Welcome to The Shepherd's Rest, Oamaru.
The Shepherd's Rest is located less than a 10 minute drive to 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 types of accommodation - Hosted Bed & Breakfast within our family home which also includes a Farm Tour, or a Self-Catered Shepherd's Hut.
Our glamping option, The Shepherd's Rest is separate from the house and perfect for couples. It's a purpose built Shepherds Hut, situated on a hillside, overlooking farmland. The Shepherd's Rest has power, a kitchenette with basic cookware to prepare your own meals and ensuite bathroom. Relax in the OUTDOOR BATHTUB and enjoy the night sky. No wifi - the idea is to disconnect from technology - we do provide board games!! The Farm Tour is NOT included however the alpaca and 2 pet sheep Emily & Clover live around the hut so you can enjoy their company.
For an additional $40 you can join the 4pm Farm Tour.
The ARDGOWAN ROOM is a bedroom in our house (so you don't have the entire place to yourselves). This room has a very comfortable king size bed and TV.
There is a separate bathroom and toilet which is exclusively for guests during their stay.
A stay in the Ardgowan Room includes Continental Breakfast and the 4pm Farm Tour.
This room can host up to 2 adults.
Sorry neither of our accommodation options is suitable for children/babies.
GROUP TOURS - Morning or Afternoon Tea with Farm Tour. Sheep shearing as optional extra. Suitable for smaller group tours - minimum 10 pax, maximum 15 pax.
Email us for pricing and further details.
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 the Waitaki Valley, its wineries and the Lakes district, cycle part of the Alps2Ocean Bike Trail.