Location

Ridge Top Farm Walk
1027 Waituna Tapuae Road
RD 9
Feilding 4779 
New Zealand

Located at Tapuae, half way between Wellington and Taupo and just 20 minutes from State Highway 1, Ridge Top Farm Walk makes the ideal stop-over for people travelling the North Island.

Getting to Ridge Top Farm: 

From Wellington: 

Follow SH1 to Sanson.

At Sanson (end of Foxton Straights) go straight ahead onto Cemetery Road, follow this until the end, then turn left onto Halcombe-Mt Stewart Road, follow this until you come into Halcombe (across the railway line).

Go straight through Halcombe on the Halcombe Stanway Road until it comes to the end, then turn right onto Makino Road, follow this for about 4km. At the Stanway Church (on right), turn left onto Shorts Road (sign posted to Waituna West). Follow this until the end, then turn left onto Dunolly Road. Follow this until end, then turn right onto Williamson Road West. Follow this until the end, then turn left onto State Highway 54 (signpost to Waituna West and Taupo). Follow this approx 1.5 km into Waituna West then turn right onto Waituna Tapuae Road (just before the little bridge), follow this approx 10.2kms. When climbing up Waituna Tapuae Road at about 7.5kms you will come across a 'School Bus Route Sign' just after the sign make sure you follow the road around to the left and stay on the tarseal (don't turn off onto the gravel side road). About another 1km on, the tarseal stops and the last 1.5kms are gravel and our gateway is on the LEFT, number 1027 is on the fencepost just past the sheepyards.

Please note: If you would like to go through Feilding from Wellington (adds an extra 15mins to your trip and gives you a chance to stock up on your supplies or see the Farmers Market on a Friday). Directions are; At Sanson turn right onto SH1 / SH3, follow this for approx 10mins until you come to a slight left turn onto Stewart Road (signs for Feilding). Follow this to the end and slight turn left again onto Awahuri Feilding Road and this will lead you all the way into Feilding (approx 5 mins) 

From Taihape:   

After Taihape continue on SH 1 through Mangaweka (it's the one with DC3 plane on the road side ) then go through Ohinigati (only has a pub) then continue driving for approx 15 minutes until you see the sign on the left to FEILDING. Turn left onto this road (SH 54). You then stay on this road for about 20mins, over heaps of little bridges, thru Rewa, up a big hill and along some straights until you arrive in Waituna West. In Waituna West turn LEFT just after a little narrow bridge onto Waituna-Tapuae Rd. Follow this road for 10.2kms. When climbing up Waituna Tapuae Road at about 7.5kms you will come across a 'School Bus Route Sign' just after the sign make sure you follow the road around to the left and stay on the tarseal (don't turn off onto the gravel side road). About another 1km on, the tarseal stops and the last 1.5kms are gravel and our gateway is on the LEFT, number 1027 is on the fencepost just past the sheepyards.

From Palmerston North:

From Feilding go North out of town on the Kimbolton Road towards Cheltenham for about 12kms. At Cheltenham (pub & diary) turn left onto the Cheltenham Hunterville Road (SH54, signposted to Taupo), follow this road for about 15mins until you come into Waituna West. At Waituna West turn right into Waituna Tapuae Road (just before the little bridge). We are up this road approx 10.2kms. When climbing up Waituna Tapuae Road at about 7.5kms you will come across a 'School Bus Route Sign' just after the sign make sure you follow the road around to the left and stay on the tarseal (don't turn off onto the gravel side road). About another 1km on, the tarseal stops and the last 1.5kms are gravel and our gateway is on the LEFT, number 1027 is on the fencepost just past the sheepyards