommend a visit to Nightingale Falls Farm.
You won’t be disappointed."
Barbara and Jim Cole – Australia