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Farmstays & high country

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Blue Duck Station

Located in the Ruapehu District on the banks of the Whanganui and Retaruke Rivers and surrounded by Whanganui National Park, Blue Duck Station is an outdoor enthusiasts playground.

Braemar Station

Who are we? - Braemar is a working station, farming perendale sheep, beef cattle, deer and also offering farmstay accommodation. Dry air, hot summers and cold, crisp winters with vast and spectacular views of Mt Cook, the Southern Alps and Lake Pukaki, are its feature. The lake offers great trout fishing, boating and numerous picnic spots off the beaten track. There are great farm tracks for mountain biking and walking. We are 30 mins from Tekapo, 40 mins from Twizel and 1 hour from The Hermitage, Mt Cook. Just bring your food, friends and camera to enjoy our unique and peaceful part of New Zealand. We are only 1 hour from Round Hill, Mt Dobson and Ohau ski fields so an ideal place to base yourself for a winter family skiing holiday.

Dingleburn Station

Dingleburn Station, owned by the Meade family, is a high country farm of 7,000 hectares in the heart of New Zealand's South Island. The Meade family run over 10,000 head of merino sheep which supply fine quality wool and run more than 350 Angus beef cattle.

Duck Pond Cottage

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.

Dunrobin Valley Farm

Liz and David Thomas warmly welcome people to stay at their 5000 acre High Country sheep and beef cattle farm close to Mossburn in Northern Southland and conveniently located half way between Queenstown and Milford Sound.


Tawanui Farm is a working sheep, beef and deer farm that has been farmed by the Loughnan family at Cheviot since 1990, the fifth generation to farm and live in the Blythe Valley.

Hurunui Hills

Hurunui Hills is a hill country farm in North Canterbury situated among the rolling hill country of the Hurunui high country. Our whanau have been guardians of this land since 1884

Island Hills Station

Island Hills Station is a working high country station farmed by the fourth generation Shand family. Located only 20 minutes inland from the historic Hurunui Hotel on the way to Hanmer Springs the farm offers a range of unique walking, hunting and conversation opportunities.

Kaipara Views Eco-Lodge

Located high up near the highest point in the Rodney District of Auckland and close to Mt Auckland (Atuanui Reserve), sits Sharon Lowdon's and her husband Shane's, Kaipara VIEWS Eco Lodge, with spectacular views of the Kaipara Harbour and beyond.

Kandiah Alpacas Farmstay

Kandiah Alpacas and Farmstay is owned by Pav and Mark Stacey and their farm is situated just 10 minutes from the wonderful small township of Waipu in Northland, New Zealand. They have a wonderful herd of mixed colour sure alpacas which have a beautiful soft, lustrous fleece.

Laura Douglas Real Country

Laura's "Real Country Farm" allows for all its visitors to experience the 'real New Zealand' and have authentic rural interactions with local hosts. Genuine Southern Hospitality is a trait that is cultivated over years growing up in a close knit, rural community and Laura takes great pride in ensuring that every guest feels like a friend, not a stranger.

Mahaanui Farmstay

Mahaanui Farm Stay Experience, is located in the heart of beautiful Tiniroto, half way between Gisborne and Wairoa. Simon and Sally Officer invite guests to explore and experience life on a traditional, hill-country farm.

Palliser Ridge

Palliser Ridge, the 2019 winner of the Ballance Environmental Farm Award, is a predominantly sheep and beef 1300ha farm in South Wairarapa with an 8000 strong flock of sheep and 1600 cattle.

Rangitikie Farmstay

The Rangitikei Farm has been in the Stewart family for over 110 years which in itself makes the Rangitikei Farmstay a special place with the history, family antiques and stories that go with them.

Rewa Rewa Station

Farmed by Patrizia, and her late partner Rod, Rewa Rewa Station is today a working sheep & beef hill farm at Tina on the Wairarapa Coast, spread over 1000 hectares (650 ha effective). The farm is a breeding farm comprising around 4000 Romney sheep and 150 Angus cattle. Cottage accommodation is available for booking via AirBnB. Guests are welcome to meet Patrizia’s animals, go for a walk, learn to spin or just relax and enjoy the peace.

Table Flat Farmstay

Table Flat Farmstay is dairy farm nestled at the foothills of the Ruahine Ranges and about a one hour drive from Palmerston North. On a clear day there are amazing views of the Central Plateau with Mt Ruhapehu and Mt Ngaurahoe taking "central stage"

The Little Red School House - B&B

The Little Red School House offers a rural bed and breakfast service in a historic building. Nic Ruddenklau and his family,are custodians of this historic school that operated from 1925-1949 which is now a casy bed and breakfast situated in Five Forks (30 Minute drive inland from Dararu) The accommodation is situated on a 940 hectare famil Sheep and beef farm. Guest are welcome to interact with the farm pets, enjoy one of two walks on the farm or engage in a farm tour or farm experience.

Waikaka Station & gardens/cafe

Nestled in NZ's lush green Southland region, Waikaka Station is a 5th generation family owned farm specialising in quality genetics through their renowned Hereford, Texel and Rombreed studs. A long term passion for these breeds has seen these animals on the Paterson property for over 100 years.

Wairata Homestay

The Redpath family have been living on Wairata Station for over 100 years. We will be more than happy to share some of our many memories with you.

Wairata Station

Wairata Station Homestay 5000 acre station offering stays, eco walks and bird watching, flora and fauna. The Redpath family have been living on Wairata Station for over 100 years. Wairata Station is situated in the Waioeka Gorge Scenic Reserve, Opotiki, one of New Zealand's many beautiful nature reserves. The Redpath family will be more than happy to share some of our many memories with you.

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