**Please note that during the following dates The Shepherds Rest is only available as 'Accommodation Only & No Farm Tour'. Direct enquiries only for these dates as it will show as unavailable on the website.**
3rd to 9th November 2019 (farm tour available for 2 night stays, accommodation only)
6th - 11th January 2020
14th & 15th March 2020
11th -18th April 2020.
located conveniently close to Oamaru
Gumtree Farmstay B&B is located less than a 10 minute drive from the Historic Victorian Precinct and Blue Penguin Colony in Oamaru, making us the perfect base to experience both town and country. Spend a night or two immersed in the culture of a small working farm, getting to know the locals and exploring the beautiful Waitaki Region.
We offer 2 guest rooms inside our spacious family home, surrounded by trees and gardens, on 200 acres where we fatten bulls for the beef market and run a small flock of sheep. Other animals include our 2 house cats Prim & Tansy, 3 farm dogs, friendly pet sheep, alpacas, chickens & ducks, sometimes we have pigs.
From late August to early October we rear calves. Bottle feeding calves and lambs (in season).
There is also the glamping option, The Shepherd's Rest which is separate from the house and perfect for couples. It is purpose built Shepherds Hut, situated on a hillside, overlooking farmland. The Shepherd's Rest has power, a kitchenette and ensuite bathroom. Option of Continental Breakfast or Accommodation only. No wifi - the idea is to disconnect from technology - we do provide board games!! Book a 2 night stay DIRECT and farm tour is FREE. For one night stays the farm tour can be purchased as an extra $25 (subject to availability).
Things to see and do in the area include:- Explore Oamaru, the Blue Penguin Colony, Steampunk, the Victorian Precinct is worthy of a visit with its old sandstone buildings and local artisans, Farmers Market on a Sunday, Whitestone Cheese Factory, Oamaru Public Gardens, art galleries and museums. Day trips from Oamaru include Moeraki Boulders, Elephant Rocks, Riverstone Kitchen, Kurow and its wineries and the Lakes district, cycle part of the Alps2Ocean Bike Trail.