Aotea Barn and The Farmers Cottage offers unique accommodation and the chance live, breathe and eat amongst one of the purest farms anywhere. . We are New Zealand’s most established organic / certified biodynamic farm overlooking Shelly Beach and the waters of the beautiful Kairpara Harbour, just north of Auckland. Our Barnstay guests can enjoy a full menu of premium organic food cooked from our very own produce including NZ beef, lamb, venison & fish. ( meals are booked direct)
Located in a historically and culturally significant area, Shelly Beach Kairpara, 1 hour drive north of Auckland - Aotea Organic Farm is a diverse landscape - a slice of New Zealand that combines the best of our rural, forest and costal environments. Aotea Organic Farm has been pioneering world class organic farming practices for over 30 years. It's unique landscape hosts a range of species and habitats beyond traditional pastures. The virtually free-roaming sheep, cattle & emu are stress free, enjoying few boundaries and pastures of the highest purity.
This incredible property is also home to forests, crop plantations, beaches, waterways, ponds and fish farms where the wild mullet breed on the harbour's edge. Due to it's exceptional sustainability and integrity in chemical-free farming Aotea Organics has been awarded the prestigious Hua Parakore label of purity.
AOTEA ORGANIC BARNSTAY EXPERIENCE:
Offered only 6 times during the summer, Aotea Farm opens its doors to international visitors with their exclusive Organic Farm Experience. Offering 1 weeks accommodation including a range of optional activities and all daily “Farm to Fork” meals prepared by our chef from Aotea Farm’s own premium organic produce including Prime Angus Beef, New Zealand Lamb and Kairpara Fish. Please note - Barnstays are on set dates and the full menu food package is an additional charge of $150 per person daily. For year round self catering accomodation - see our other listing for the Farmers Cottage.
Book as individuals, couples or groups at Aotea Barn. Character barn style accommodation with 6 bedrooms surrounding a large central living and dining space with deck and pizza oven, where food and experiences are shared with the other guests. There is a large fully equipped kitchen where our chef will prepare the daily farm style meals using fresh crops from our adjoining organic vegetable garden. As well as the inside bathroom and two toilets, guests can get close with nature and bathe in open air in our rustic candlelit outdoor bathhouses.
Also available is The Farmers Cottage is just a short distance from the barn and offers fully self contained 2 bedroom accommodation with 1 Queen bedroom and 2 x Singles, bathroom and kitchen. Guests staying at the Cottage. Daily organic meals are still included from Aotea Barn during our Organic Experience weeks.
AOTEA BARN ACCOMDATION OPTIONS:
Each room is a separate listing - see all our listings under host profile.
See our available dates for our scheduled week long stays at the end of this listing.
ROOM A king bed or 2 single beds ( downstairs room )
ROOM B king bed or 2 single beds ( downstairs room )
ROOM C Single Bed ( upstairs room )
ROOM D Queen Bed ( upstairs room )
ROOM E Queen Bed ( upstairs room )
ROOM F King or 2 Singles ( upstairs room )
Shared Living and dining space
Bathroom with 2 toilets
Outdoor Bush Bathhouse & Sauna ( with showers & toilets) & Robes
Pizza Oven and outdoor deck
Self drive or airport pickup
THE FARMERS COTTAGE OPTION:
Option to rent whole cottage ( see our other listings )
Set in privacy amongst trees.
Self Contained Cottage
1 Queen Bedroom
2 x Singles
Kitchen and living room
Use of Bush Bathhouse & Sauna & Barn Facilities ( i.e. pizza oven)
Self drive or airport pickup
Our certified organic / biodynamic produce includes:
New Zealand Angus Beef, NZ Lamb, Venison, and Kaipara Fish
Fresh milk, butter and cheese
Full organic vegetable garden
Free Range Chickens and eggs
Conserves and fresh fruit including Persimon, plums, Olive, fig, citrus
Wild fish farm and local harbour fishing
Locally produced wine
All Organic “Farm to Fork” meals.
Tour of a biodynamic farm
Farm fruit & produce harvesting / canning ( seasonal)
Maori Legends and Stories evening.
Organic pizza making
Recreational equipment such as books, yoga mats, arts & crafts table
Farm and coast walking trails and sights.
Please ask about additional activities:
Organic cooking classes, Yoga, Local hot springs, Fishing / Catching Grey Mullet - Smoking Fish, Cow Milking snd Farm Education, Wine tasting. Maori & local historic sites tour.
AOTEA ORGANIC FARM EXPERIENCE 2017:
Dates still available:
Arrive Sunday 5th February
Depart Sunday 12th February
Arrive Sunday 5th March
Depart Sunday 12th March
Arrive Sunday 26 March
Depart Sunday 02 March
Arrive Sunday 16th April
Depart Sunday 23rd April