The Humans


It just didn't feel right placing the girls under the ANIMAL category - so here they are as HUMANS (which they are).  Life couldn't get much better and I am sure if we were honest we would love to swap places with them sometimes.



Demi - my lovable Huntaway-border collie cross farm dog. Intelligent, energetic, great watchdog.and loves all creatures great or small....true story, raised baby alpacas, kid goats, chucks, lamb, sunbathed with the chooks then on request would give a free chicken neck massage....hilarious

Tonka, Nanna’s baby, alot more energetic than she should be with the decade and half she has clocked up.


































There were 6  of us spanning  3 generations, with an age range of 18 to 81 years.  We had a more "old-fashioned approach " to our lives together. Following the sharing of the  preparation and  cooking of our meals,  we dined together and brought to the table what our days experiences had been like.

As a small working farm the list never shortens and the priorities requiring attention change with the seasons and even daily as often it is the weather that is our dictator.


The garden


There is nothing quite so satisfying as wondering around the garden and picking whatever naturally grown delight is on offer. We wish to share this with our guests too and experience that organically grown freshness.  The farm animals provide invaluable manure for our fertilising needs- I'm not sure I really neede tod say that.




myself, a professional designer (interior and some architectual) for the majority of my self-employed career, so of course designed and was hands on for all aspects of the build and finishes for Waterfall Lodge.

I am your contact person/host for accommodation and thoroughly enjoy all this entails, from the website work, to the meeting and the making of friends with the many wonderful guests that have stayed here from all over the world.  Combining my responsibilities of managing the  accommodation,  the farm and animals and being hands on, with  all that happens here, life never offers a dull moment.

One of my greatest joys is when our guests depart Wainui Country Retreat fulfilled and content, with their expectations met and hopefully exceeded, whatever the purpose of their stay.  We truly look forward to meeting you.




More to come, watch this space