Farmstay/Historic place

Devcich Historic Farmstead

  • 764C Kauaeranga Valley Rd

  • Thames


Times of operation

  • Jan, Feb, March, Apr, May, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec.

  • Check in 3pm to 6pm

  • Check out 10am

  • Farmstay
  • History tours
  • Farm adventure 


One hundred years ago, in a remote part of the beautiful Kauaeranga valley in Thames, New Zealand, Simun Devcich arrived from Croatia and purchased a block of land and created a Farmstead. Simun Devcich traded with Kauri timber loggers and gum diggers who lived in bush camps in the upper Kauaeranga valley. The original trading post, Kauri mill, Wineshed, blacksmith shop, tool shed, woolshed and stables still remain. The Devcich Historic Farmstead is recognised as one of New Zealand's treasured historical sites, receiving a category one status for its significant historic and cultural value.

Our Farmstay offers the original three bedroom homestead, sleeping six, with a fully functioning kitchen, plus BBQ. Mobile reception for Spark and Vodaphone is available. Also available is a one bedroom cottage, sleeping three.

We invite you to experience life on a genuine New Zealand farmstay. Take in the history, relax and enjoy the breath-taking scenery of the Kauaeranga valley, its river, bush and mountain ranges.

The Devcich Historic Farmstead is a 15 minute drive from Thames and 90 minute drive from Auckland and Hamilton airports. It's an ideal base to do the Pinnacles Walk and explore the Coromandel Peninsular, its stunning coastline, unique arts and crafts scene.


farm settlement
farm settlement



To find out more:
For more information you can email, visit <> or phone 64 027 475 4742.