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Dunstan Downs High Country Sheep Station
Singapore, Singapore
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“Pure Relaxation between Queenstown & Christchurch”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2014

Honestly I can not say enough about our stay with at Dunston Downs. The guestroom is lovely - cozy bed, fresh and soft linens, nice lighting and nicely updated bathroom. The room did not feel small, but it only has room for 2 persons.

What made our visit so so great though was spending time with Tim and Geva. We thought this was going to be a quick stop on our drive from Queenstown to Christchurch but it turned into one of the highlights of the trip - having great conversation with Tim and Geva, and then getting a live demonstration of how their enthusiastic dogs herded sheep. It was so much fun, we learned a lot, and really relaxed. Geva also provided an amazing breakfast from scratch. House-made granola, farm fresh eggs.

The place is up a turnoff on the road between Queenstown and Christchurch making it a perfect stopover point (but if you can, stay for a few nights if you really want to relax). You are still 17 km from Omarama so if you are looking for nightlife this is not necessarily your place. No need to worry about meals though as Geva offers dinner as well. Note that I did not get (vodaphone) phone reception near their place so be sure you have your booking secure before arrival.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 19, 2013

Tim and Geva what good fun hosts.
We had a fab time staying with them and also a couple of night out at fat mans lodge!!!
Memories forever.
We have returned many times and always get a warm welcome.


A truly high country farm experience.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
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Property: Dunstan Downs High Country Sheep Station
Address: State Highway 8 | Dunstan Downs, Omarama 9448, New Zealand
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Location: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Omarama
Amenities:
Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 5 Specialty Lodging in Omarama
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Dunstan Downs is a high country sheep station offering the travellers Dinner, Bed & Breakfast. We are situated on the highway between Queenstown and Christchurch, 17 km from Omarama. We have both Homestay- DB&B or B&B- Queen bed with ensuite bathroom and 3 single beds in 2 rooms with shared bathroom and Backpackers- basic accommodation, private & dorm rooms with shared kitchen & bathroom.linen provided and you may dine with us by prior arrangement. Free Wi-Fi. ... more   less 
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