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Some say that Dunedin is more Scottish than Scotland! Watch the “scarfies” as they scurry around the vibrant university campus and browse the bookshops in the central city Octagon.
Out on the Peninsular you will be captivated by the Royal Albatross colony. There are marvellous penguin watching opportunities too.
Inland, you could try cycling the Central Otago Rail Trail or take the stunning backcountry trip via Dansey’s Pass and Naseby. This is rugged pioneer gold mining country steeped in history with spectacular scenery to entrance you.
The elegant town of Oamaru features some of New Zealand’s best examples of 19th centurary architecture. Oamaru is also renowned for its penguin colonies and was the town in which the author Jant Frame grew up. Oamaru is almost certainly the town of "Waimaru" in her writings.
See the Moeraki Boulders and follow the Vanished World Fossil Trail.
The Catlins Farmstay, Hosted Self-catering
Prices from $150 to $180 per couple
They are 22 km South of Balclutha, South Otago - Off Port Molyneux Road.
Guy and Ella have a rural Self-contained Farmstay , with its own entrance. It's quiet and next to native bush. Amazing views! High quality interior with firm kingsize bed in separate bedroom and natural bedding. Modern bathroom with chlorine free good pressure shower. The kitchen is fully equipped.
Phone: 03 4181330
Mobile (and SMS): 0274181177
Address: 131 Cloan Road
Omarama B&B, Farmstay, Hosted Self-catering
Prices from $140 to $260 per couple
10 minutes from Omarama heading to wards Queenstown.
Dunstan Downs is a working high country merino sheep station situated in the heart of the South Island. We are surrounded by beautiful tussock covered mountains, great walks, excellent fishing, great mountain biking country, and an ideal stop over if you are cycling to or from Queenstown.
Dunedin rural B&B, Homestay, Farmstay, Hosted Self-catering
Prices from $120 to $250 per couple
Coastal farm just 8 km from SH1 Palmerston (Otago)
Centrewood is an easy 40 minute drive from Dunedin, close to and sandy beaches with seals and penguins. Guests have a private wing of the homestead, with 2 bedrooms, bathroom and large living room/kitchen and can enjoy full bed and breakfast, or a self-catering option. Farm activities available.
Ranfurly B&B, Hosted Self-catering
Ranfurly Central Otago
At the Trout n Trail Bed and Breakfast you have the choice of Two King Studio units, both units contain tea and coffee making facilities self service continental breakfast (included). Also have there own private en-suites and high quality linen.
Mobile (and SMS): 0273332672
Address: 35 Caulfeild street
Oamaru B&B, Homestay, Farmstay, Hosted Self-catering
6km from Oamaru
Gumtree Farmstay offers hosted B&B accommodation a 200 acre beef & sheep farm, located only minutes from historic Oamaru for easy sightseeing but still far enough away to soak up the country atmosphere. We also have a separate Shepherds Hut which is suitable for 2 adults.
Kurow B&B, Farmstay, Hosted Self-catering
477 Gards Road, 10kms east of Kurow, 13kms west of Duntroon.
Hill country working farm. Merino sheep, beef cattle. Seasonal farm activities. Horse riding/trekking, four wheel drive tour, golf, fishing, tramping/hiking, winery nearby, on Alps to Ocean cycle trail, near to fossil trail. Great opportunities for photographers and artists. Home cooked meals.
Phone: 03 436 0200
Mobile (and SMS): 027 222 1119
Address: 477 Gards Road
Omarama Hosted Self-catering
Prices from $170 to $180 per couple
Christchurch 4hrs, Queenstown 2hrs, Oamaru 1 1/4hrs
7 Luxury Motels, apartments and studio units including a Abilities Unit. Big Sky Motels is located in a quiet cul-de-sac off Black Peak Road approximately 400 metres from both main highways.
Phone: +64 3 4389538
Mobile (and SMS): 0274895149
Address: 52 Ahuriri Drive Omarama, North Otago
Otago Rail Trail B&B, Farmstay, Hosted Self-catering
Prices from $160 per couple
near Lauder township (800m south) on the Central Otago Rail Trail, MANUHERIKEA.
Stay self-contained in this historic mud-brick farmhouse cottage located on the Central Otago Rail Trail near Lauder. Share 5 double bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and a large sauna. Self-cater in the kitchen or have superb home-produce dinners delivered to you.