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All Year: Yes
Area (ha): 100
Persons: 1or2 (1x queen bed)
Category: Non Organic Farmstay
Host ID: 13185
Region: Southland

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Last Updated: June 25, 2018

Hi guys,

First things first...
Farms are full of hazards. For this and a number of other reasons, we DO NOT take on workers or helpers... (keep reading!)

We DO HOWEVER love to have people come and stay with us. We do 3 nights really well, (after this we sort of implode) so factor this into your plans! As a guest of our family, you can expect to share in our everyday farm and family life :)

By sharing our culture and local knowledge with travelers, we hope to both enrich our children's lives and add to people's experience of New Zealand.

We have 4 young children (6yrs, 4yrs and 2yr old twins). Be warned: Based on past experience, our kids will go crazy-mental upon your arrival, but will settle down to normal-mental within an hour or two.

We would like guests who are keen to be part of our family while here. (Because of our young ones, we would prefer non-smoking people please.)

It is helpful (but not compulsory) to have your own vehicle as the family-fun-mobile is packed with lots of car seats.

We have a hut ("The Nest"), just next to our home, which you are welcome to stay in. It is small, but tidy and new, with good insulation and good heating. The Nest doesn't have toilet or shower facilities (they're in the house and not available during the night). It has 1 queen-sized bed and comes with its own chamber pot (or series of outside bushes.)

If this all sounds okay to you please feel free to get in touch. Please don't be offended if we don't get back to you right away. We try to answer everyone but every now and then the days get the better of us.

Location: We are 15mins NorthEast of Invercargill (towards Dunedin).

Just before I wrap this up, here's something that we wish visitors knew...
In New Zealand we DO NOT let our children share drinks with others. In our country, we cannot immunise adequately against meningococcal meningitis infection. Meningoccocal meningitis is a medical emergency, that kills Kiwi kids. Please don't share drinks with us x

On a lighter note...

Our best free advice for your trip down south:


Cheapest lunches in town, $3! (During University semesters only):

Incredible off-the-beaten-track beaches - (not accessible during Springtime lambing): Tunnel Beach & Sandfly Bay


Don't miss going to the Caitlins. It is an incredible area near Invercargill, that often gets overlooked by visitors. It is more than a day trip. There are lots of gravel roads, so plan a relaxed trip, don't rush. Check out the "Gypsy Caravan" - amazing!!


Book accommodation early if you can! Don't get caught out; Queenstown is almost always fully booked during mid summer/winter, and even outside these times.

Safe travels everyone. Remember to keep to the left! :)

Kat and Blair (and the mad four)

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