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Aoraki Cottage B+B / Adventure Farm-stay

246 Gualter Road, Hilton, Geraldine
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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 ...

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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.

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Experience NZ Farm life all year around.
Campfire Dinners, Lots of new experiences
to Enjoy & Share photos with friends & family.

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8 Jan-30 Apr
$195.00/Night for 2 guests
$70.00 per extra guest
1 Night minimum
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8 Jan-30 Apr
$990.00/Week for 1 guests
$60.00 per extra guest
1 Week minimum
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1 May-30 Sep
$155.00/Night for 2 guests
$60.00 per extra guest
1 Night minimum
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1 May-30 Sep
$750.00/Week for 1 guests
$50.00 per extra guest
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1 Oct-5 Jan
$295.00/Night for 3 guests
$70.00 per extra guest
2 Night minimum
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Rest of year
$155.00/Night for 2 guests
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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.

Happy New Year Deal

Family Re-Union Gather family together for some Quality time between Xmas & New Year - We have three house Units available

Available from Monday, 24 December 2018 to Thursday, 10 January 2019

Reviews (6 Reviews)
Nzfamily006
Stayed March 2018
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... Read more
Owner's reply
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... Read more
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.
Owner's reply
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
Stayed March 2009
Thank You for a wonderful stay at Wellspring Farm, it was the highlight of our NZ Vacation.

Recieved by postcard from Singapore
Thank You for a wonderful stay at Wellspring Farm, it was the highlight of our NZ Vacation.

Recieved by postcard from Singapore
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David W. Osgood
Stayed February 2009
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... Read more
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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mkjensen
Stayed March 2008
Oh where to begin?! Our stay at Aoraki Country Cottage was certainly the highlight of our two week trip to New Zealand. First off, the accommodations were clean, comfortable and well appointed. Our family of two adults and two children were... Read more
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Molly/Max,
We learned so much about Seattle from your tales and the books you gave us. We miss your girls, their sweet photogenic smiles and thirst for adventure.
Thanks for posting the fabulous (unsolicited)feedback... Read more
Oh where to begin?! Our stay at Aoraki Country Cottage was certainly the highlight of our two week trip to New Zealand. First off, the accommodations were clean, comfortable and well appointed. Our family of two adults and two children were very comfortable in the cottage.

The hospitality of David, Nikki and their children was exceptional. From the dinner we shared the night of our arrival, the assistance of Tim with the kayaks and climbing at The Wave, Daniel's joyful playfulness with the girls on our hike to Mt. Cook, Rachel and Caroline's great introspection on education and life in New Zealand, to our wonderful hosts thoughtful care. David and Nikki demonstrated the friendliness of the South Island. And that is only the beginning. (David, my girls now eat turnips!)

As we remember our stay, every detail comes rushing back. Do I dare say that we miss this adopted family and the beautiful country cottage experience? We hope everyone gets an opportunity to enjoy what we did at Aoraki Country Cottage!
Owner's reply
Molly/Max,
We learned so much about Seattle from your tales and the books you gave us. We miss your girls, their sweet photogenic smiles and thirst for adventure.
Thanks for posting the fabulous (unsolicited)feedback and for sharing your photo experiences with us.
I still have the awesome photo of you family standing below NZ highest mountain Aoraki/Mt Cook on my desktop.
Say hello to girls for us.
Love Dave, Nikki and family

Tang Family
Stayed November 2007
"Never thought ten days farmstay could be so interesting, honestly unforgettable...especially the Eco-trip to Aoraki/Mt Cook.
NZ's South Island is an awesome place... the best holiday I have experienced, better than LA. New York,... Read more

"Never thought ten days farmstay could be so interesting, honestly unforgettable...especially the Eco-trip to Aoraki/Mt Cook.
NZ's South Island is an awesome place... the best holiday I have experienced, better than LA. New York, Malaysia, Korea, Japan....
I've done at least ten things, I've never done or experienced before,

Thanks for such a memorable vacation!"

Tang Family
We enjoyed having the Tang family from Singapore stay also, and were sad when they had to leave!
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Brian and louise
Stayed October 2007
Really enjoyed the Deer Farm tour this morning. Quad bike was fun!
Something great to talk about.

Thanks heaps, it's been a great weekend for us!
Really enjoyed the Deer Farm tour this morning. Quad bike was fun!
Something great to talk about.

Thanks heaps, it's been a great weekend for us!
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Experience NZ Farm life all year around.
Campfire Dinners, Lots of new experiences
to Enjoy & Share photos with friends & family.