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Omahau Downs

Twizel SH8 , New Zealand
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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I stayed in the self-contained house for 3 nights for NZ$125/night. The view from the front windows (2 rooms and atrium) was spectacular. The house has 2 large main bedrooms and a third containing 2 single beds. The bathroom is a reasonable size and the house has a laundry and outside clothes line (having no clothes basket was the only... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Four of us travelled around the south island in september 2014. We spent one night at Omahau Downs in Twizel on our way to Christchurch and enjoyed every minute of it. There are several cottages, quite far from each other, so you have ultimate privacy. Beyond the cottages stretches the farmland, where we saw dozens of cows feeding on that... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Twizel is a very small town and I think tourists really just go to Twizel as a base for Tekapo and Mt Cook. My wife and I took the self contained cottage, first unit as you enter Omahau Downs. It has 3 bed rooms, a big living room and Kitchen. It's really good value for money for the space we... More

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Arlington, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

A wonderful farm experience with great hosts and cozy (winter) accommodations in cabin setting. Cabin neat/clean and a nice change from regular B and Bs Great or families with young children. Plenty of room to run around. Great stop off point for Mt. Cook and Lake Tekapo. Totally recommend.

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Brisbane, Australia
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6 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Omahau Downs, the farm holiday accommodation owned by Sean & Nicola Jones, has been my favourite place to stay in Twizel on a number of occasions now. There are several forms of accommodation from which to choose. In late May 2014, I stayed in the 2 bedroom cabin with its verandah on two sides. It has all the facilities of... More

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Murwillumbah, Australia
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13 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

We arrived a little late but were welcomed like we were family. Our host had warmed the place up for us and it was perfect. We stayed in the Self-Contained House and it was exactly that, self-contained. Comfy beds and a warm fire to curl up next to was exactly what we needed after a long and cold road trip... More

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Invercargill, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

Our 3rd stay and this time for 2 nights to really chill out after 5 months of hard work. As usual it was spotless, warm, well appointed but with one unforeseen hitch on our last night. At the late time of 1015pm the noisy entrance of 1 guest was vaguely acceptable, maybe he hadn't booked? Unfortunately another 30 minutes later... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

We stayed here for two nights while riding A2O and what a lovely restful, picturesque spot. We loved it. We stayed in the lodge and found our room to be comfortable, well equipped and nicely appointed. The main lounge and kitchen are equally well set up with anything you need to cook and relax. The fire is so warm and... More

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Freeport, Maine
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7 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

When you drive in to Omahau Downs it looks like you are driving into a farm, and it might be BUT it has the loveliest cottages to spend a night or a few days in. We stayed in the Original Farm Cottage which was a delight. There was plenty of wood to get a cozy fire going to warm up... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

Just a KM and a half from Twizel. A great little family cottage owned by lovely hosts, who live along with their gorgeous dog and their pet sheep (who thinks it’s a dog – adorable!) The cottage is immaculate, very rustic, even with a fire place. The kitchen is well equipped and the cottage where we stayed in, was a... More

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Address: Twizel SH8 , New Zealand
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Location: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Mackenzie District > Twizel
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Number of rooms: 12
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