Piopio, Waitomo District

Carmel Farm

Contact Barbara & Leo Anselmi

Ph (07) 877 8130

1832 SH3
PO Box 93
Pio Pio


Piopio, Waitomo District

Carmel Farm

Photos of Carmel Farm


Property Description

Barbara and Leo Anselmi operate a 2000 acre sheep, beef and dairy farm. You will be welcomed into an established homestead set in a picturesque limestone valley. You will be treated to delicious home-cooked meals and the warmth of our friendship. Whether mustering mobs of cattle and sheep, viewing the milking of 550 Friesian cows, driving around the rolling hills on the 4 wheeled farm-bike, basking in the sun by the pool or enjoying the gardens, you will feel relaxed and rejuvenated. Whether you seek excitement or tranquility, Carmel Farm is the perfect retreat. We are ideally located for you to explore many other attractions. We are adjacent to a beautiful 18 hole golf course which welcomes visitors. The property is a short distance from black water rafting and canoeing activities, The Lost World Cavern, and the famous Waitomo Caves. Nearby are bush walks, waterfalls, and the home of the rare kokako bird. The Mangaotaki stream is a mecca for the trout enthusiast. We can help to arrange activities for people of all ages and interests; from garden visits to horse riding. ( P.S. In the TV lounge there is Sky for those all-important rugby matches.) Please let us know your preference. We are 140km from Rotorua/Taupo. Directions: Travel 19km south of Te Kuiti on SH3 towards Piopio. Carmel Farm is on the right. We can arrange to pick up from Otorohanga, Te Kuiti or Waitomo, if required.


B&B Details

Type: B&B & Homestay & Farmstay
Email: Email this host
Phone: (07) 877 8130
0800 877 8130
Fax: (07) 877 8130
Beds: 2 King/Twin
4 Single
Total 4 Bedrooms
Total capacity for 8 guests
Baths: 1 Ensuite
1 Guest Share
Tariff: Double: $150.00
Single: $100.00
Children: $75
Dinner: $35pp
Breakfast: Continental
Nearest Town: 19 km S of Te Kuiti
Pets/Children: Children welcome, Pets welcome by arrangement
Smoking: No smoking on property




Reviews: 23 reviews

"Very warm and welcoming stay with Barbara and Leo. Lovely home and hospitality, and our 11year old daughter thoroughly enjoyed her early morning start to help Leo with the feeding out. Wish we could have stayed longer."

Bron Pattinson, 21/07/2010

"Thank you."

S Hamer, 21/02/2005


M Chew, 19/02/2005

"Everything was great."

L Mulroony, 19/02/2005

"Nothing was too much trouble. Lovely dinner and breakfast. Excellent value for money."

N Hillyard, 19/02/2005

"A wonderful stay. Excellent food and Barb put us on a huge fuss. Would highly recommend."

P Olson, 19/02/2005

"Everything was perfect."

R Smith, 18/02/2005

"Welcoming and relaxing."

J Girven, 18/02/2005


T Hayashi, 18/02/2005

"You really know how to make a tired student feel at home. Lovely place and people."

K Nowlan, 18/02/2005

"An immaculate, comfortable en-sute room. Leo takes you down to the Pio Pio club for a few drinks - no problem with that except that the evening meal had spoiled by the time we returned. A bit pricey by comparison with many other farmstays."

S P Brindley, 16/02/2005

"Everything was perfect and couldn't have asked for more."

Robert Kidd, 15/02/2005

"Service was fantastic, nothing was a problem. Wonderful meals, didn't want to leave."

K Crobb, 11/02/2005

"Leo & Barbara are outstanding hosts. We ate a wonderful meal that could have been a Christmas spread. My son Rian went on the early morning milking of the farm's cows. Best of all Leo and Barbara are friendly and great conversationalists."

Jack Crowe, 08/02/2005

"Very comfortable and very welcoming. You are such nice people! Enjoyed the company and loved hearing the donkey! I had one when a child, called Neddy!"

D J O'Brien, 28/01/2005

"Very comfortable and friendly atmosphere. You really feel part of the family. Fabulous country experience."

Julia Mitchell, 28/01/2005

"Superb hospitality in all aspects. I was on a business trip and this was the perfect haven to retreat to! Nothing was too much trouble and the guest is treated like one of the family."

Joan Gilchrist, 28/01/2005

"Wonderful food and drink, never low on produce. Wonderful, happy hosts make you want to smile."

Robert Kidd, 28/01/2005

"Felt very at home 9 May 2003"

Mik and Hayley Dalzell, 27/01/2005

"I loved spending time at Barbara and Leo's farm (Carmel farm). I really enjoyed watching the cows being milked and the lamb being shaved. Pio Pio is a beautiful place! I even got to go for a swim. My time here was well spent and I think that I'll have fond memories of the time I spent at Carmel farm. 9 May 2003"

Dorothy Pocco, 27/01/2005

"Thoroughly enjoyable stay. Great Hosts. 9 May 2003"

Pearl Williams, 27/01/2005

"14/04/2003- EVERYTHING WAS PERFECT!!!!"

Chira Zuccarino-Crowe, 27/01/2005

"A wonderful place to stay."

Martyn & Toni Boxall, 25/01/2005