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Dunstan Downs High Country Sheep Station Farmstay & Backpackers
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8.2

Excellent

301 reviews

301 reviews

Housekeeping4
Internet1
Kitchen1
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7.0

Very good

Location rating score

Very good location
Parking
FREE
Nearby landmarks
Totara Peak Gallery 15.4 km
Hot Tubs Omarama 15.8 km
Wanaka Airport 48.5 km
Glentanner Airport 71.5 km
Mount Cook Airport 87.0 km
Queenstown Airport 99.5 km
Richard Pearse Airport 117.5 km
Dunedin International Airport 161.7 km
Ashburton Airport 175.1 km
Manapouri Airport 203.0 km

Dunstan Downs High Country Sheep Station Farmstay & Backpackers

1723 State Highway 8, Omarama, Omarama, New Zealand, 9448 - See map

The car parking and the Wi-Fi are always free, so you can stay in touch and come and go as you please. Conveniently situated in the Omarama part of Omarama, this property puts you close to attractions and interesting dining options. This 3-star property is packed with in-house facilities to improve the quality and joy of your stay.

Highlights

Hygiene Plus

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Daily housekeeping

Garden

Fishing

This property has self-selected and self-certified the following hygiene measures.Learn more
Safety Features
Staff trained in safety protocol
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Preventative Equipment
Hand sanitizer
Health and Medical
First aid kit
Doctor/nurse on call
Facilities

Pets allowed

Car park

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

BBQ facilities

Bicycles

Luggage storage

Car power charging station

Contactless check-in/out

Value for money7.7
Distance to city center13.6 Km
Location rating7.0

Rooms available at Dunstan Downs High Country Sheep Station Farmstay & Backpackers

4-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room
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  • Mountain view
  • Shower
  • 4 single beds
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Queen Room
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  • Room size: 10 m²/108 ft²
  • Mountain view
  • 1 double bed
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Bed in 2-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room
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  • Mountain view
  • Shower
  • 1 single bed
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Bed in 3-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room
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  • Mountain view
  • Shower
  • 1 single bed
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Hideaway
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  • Room size: 10 m²/108 ft²
  • Country view
  • 2 single beds
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Double Room with Shared Bathroom
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  • Mountain view
  • Shower
  • 1 double bed
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Dormitory
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • Country view
  • 4 single beds
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Triple Suite
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • Country view
  • 3 single beds
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Twin Room
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  • Room size: 10 m²/108 ft²
  • Country view
  • 2 single beds
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King or Double Room
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • Country view
  • 1 double bed
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Frequently asked questions

What type of non-water sports and outdoor activities are readily available at Dunstan Downs High Country Sheep Station Farmstay & Backpackers?

Dunstan Downs High Country Sheep Station Farmstay & Backpackers offers non-water sport and outdoor activities such as hiking trails for you to take advantage of.

What are the property's policies for children's bedding at Dunstan Downs High Country Sheep Station Farmstay & Backpackers?

Dunstan Downs High Country Sheep Station Farmstay & Backpackers's policy pertaining to children's bedding considers guests age 15 years and older as adults, and therefore requires an extra bed which will incur an additional cost. You can find additional information about specific child policy and age range for this property, by checking the "Property policies" section located in the property page for more details.

What was the average room rate for Dunstan Downs High Country Sheep Station Farmstay & Backpackers been in the past month?

The average room rate for Dunstan Downs High Country Sheep Station Farmstay & Backpackers in the past month is 39.98 NZD, compared to city's average of 152.63 NZD.

What is the typical rating that verified Business travelers' have given to Dunstan Downs High Country Sheep Station Farmstay & Backpackers?

Verified business travelers that have stayed at this property have given Dunstan Downs High Country Sheep Station Farmstay & Backpackers an average rating of 8.5. You can look up more detailed customer evaluations and responses by filtering for a specific type of verified travelers down in the review section.

What is the average rating that past Couples' have given to Dunstan Downs High Country Sheep Station Farmstay & Backpackers?

Past couple travelers that have stayed at this property have given Dunstan Downs High Country Sheep Station Farmstay & Backpackers an average rating of 8.0. You can look up on more in depth customer testimonials, and responses by filtering for a specific type of verified guest travelers down in the review section.

What is the typical rating that verified Families with young children have given to Dunstan Downs High Country Sheep Station Farmstay & Backpackers?

Past families with young children that have stayed at this property have given Dunstan Downs High Country Sheep Station Farmstay & Backpackers an average rating of 7.6. You can look up more thorough customer assessments and comments by filtering for a specific type of verified travelers down in the review section.

What is the average rating that verified Group travelers have given to Dunstan Downs High Country Sheep Station Farmstay & Backpackers?

Past group travelers that have stayed at this property have given Dunstan Downs High Country Sheep Station Farmstay & Backpackers an average rating of 8.0. You can check out more specific customer testimonials and responses by filtering for a specific type of verified travelers down in the review section.

What time is check-in and check-out at Dunstan Downs High Country Sheep Station Farmstay & Backpackers?

Check-in is from 02:00 PM, and check-out is until 10:00 AM. You may inquire about early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Visitors checking in or out before or after the specified hours may be charged an additional fee.

What is the closest airport to Dunstan Downs High Country Sheep Station Farmstay & Backpackers?

The closest airport to Dunstan Downs High Country Sheep Station Farmstay & Backpackers is Richard Pearse Airport, 117.0 km away.

Is breakfast offered at Dunstan Downs High Country Sheep Station Farmstay & Backpackers?

Wake up to an incredible continental and buffet breakfast at Dunstan Downs High Country Sheep Station Farmstay & Backpackers. Visitors can enjoy breakfast offered with an additional charge of 20 NZD for adults if not included in the room rate. You can save more on breakfast costs with Agoda by booking a room with breakfast, which is often included for less than buying it at the hotel.

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What people love about Dunstan Downs High Country Sheep Station Farmstay & Backpackers

  • 10

    Exceptional
    Cleanliness

    "Super location, great value, everything is spotlessly clean, fully equipped kitchen, hot showers and comfy beds."

    Anthony

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    February 11, 2023

  • 9.2

    Exceptional
    Cleanliness

    "Very neat and clean."

    Ke

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    September 1, 2020

  • 8.8

    Excellent
    Location

    "The location is nice for couple or solo."

    ahmad

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    May 8, 2020

Overall rating:

8.2

Excellent
301 reviews
Cleanliness
7.7
Facilities
7.5
Location
7.0
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More about Dunstan Downs High Country Sheep Station Farmstay & Backpackers

More about Dunstan Downs High Country Sheep Station Farmstay & Backpackers

Dunstan Downs High Country Sheep Station Farmstay & Backpackers

Take advantage of a wealth of unrivaled services and amenities at Dunstan Downs High Country Sheep Station Farmstay & Backpackers. Stay connected throughout your stay with free internet access provided. Parking is provided free of charge for guests. The serviced apartment provides front desk services such as luggage storage for guests' convenience.
Wear your favorite outfits again and again thanks to the laundromat and laundry service offered at Dunstan Downs High Country Sheep Station Farmstay & Backpackers. The serviced apartment's daily housekeeping will make staying in a great choice. The serviced apartment is entirely non-smoking.
Guestrooms are fitted with all the amenities you need for a good night's sleep. To enhance your stay, some rooms at the serviced apartment come with linen service. You may be assured to know that bottled water, instant coffee and instant tea are available in some select rooms. You can stay fresh and clean with towels provided in some guest bathrooms.


Dining and things to do

Wake up with no worries at Dunstan Downs High Country Sheep Station Farmstay & Backpackers, where breakfast can be provided in house. The serviced apartment even has in-house cooking amenities such as BBQ facilities and shared kitchen for its most selective guests.
Throughout the day, you can enjoy the activities offered at Dunstan Downs High Country Sheep Station Farmstay & Backpackers. Stay wet and wild with fun family water activities like fishing. Test your skills! Get competitive with your travel group or other guests, at the serviced apartment's hiking trails.

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Amenities and facilities

Very good
Facilities

7.5

Most talked about facilities

Breakfast

1 mention

Housekeeping

1 mention

Languages spoken
  • English
Outdoor
  • Bicycles
Internet access
  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  • Internet
  • Internet services
  • Wi-Fi [portable rental]
  • Wi-Fi in public areas
Things to do, ways to relax
  • Fishing
  • Garden
  • Hiking
  • Outdoor recreational features
Cleanliness and safety
  • Anti-viral cleaning products
  • Daily disinfection in all rooms
  • Daily disinfection in common areas
  • Doctor/nurse on call
  • Face coverings on staff
  • First aid kit
  • Guest rooms seal after sanitization
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Hot water linen and laundry washing
  • Hygiene certification
  • Physical distancing of at least 1 meter
  • Protective screens in common areas
  • Rooms sanitized between stays
  • Staff trained in safety protocol
  • Temperature check for guests and staff
Dining, drinking, and snacking
  • BBQ facilities
  • Breakfast [buffet]
  • Breakfast [continental]
  • Kitchen
  • Shared kitchen
Services and conveniences
  • Contactless check-in/out
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Elevator
  • Heating in public area
  • Laundromat
  • Laundry service
  • Luggage storage
  • Smoke-free property
  • Smoking area
  • Terrace
Access
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Pets allowed
Getting around
  • Car park [free of charge]
  • Car park [on-site]
  • Car power charging station
Available in all rooms
  • Free bottled water
  • Heating
  • Internet access – wireless
  • Linens

Food and dining

Breakfast options
  • Continental
  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan
  • Full English/Irish
  • Gluten-free

Location

1723 State Highway 8, Omarama, Omarama, New Zealand, 9448
Very good
Location

7

Property policies

Children and extra beds

Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.

All children are welcome.

Infant 0-2 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
Baby cot/crib may be requested directly from the property.
Children 3-14 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
Guests 15 years and older are considered as adults
Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
Others
  • When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.

Some helpful facts

Check-in/Check-out
  • Check-in from14:00
  • Check-out until10:00
Getting around
  • Distance from city center13.6 Km
Extras
  • Breakfast charge (unless included in room price)20 NZD
The property
  • Non-smoking rooms/floorsYes
  • Number of rooms 8
Parking
  • Daily parking fee0 NZD

Reviews of Dunstan Downs High Country Sheep Station Farmstay & Backpackers from real guests

Provided by verified guests of Agoda
7.5
Cleanliness7.7
Facilities7.5
Location7.0
Room comfort and quality6.0
Service7.9
Value for money7.7
High score for Omarama
Rating
9+ Exceptional (15)
8-9 Excellent (8)
7-8 Very Good (6)
6-7 Good (4)
<6 Below Expectation (12)
Time of the year
Mar - May (14)
Jun - Aug (2)
Sep - Nov (6)
Dec - Feb (23)

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10.0
Exceptional
GWYNNE from United Kingdom
Couple
Double Room with Shared Bathroom
Stayed 1 night in February 2020

A unique experience! Very highly recommended and excellent value. You will love your stay here!”

'Dunstan Downs' is set in a very peaceful, rural setting just outside the town of Omarama, where we stayed in both 'Tim's Cabin' and the 'Shepherd's Hut'. 'Tim's Cabin': Remarkably restored carriage (unique craftsmanship) is the most unique accommodation & setting we have stayed in during our 50+ years of travelling. The cabin is equipped with twin beds (ample bedding), and everything you need for cooking, etc. The bath (with water heated fairly quickly by underneath gas heaters!} and a toilet. We both used the bath (ideal for laying there and looking at the stars!) and there is no fear of anyone seeing you, for the cabin is set in a totally discrete location. This lovely cabin is set in one of the most peaceful settings that we have ever experienced - absolute bliss! 'Shepherd's Hut: Super hut at the b/packers lodge. The lodge has a spacious very well equipped kitchen facilities, dining & lounge area, plus several toilet & shower facilities. VV highly recommended!

Reviewed February 23, 2020

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8.8
Excellent
Bennet from Vietnam
Solo traveler
Twin Room
Stayed 1 night in October 2022

Cheap and cheerful. No bath in room”

Pros + Cheap, comfortable and friendly staff Nice stars to see ✨⭐ Cons- No bath in room despite being advertised Shower and bathroom was separate building which was unlockable. This may put off female guest as there is a lack of privacy.

Reviewed October 23, 2022

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9.2
Exceptional
Manoela from New Zealand
Solo traveler
Twin Room
Stayed 1 night in February 2021

Cleanest place ever”

It is located 15 min drive from Omarama and it’s just by the highway so it can be noisy with the cars if that bothers you. All facilities are adequate but the cleanliness is outstanding. It’s a working farm but I didn’t see a single cobweb. Just incredible.

Reviewed February 06, 2021

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9.2
Exceptional
Ke from Singapore
Solo traveler
Triple Suite
Stayed 1 night in August 2020

Exceptional”

Was the only one in the backpackers. Very neat and clean. Toilet and kitchen is very clean and there is even heater on. Made the whole place very cosy and warm in the cold winter night. Laundry facility available. Good place to stay for a night when in the area.

Reviewed September 01, 2020

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9.2
Exceptional
Christina from United Kingdom
Couple
Twin Room
Stayed 1 night in December 2019

Lovely place”

The Backpackers at Dunstan Downs was a lovely place with a well-equipped and spacious kitchen, indoor and outdoor dining areas, and a homely lounge. Our twin room was cosy and the showers were hot and powerful. Great place to stay!

Reviewed January 09, 2020

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8.8
Excellent
ahmad from Malaysia
Couple
King or Double Room
Stayed 1 night in March 2020

Excellent”

the location is nice for couple or solo. have pantry, toilet with towel. prefer you buy some food before check in. nearest town is omarama

Reviewed May 08, 2020

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8.4
Excellent
Gordon from Canada
Solo traveler
King or Double Room
Stayed 1 night in February 2020

Good place to overnight. ”

I stayed in one of the private rooms. Very basic but well built. Large room. Good Wifi. Decent although rustic shared showers and toilets. Everything works well. Place is right beside the highway so lots of traffic. Not many places around here, and this was a convenient spot for me on my journey. Would gladly stay here again.

Reviewed March 11, 2020

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5.6
Nadia from New Zealand
Couple
Triple Suite
Stayed 1 night in December 2020

New photos!”

Photos on the advertisement are misleading. You arent shown what your actually sleeping in (shearers quarters) until you get there. The place is clean however.

Reviewed January 02, 2021

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2.0
Abhilash from Australia
Family with young children
Hideaway
Stayed 1 night in February 2023

Absolutely disgusting place and host”

The place is marked 4 star hotel. But, the place cannot get any star. It is full of moths and dirt. The place is marked as 24 hour available and that was the reason I booked, but when I called up to tell that I will be late to check-in, the host was very rude calling me hopeless. The host wrote the instructions on how to go to the property on the gate, and only then I realised it is on the other side of the highway in a remote scary isolated place where you need to go in a car on a lonely off road path. Once I reached there and opened the toilet, it was such a disgusting scene that I had to leave the place without staying and had to search for other hotels in the highway late in the night. Next day, when I called the host to tell the misery, I was laughed at and told that it has made his life easy that I ended up not staying as he does not need to make the bed for the next guest. If you love your life a little bit, please stay away from this place. They are cheats by saying that the facility is 4 star and by saying that it is available 24 hours. The photos are deceptive and make you think it is a stay in a calm and lovely place but you will end up being in a haunted place.

Reviewed February 06, 2023

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2.4
Manjunath from India
Couple
Dormitory
Stayed 1 night in December 2022

Acceptable”

Never go this place , Host is very arrogant and non cooperative

Reviewed December 09, 2022

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10.0
Exceptional
Paula from Australia
Group
Stayed 1 night in August 2015

Best Experience in New Zealand ”

The Innes family, the cleanliness, the atmosphere

Best place in New Zealand. We stumbled across this when looking for last minute accommodation and liked the sound of the "sheep station". You can expect to get true New Zealand hospitality and to experience what life on a sheep station is like. All the facilities are clean and warm. They heat up the kitchen, bathroom and your room for you so you aren't cold. You will be surrounded by snow capped mountains (depending on the time of year you visit) and the sky outside your room is filled with stars if you are lucky to have a clear night like we did. Tim and Geva really went the extra mile to make us feel welcome, they are such LOVELY people. I can't recommend this place highly enough. I would have liked to stay a few more nights, but had to hit the road. Will be sure to come back next time I'm in the country. Love Paula & Rachel xx

Reviewed August 24, 2015

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7.6
Very good
Bruce from United States
Couple
Stayed 1 night in February 2018

A real neat experience”

We enjoyed the Dunstan Downs Farmstay. We stayed in the house sharing it with the owners and other guests. The owners were fine with you sharing the living area with them. Lots of conversation and activity going on. The location is out in the country just off the highway, no noise. You are about a 20 minute drive from the town of Omarama.

Reviewed March 04, 2018

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9.6
Exceptional
Tin from Canada
Couple
Triple Suite
Stayed 1 night in November 2019

Nice rustic place.”

Dogs are very friendly. Wish the sheep had been closer. Potential for confusion wrt towels. Suggest putting them in rooms/huts one per bed rather than in a common area where it was not clear whether they were placed there by other guests or provided for general use. Tim has done a good job ensuring everything works.

Reviewed November 25, 2019

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8.0
Excellent
Kyujong from South Korea
Solo traveler
Stayed 1 night in April 2015

Isolated night”

Isolated, living room

I stay a night in Backpackers. All were stocked because of MT. cook is almost fully booked. Good chat with other backpackers.

Reviewed April 13, 2015

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9.0
Exceptional
Casey from United States
Couple
Stayed 2 nights in March 2016

Nice homey place on a farm ”

Geva and Tim's hospitality and friendliness, the breakfast was great and hearty, and it was a unique experience being on a farm 10 min from town

My boyfriend and I had a great stay here. We came to the area to hike around Mount cook. It was a good 1.5 hr drive from the park but nice to be in a less touristy area. Our room was nice and the breakfast was amazing. Geva was very welcoming and Tim was a funny guy with a dry sense of humor that we liked. The only improvement we could recommend is getting a new bed. The bed was a little rough, but we had originally purchased two twin beds, so it was nice to be in a full size bed instead. Overall we were extremely happy with our stay!

Reviewed March 20, 2016

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8.0
Excellent
Varun from New Zealand
Solo traveler
Stayed 5 nights in May 2016

Friendly hosts”

Lovely place to stay with good hosts

Reviewed June 05, 2016

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4.8
Azian from Malaysia
Solo traveler
Stayed 1 night in April 2016

Far from Everywhere”

Location was very far from Omarama town. Picture posted was not the actual room. That was the office/owner's house. The actual room was actually a small cabin. Will need to go out of cabin to go to kitchen and shower room which located outside of your cabin.

Reviewed May 03, 2016

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3.0
Pichai from Thailand
Couple
Stayed 1 night in December 2015

Hard to find, low standard”

Nothing

Low standard

Reviewed December 28, 2015

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8.7
Excellent
Felicia from Singapore
Solo traveler
Stayed 1 night in November 2014

Beautiful Farmstay”

Fantastic location right smack along the highway next to the scenic Lindis Pass. Wonderful farm experience and host

Although I only stayed 1 night, it was a fantastic opportunity for a city girl like me to get close to farm animals like the lambs, dogs, horse, etc. I had booked a single room, but the common bathroom was just opposite my room door. Very convenient. The bed was also extremely comfortable. The house faces a scenic mountain and I was privileged to wake up to snow capped mountains.

Reviewed November 22, 2014

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10.0
Exceptional
Ioannis
Couple
King or Double Room
Stayed 1 night in May 2019

Exceptional”

One of the most unique stays we had in our trip to New Zealand! We happened to be the only guests, so the common facilities (kitchen, bathroom and living room) were basically private. We were in the middle of a farm, far away from towns and we got to see the most amazing night sky of our lives. Thank you so much!

Reviewed May 29, 2019

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