Tony and Colleen welcome you to “The Retreat”
Stay in a spacious 1860's New Zealand historic farmhouse
Set well back from the road, “The Retreat” is surrounded by 1 acre of landscaped garden including a productive vegetable garden, herb garden and orchard. Fresh produce from our garden is a feature of Colleen’s home cooking.
“The Retreat” is less than 2 hours driving time north of Auckland Airport, on Highway 1.
You can find The Retreat on Google Earth by copying and pasting the coordinates below into the “fly to” box at the top of the search field.
36 14 25.42S, 174 30 33.51E
If you have never been close up to a sheep, this is your opportunity, as we always have friendly pet sheep to hand feed. “The Retreat” is a small-scale working sheep farm (between 40 and 70 sheep depending on the season) but here you get to meet the sheep.
Colleen is a spinner and weaver and always has hand crafted woollen items for sale from her studio at “The Retreat”.
As well as looking after the farm, Tony is a keen photographer and is very interested in New Zealand history. Tony and Colleen are both researching their family histories.
Our families have been in New Zealand for several generations and we have visited most places in our beautiful country, so if you have any questions on what to see or do we are well equipped to provide the answers. We are also well-travelled world wide so understand what it is like to be in a different country.
We have welcomed guests to “The Retreat” since 1988 and look forward to your visit.
Hosts; Tony and Colleen Moore.
Address; The Retreat, Rural Delivery 5, Wellsford 0975, New Zealand
Phone; +64 9 423 8547
© Designed and built by Tony Moore. Updated January 2010.