The Shepherd's Rest

The Shepherd's Rest is situated on a 200 acre working farm within close proximity to Oamaru and the Blue Penguin Colony. If you are looking for a unique accommodation experience and want to chill in the countryside then The Shepherds Rest is perfect.


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The Shepherd's Rest is a 7m x 2.4m Shepherd's hut, reminiscent of the huts used by shepherds at lambing time in England and France. The Shepherd's Rest is suitable for a maximum of 2 adults - no children allowed. The hut is on a hillside and has views over farmland and the Kakanui Ranges.

It has a queen size bed with fairy lights above to create a bit of magic. There is a basic kitchenette with a fridge, electric jug, toaster, rice cooker, cutlery, crockery and pots/pans. There is a table and 2 chairs for dining, games & reading material. The ensuite bathroom area contains a shower and Bambooloo composting toilet.

Outside seating for stargazing as well as a gas BBQ.

Linen & fluffy bathrobes provided.

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Physical address

Gumtree Farmstay, Oamaru, 82 Devils Bridge Road, Waitaki, New Zealand, Oamaru, New Zealand.

Pricing and Conditions

Per night $130.00
Age restriction:
Other charges:
Farm Tour is not included, a separate fee applies if you wish to participate in this.
Further pricing information:
No children allowed. No wifi or Animal Feeding included (Animal Feeding tour can be purchased as an optional extra)
Cancellation policy:
Full refund if cancelled up to 7 days prior to arrival date (less 10% Non-Refundable Deposit). If cancellation made within 7 days of arrival date then a loss of 50% of the total booking price. Cancellation within 48 hours of arrival incurs a charge of 100% of full rate. In the event I can rebook the room then a full refund will be given. We recommend that you have travel insurance.

Opening times

Months of operation:
All months of the year

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