Sheep mustering
Farm chickens
Angus cattle
River swimming
Views of the hill country
Views of the hill country
Sheep shearing
Night sky
Simon lamb
Barney the donkey
New Zealand falcon
Pet sheep
Maddy the boxer
Feeding the pet lambs
Camping among the sheep
River walks
Concretions in the river
A snippet of farm view

sleep under the willows [tent site]

Broomfield, Canterbury

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Sleeps up to 4
From $35 tonight
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Sleeps up to 4
From $35 tonight

Our beautiful property is situated approximately 63 km north of Christchurch and a one hour drive from Christchurch airport. The farm is 2000 hectares of some flat to rolling downs but mostly hill country land on which we graze sheep and beef cattle. We are situated along the south branch of the Wai...

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Essential Stay Info

Eating and Drinking
There is a bench for preparing meals, sink supplies clean tap water, microwave oven and dining table in the woolshed with electric kettle and zip for hot water. Also, the toilet available in the woolshed. The nearby shearers quarters has a shower/toilet and bathroom facilities available. Hot water cylinder supplies hot water for quality showers.

Breakfast Not Available
Dinner Not Available
Lunch Not Available

Bedding Configuration
Camping Site

More info about the property
Tent site with toilet/shower/kitchen facilities in the shearers quarters. 18 plus only.

Family Friendly
Sorry, we can't accommodate dogs

Unique kiwi experiences for you

Feed the pet sheep and lambs and meet the other farm friendly pets while experiencing life on an authentic kiwi working farm.
Sheep shearing demonstrations and farm tours of our hill country with amazing views from the top of the farm
We are close to many award winning vineyards in the Waipara area. Iron ridge sculpture park and the Weka pass railway.

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What we love about this property

Great walking tracks, river walks, wild life, hill country views and close to Waipara vineyards and cafes. Extensive gardens to enjoy
We have many farm animals for children to meet and feed. Jos...

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Activities on or nearby this property

Farm Animals to Meet
Farm Tour Available
Meet The Animals
Nature Walks
Nature Walks and Tramps
Rural Views for Star Gazing


Campfire available
Drinking Water
Dump point nearby
Fridge (or cooling facility) available
Hot Water Available
Picnic Table
Property Manager on site
RV/Motorhome accessible
Sheep Shearing (seasonal)
South Island
Unsealed Roads
Vineyards Nearby
Wifi Available

Christchurch: 1 hour 7 minutes
Queenstown: 6 hours 57 minutes
Dunedin: 5 hours 38 minutes
Invercargill: 8 hours 5 minutes

Paid extras you might like to add

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$75.00 Per Person

Join Bruce and enjoy a guided tour of our hill country property and take in some amazing scenery with tussock clad hills and mountain views.

Activity Length: 2 hours - Shorter to

$50.00 Per Person

For you to enjoy

$25.00 Per Person

For you to enjoy

$40.00 Per Person

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What a fantastic place to visit, the hosts were very friendly and helpful, we will be back

Excellent weekend. The owners are incredibly friendly and welcoming. The accommodation is very comfortable and very warm and much larger than we expected. The perfect place to get away from it all. No mobile coverage is wonderful for a complete break.

This was one of our top three stops on our world trip. Absolutely great house for family (cosy and large) at an awesome place (very quiet). Very good fishing places. Kids loved to bottle-feed the lamps. After 2 month they still miss this place very much. Karen and Bruce are wonderful people and great hosts! Thank you for all you showed us and you gave us!

About your host, Karen and Bruce

Bruce and Karen would like to welcome you to the beautiful Waipara Gorge, South Island, NZ

The Farm stay began in 2012 when we decided it was time to do something a little different. Visitors to Karetu would comment about how lucky we were to have such an idyllic place to live, and we decided to start sharing it.

The best part for us is meeting guests from all around the world, and being able to share with them our love of the land and this place we call home Aotearoa - New Zealand.

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