Aoraki Cottage B+B / Adventure Farm-stay

246 Gualter Road, Hilton, Geraldine
Max Guests

About this Holiday House

Self contained B & B Aoraki Cottage Queen complete with Ensuite shower toilet. Fully equipped kitchen/dining/living area. Self cater or Share a meal with Dave & Nikki, your hosts. Explore the farm, meet the animals, feed the rabbit/ducks, Alpaca's, Camp fire meals, Boats on the Weka pond. Enjoy a Big Red Quad bike Farm Safari, Camp fire Dinner, Night Kayaking, an Adventure trip or Gaze at the Stars and awesome Night skies from the hot spa pool. Aoraki Cottage (Q/S), Blue family cabin can sleep five -(Q/3S), then Farmhouse (Q/2S/2S) Back packers Bunk room (2S) Total sixteen people. Backpacker cabin two singles. The Beautiful Village of Geraldine, Cafe's & restaurants, Cinema, Taste cheese & Barkers jams, sauces & fruit drinks, Art gallery, Alpaca products, Museum, vintage Car & machinery museum. boutique gift shops and Farmers markets on Sat. Horse riding/trekking, World's best Trout and Salmon fishing, White water Rafting, Honey Bee Keeping & bush walks, Geraldine Star Observatory tours. May to Sept eight ski fields within an hour (Including Mount Hutt, Mount Dobson, Fox peak and Lake Tekapo's Round hill) . A visit to Ice skating & hot pools at Tekapo (1hr) is a nice day or evening trip from here. Centrally located for day tripping in 20 minutes you can be in Peel Forest, Lake Opuha-Fairlie, Pleasant Point or Lake Heron. Just 20 minutes more your on the seaside at Caroline Bay, Timaru. Oamaru penguins, Aoraki/Mount Cook and lakes Opuha, Tekapo, Pukaki and Clearwater are also popular day trips. So book some quality time away now! En route to Queenstown, Just 2 minutes off Hi-way 79, an hour and a half from Christchurch Airport- (No Earthquakes or noisy Boy racers so spend your last night in NZ here). Warm friendly, helpful hosts, Dave and Nikki would love for you to come, relax, explore and experience life on their NZ farm.

Details and amenities

Child friendly
Pet outside only
Linen provided
Smoking outside only
Accessibility: please enquire
Pool Table
Sand pit
Spa pool
Heating & cooling
Electric blankets
High Chair
Cot Available
Washing Machine
Boat parking
Tea, coffee, sugar etc
CD player
Cellphone coverage
Cleaning equipment
Cleaning supplies
Clothes line
Ensuite Bathroom
Extra Toilet
Fire wood supplied
Internet available
Oil heaters
Outdoor furniture

Bed layout

1 Queen(s), 1 Single(s), 1 Queen(s), 3 Bunk(s), 1 Queen(s), 2 King single(s), 4 Twin(s)

Special Amenities

Campfire BBQ meals by the Weka Pond Love needs "Quality Romantic Times", so enter another world. Try our new Eco-(fire)-bath - Now that's Romantic! Exclusive use if desired We now also provide a selection of popular NZ feature films on DVD.

Special Attractions and Activities Nearby

Take a guided adventure tour of the Kakahu Limestone wave, caves and mushroom rocks area great for children. We also provide Lord of the Rings & Aoraki/Mount Cook treks & tours - please ask about these?


Average Rating: 4
6 total reviews

We were at first disappointed with the “free continental breakfast” which consisted of out of date cereals previously opened and -at least 4mths over best before date including one with the best before date deliberately crossed out with black marker pen, the yoghurt was 10days over best before date, the spreads had all been used by previous guests which was unappealing to say the least and all the jars were sticky. The “farm fresh eggs” were in fact store bought cage eggs, 2 each for the entire stay and the bread was several part loaves in the freezer. We had expected a bit more attention to detail given that this is an advertised extra included in our Tarif. We dined in Geraldine. The accomodatoin itself had all the equipment we required, the kitchen did require some cleaning before use. Outside the grounds needed TLC, tall weeds covered half the in ground trampoline. the spa did not work so we had to use the one at our hosts home which was not hardwired and felt unsafe with the electrical cable next to the step to enter and exit the water, broken badminton net and racquets were disappointing and a little insulting given the tariff. We have young children and with piles of timber with exposed nails leaning against the unit it did not feel safe leaving them to play without being close to them at all times. Our hosts were friendly, however we did struggle with lack of privacy as other groups of people were shown through our area even looking into the unit as we dined, and joining in our family activities, this meant that it was not always very relaxing. The activities were fun, quad biking, badminton, toasting marshmallows around the camp fire, rifle shooting and kayaking were all free of charge. We would really encourage the hosts to revisit the breakfast options (make it farm like, play to your strengths and use local produce, fresh loaf of bread, a tub of natural yoghurt, freash spreads each new group of guests - this could be easily done with some small refillable jars, actual free range eggs, and provide enough breakfast for the number of people and days, or add more daily) if this is going to continue to be offered as a continental breakfast. Tidy the section so that it is safe and remove all broken equipment.
Response from Owner
Thanks for the comprehensive feedback Angela & Darryl. Firstly great that everyone enjoyed the fun activities like Quad biking, Badminton (Two brand new rackets and feathered shuttles were supplied), toasting marshmallows around the camp fire, Rifle shooting and Kayaking. We wanted to make things easy for people to go on holiday so we supply unlimited Cereals, Milk, Eggs, yoghurts and Breads as required. (Farm fresh Eggs are sourced locally free range in trays of 30,but re-packaged into dozen packs for your convenience. 1) Longer grass -We have since made sure all the long grass around the edges is cleared. 2) Spa's - We decided it wasn't justified having two spa's going, but can assure you the spa is protected by the latest RCD's,and therefore completely safe. We will tidy this up upon your recommendation also. 3) We will be removing the timber, after stage two of the new decking. We see a few area's we can sharpen up on so appreciate your feedback. If you are ever able to come down again, even for a day trip, i'd love to take you around the Limestone Wave, Caves & Mushroom Rocks as everyone will love that. Uncle Dave
Kirstin & Chris, Michaela,Noelle & Olivia
Thank You for a wonderful stay at Wellspring Farm, it was the highlight of our NZ Vacation. Recieved by postcard from Singapore
David W. Osgood
David went out of his way to make us feel at home. We had a great picnic dinner the first night and then got to help herd the deer into the corral. Judy got to hold a fawn for a few minutes while it got a ride in the van to the corral to catch up with its mother. A well-located base for a variety of activities.
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Date rangeRatesExtra guestsMinimum stay
8 Jan - 30 Apr $195 / Night for 2 guests$701 Night
8 Jan - 30 Apr $990 / Week for 1 guest$601 Week
1 May - 30 Sep $155 / Night for 2 guests$601 Night
1 May - 30 Sep $750 / Week for 1 guest$501 Week
1 Oct - 5 Jan $295 / Night for 3 guests$702 Nights
Rest of year$155 / Night for 2 guests$601 Night
8 Jan - 30 Apr
$195 / Night for 2 guests
Extra guests: $70Min. stay: 1 Night
8 Jan - 30 Apr
$990 / Week for 1 guest
Extra guests: $60Min. stay: 1 Week
1 May - 30 Sep
$155 / Night for 2 guests
Extra guests: $60Min. stay: 1 Night
1 May - 30 Sep
$750 / Week for 1 guest
Extra guests: $50Min. stay: 1 Week
1 Oct - 5 Jan
$295 / Night for 3 guests
Extra guests: $70Min. stay: 2 Nights
Rest of year
$155 / Night for 2 guests
Extra guests: $60Min. stay: 1 Night
Includes FREE continental breakfast selection, Cereals, yoghurts, Breads, Tea's, Coffee's, Milo, Farm fresh eggs, Milk. Linen & Towels. Children stay at half adult rates
Off peak charge just $245-Nuclear Family Max
Children's Cousins & Friends stay N/C.
Best book ASAP, Autumn & holidays large Family Max $295
Lots of free Adventure Activities, Quiet, peaceful, relaxed,
Bird song & No traffic noise.
Great hosts.




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