More than just a B&B

 

With so many unique or unusual features (including one of the largest private book collections in New Zealand, a large cinema with extensive film library, vintage petrol pump and windmill, a bar and micro-distillery, an organic fruit, vegetable and herb garden, and antique farm machinery), Mokoia Downs is a unique B&B that offers memorable experiences rather than simply a place to stay.

 

 
The Library at Mokoia Downs

The Library

 The Library at Mokoia Downs houses a large private book collection. At the last count (!!) there were over 3,500 books, ranging from novels, short story collections, poetry, biographies, diaries, and books on History, Politics, Economics, Leadership, Travel, Sport, Journalism and the Performing Arts. Mick loves books, and still finds it difficult to walk part a second-hand bookshop or op-shop without diving in, but limitations of space now mean that he has to curb his collector instincts! In addition to a book swap section guests are welcome to borrow any book from the collection

The Indie Cinema

Our decision to create a cinema at Mokoia Downs was inspired by spending many happy nights in quirky, independent cinemas all over New Zealand during a year of traveling in 2004-'05. Originally built as a Dance Studio, our cinema has "state of the art" audio-visual equipment, and an eclectic collection of over 600 movies. The cinema has a microwave, fridge and tea and coffee making facilities, and guests can even make their own popcorn. The cinema is perfect for relaxing in after a busy day of activities, and complimentary drinks are served during movies.

Bar and Micro-Distillery

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Library

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Animals

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Family Activities

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And a few more......


Sun Lounge
Main Lounge
Gazebo with seating and table overlooking paddock with animals and a small lake
Children's play areas
BBQ facilities
Microwave