Situated in the North Island of New Zealand in an area called Dairy Flat, Arapahoe Springs is a family owned 15 acre “hobby” farm with 3 bedrooms, an office that can serve as a 4th bedroom if needed, a stunning open plan kitchen/family room, large open decks overlooking a quiet, peaceful rural outlook, a huge barn/garage, a round pen and comes complete with the resident horse, Inca, as the guardian of the property. We are a 10 minute drive from the town center of Albany with its giant Westfield Mall and the North Shore sports stadium. We are about a 25 minute drive from downtown Auckland and the wonderful variety of shops and restaurants that the town has to offer. The nearest airport is Auckland International, just an hour away. There is a local airport just around the corner for more local excursions to Great Barrier Island.
We are close to Okura Bush Walkway, a popular training trail for professional athletes, where you can run up and down hills amongst native New Zealand forests. For your speed and interval sessions and just a 10 minute drive away is Long Bay, a lovely long flat white sand beach with captivating views and crystal clear waters of the Pacific Ocean.
You will find our home is just like a home away from home! Quiet and comfortable, we can provide everything from a bed and breakfast room for one person to groups up to 10 guests…or more if they don’t mind sleeping with the horse! And because we have very little light pollution in Dairy Flat, at night you can see the Milky Way and the Southern Cross, right from the comfort of our sparkling outdoor hot tub!
The lodging options at Arapahoe Springs fall into 3 categories:
All bedrooms have rural views. There is covered parking on site for 3 cars but plenty more room outside. As this is a rural area, it is peaceful and secluded, where you will be rewarded with abundant native bird life such as the humorous Pukeko, the colourful Rosellas and the dapper Plovers….along with Inca, the Pinto Pony.
An added bonus is that the owner is a ChiRunning Instructor, so you can book a private or group 1-day workshop, held right on the property, so that you can improve your running technique in this stunning location.
“When you see the Southern Cross for the first time,
You understand now why you came this way..”
- Crosby, Stills & Nash
|Available activities and services at (*) or near Arapahoe Springs|
|Trail running||Road running *||Massage||Physical Therapist|
|Chi running workshop *||Road biking||Horsemanship||Catering *|
|Horseback riding||Fly fishing||Photography *||Living horsemanship|
|Deep sea fishing||Scenic flights||Beaches||Black water rafting|
We look forward to having the opportunity to provide a unique, invigorating and inspiring running vacation for you.
"...here is an opportunity to have your days revolve around your training and taking care of yourself. What a valuable and even life enhancing experience this "training vacation" can be for any level athlete!"
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