Pahau Downs Farmstay, Culverden

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Pahau Downs Farmstay Accommodation

Culverden, North Canterbury, New Zealand

Pahau Downs is a tranquil hill farm set amidst stunning scenery in the Amuri Basin one hour north of Christchurch. The Culverden farmstay accommodation is a self-contained cottage superbly furnished for your exclusive use as a base to explore North Canterbury, New Zealand. Local attractions include Hanmer Springs, Mount Lyford Ski Centre, Kaikoura and the Waipara wine growing region.

An opportunity to include a farm tour is also available.

KIWI SPECIAL - Stay two nights or more and experience a farm tour worth $180.00 - weather dependent, free of charge.

The farmstay cottage is set within Pahau Downs Station and located between the Hurunui and Waiau rivers, both famous for their excellent trout and salmon fishing.

Relax and take a break away from the city, enjoy the mountain views from the heated outdoor swimming pool, take in the almost 6,000 acre farm or tour the working sheep station with the owner.

There's also plenty to see and do in the area so stay a while and enjoy the farmstay experience.

Farmstay Accommodation

This stunning self contained cottage near Culverden offers the chance to get away from the usual tourist areas and stay on a North Canterbury working sheep and beef station.

The accommodation is completely self contained to a very high standard with its own sitting room area to relax in. A wood burner creates a cosy environment (all wood provided) and as there is no television in the cottage there’s a real feeling of getting away from it all.

The cottage has a queen sized bed and a separate bedroom with two single beds, so it is also ideal for a family.

For those who wish to prepare their own meals the kitchen area is fully equipped. Also available is a front loading washing machine, so guests can do their own washing, if they should so wish.

Continental breakfast is provided in the cottage so guests start their day at the time of own choosing.

Home cooked evening meals can be provided (optional extra) but prior notice is preferred to ensure that the food is as fresh as possible.

Accommodation Rates (per night)

Prices quoted in New Zealand dollars, subject to change.

  • $245 per night maximum 4 people (free farm tour worth $180.00 if booking two or more nights - weather dependent)

The nearest shops are just 10 minutes drive away in Culverden. There are a number of outlets that provide meals.

The property has a heated swimming pool for guests to enjoy (during the summer months) and is surrounded by excellent views of the farm.

  • Self-contained private cottage
  • Two bedrooms
  • Lounge with woodburner
  • Kitchen
  • Continental breakfast provided
  • Heated swimming pool (Summer only) and Spa
  • Dinner by arrangement
  • Sheep and beef farm tour available

There is plenty to see and do as well walks, tours, mountain biking plus excellent trout and salmon fishing.

Farm Tour

A tour of a working farm is something everyone should experience. By staying at Pahau Downs you have the opportunity to tour a working Sheep and Beef station of 6000 acres with beautiful rolling downs as well as hill country and the river bed of the Pahau River which runs through the property.

The farm tour takes several hours. On the tour guests will have the chance to get out onto the farm in a four wheel drive vehicle driven by the owner. During the trip, view the spectacular scenery of the Amuri Basin, the mountains at the back of the farm and get close to some of the five and a half thousand sheep and two hundred and fifty beef cows.

This is free of charge for guests that are staying two or more nights. The charge for guests booking a single night is NZ$195.00.

Farm Tour Details

  • NZ$195.00 per tour
  • FREE (if guests book two or more nights)
  • Two to three hour tour duration
  • No special clothes required
  • Subject to weather conditions

As Pahau Downs is a working farm, the tour experience will differ depending on the season and weather. Farmstay guests will have the opportunity to see things as they really happen.

Pahau Downs Farmstay, Culverden Enquiry Form


700 Pahau Downs Road
Culverden 7392

Phone: +64 3 315 8224


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Pahau Downs Farmstay, Culverden Enquiry Form