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Aoraki Cottage B&B / Adventure Farm Stay

246 Gualter Road Hilton RD21, Geraldine 7991 New Zealand

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Bed & Breakfast Adventure Farm Stay located On route to Tekapo just ten minutes from Geraldine Village, center of the South Island, New Zealand. Just an hour from Tekapo, two hours from Aoraki/Mount Cook National Conservation Park. Aoraki Cottage, Blue Family Cabin, Farm House Queen, Farm House Twin Singles. Come and enjoy a relaxed campfire meal, Big Red Quad Bike Farm Tour, a paddle down the river or Star Viewing. Honeymoon couples, families, thrill seeking and tourists love the experience of being on farm. There are day trips, mountain hikes, bush walks and waterfalls to be experienced in each direction from here, so a longer stay will be worthwhile, A three night stay is recommended if possible and discounted 10%? Uncle Dave and Aunty Nikki are warm friendly hosts, who can even help you plan your NZ trip, So inquire now !
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Free breakfast
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Canoeing
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RoadieFanatic wrote a review Jun 2018
Singapore, Singapore288 contributions26 helpful votes
Dave & Nikki were great hosts and the Cottage was well stocked and comfortable.we had a really relaxing stay after arriving slightly exhausted from driving both the north and south islands. The farmstay might be slightly different from what you might be used to if you have stay at others before. There aren't many animals such as chickens, ducks or ponies, etc for you to pet and feed. Most of the livestock (cattle & deer) are out at pasture/paddocks. You will see them on the Quad bike farm tour although you don't really get up close and personal. Slightly disappointing for kids but Dave is really great with kids and my daughter had such a great time with him that she didn't even miss the animals until she left the farm. I would say that it does have much more activities available then your usual farmstay. Target shooting, campfires, thermal baths. Lots of activities to do...More if you go in warmer weather. Dave is also very creative - we got to sled on his farm with the sled hooked up to his quad bike. Great fun:) he is also very knowledgeable about the area and can give great recommendations you would otherwise miss out. You can also get great views of the stars from his farm as it is not near any light pollution. Just as good if not better than hanging out at Lake Tekapo if you aren't taking a star tour. If you are, he has a great recommendation to the Geraldine Observatory for half the cost and half the crowds.
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Date of stay: June 2018Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Aoraki-Cottage, Owner at Aoraki Cottage B&B / Adventure Farm Stay
Responded 2 Jul 2018
Thanks for he great feedback Shamas, Love to see you and Gloria again if you are ever passing or decide to come back for a real ski/snow boarding experience. Glad you & the kids enjoyed the target shooting, Camp fires, Hot pools, and "Flying Carpet" and had such a great time. Geraldine Star show is always a hit ..he's so passionate about the stars. Everybody's Uncle Dave & Aunty Nikki @ Aoraki Cottage Adventure Farm Stay
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A K wrote a review Feb 2018
香港1 contribution
We (3 adults and 2 kids) spent two nights here in Feb 2017. The hosts, Uncle Dave and Nikki are excellent hosts to guests. You can also try the dinner prepared by the hosts. They treat us warm. Because the bad weather during our stay, Uncle Dave recommended the places we visited in Geraldine, and accompany us to visit some places. Overall, it was an excellent experience to us and many thx. Dave and Nikki!
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Date of stay: February 2018Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Dave S, Owner at Aoraki Cottage B&B / Adventure Farm Stay
Responded 27 Feb 2018
So glad you enjoyed your stay (despite the weather changing on us). We really enjoyed having you stay also ( Next time we will get to tour the farm more). We hope you will commend us to any friends coming to NZ, especially good time is June/July and August, so we can show them the best holiday things this country has to offer. Bless you Dave & Nikki
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Raverynn wrote a review Dec 2017
Singapore, Singapore25 contributions4 helpful votes
Our family stayed here for 2 nights. Cosy cottage, tranquil and picturesque farmland. Hosts are warm. Dave is especially good at bringing joy to our 2 kids (actually adults too) by giving them exhilarating rides on his farm bike (and he is creative to attach a canoe) up and down the slopes of the huge farmland. Cottage is well equipped. Only feedback is, perhaps Dave can do away with stocking the freezer with loaves of bread. I suppose guests prefer freshly baked ones. Also, most of the food items are well past Expiry Dates (eg cooking oil, peanut butter, milk). The pricing here is also on the high side (accomodation fees exclude farm activities, got to pay extra for the activities).
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Date of stay: December 2017Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Dave S, Owner at Aoraki Cottage B&B / Adventure Farm Stay
Responded 5 May 2018
Thanks for your feedback. In NZ everything gets 'Best before' dates even things like tea and cornflakes which are good for years. We refill the oil and review everything every weekly and six monthly depending on the item. We do include use of the playground, trampoline, rope swings, badminton, eco- fire-bath, Brasier Fire and Spa Pool and a complementary quad bike ride to the top of the farm hill for free. As can be expected Big Red Quad Bike Safari's Tours around the farm, Target shooting, small game hunting, fishing trips and Adventure treks cost a lot by way of time and money so we have to charge for these, but still half what it would cost elsewhere. Glad you all had a wonderful time and I hope have many treasured memories Raverynn, we enjoyed your stay also. Love to see you (or friends & family) all again if you are ever in NZ again.
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P.Dom.Lye wrote a review Jul 2017
Singapore, Singapore4 contributions8 helpful votes
This is definately 1 excellent place to stay & both Dave & Nikki Stanton were great host! Not to mention that their cats billie & bella are super cute & fluffy(for cat lovers only😀 The surrounding area is 1 big field of beautiful n calm scenery, big fields to venture out on walks or on the 4WD quad. Great for the adventurous. Unless you self-drive, the location here is definately off e track & transportation is difficult. But dave makes it up for all by offering to plan out all the itinerary & transportation needed. Will definately recommend this stay & will definately come back to stay again on my next unfinished NZ venturing trip.
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Date of stay: July 2017Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from Aoraki-Cottage, Owner at Aoraki Cottage B&B / Adventure Farm Stay
Responded 14 Jul 2017
Thanks Pearl Thanks for the Feedback - Glad you enjoyed your trip.
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nam woo h wrote a review Feb 2017
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As we did not experience farm stay style accommodation before, it was a bit uncomfortable and less pleasant. However, we definitely 100% enjoyed night star watching, fire work on the second night and kayaking and quad bike activity on the last day. Dave is so welcoming, enthusiastic and warm heart. Hopefully, we gonna organize another trip with my extended family in another season soon. Looking forward to having thrilling & breath taking activities with Dave. Thank you.
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Date of stay: February 2017
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Response from Dave S, Owner at Aoraki Cottage B&B / Adventure Farm Stay
Responded 5 May 2018
Wow! So excited that you had such a good time, (We will try to make things more comfortable for you also next time). Do contact us, before you plan your family trip and we can advise you of the best places to stay and what to enjoy at each place around the wonderful South Island. Look forward to seeing you again. Dave & Nikki
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adelehallett wrote a review Nov 2014
Adelaide, Australia55 contributions103 helpful votes
We stayed at Aoraki Cottage as we had received a voucher in a travel auction (kindly donated by Dave and Nicky). We had an extra person travelling with us over our road trip - we found Aoraki to be the most expensive place for her to accompany us (she was charged double at Aoraki compared to what she paid elsewhere). Dave was welcoming and eager to please - we weren't able to complete any of the activities on offer due to time constraints, but if a true farm stay experience is what you're after, I suspect this would tick the boxes. The accommodation was very modest, but clean and located in a picturesque setting. I would recommend Aoraki if you were interested in a farm-stay experience.
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Date of stay: November 2014Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from Dave S, Owner at Aoraki Cottage B&B / Adventure Farm Stay
Responded 5 May 2018
It's always good to arrive at a farm stay early then you can partake in all the activities many of which are free. We include use of the playground, trampoline, rope swings, badminton, eco- fire-bath, Brasier Fire and Spa Pool and a complementary Big Red Quad bike ride to the top of the farm hill for free. As can be expected Big Red Quad Bike Safari's Tours around the farm, Target shooting, small game hunting, fishing trips and Adventure treks cost a lot by way of time and money so we have to charge for these, but still half what it would cost elsewhere. Glad you all had a wonderful time and buoyed our picturesque setting.
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THaverty101 wrote a review Nov 2014
Massachusetts4 contributions7 helpful votes
Dave and the rest of the Stanton family are one of a kind. Throughout my stay they were consistent with their warm, welcoming hospitality. They knew how to make you feel like you were apart of the family. Dave managed to give you the idea that you weren't just staying at a farm. Other than just enjoying the picturesque views of the farm land, Dave knows about numerous trails and scenic hikes only a short drive away from his house. Dave makes for one hell of a tour guide wherever you go and it was a great way for me to get acclimated to New Zealand. Highly suggest a visit here.
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Date of stay: September 2014
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Response from Dave S, Owner at Aoraki Cottage B&B / Adventure Farm Stay
Responded 24 Sept 2016
Thanks Tom, Glad you enjoyed your stay. Uncle Dave
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Which popular attractions are close to Aoraki Cottage B&B / Adventure Farm Stay?
Nearby attractions include Geraldine Vintage Car and Machinery Museum (8.0 km), Pleasant Valley Daffodils (4.5 km), and Route 79 Museum (5.6 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Aoraki Cottage B&B / Adventure Farm Stay?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Aoraki Cottage B&B / Adventure Farm Stay?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Aoraki Cottage B&B / Adventure Farm Stay?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Aoraki Cottage B&B / Adventure Farm Stay?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Does Aoraki Cottage B&B / Adventure Farm Stay have airport transportation?
Yes, Aoraki Cottage B&B / Adventure Farm Stay offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Aoraki Cottage B&B / Adventure Farm Stay?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Aoraki Cottage B&B / Adventure Farm Stay?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.