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764C Kauaeranga Valley road

Kauaeranga Valley

Thames 3577

New Zealand

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ACTIVITIES

Devcich Historic Farmstead offers many activities and experiences for our guests to enjoy. Whether it's fly fishing or going for a dip in the pristine waters of the Kauaeranga river. Taking in the scenic beauty of the surrounding area while going on a llama trek.

 

Exploring all the original chattels and buildings of the Kauaeranga Valley Kauri logging and gum digging days .

Or being entertained by our many farm animals. 

 

Check out the activities below to find the perfect experience  for during your stay.

Bookings recommended at time of purchasing accommodation. 

HORSEBACK RIDES 

We offer our younger guests, 30 minute guided rides around the paddock on gentle "Polly" the old  farm horse .

Rates are $25 per child. Children must be aged 5-12 years.

 

 

FEED THE FARM ANIMALS

Our guests have the unique opportunity to wonder the farm and feed the wide array of animals. Accompanied by the host, you'll have have so much fun interacting with sheep, cows, horses, donkies, llamas, emus, chickens, peacocks and guinea fowl. Please check with the host for feeding times.

 

LLAMA TREKS

Get acquainted with the farm's friendly llamas on a 90 minute scenic walk which follows the river along the old tram line . 

You will be given an introduction to llamas and trekking and your own llama to lead. A minimum of two llamas and a maximum of 4 llamas required for trekking. Children must be aged 8-12 years.

FLY FISHING

With the beautiful Kauaeranga river flowing through the Devcich Farmstead there are numerous opportunities for rainbow trout fishing. Guests are welcome to bring their own rod and gear. Please contact us for more information.

HISTORY TOUR

Learn Simun Devcich' story and how he pioneered a farmstead, highly valued for the importance it played in the Kauaeranga Valley during the gum digging and kauri logging era.

On this 30 minute guided tour, guests will have the opportunity to explore the old buildings, such as the store, stables, ​black smith's forge, the wine shed, wool and tool sheds, and Kauri mill. 

Complimentary for farmstead guests.

SWIMMING

There is a peaceful swimming hole within walking distance of the Farmstead.  Guests can enjoy swimming and relaxing on the private sandy beach. This is also an ideal spot for picnics!