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Dunstan Downs High Country Sheep Station

State Highway 8 Dunstan Downs, Omarama 9448 New Zealand
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#3 of 6 Specialty lodging in Omarama
Dunstan Downs is a working sheep farm, in the high country of the South Island. You can stay in our home and have breakfast or you can stay in our backpacker hostel and cook for yourselves. We also have a rebuilt wagon near the river, a cosy holiday hideaway- self contained. We are 17 km from the nearest shops. Plenty of wide open spaces and fresh air.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast available
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Non-smoking hotel
Self-serve laundry
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms


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State Highway 8 Dunstan Downs, Omarama 9448 New Zealand
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Rachael W wrote a review Mar 2020
Sydney, Australia22 contributions
Reads well on booking websites however it is slightly different. Once you pull into the drive off the main road you see a number of cabins/demountables. You drive up the property to the main house. This is where the owners live. This is where you see a handful of sheep. We grabbed our keys and heading back down to the cabins. They are located approx 50mtr from the main road. The main kitchen is a great set up providing everything you need to cook. Toilets are good and plenty of towels. We booked last minute as we needed a stop with our young one. Booked a 'small twin room' found out that this was a room off the main kitchen so people were eating right outside the room. This was okay as people aren't hanging in common space late. Just a heads up for anyone who stumbles across a very cheap room here, good chance you're in the kitchen building (cooks room). It was a great experience however and an opportunity to meet travellers. Not the sheep station you expect but a great place to stop over for one night on the way through.
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
Mitchell T wrote a review Feb 2020
Brisbane, Australia24 contributions7 helpful votes
Stayed for the night, nice and easy location to setup stay the night. Lovely owners with a nice outlook. Arrived late in the evening, and left early the next day but it was still a very enjoytable and comfortable stay.
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Date of stay: December 2019
S W wrote a review Jun 2019
Metro Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Minnesota62 contributions14 helpful votes
Tim and Geva are the perfect hosts, and the sheep station setting is beyond amazing. It was one of the highlights of our NZ trip. Gorgeous scenery, great hospitality, lots to learn about mustering heritage.
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Date of stay: January 2019Trip type: Traveled with friends
aaronbe wrote a review Apr 2019
24 contributions3 helpful votes
We were very disappointed by this.We expected a lovely farm experience that was remote and had a farm feeling. The room was tiny which didn't bother us but the old wire woven beds and creaky beds did worry us. There was a heater but it wasn't enough to keep us warm and there was not extra blankets, we slept in jumpers, and extra pants, hats, 2 pairs socks etc. We were very close to the road so from 3am the trucks woke us up every 30 minutes, not relaxing at all. We would never recommend this except as a transit stop. Wifi not ultrafast or even fast. So disappointing as we had expected more based on the website.
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Date of stay: April 2019
Trip type: Traveled with family
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Jon M wrote a review Apr 2019
1,220 contributions76 helpful votes
This place was in a lovely though isolated location, with nice views, a very comfortable room and a delicious breakfast. A little difficult to find the turn-off. Decent Wifi on offer. Don't forget to see the feeding of the sheep...
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Date of stay: February 2019Trip type: Traveled solo
$38 - $97 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
New ZealandSouth IslandCanterbury RegionOmarama
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Frequently Asked Questions about Dunstan Downs High Country Sheep Station
What are some of the property amenities at Dunstan Downs High Country Sheep Station?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and kids activities.
What food & drink options are available at Dunstan Downs High Country Sheep Station?
Guests can enjoy breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Dunstan Downs High Country Sheep Station?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Are pets allowed at Dunstan Downs High Country Sheep Station?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.