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Marnis Four Legged Friends is a unique country retreat stay for cats & dogs and also the home to Whangarei City Riding Centre. Located in the beautiful setting of the peaceful Paranui Valley in central Whangarei

Not like any other home stay Marni offers a complete ‘home for home’ experience for all cats and dogs visiting, after all your furry friends need a holiday too!

  Our riding school is one of a kind too, welcoming for all ages and abilities.

The tranquil property is surrounded by many acres of farmland and is bordered by the Hatea river and the A.H Reed Kauri forest with its famous canopy walkways.



The Equestrian Centre

We offer riding lessons for people of all ages and abilities. Our horses are very friendly and love having visitors, come and join us !


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Home Sweet Home

The dog and cat home stay is one of a kind. It is an alternative to boarding kennels and catteries; where animals are cared for in an environment that is just like being at home and getting lots of love and attention in a safe, secure, and spacious family environment.



Marin's Four Legged Friends, home Stay for cats and dogs, pet holiday home

Party Time

Why not celebrate your birthday at Marnis Four Legged Friends.  Enjoy time up close with our horses, you can brush, feed and care for them, also take your friends and whanau out to our arena for a horse ride!  We have a lounge room beside our stables where you can relax and enjoy the atmosphere and with plenty of land around there is lots of space for games.


Party Time