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Jen's Retreat, Whangara, Gisborne

Whangara Out East
Jen's Retreat B&B - Farmstay - Whangara, East Coast, NZ
Jen & Rick welcome you to Jen's Retreat B&B - Farmstay
Jenny & Rick welcome you to Jen's Retreat

Own facilities, with en-suite.

One minute off Pacific Coast Highway. Long established family farm. Old Homestead surrounded by roses that compliment a large country garden.

* Marine Reserve is only 5 mins away, ideal for snorkeling in and boat ramp 10 mins away, for deep sea fishing.
* 10 minute drive to Whangara, where the "Whale Rider" movie was made.

Your hosts: Jenny & Rick Loffler 
36 Glenroy Road, Whangara, Gisborne
Phone (06) 862-2879


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Summer Fishing
We can help you organise an east coast fishing charter, as the Tatapouri Boat Ramp is only 8 minutes away. Or if you have your own boat,  we have boat and fish cleaning facilities.

Marine reserve 3 mins from homestead. An ideal Diving Area for a look at the local marine life.


A lot of our activities are "in season"

* Feeding lambs.  
* Shearing sheep. This is 2x a year.
* Haymaking in the summer, Dec./Jan.
* Can go for walks around the farm.
* Tour of farm going around all our stock etc.


What our guests have written about their stay with us here at Jen's Retreat Farmstay...

CANADA: Great hospitality, wonderful food, terrific views. Alfred & Elizabeth, Ontorio, Canada

BEGIUM:  A once in a lifetime experience. Thanks and see you again Fritz & Clara, Belgium

ENGLAND: A Farmstay as one imagines. Great hosts. Thank you. Mick & Helen, Darlington, England

WELLINGTON NZ: Fantastic stay, your hospitality was much appreciated. We will be back. James & Lynette, Wellington, NZ

SCOTLAND: Thank you for a real New Zealand Farmstay, delightful. Jean & George, Nairm, Scotland

GERMANY: This was definitely a highlight of our 6wks holiday in NZ. What a special hospitality here. Angelika & Jannik, Karlsruhe, Germany

USA: Lovely hospitality, had a great time. Stevan & Karen Yee, Lihue, USA

MASTERTON NZ: Lovely place to stay. Peaceful place to rest up. Will be back. Kris, Steve & Tracey, Masterton, NZ

ENGLAND: Great to meet like minded farmers, a real pleasure. Stephen & Yvonne, E Yorks, England.

ENGLAND: We liked the dogs. Thank you for our wonderful stay, kindness & hospitality, hope to return. Mandy Joel, Wayne Harris, England

HAMILTON NZ: Great 2 nights under the stars, enjoyed meeting all the family, reminded us of our own. Thank you for sharing the history of the East Coast. Martin & Lynne Herbert, Hamilton

SCOTLAND: Thank you for a REAL NZ Farmstay, delightful!! Jean & George Bathgate, Scotland.

SWITZERLAND: Outstanding hospitality, Thank you. Elizabeth Plahzer, Ruth Gygax Switzerland

AUCKLAND NZ: Wonderful hosts, lovely place. Rod & Raewyn Sykes, Auckland

ENGLAND: Thank you for your hospitality and taking us around the farm Desmond & Mary Davis, Shropshire3, England

CANADA: Great hospitality, wonderful food, terrific view. Alfred & Elizabeth Waymann, Ontario, Canada

WELLINGTON NZ: Wonderful hospitality Kenneth & Chriss-Ann Menzies, Wellington New Zealand

ENGLAND: Perfect accommodation. Faultless hospitality in a relaxing atmosphere. Liz & Sam Hodgson, Norfolk, England

SCOTLAND: Wonderful !! Thanks for everything, we loved it. It was like coming to see old friends. Rhona & Andy Cooper, Edinburgh, Scotland.