Farms stay/visit

Duck Pond Cottage

  • Dot Stevens

  • Five Rivers

  • Northern Southland

  • 3RD Lumsden 9793

Times of operation

  • Accommodation year around

  • Farm tours and walks by appointment only

  • Farmstay
  • Farm tours
  • Amazing views
  • Walks
  • Fishing
  • Developing wetland


Acton Downs is a sheep and beef finishing operation. Duckpond cottage is on a hill over looking the duck pond and has beautiful landscape views with visitors able to watch farm activities from the comfort of a large deck or in front of a cosy fire. The world can be turned off and visitors can enjoy the solitude, the night sky and the beautiful sound of animals and nature. A developing wetland can also be visited. Good fishing rivers and The Round the Mountains cycleway are all close by. Acton Downs is conveniently situated halfway between Queenstown and Fiordland. A fully self contained 'Retro' cottage is available with three bedrooms (two Queen and one King single) for a minimum of two nights at $160 for two people per night, $25 for more than two people and with discounts for over a week stay. Farm tours and walks are included in those prices. 

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To find out more:
For more information or to make an appointment to visit Dot Stevens Farmstay you can connect her directly at this email address <>.