Karetu Downs Farm Stay

Karetu Downs Farm is situated in the picturesque Waipara Gorge and has been in the Forrester family for 100 years. We offer a choice of B&B accommodation in our lovely farm homestead or stay in our self contained fully furnished farm cottage.


Per night
$190.00 - $340.00


Karetu Downs is a one hour drive from Christchurch airport. The property is Kiwi owned and farmed. On farm activities- sheep shearing, feeding pet lambs/sheep, collecting eggs, meet the pet pigs, baby calves and Barney the donkey. 4WD farm tours available. Mountain bikes provided.
Cosy private accommodation for tourists, travelers and families who want to relax and take in the peaceful surroundings of the New Zealand country side. The farm is 2000 hectares of some flat to rolling downs but mostly hill country land on which we graze sheep & beef cattle.
Ideal for family groups and people who just want a quiet peaceful time away. Camper vans welcome

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Physical address

1731 Ram Paddock Road, Waipara, New Zealand.

Pricing and Conditions

Per night $190.00 - $340.00
Other charges:
GST tax 15%
Further pricing information:
A deposit of $100 upon booking is required to secure booking and is deducted from overall account at time final payment
Cancellation policy:
Cancellation up to one month prior to your booking, your deposit will be refunded in full. Cancellation up to 3 days prior to your booking – 50% deposit will be retained as a cancellation fee. Cancellation within 24 hours of your booking incurs a 100% forfeit of the total amount unless we can fill your booking.

Facilities and Features

  • BBQ Facility
  • Children Welcome
  • Dinner
  • Laundry
  • Luggage Storage
  • Lunch
  • Pet Friendly
  • Spa Pool
Proximity to airport:
One hours drive to Christchurch airport
Proximity to coach terminal:
25 minutes drive to Amberley bus terminal
Proximity to town:
One hours drive to Christchurch City
Number of rooms:

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Opening times

Business hours:
8am-9pm, 7 days
Months of operation:
All months of the year

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