WACKY STAYS - EXCLUSIVE access to 40+ Farm Animals

12 Kowhai Ford Road, Kaikoura, Kaikoura
Max Guests

About this Holiday House

Six UNIQUE and unusual rentals (Yurt, Train Carriage, Colonial Wagon, Tipi, Farmers Cottage, House Truck), just 4km from Kaikoura town centre. EXCLUSIVE access to our private collection of 40+ farm animals. FREE off-road car parking. YURT (Mongolian) = sleeps 4 in double & 2 single beds, private shower room, outdoor kitchen shelter COLONIAL WAGON = Sleeps 2+2 - super king bed, sleepout with 2 bunk beds, shower & toilet on board, small kitchen and seating area, TV & blu-ray, fully insulated with heat pump and air conditioning TRAIN CARRIAGE = 1889 beautifully restored ornate wooden carriage, two bedrooms (double, 2 bunk beds), open plan seating area and kitchen, shower and toilet room, electric heating TIPI (Teepee) = authentic American Indian experience surrounded by trees, 7M diameter, double and 2 single beds, small seating area, fridge, electric heating, shower and toilet building, outdoor kitchen shelter with gas pizza oven HOUSE TRUCK - beautifully ornately finished, double bed, small kitchen and seating area, TV & blu-ray, on board toilet and shower in separate rooms. FARMERS COTTAGE = 2 bedrooms, sleeps up to 5, restored 2019, heat pump & air conditioning, wood burner, fully equipped kitchen, shower & separate toilet rooms, electric radiators, spacious garden, off-road parking for five cars. FULL DETAILS, photos, instant booking facility on www.wackystays.co.nz ALL PROPERTIES INCLUDE: - FREE continental breakfast (selection of basic items) - FREE wireless wi-fi (wifi) broadband/internet - FREE use of adult robes - Electricity, bed linen, toiletries and towels are included - EXCLUSIVE access to our private collection of 30+ Farm Animals = sheep, llama, pigs, chickens, alpaca, deer, ... (NOT open to the general public, only guests staying with us on-site) - Two hours animal access per day - no charge! - Help feed the animals - morning and/or afternoon - FREE cup of animal feed provided - FREE off-road parking CONVENIENT LOCATION - 4km from town centre (i-site, tourist information, whale watch, dolphin swim, shops, bars, restaurants) - 4km from base of Mt Fyffe (snow-capped in winter) - 3km from coast/beaches - 4km from supermarket - 1km from local river walks & Kaikoura cycle trail - 4km from railway line (which runs through town centre!) OUTSIDE = stunning view of Mt Fyffe and the Kaikoura mountain ranges, off-road parking, 5 minutes to river, walks, Kowhai river cycle trail & swimming holes.

Details and amenities

Child friendly
Pet friendly
Linen provided
No smoking
Accessibility: please enquire
Heating & cooling
Electric blankets
Fire place
High Chair
Cot Available
Extra Bedding
Boat parking
Off Street Parking
Tea, coffee, sugar etc
CD player
Cellphone coverage
Cleaning equipment
Cleaning supplies
Clothes line
Electric heat
Fire wood supplied
Internet available
Oil heaters
Outdoor furniture

Bed layout

1 Double(s), 1 Single(s), 1 Double Bunk(s), 1 Bunk(s), 1 Cot(s)

Special Amenities

MAGNIFICENT view of Mt Fyffe and the Kaikoura mountain ranges (just 4km away!)

Special Attractions and Activities Nearby

LLAMA TREKKING - Join us on a llama trekking adventure. Two options: One hour taster, or half-day. The most popular is the half-day Kaikoura Bay and Seal Colony Llama Trek = We take you on a guided walk around Kaikoura Bay, including FREE entry to Fyffe House (old whalers house and museum), FREE picnic, and a stop at the peninsular seal colony. You lead your own llama who will be wearing a special back pack to carry home made cake, lunch, drinks, chairs, picnic rug, etc. From $49 to $119 per person. (Please book in advance. Joining another trek is always possible) ON-SITE FARM ANIMALS - not open to public - EXCLUSIVE access to 40+ animals to meet, greet, cuddle & feed - pigs, deer, llamas, sheep, ducks, chickens, turkey, etc, etc. Enjoy FREE access at feed times, twice a day!


Average Rating: 4
3 total reviews

Jayne Tighe
Would have been nice 10 years ago. Everything needs a jet wash and clean up. Way overpriced for what it is. Pictures must have been taken many years ago. Very disappointing. One of the oil heaters provided had a faulty electrical cord !
HIGHLY RECOMMENDED ~ Delightful, cute, rustic cottage - best & most homely we stayed in! The kids LOVED it and played outside all the time. (we didn't need the whale watch) Lynn & Kevin were fantastic hosts - nothing was too much trouble! It was amazing to be so near town, yet in open countryside, with a spectacular view of the mountains. What a bonus having free entry to their farm park (the kids still haven't stopped talking about it & want to be farmers now!) TOP TIP: Ask about the swimming pools in the nearby river = local secret!
loved our stay here. Dry, clean accomodation (comfy beds), with the added bonus of the farm park. Our daughter thinks the farm park IS kaikoura, and keeps asking to go back. Great fire keeps the whole house warm and cosy.



Date rangeRatesExtra guestsMinimum stay
Apr - May $179 / Night for 2 guests$201 Night
Dec - Mar $189 / Night for 2 guests$201 Night
Jun - Sep $149 / Night for 2 guests$201 Night
Oct - Nov $179 / Night for 2 guests$201 Night
Rest of year$149 / Night for 2 guests$201 Night
Apr - May
$179 / Night for 2 guests
Extra guests: $20Min. stay: 1 Night
Dec - Mar
$189 / Night for 2 guests
Extra guests: $20Min. stay: 1 Night
Jun - Sep
$149 / Night for 2 guests
Extra guests: $20Min. stay: 1 Night
Oct - Nov
$179 / Night for 2 guests
Extra guests: $20Min. stay: 1 Night
Rest of year
$149 / Night for 2 guests
Extra guests: $20Min. stay: 1 Night
Rates are based on 2 people for one nights stay.


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