There is a broad range of other activities for you to experience at Karetu Downs such as:
Bottle feed the pet lambs (seasonal) September-November.
Meet Daisy and Midget, our two Kune Kune pigs.
Hand feed the pet sheep.
Feed the chickens and collect the eggs.
Meet the Peking ducks and Billy and Sid the goats.
Watch a sheep shearing demonstration (bookings essential)
Explore the river and the concretions.
Walk along the farm tracks and hills.
Sit and listen to our native bird life Kereru, bellbirds and fantails.
Simply relax and enjoy the wide-open spaces and tranquillity of rural life on a farm.
Karetu is on the Hurunui Heartland Cycle Trail.
Stop to recharge with a home cooked meal and a comfortable night’s stay.
Packed lunches are available on request.
Please inquire when making a booking.
ON FARM ACTIVITIES
ACTIVITIES IN OUR LOCAL REGION
Easy day trips to Whale Watching at Kaikoura and the Hanmer Springs Thermal pools.
Easy day trip to Mount Lyford ski field.
We are 15 minutes from Waipara Valley vineyards and cafes
Waipara Valley Map/Brochure
20 minutes from the Weka Pass Railway.
20 minutes from Alpine Horse Safaris horse treks
Pegasus, Amberley and Hawarden Country golf clubs are all close at hand.
Nearest Airport: Christchurch International Airport