Comments from our Guestbook

Comments from our Guestbook

We would like to share with you some of the many interesting and informative comments our guests have left in our visitors book or on Facebook at the conclusion of there stay. We hope that this helps you make up your mind if you are intending to visit soon.

Please note that a number of these guests have stayed with us at Annies Cottage which is no longer operating as accommodation so not all comments are related to the River Park in general however, we have been hosting guests for over 20 years and the River Park is just a wonderful new addition to our farming operation opened for others to enjoy our little slice of paradise.

Charlotte and Martyn-  Gisborne- Thanks for sharing your beautiful and quiet piece of land with us. Just sounds of birds, sheep and the river- amazing

Bruce AIR B&B - Amazing place to stay truly peaceful and the total silence is magnificent

Helga Wientjes- What a great place to stay. It's my new favorite spot in New Zealand. Can't wait to show this true kiwi experience to my family who will be visiting NZ soon.

Maree Baird- Absolutely amazing place to stay. Everything you could ask for in a relaxing weekend away. Would highly recommend coming down for a swim in the River and  chill out.

Neville McKay- Absolutely gorgeous,go there before winter sets in, you'll love it

Mitch Ward- A Wonderful Place , We took the Family Christmas Day and Boxing Day , and the Place was that great , some of the family booked again for New Years , That good,,,,, , If you are wanting to get out of the rat race and kick back with a book , or time with the family , that is the place to been .. Has a kitchen , with everything there , All you need is your own food , You must try the pizza oven , the best pizzas ever . All you hear is the river and the birds , They limit the amount of people there , so its not over crowded .We had the whole place to ourselves , The luck of the draw lol

Winston Folk- USA We had a fantastic time at the riverside park. Kirsty and Gary were amazing hosts. They took us on a quick tour of the farm and we learned what it is like being a NZ farmer. The setting is also one of the most beautiful places I have been.

Bruce and Wendy Calder - Canada- perfect farm experience

Tim and Heather Olsen - UK- Do the bush walks and fish the river- it was fabulous. So much to do and we didn’t even get to Napier after a weeks stay

The Leonard Family -UK-What a wonderful place! The kids loved it. We loved it. Hospitality at the house was also excellent.

Simpson Family - Australia- Wow what a great place to relax. We wish we could have stayed longer.

Bob Bellinger -UK- perfect place to relax in the peace and quiet of the countryside.

Graham and Alana Fraser - Good fishing and enjoyed the quiet.

Fiona, Ian, Charmaine and Troy - Wellington NZ- Wonderful, a place where memories are made

Kirsten and Chris Ralphs - USA- What a little slice of heaven! We’ll be back and next time for longer. Thanks!

Shirley, Benny and Michelle D’souga - India- Gracious hospitality and warm memories that will remain with us always. A truly unforgettable experience

Dave and Dallas Sanders - Australia- A lovely place to relax. Thanks very much for allowing us to stay!

Campbell Family -Canada-We had a wonderful time! Thanks for letting me feed the lamb.

Graham Family - Canada- Great experience on your farm. Yummy lambs tails! You felt like you were family.

James and Sally Woodhouse - UK- Very enlightening, peaceful, pretty place. Many thanks to Kirsty for your welcome and farm tour.

Dale and Gini Claudepierre - USA- What a fine time we had at your lovely farm- Great fishing! Great people!

Tim and Heather Olsen -UK-Wow! We are here after three years and the cottage is fantastic as before. Things really do get better in NZ when you come back unlike many other places in the world. Finally got to Napier- yummy venison dinner thanks.

Mark and Vanessa Maybank -UK- Fantastic stay. Thanks you for showing us a little bit of heaven.

Robert and Gill Hocking -UK- The real NZ which we have been seeking. Great location, fantastic hosts. Really enjoyed the trout fishing . Loved the walk with Molly the dog. Cheers.

Prussias - USA- Bird songs are great, wide open spaces are therapeutic!

Jenny and Lloyd Klee - Waimauku- So busy doing nothing, we didn’t even get to tour the farm. Serene retreat.

Murray Family - Napier- The silence was deafening. Peaceful, panoramic and fun.

Johnson and tabor party -Honolulu and Wellington-A wonderful respite from my families busy life. Wonderful bird song and nice river. So relaxing and great fishing.

Tim and Heather Olsen -UK- Third visit. Here we are again- so relaxing and everything seems to get better. Did some fishing, visited Taradale pottery and the Hastings Farmers Market.

Denise and Geoff -Australia- peace, sunshine, luscious green hills, fishing was perfect

Richardson Family - Scotland- A real home away from home. Don’t change anything. Great hospitality. Fascinating insight into farm life

Robin and Hank Los - Netherlands- What a peaceful place. No light pollution. You can see all the stratosphere. Thanks for a beautiful stay and a very interesting tour. If we come back to NZ we will came back and stay.

O’Briens and Colemans -Australia-Great place, great people and top tucker! How’s the serenity!

Shaun Allen and Lucy Bartley - USA-Unreal fishing- mainly over 24” and one huge one!

The Spilanne Family - Ireland- So relaxing. The stars at night are amazing!




Kids entertaining themselves by candle light