Contact Judy & Kerry Thacker
Ph (03) 304 8621
1048 Okains Bay Road
Okains Bay, Akaroa
Photos of Kawatea
Escape to the beauty and tranquility of the country. Enjoy a unique holiday experience in a gracious historic homestead set in beautiful mature gardens, and surrounded by land, farmed by our family for five generations. Kawatea is an elegant, carefully renovated home, built in 1900 from native timber's the house features stained glass windows, handcrafted furniture and much olde world charm.
Explore our 1500acre sheep and beef farm and feed the pet sheep. Observe birdlife on the estuary or walk along the scenic coastline to secluded swimming beaches and a seal colony. Learn about Maori culture and the life of early settlers at the acclaimed Okains Bay Museum. Visit Akaroa with its French influence, cafes and galleries. Golf, Kayak or cruise the Akaroa harbour to view Hector Dolphins.
Join us in the evening for creative country fare from our garden whilst sharing experiences with fellow travellers.
We have been providing farmstays since 1988, and offer thoughtful personal attention and friendly hospitality in a relaxed atmosphere.
Directions: Take Highway 75 from Christchurch through Duvauchelle. Turn left at signpost marked Okains Bay. Drive to the top of the Bay - we are 6km downhill on the right.
|Type:||B&B & Farmstay|
|Email:||Email this host|
|Phone:||(03) 304 8621|
|Fax:||(03) 304 8621|
Total 3 Bedrooms
(1 Queen/Single with Ensuite, 1 Queen/Single, 1 Queen)
Total capacity for 6 guests
1 Guest Share
Bath, Shower, Separate Toilet
|Tariff:||Double: $140.00 - $165.00
Single: $90.00 - $165.00
Children: by arrangement
|Breakfast:||Full (Continental + cooked)|
|Nearest Town:||18 km N of Akaroa|
|Smoking:||No smoking on property|
Reviews: 3 reviews
"First stop of our trip, very informative about local history, maps, pictures and brochures about local and South Island activities. Very friendly and the meals were delicious."
"Outstanding. Meals were delicious, the rooms were lovely."
"We were made to feel part of the family and the sheep farm - spacious rooms and in particular, wonderful big evening meal with other guests. No suggestions."