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About Otago, New Zealand

Some say that Dunedin is more Scottish than Scotland! Watch the “scarfies” as they scurry around the vibrant university campus and browse the bookshops in the central city Octagon.

Out on the Peninsular you will be captivated by the Royal Albatross colony. There are marvellous penguin watching opportunities too.

Inland, you could try cycling the Central Otago Rail Trail or take the stunning backcountry trip via Dansey’s Pass and Naseby. This is rugged pioneer gold mining country steeped in history with spectacular scenery to entrance you.

The elegant town of Oamaru features some of New Zealand’s best examples of 19th centurary architecture. Oamaru is also renowned for its penguin colonies and was the town in which the author Jant Frame grew up. Oamaru is almost certainly the town of "Waimaru" in her writings.

See the Moeraki Boulders and follow the Vanished World Fossil Trail.

Here is our selection of Otago B&B's

Glenmac Farmstay

Kurow

477 Gards Road, 10kms east of Kurow, 13kms west of Duntroon.

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Glenmac is a 4000 acre hll country farm situated in the scenic Waitaki Valley (inland from Oamaru and near to Kurow).
A working farm running Merino sheep and beef cattle.
Farm activities are seasonal.
Available either on farm or nearby are -
Four wheel drive farm tour, great tramping and mountain bike tracks, river swimming in summer. Near to golf course, river or lake fishing (guide available), tramping, winery visit, fossil trail , Duntroon wetlands, lakes and rivers. On Alps to Ocean Cycle Trail.
The comfortable Farmhouse rooms are either ensuite or shared bathroom, double, queen or single beds with electric blankets. Tariff includes Bed and Breakfast with Dinner and lunch available by prior arrangement.

"The Quarters" is separate Self contained accommodation with five rooms, comfortable beds, TV, electric blankets. Suitable for groups, families or individuals.
Full kitchen, shower, toilet , lounge with Freeview TV.

Facilities for motor homes.

Wonderful opportunities for photographers and artists to capture some of the country scenes.

Home cooked meals. Friendly country hospitality. A home away from home.

We also cater lunch for groups with other visit options available.

Please contact us for a full quotation for your stay and for any further information. Very happy to help.

The Old Doctor's Residence

Naseby

Prices from $295 to $350 per couple

Only 2 hrs Queenstown, 2 hrs Dunedin, 1 hr Alexandra, 15 mins Ranfurly

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The Old Doctor’s Residence is a 5 Star Qualmark Bronze rated Bed and Breakfast set in the delightful village of Naseby, Central Otago. Steeped in history, this beautiful historic home is ideal for couples, friends and family, romantic weekends or anyone wanting to explore this stunning region.
The Old Doctor’s Residence offers a unique experience. Once the home of past Doctor’s from the village, our two guest rooms are elegantly and tastefully decorated with beautiful antique furniture and contemporary New Zealand works of art. We include:
• Lavish and comfortable super king-sized beds (or split into twin)
• soft linen, fluffy towels and luxurious bathroom products
• complimentary homemade baking and fresh fruit on arrival
• delicious home cooked breakfast with home grown or locally sourced ingredients where possible
• we can fully cater for any dietary requirements

The whole house is yours to enjoy, either on your own or with other guests. You can relax in either of our two lounge rooms with a glass of wine by the fire or select a book or game from our library. You may wander down to the local pub or café for dinner or coffee and explore the beautiful surrounding forest. The Old Doctor’s residence is ideally situated; we are just a few minutes’ walk away from the International Curling centre, and close to the Central Otago Rail Trail, providing the perfect place for an overnight stay or a few day’s relaxing break.

Hunter Farm Home Stay

Other Rural Otago

Prices from $75 to $100 per couple

202 Kononi Road, 20km from Lawrence or 40 km from Balclutha

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Hunter Farm Home Stay is a 860 acre regeneratiely farmed sheep and beef farm in South Otago. The property has wonderful varying views of the Clutha River and looks into the Blue Mountains, with pockets of native bush where bird life flourishes. Various farm and bush walks can be enjoyed by our guests, or a guided farm tour by your hosts, Graham and Pam Hunter. Fishing, swimming is possible in the Clutha from our property and hunting opportunities.

We welcome you to stay in our Cosy Cabin, situated within our garden close to the homestead, to enjoy a taste of farm life and enjoy our company (enthusiastic, down to earth kiwi farmers). It is not just a night's accommodation but a genuine "kiwi" experience that you probably won't forget quickly. We welcome you to join us in some general farm activities, shifting the sheep, watching the dogs at work and a farm tour. We welcome you to take some refreshing scenic walks on the farm. and to enjoy good hearty meals where lamb will be served with home grown organic veges. Evening meal and farm tour extra. Guests can self cater or have meals provided.

The little historic, cafe town of Lawrence is only 20km away and the only river ferry/punt still functioning in the southern hemisphere is 9 km down the road.

Muddy Creek Cutting on the Rail Trail

Otago Rail Trail

Prices from $180 per couple

near Lauder township (800m south) on the Central Otago Rail Trail, MANUHERIKEA.

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The farmhouse has been cheerfully modernized, has 5 double bedrooms (2 have an extra single bed), 2 bathrooms and a large electric sauna. The water supply is treated and a solar power system provides some of the energy. There are open fires .

Set in a cluster of trees, near a pond,raised up in its surrounds, its a park-like setting with exceptional 360-degree views out into surrounding farmlands, hills and mountains.
On 10acres we farm 5 milking sheep and their progeny, make cheeses, grow vegetables , chickens, ducks, peacocks and bees and create superb home-produce dinners for most guests (they must be pre-ordered) and deliver them to you.

The house is full of artworks, paintings and printed fabrics, made here and inspired by this local environment.

A rural experience, ideal stopover while cycling on the Rail Trail,and for discerning foodie tourists, looking for something unique. This experience will enchant you and be memorable.

Hartley Homestead Boutique Bed and Breakfast

Clyde

Prices from $200 to $280 per couple

One hour from Queenstown and Wanaka, two and half hours from Dunedin, 15 minute

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The sweeping lawn and lovely old trees, which frame Hartley homestead, prepare one for the gracious accommodation within. A soak in the hot tub after a leisurely dinner in the village and the relaxation sets in well and truly. The mature fruit trees in the grounds, relics from Molyneaux Orchard, provide the preserves and jams served for breakfast at Hartley Homestead and the Pinot Noir vines at the rear of the property are in full production.
Euan has managed to renovate sympathetically, retaining the integrity of the building and providing the creature comforts guests expect which has gained them a 4 star Qualmark and Silver Enviro award.
There are two beautifully appointed bedrooms with guest lounge in the homestead and a very private super-king bed unit in the grounds.
Clyde is fast becoming a destination in its own right, it is the perfect place to spend at least a couple of nights either at the beginning or at the completion of the Otago Central Rail Trail and its proximity to wineries and ski fields makes it a perfect base summer or winter.

The Birches B & B

Dunedin

Prices from $400 to $450 per couple

15 Km from Dunedin Airport and 15 km from Dunedin CBD

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Just 15 minutes from Dunedin’s Airport and CBD is ‘The Birches’, a 5 Star luxury B&B in a private location with extensive parking. The property has a mature garden with rural views. Complimentary full English breakfast served in a beautiful period dining room, or on the breakfast terrace weather permitting. Your hosts Avril and Karl invite you into their home where you will find a warm, personal and relaxed welcome.
Accommodation - Two Rooms
PREMIUM ROOM
Spacious room with delightful views
Super king double bed with Egyptian-cotton linen
En-suite with bath, separate shower and marble floor, towel rail and mirror which are all heated
Daily housekeeping and complimentary toiletries
Bay window lounge area with chaise longue
Flat screen TV, Chrome-cast, Blue Ray DVD player
Complimentary high speed Fibre wireless Internet
Tea and coffee, milk fridge
Fully heated
Hairdryer, electric blanket, bathrobes and alarm clock/radio
Host safe for valuables on request
Complimentary newspaper
LUXURY ROOM - Garden views
King double bed with Egyptian-cotton linen
En-suite shower with marble floor, towel rail and mirror which are all heated
Bay window lounge area with chesterfield suite
Flat screen TV, Chrome-cast, Blue Ray DVD player
Complimentary high speed Fibre wireless Internet
Tea and coffee, milk fridge
Fully heated
Hairdryer, electric blanket, bathrobes and alarm clock/radio
Feature fireplace and large antique desk
Hosts Safe for valuables on request
Complimentary news

 

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