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82 Devils Bridge Road Rd 1D, Oamaru 9492 New Zealand
Prices are provided by our partners for one room, with variable occupancy rules as provided by the property, and reflect total costs of the stay, including all taxes and fees known to our partners. Please see our partners for more details.
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#2 of 28 in Oamaru
Our rural farmstay/homestay is located a 10 minute drive from the Historic Victorian Precinct and Blue Penguin Colony in Oamaru, so you can experience the best of both worlds! For a memorable experience why not spend a night or two immersed in the culture of a small working farm and get to know the locals. There are 2 accommodation options. We offer hosted B&B accommodation in our family home with 2 bedrooms available as well as a private bathroom which is shared with same party guests only. Our B&B option includes continental breakfast as well as a 4pm Farm Tour and is suitable for families. The Shepherds Rest is a mobile shepherds hut situated away from the house. It's self catering and ideal as an adults only retreat. It does not include a farm tour. Our farm has cattle, sheep, working dogs, alpacas, chickens & ducks, Kune Kune pig and 2 house cats. Mid August to early October we rear calves and lambs. Homestay Tariff includes:- Continental Breakfast, limited free wifi internet and afternoon farm tour to meet and feed the farm animals. Optional Extras - Kiwi style evening meal, Sheep Shearing Demonstration (please contact us for prices. We are the perfect base for sightseeing in and around historic Oamaru. We hope you visit soon!
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Bicycles available
Books, DVDs, music for children
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Special diet menus
Board games / puzzles
Outdoor furniture
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun terrace
First aid kit
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Bottled water
Private bathrooms
Electric blanket
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
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JagWestYorkshire wrote a review Jan 2020
West Yorkshire8 contributions3 helpful votes
We had a great stay at the Shepherds Rest, it’s a shame we only had one night. Fantastic rural location with amazing views and every thing you needed in the hut to make your stay comfortable, a great nights sleep was had by all! :) Our host Jennie was fab and made us feel very welcome, we hope to return for longer next time.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled
Response from fallenfarmgirl, Owner at Gumtree Farmstay
Responded 24 Jan 2020
It was lovely to host you both and happy to hear you enjoyed your stay in our wee hut. Thanks for the great chat also :)
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HPGoh wrote a review Dec 2019
5 contributions1 helpful vote
Gumtree is a genuine NZ farmstay experience with animal feeding (alpacas,cows,sheep,pig etc) and friendly family dogs and cats thrown in as good company. Friendly host Jennie makes you feel really welcomed and she makes a wonderful breakfast too! Nearby Oamaru penguin tour (we saw over 200 penguins!) and the historic precinct are major bonuses. Highly recommend Gumtree as part of your NZ South Island itinerary.
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Travelled
Response from fallenfarmgirl, Owner at Gumtree Farmstay
Responded 22 Dec 2019
Thank you HP and Family for staying with us. It was a pleasure to host your family.
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Peter H wrote a review Mar 2019
Weston, Massachusetts299 contributions135 helpful votes
The hostess was warm and friendly and gave us a farm tour and had us feed the llamas which was fun. Stood in the sheep enclosure and watched her dog move the sheep. Her older daughter helped too and was wonderful. We had a very nice room in her house with bath across the hall. This is a shared bath but we were lucky to not to have another guest to share. I had not read close this had a shared bath. The downsides for me that I saw her kids in the hall. If I had realized I might have had a shared bath I would not gave booked. I got lucky. We opted for the dinner. It was OK I thought the $40 per person charge was steep since not a real restaurant. We shared the dinner table with her family. Two of the kids I felt were not happy with that. The hosyess helped us to and fro with our luggage. Others might love this experience. For me. Not really my preference. The hostess was very interesting to talk to
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Date of stay: March 2019Trip type: Travelled
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Response from fallenfarmgirl, Owner at Gumtree Farmstay
Responded 11 Mar 2019
Great to hear that you enjoyed the farm tour, the animals and your bedroom. Yes it very clearly states in all our listings that the bathroom is shared with other guests, but not with our family. Guests are staying in our family home, so yes our children are present in the house. Perhaps I should lock them in their room? On that note they are teenagers and can be sullen at times so totally understand what you are saying about the dinner table, but then we were all teenagers once and can remember how awkward an age it was...
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carolejoscelyne wrote a review Mar 2019
Hertford, United Kingdom40 contributions15 helpful votes
Jenni and her family were wonderful hosts, nothing was too much trouble and they had time to chat, really interesting to hear about life in a different country. Breakfast was lovely, the room was very comfortable and the bathroom enormous. It was my husband's birthday while we were staying and Jenni produced a delicious dinner for us, in fact her daught Kate cooked the amazing chocolate pudding. Thank you very much.
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Date of stay: February 2019
Trip type: Travelled
Response from fallenfarmgirl, Owner at Gumtree Farmstay
Responded 5 Mar 2019
We loved hosting you both for your 2 night stay. Kate is famous in our household for her chocolate brownie lol. Thank you for leaving such a wonderful review.
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Pigletau wrote a review Dec 2018
186 contributions12 helpful votes
Had the best stay at Gumtree Farmhouse and host Jennie was wonderful! Apart from the wonderful brekkie prepared by Jennie...everything from the smallest details to that of introducing us to the must dos were top-notch. The farm sits at 82 Devils Bridge Road and u will see the Gumtree Farmstay wooden stand at the entrance to the farm. The place sits on a 2-hectare pc of land and the farm was simply lovely! Not too far from the main town centre yet close to nature for us to really rest and relax. I have attached pics on how to get to the farm once u arrive at Devils Bridge.
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Date of stay: December 2018Trip type: Travelled
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Response from fallenfarmgirl, Owner at Gumtree Farmstay
Responded 12 Dec 2018
Thanks for your lovely review. We really enjoyed hosting you and your family and it’s always great to hear positive feedback from past guests. I would like to make a tiny correction though - we farm 80 hectares, about 200 acres, not 2 hectares.
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US$87 - US$90 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
New ZealandSouth IslandOtago RegionOamaru
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Frequently Asked Questions about Gumtree Farmstay
Which popular attractions are close to Gumtree Farmstay?
Nearby attractions include Oamaru Public Gardens (4.0 km), Whitestone City (4.9 km), and Oamaru's Victorian Precinct (4.8 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Gumtree Farmstay?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Gumtree Farmstay?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, complimentary tea, and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at Gumtree Farmstay?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Gumtree Farmstay?
Conveniently located restaurants include Cucina, Scotts Brewing Co, and Star and Garter.
Are there any historical sites close to Gumtree Farmstay?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Totara Estate (5.0 km).