Today, Rural Holidays NZ Ltd is the only original one owner operated company in the New Zealand farm and country home stay market since establishment in 1984
We specialize in over night stays for individuals and tour groups, farm visits and related technical visits, combined with morning, afternoon tea, or lunch, in addition to home hosted dinners
Rural Holidays NZ Ltd is New Zealand's leading provider of quality hosted farm stay and country stay accommodation with an extensive network farm stays and country home stays nationwide
Rural Holidays NZ Ltd provides a pre-booked service that can be used in conjunction with our listings in the The New Zealand Farm and Home Stay Collection.
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Rural Holidays NZ Ltd specializes in catering for tour and coach groups of any size and in some six areas throughout New Zealand. Click here for group hosting information.
Our goal is to exceed the expectations of the visitor while providing a reliable and efficient service to tour wholesalers, inbound tour companies, travel agents and individuals alike
Rural Holidays NZ Ltd offers a classic collection of quality farm stays and country stays throughout New Zealand for independent travellers and groups
Complete farm stay vacation and holiday packages, including car rental hire, can be arranged through Rural Holidays NZ Ltd.
By selecting your host property from the New Zealand Farm and Home Stay Collection, you will experience old fashioned country hospitality and delicious home cooked meals in the company of new friends.
Rural Holidays NZ Ltd looks forward to making your holiday or vacation a special experience . . . one that is full of warm memories of the people you meet while in our beautiful country.
History and Cultural Position of Rural Holidays NZ Ltd
At the heart of Rural Holidays is the philosophy to "Strive for excellence in farm and country hosting", hospitality, sharing values of integrity and trust, sincerity and equality.
For our guests to 'meet as strangers, leave as friends" (quote Helen Hicks, a pioneer of the farm hosting industry).
People of the land
Environment Policy Statement
The owner of Rural Holidays NZ Ltd (for over 36 years) is from a Rural Farm up bringing and has always been inherently interested in the sustainability of the environment on the farm and in the office.
All business have a lessor of greater degree on the environment, so our objectives are to minimize any effect that we can:
In the office;
Working towards a paperless office
Providing safe working conditions
Enforcing smoke free policy's
Minimization of waste
On the farm;
Guardianship and management of the land
New Zealand rural community and Rural Holidays NZ Ltd are well aware of the need to preserve our environmental assets.
Policy and procedures are discussed with our hosts on an ongoing basis covering topics of:
Health and safety
Rural Holidays impact on the environment is minimal on the farm and in the home... But recognize the ongoing efforts by the rural community to minimize any effect on our land.
Preventing environmental issues
Compliance with health and safety regulations
Improving performance on sustainability of the environment