Photo of property: Pet sheep
Pet sheep
Photo of property: Farm chickens
Farm chickens
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Angus cattle
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River swimming
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Views of the hill country
Photo of property: Views of the hill country
Views of the hill country
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Sheep shearing
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Night sky
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Simon lamb
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Sheep mustering
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New Zealand falcon
Photo of property: Fabulous private lounge in the Louisa suite.
Fabulous private lounge in the Louisa suite.
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Maddy the boxer
Photo of property: Feeding the pet lambs
Feeding the pet lambs
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River walks
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Concretions in the river
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A snippet of farm view
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Out on the farm
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plant gate
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modern shower in the bathroom
Photo of property: modern bathroom
modern bathroom
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Reading time Louisa suite.

tranquil b&b suite

Broomfield, Canterbury

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Sleeps up to 2
From $210 tonight
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Sleeps up to 2
From $210 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

Family Friendly
Rural Views

Check in time: Check in after 3 pm unless by alternative arrangement
Check out time: Check out by 10 am unless by alternative arrangement

Eating and Drinking
Choice of a cooked breakfast or continental served in your room at your request, outside on the veranda or in the farmhouse kitchen. With free complimentary tea and coffee.

Bedding Configuration
1 x Queen bed

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The Louisa Suite has a comfortable queen size bed complete with a wool rest, electric blanket and cuddly duvet.

The modern ensuite bathroom adds a touch of class to this lovely character h...

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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
Nature Walks
Outdoor Bath | Hot Tub
Sheep Shearing (seasonal)
Star Gazing
Vineyards Nearby


Drinking Water
Dump point nearby
Electric blankets
Hair dryer
Heating (electric, gas or fireplace)
Hot Water Available
Linen Provided
Picnic Table
Property Manager on site
RV/Motorhome accessible
South Island
Towels Provided
Unsealed Roads
Wifi Available

Drive Times

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

Extras you might like to add

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Addon - 4 wheel drive Farm Tour of the 2000 ha farm.

$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

If you wish to explore the farm we can make a picnic basket for you to take and enjoy at your leisure. We have walking tracks to explore the hills or you can walk along the river to the concretions in the Black gorge. The black gorge is fascinating as it has round boulders or concretions that date back to 28 million years when the rocks where seabed. Lots of fossils can be seen as you walk along the river.


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!

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.

About your host, Karen and Bruce

Karen and Bruce's Photo

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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