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Karetu Downs Farm Stay

Amberley B&B, Farmstay, Hosted Self-catering
Prices from $200 to $300 per couple

15 minutes to Waipara vineyards. 1 hour from Christchurch.

Contact Information:

Phone: 03 314 4584
Mobile (and SMS): 021 877764
Address: 1731 Ram Paddock road, Waipara Gorge Broomfield Amberely

Hosts: Bruce and Karen Forrester

Directions: From Christchurch airport travel north along state highway 1 until you get to the Waipara Hills Winery. Turn left opposite the winery on to Georges road. We are 21.3 kilometres from the beginning of Georges road.


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About Karetu Downs Farm Stay

63 km north of Christchurch and one hours drive from Christchurch airport 100 year old Karetu Downs Homestead offers luxury accommodation for guests to relax and enjoy the peaceful surroundings of the country side while staying on a real New Zealand sheep and beef farm.

The Louisa Suite has a comfortable queen size bed with warm cosy bedding and modern ensuite. The charming private lounge attached to the suite is an added bonus for guests to relax and compliments the room beautifully.

The Musterers studio has a comfortable super King bed with stylish bedding, warm duvets and cuddly throws. The welcoming fire place and cosy furnishings provide extra charm. The kitchenette allows flexibility to prepare your own meals if you wish.
Free wifi available in both rooms.

Karetu Cottage is a wonderful 4 bedroom fully furnished farm house ideally suited for families and larger groups.

Karetu Downs is a 2,000 hectare property situated in the Waipara Gorge North Canterbury. The hill country farm rises to just on 3 thousand feet above sea level. A climb to the top of the farm through tussock tracks provide outstanding views over the countryside looking back to the Southern Alps, the east coast and Christchurch the surrounding areas are breath taking.

Easy drive to Hanmer Springs hot pools, Kaikoura whale watch, Waipara vineyards/cafes and restaurants.


Karetu Downs Farm Stay


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