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Mohaka River Farm is a spectacular property located in the foothills of the Kaweka ranges bordering the Hawke’s Bay and Taupo districts. A handful of families are putting their hands and hearts together to develop it and discover it’s full potential. Read More…


Self-contained units
Camp Sites — powered & non powered

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Horse Trekking

For groups of 2 to 10 people.
Our horses know the trails
well and love being ridden.

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Farm Experiences

Guests are able to participate in various activities around the farm as the seasons permit. Please check at reception for what is happening on any given week.

Activities include:
• Feeding out the shorthorn cattle
• Feeding the ducks and chickens
• Bottle feeding the lambs and calves


Day Visitors

Day visitors are welcome to access the river, picnic areas and walking tracks and use the camp kitchen and toilet facilities. Charges - $10 per adult, $5 per child, $30 for a family. Please contact us if you are arriving before 2 pm.


There are several excellent fishing spots on the river accessible from the farm. Permits -
Access to the upper reaches is by permission only and there is an access charge of $10 pp per day.

River Rafting

Based 3 km down McVicars Road is Raft and Fish who we work with to provide Rafting Trips on the sections of the River through the farm and down stream. To book a rafting experience enquire through


Take some time to discover the property on foot. Our walking trails give great access to the river and farm. Ask at reception for a map on arrival.

Cruise Ships

Guests explore the farm and surrounds by taking a raft trip or horse trek.
A light meal with refreshments is enjoyed at reception and guests have the opportunity to purchase crafts made at the farm.

Home Grown Experience

Coming in Autumn 2020.
Please check in about the
Home Grown Experience in 2020.

With an emphasis on sustainability, biodiversity and organic farming practices, an eye for aesthetically pleasing landscapes and recreational spaces, as well as for functional and homely accommodation units, the team’s desire at Mohaka River Farm is to make each visitor’s experience a memorable one.


Situated a 45 minute drive from Hawke’s Bay airport and 1 hour from Taupo off state highway 5, Mohaka River Farm is the perfect destination for a get away. For 3 km the beautiful Mohaka River winds along the boundary of the 280 acre farm and the river terraces create distinct zones for the various endeavours including the short horn cattle stud on the upper 80 acres and the 10 acre accommodation area on the lower terrace.


The farm can be explored on horse back, by foot, or mountain bike and rafting is an enjoyable way to experience the river.  On clear nights the Milky Way is majestic and the surrounding mountain ranges and rural silence add to the safari-like experience.


Come and stay with family or friends in the beautiful park like accommodation, partake in the essential aspects of farm life as the seasons permit or simply relax and enjoy your vacation.

Mohaka River Farm, 408 McVicar Road, RD 2, Napier 4182 • 06 834 9756  •