by Baz McAlister – Qweekend
“Kamahi Cottage is off the beaten path – but that’s fine. Sitting in the porch swing, soaking in the stillness and sweeping views out across the misty, purple-floored King Country valley at twilight as an affectionate cat fusses around your leg, it’s a secret you’re almost loath to share.”
by SILVERKRIS (Singapore Airlines Travel Guide)
“If you wish to experience the serenity of farm living but still want to enjoy luxurious trappings, visit Kamahi Cottage, New Zealand’s only five-star farm stay.”
by Lorraine Elliott
Australian food writer, Lorraine Elliott (“Not Quite Nigella”) describes her stay at Kamahi Cottage.
by Lorraine Elliott – notquitenigella.com
“I stayed at an amazing place called Kamahi Cottage where the hostess of the lodge Swiss born Elisabeth Cowan baked us a delicious Zopf or plaited Swiss bread for breakfast. As soon as I tried it I knew that this was the bread that Johanna Spyri wrote about-it was soft, eggy and milky and absolutely worth pinching a la Heidi! As soon as I sank my teeth in I knew that this was pure Heidi bread!”
by Amelia Norman
“If Kamahi Cottage were my home, I doubt I would ever have left. The cottage is New Zealand’s only five‐star farmstay and was built with the express purpose of enveloping exclusive guests in utmost comfort amongst the serenity of the King Country farmland…”
by Laurel Watson – In My Kitchen
“The cottage is completely self-contained, offering all the lovely accoutrement that five stars suggest, with the added bonus of an amazing rural setting on the 450-hectare sheep and beef farm. I woke up to my seven-year-old exclaiming, “Mum! Look how beautiful it is outside. We even have our own sheep!” This is a little touch of Kiwi paradise and we found we were welcomed and made to feel relaxed the moment we arrived.”
by Thomas Jones
With only a couple of days to spare to get out of Auckland City and experience something different Thomas Jones hired a car and ventured south to see the real New Zealand. He found a land of rolling green hills, native forests, great local food and wine, a bucketful of adrenaline and a healthy dose of good old Kiwi hospitality.