The Fern and Fossil

240 Soundy Road, Kiritihere, RD TE KUITI
Max Guests

About this Holiday House

Enjoy the ferns and the native bush, and check out the beach fossils. Character farmhouse set on a 2000 acre farm 2 mins from Kiritehere beach on the west coast of the north island. 50 mins from Waitomo. Wooden floors, sleeps eight with fully self-contained kitchen. Lots of native bush and beach walks close by. Great fishing, surfing,whitebaiting, fossil collecting and rockpools to explore. No four wheel bikes, side by side vehicles, motor bikes, horses to be taken onto the farm. DEFINITELY NO DOGS TO BE BOUGHT TO THE ACCOMODATION OR FARM (WE HAVE HAD PROBLEMS WITH BIG DOGS) Access to the farm is restricted in the months of August and September, but other times OK if checked with Steve or Karen. Any bookings taken after 1st December 2023 the rate for extra people will be $30 per night.

Details and amenities

Child friendly
Pet: please enquire
Linen not provided
Smoking outside only
No disabled access
Heating & cooling
Fire place
Extra Bedding
Washing Machine
Boat parking
Off Street Parking
CD player
Cleaning equipment
Cleaning supplies
Clothes line
Extra Toilet
Fire wood supplied
iPod Dock
Laundry Tub
Outdoor furniture
Wood stove

Bed layout

1 Queen(s), 5 Single(s), 1 Double(s)

Special Amenities

Secluded position, wake up to the sound of the native birds around the house. Wonderful views of farm, very peaceful with no traffic. Fantastic tramp with terrific coastal views, 1/2 tide track and walk to an old pa site on farm. Plenty of parking for cars and boats. No cellphone coverage. No petrol station out here, nearest is either Kawhia, Otorohanga or Awakino. Fill up before coming. TV Reception, Freeview.

Special Attractions and Activities Nearby

Surf beach, fossil collecting, whitebaiting, rockpools, bushwalks, Waitomo Caves, Marakopa Falls, Mangapohue Natural Bridge, Waikawau Tunnel.


Average Rating: 5
16 total reviews

Lisa Brewer
Chose this place for its farm location and safe garden for a small child. Beach at the bottom of the drive for daily sandcastles and fossil hunting. Several attractions at Te Anga a short drive away, all less than 10mins walk from the main road - Marokopa falls, Piripiri cave and a natural limestone archway. Would be good for those into fishing as we watched surfcasters catching fish from the beach. Great view from old pa site a short walk up hill behind house.
Great spot, nice and quiet, with a amazing birdsong to wake up to, would be good for larger groups or just small ones like ours, plenty to see and do, would recommend getting in touch with farm owners before you go regarding on farm activities but heaps in the local area as well. just wish we could of stayed longer, so definitely be going back! thanks guys for the awesome weekend.
Chris Stowe
This place is awesome. Private, quiet, tranquil, plenty of space. Lots to do and explore. Only shame was that we were working during our stay.
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Date rangeRatesExtra guestsMinimum stay
1 Mar - 30 Nov $100 / Night for 2 guests$301 Night
1 Dec - 28 Feb $100 / Night for 2 guests$301 Night
Rest of year$100 / Night for 2 guests$301 Night
1 Mar - 30 Nov
$100 / Night for 2 guests
Extra guests: $30Min. stay: 1 Night
1 Dec - 28 Feb
$100 / Night for 2 guests
Extra guests: $30Min. stay: 1 Night
Rest of year
$100 / Night for 2 guests
Extra guests: $30Min. stay: 1 Night
Anymore than six enquire with Karen (07 8767544)

Pets please enquire.
Linen can be hired at extra charge, enquire.


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