Experience a magnificent working farm while horse trekking over the rolling open spaces and through beautiful native forest in one of the country’s most visually impressive regions. Enjoy spectacular panoramic views of Lake Rotorua and Mount Ngongotaha with rides that range from 30 minutes to two hours plus for the more experienced riders. We also offer excellent accommodation for singles families or school groups. Bring you child/children to come have some fun at the Farmhouse ranch.
Horse trekking, farm stay (from one to 100 pax) and farm tours on a 400-acre beef and sheep farm. With a stable of over 60 horses, all ages and abilities are catered for along with helpful instructions for the less experienced rider and helmets, boots and wet weather gear (if necessary) are provided.
We offer excellent facilities for groups of all sizes. Our staff are very friendly and have lots of experience with horses that are very well looked after and live a happy, healthy life here with us.
We also offer excellent accommodation for singles, families or school groups. Bring you child/children to come have some fun at the Farmhouse ranch, where there are many fun filled activities to enjoy including lots of horse riding, horse lessons, games, activities and much more.
Pony Rides – 15 mins $25
Designed for young children who are not confident. Pony on lead. Parents encouraged to bring cameras and walk with the trek.
Nervous Nellie Trek – 30 mins $35
Short trek over flat land seeing all the animals and lovely scenery. Catering for young and old. Walking only.
Confidence Booster Trek – 1 hour $55
This ride caters for all levels of experience.
Riding over open paddocks, native bush, gentle rolling country. See the farm animals and spectacular scenery. Walking only, but you can opt for a short trot under the Guide’s guidance.
Green Lush Adventure Trek – 1.5 hours $75
This ride caters for the semi-experienced rider.
Over farmland, through native bush, pine trees, some hills, open paddocks. Spectacular views and see all the farm animals. Designed for the rider that enjoys going at a faster pace. More challenging than the 1 hour trek as the land is rougher.
Farmer’s Special – 2 hours $95
This is for the experienced rider only. (Bookings and enquiry essential)
Walk, trot, and canter over challenging and open farmland, native bush, pine trees and steep country. Not for the faint hearted. See all the farm animals and spectacular views.
A basic lesson with all the do’s and don’ts given before all treks.
Riding Lessons $80 per lesson
Riding lessons available on a one on one basis. You will go on a 1 hour trek and have a 30 minute lesson, learn to brush, pick out hooves, saddle and bridle a horse. Mount and dismount. Instructions given by our qualified staff.
Must be prior booked
Concession Ticket s available
The Rooms offered at The Farmhouse are simple, easy and comfort focused. Our rooms consist of bunk beds with all beddings provided, 2 showers, 1 toilet, and all rooms are carpeted with heating which are essential for winter seasons.
The Farmhouse Rotorua invites you to experience a lifestyle of freedom and purity, indulge in the fresh air that New Zealand has to offer away from a busy city life.
Share memories with our animals in large open paddocks, green hill tops and natural bushes that are true representations of pure NZ farmland.
We look forward to sharing our pristine part of the world with you here at The Farmhouse Rotorua.
The Whole Lamb on Spit is our specialty set meal at The Farmhouse Rotorua, available for Lunch and Dinner.
The lamb is roasted on our spit are 100% raised and sourced from New Zealand farms and we utilise a simple yet time consuming method to roast the lamb to perfection.
Tender, Succulent meat encased in crispy skin , full of natural flavour that can be complemented with a thick mint sauce or with a fruity wine – very unique and different to the usual pre-marinated lambs that you may have come across.