Karetu Downs Farmstay, located near the stunning Waipara Gorge is a 2000 hectare hill country property running 4500 Romney sheep and 120 Angus cattle. Situated 63 km north of Christchurch and one hours drive from Christchurch airport we are ideally suited as a stopover enroute to Kaikoura, Hanmer Springs, Picton, the West coast or enroute to Queenstown.
Relax in the comfort and style of our Boutique Homestead B&B or for a larger group/family the 4 bedroom farm cottage is ideally suited. We are close to Waipara Valley vineyards and 45 minutes from Hanmer Springs Thermal Pools.
The farm offers over 20 kilometres of back country tracks for you to enjoy at your leisure.
Come and meet our cute kune kune pigs Wilby and Ginger, Barney the donkey. Hand feed the pet sheep, collect farm fresh eggs and meet Kevin the pet calf.
The farm offers over 20 kilometres of back country tracks for you to enjoy at your leisure, the climb to the top of the farm over tussock covered hills provide panoramic views of the Southern Alps, the east coast and to the South the views of Christchurch and surrounding areas are breath taking. Horse riders are welcome to bring their horses and enjoy the wide open spaces. Ideal for family groups, horse trekkers, 4 wheelers and trail bike riders, cyclists, trampers and for people who just want a quiet peaceful time away. 4WD Farm tours available.
Karetu Downs Farmstay "a unique country experience". Campervans are most welcome. Find us on Facebook or www.karetudowns.co.nz