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Louisa Suite

The Louisa suite has a comfortable queen size bed complete with a wool rest, electric blanket and cuddly duvet.

The modern ensuite adds a touch of class to this lovely character home and complements the guest room beautifully, complete with bath robes, hair-dryer, cuddly towels and complementary soaps.

The suite has its own adjoining private lounge and verandas which open out on to large attractive gardens. The lounge has Sky TV and WIFI, a welcoming log fire and cosy furnishings. Free complimentary tea and coffee is provided.

Enjoy the expansive gardens and walkways at your leisure. Sit and listen to the sounds of the native bird life. Take a pack lunch and have a picnic by the river where you can have a relaxing swim or simply enjoy the peace and quiet of the country side.

Choice of a cooked breakfast or continental served in your room at your request, outside on the veranda or in the farmhouse kitchen. Laundry facilities are also available in the Homestead.

Musterers Studio

The Musterers Studio is attached to the 100 year old Homestead.

It has been tastefully restyled to reflect the ambiance of staying in traditional NZ country farm style accommodation.

The apartment has a comfortable super king bed with stylish bedding, warm duvets and cuddly throws.

The welcoming fire place and cosy furnishings provide extra charm.

The adjoining ensuite has a modern shower, bath robes, hair-dryer, cuddly towels and complementary soaps.

An added bonus is the kitchenette which allows flexibility to prepare your own meals if you wish.

The kitchen is fully equipped with a dishwasher, fridge/freezer, microwave, electric fry pan and outside BBQ.

Sky TV and WIFI are available in the room.

On arriving you will be greeted with a complimentary breakfast hamper containing farm fresh and local produce and includes farm eggs, bread, jam/ NZ honey, cereals, yogurt, milk and fruit.

Complimentary assortments of teas and coffee are provided.

Of course if you would prefer breakfast served in the Homestead kitchen please ask.

Laundry facilities are also available in the Homestead.


The Louisa Suite

Queen bedroom

$240 per couple per night

Musterers Suite

Super king Studio

$240 per couple per night

Hosted Dinner $50.00 per person

Simple Supper $25.00 per person

Picnic Basket $40.00

Farm Tour $100 per person

Private outdoor spa pool free for guests relax under the clear starry skies

Tariff includes GST

Deposits and cancellations

Cancellation up to one month prior to your booking, your deposit will be refunded in full.

Cancellation up to 3 days prior to your booking – 50% deposit will be retained as a cancellation fee.

Cancellation within 24 hours of your booking incurs a 100% forfeit of the total amount unless we can fill your booking.

Please Note:

Check in after 3 pm and Check out by 10 am unless by alternative arrangement

Please send an email with your approx time of arrival to ensure we are around to meet and welcome you.

Payment can be made via our website payment option using a credit card, or cash on arrival.



Choice of a cooked breakfast or continental served in your room at your request, outside on the veranda or in the farmhouse kitchen. 

Free Wifi

Free wifi is available in both the Karetu Downs cottage and guest rooms in the homestead.


The Karetu garden and gift shop is open to our accommodation guests and garden groups and independent visitors by appointment.

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Free Guest Parking

Parking is free for all guests and visitors


Feed the farm pets.

Explore the river and the concretions. Walk along the farm tracks and hills. Relax and enjoy the wide-open spaces and tranquillity of rural life on a farm.


Evening meals available by request and availability.

Wonderful experience


The remoteness and quiet of the 'off the beaten track' Great hospitality, lovely suite. We stayed in the Louisa suite. It was fantastic - lounge, bed and bathroom to ourselves. Nothing was too much for the host. There was an extra service willing given. We found more about the history of the place. The gardens are beautifully kept. It was so nice to sit on the verandah and look at the lovely gardens. it was a pleasure chatting with Karen and Bruce. The meals were lovely.

Barbara W

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