Relax in peaceful surroundings on a New Zealand Hill Country property. Karetu Downs a Kiwi owned farm with 5000 sheep and 100 head of cattle. Sheep shearing, bottle feed lambs, farm tours, river swimming, hiking, mountain biking, amazing hillviews.
Guests can feed the pet lambs. Meet the kune kune pigs Wilby and Ginger, Meet Barney our donkey. Feed the chickens. The farm has many areas to explore-the river for swimming or fishing, hike or mountain bike the hills.
We offer 4 wheel drive farm tours and sheep shearing demonstrations.
Interazione con gli ospiti
We are a working sheep and cattle farm so guests are welcome to watch on farm activities. Dependent on what time of the year guests may get to watch the shearing gang in action, lambing time, bobby calf feeding, feeding hay to mobs of sheep, watching the farm dogs work the sheep or even tailing lambs. There is always plenty of activity happening on the farm.
Altre cose da evidenziare
From Amberley township we are about 25 minutes drive. Part of the road is unsealed but easy driving -this only adds to the adventure for many.
As we are a working farm some areas of our farm will have prohibited access for safety reasons. Please check with the hosts before exploring the property so we can let you know what times certain activities will take place such as sheep shearing, farm tour and feeding the animals.
Hi I'm Karen. My husband Bruce and I run a hill country property in the Waipara Gorge just inland from the township of Amberley. I am a registered nurse who loves the country side, farm animals and everything to do with family. We have 3 children who are now all in their 20s. We are relatively new to airbnb. We love meeting new guests and particularily enjoy sharing our little peice of NZ paradise. We invite you to come and meet our farm animals Barney the donkey, Wilby and Ginger pig, Maddy the boxer dog, collect the eggs from the chickens and feed the pet sheep. Did I mention mention the other 5000 sheep and 100 cows? Explore our beautiful hill country property we would love to show you around.