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 In one word fabulous.  Thanks for all the nice breakfasts and your kindnesses and not forget all the talks over about everything - Pieter & Frouke Buijs -  quote_bottom.gif

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Awatuna and the Environment


Kia whakatu tika Te Tai Ao me te Tai Ao tiaki Te Tai Ao
(If the environment is kept well and strong it will look after itself)

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Awatuna Homestead,


On the New Zealand West Coast of the South Island's Southern Alps, (which was named by early Pacific Polynesian navigators as Te Tai o Poutini) Awatuna Homestead offers you so much more than just an elegant accommodation. It is really an escape to a cultural world where you can relax amidst a peaceful setting yet enjoy a touch of luxury and homely elegance whilst learning and understanding some of the cultural aspects of the Homestead and it's environment.

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Your Accommodation



The Homestead accommodation comprises distinctive rooms, each with their own elegant character, quality appointments and unique views.  The configuration of the beds range from SuperKing/Twins,  Queens and Twin all with ensuite facilities.   To read more about our  guest rooms, follow the link below to make your choice.



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Your Hosts,

Pauline & Hemi Te Räkau,

Copy_of_Pauline___Hemi_4.jpghave lived at The Homestead for almost 43 years and will provide you with hospitality and comfort which is in keeping with those that are of the best and finest in Awatuna traditions. Their children and grandchildren all live locally - so it must be a great place to stay, - They chose not to leave!!



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Things to Do



Relax and Unwind - Enjoy Good Food - Walk on the Beach - Experience the Indigenous Plants of the Homestead - Help Tend the Gardens - Watch the Birds - Swim in the River - Listen to Traditional Storytelling - See the Vintage Cars - Walk in the Quiet Countryside - Feel the Rainforest - Pat Horses - Collect Eggs from the Chickens.

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