For those who have completed our intro course or have been trained elsewhere - you are welcome to jump in to our Mainstream Classes.
For superior, handcrafted wines of distinction, try Awhitu Wines and experience a longing to return.
Only an hour from Auckland,on the beautiful Awhitu Peninsula lies a unique vineyard producing the finest handcrafted wines.
Breath taking views!
Few other New Zealand lighthouses reward visitors with such an authentic experience like the Manukau Heads Lighthouse.
The Kentish Hotel is a great place for relaxing dinners, while overlooking the Waiuku estuary.
A bit of heaven in the New Zealand countryside - a perfect spot for some peace and quiet just a brief ride outside of Auckland. The house is modern, smart and tastefully furnished and the rooms have all of the modern modcons. Mornings start with birdsong and are accompanied by great breakfasts (why isn't New Zealand yogurt a style?). Phyllis and Jim are excellent and attentive hosts with deep knowledge of the local scene - ask to see Jim's collection of fire badges that he's accumulated from fire stations around the globe.
We booked the 3 rooms and I can't say one bad thing, the rooms are amazing the master bedroom has the biggest bed I've ever seen! and great bathrooms. Jim & Phyllis are such great hosts and put on amazing breakfast every morning and coffee. And the house is on such amazing property. We will definitely be coming back again
Clean, lovely and quiet retreat with great hosts! Thanks guys
Jim & Phyllis were incredibly welcoming, helpful and even offered to drop us off at Castaway for a wedding celebration. It’s a great rural getaway, the airbnb area is attached to the house but private and spacious. The breakfast was awesome too.
-Jim & Phyllis, thank you both for doing what you do best, offering accommodation that sets high standards for Air B&B. You are genuine host which I have not experienced for a long time. Your home and surrounding gardens are a true reflection of your personalities, well presented and welcoming. Thank you again
Amazing place to stay, very modern with a lovely country feel. The host are lovely and super easy to deal with. We were treated like royalty and was supplied the most amazing breakfast
An amazing weekend getaway!
Our family had such a wonderful and relaxing time at your stunning home, with nature surrounding your property! We used the incredible sauna & spa, which was the cherry on top! soo.... relaxing. The Breakfast was absolutely delicious with a selection of items and beverages! The Rooms were absolutely beautiful, spacious, luxurious and clean with the comfiest beds and lovely bathrooms.
Thank you for the beautiful farm style experience.... One of the best B&Bs you will stay at!
We stayed at this beautiful place while in Waiuku for a close family bereavement. We rang quite late the first night and it was not a problem at all to arrive in the dark, quite stressed and very tired. We stayed for 6 nights. Nothing was an issue. They made us feel so welcome and comfortable at a very sad time. The grounds are beautiful and calming. The spa and sauna were a blessing. The breakfasts are yum. The birds, cows, chickens and bunny rabbits were entertaining. We would not stay anywhere else in Waiuku. Can’t thank them enough. Arohanui Lisa, Adrian and Brady.
We stayed for my brothers wedding, and wow what a place! Set in tranquil countryside with roaming chickens and cows! The bedrooms were beautiful and the beds so comfy! The house inside is very well maintained, clean and tidy. The host Phyllis and Jim are wonderful people. They truly make you feel welcome and part of the family. They even brought out their children’s old toys for my 3 year old niece to play with. We were given advice and tips on local attractions and even invited to the local Crossfit gym that Phyllis is a member of, I wish I had brought my gym gear!
Overall a great stay and I couldn’t recommend them highly enough!
Just spent the weekend with Jim and Phyllis while attending my dads 90th. Wow! The property is tranquil, quiet and huge. Our hosts were phenomenal, so welcoming, helpful and so much fun to talk to.... The rooms were way above spectacular! Seriously! The bed was the most comfortable we have ever slept in and huge, I couldn't find my husband all night!. The whole place was plush with incredible furnishing, linen and food/drink. I actually didn't want to leave. The best accommodation I've ever stayed in. Thank you both so much for having us.
Amazing amazing amazing stay! The place is beautiful and they were so accommodating of our schedule. Breakfast was so delish and we will be back!