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Ora Bed & Breakfast and Farmstay

Ora Bed & Breakfast and Farmstay
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1447 Takaka Hill Highway, , Nelson
0274 464 588
We are Ora - The Garden of Wellbeing.Ora Bed & Breakfast and Farmstay is situated at 700m asl within a landscape of karst marble outcrops and limestone. There is mystique and magic here especially as the cloud drifts through, but also as the sun comes up over the mountains across the bay. We have fenced a few hectares for beef grazing and breeding, and are developing pathways beyond the fences and amongst the peace of huge old Beech trees and their understory of regenerating native bush. The house is just meters from the highway, but feels removed from it immediately once beyond the shelter trees and upon entering the garden and lawns. We try to live as sustainably as our lifestyle allows, keep our footprint as light as possible and enjoy each moment. The B & B suite is slightly separate from the house so that guests can choose their own level of interaction or privacy. We can provide an evening meal created from homegrown and local produce from simple soup to substantial farm food.

Organic Meals

Meals are prepared using mainly homegrown organic meat and vegetables. These can be served with local organic wines and beers. Our coffee is always organic as are the garden herbs used in teas. Breakfast We like to meet our guests wishes where possible; a light breakfast or a cooked meal using our own fresh eggs with organic options.


Bedrooms A suite consisting of a queen bedroom, a twin bedroom, small lounge, and a bathroom. The suite is let as a whole to one person, couple or group. 1 x queen-sized bed, and 2 single beds. Restrictions No smoking. No pets.


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On the highway from Motueka to Golden Bay (Takaka), approx 30 minutes from either centre. We will give full details when bookings are made.
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