Gumtree Farmstay 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 and run a small flock of sheep. Other animals include 3 working dogs, friendly pet sheep, alpacas, Clementine the friendly Kune Kune pig, chickens & ducks, Greta the naughty goat and our 2 house cats Tansy & Prim.
From late August to early October we rear calves. Bottle feeding calves and lambs (in season).
There is also the option of The Shepherd's Rest which is separate from the house. This is a Shepherds Hut, a 7m x 2.4m structure on rustic metal wheels. The Shepherd's Rest is self-contained with a small kitchenette and composting toilet. Continental Breakfast provisions including farm fresh eggs are provided. There is power but no wifi and does not include a farm tour, although you can purchase this as an extra.
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.