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The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card ???? Should numbers or room selection change, the per person deposit times the number of people who actually travelled will be deducted from the total accommodation charge levvied by the hostel.

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Dunstan Downs High Country Sheep Station

Book more than 14 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
8.3
  • Wonderful Location
  • Marvellous Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
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Property Description

Tim & Geva at Dunstan Downs High Country Sheep Station welcome guests to stay in their self contained accommodation with shared kitchen, bathroom & laundry facilities.

Dunstan Downs is 17 km from Omarama (small township) We are on State highway 8, 4 hours from Christchurch and 2 hours from Queenstown. Most buses are happy to drop you at the gate. We are a rural destination , far from the city lights. Put Dunstan Downs into your GPS not 1723.

Guests are welcome to explore the area, and join in with farm activities. There are wonderful places to walk and mountain bike.

Dunstan Downs is 30,000 acres of tussock covered hills, very scenic country. Guests can go mustering (gathering up the sheep) with a shepherd if they are here at the right time.
Free Wi-Fi.

Linen provided, free laundry facilities. Fully contained kitchen.

Dunstan Downs is a working farm, children are welcome. 5 years and under free. Linen is provided in the self contained accommodation. Plenty of parking. 2 Power points for campers and plenty of space to pitch your tent. Great place for cyclists to stay before ascending the Lindis Pass. Excellent fly fishing in the Ahuriri River.

We now have first 50mb free and then have to pay $5 for 100mb View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.4

  • Security 8.4

  • Location 8.0

  • Staff 8.4

  • Atmosphere 8.6

  • Cleanliness 8.8

  • Facilities 7.7


Latest Reviews

  • 10.0

    Superb

    14 Feb 2020
    Had a lovely stay, a cozy evening and a comfortable room! Would recommend
    England, Couple, 18-24
  • 10.0

    Superb

    04 Oct 2019
    Great little place to stay between travels. Owners where very nice and we were greeted by their dogs who where super friendly.
    Australia, Mixed Group, 25-30
  • 8.9

    Fabulous

    04 Feb 2019
    Great place, stunning location. Recycling facilities could be improved (ie there are none!)
    England, Male, 31-40
  • 8.6

    Fabulous

    24 Aug 2019
    A great place to stay on a budget or road closed, very clean and warm, tidy and neat, highway noise.
    Canada, Male, 41+
  • 8.3

    Fabulous

    26 Apr 2019
    Really cute and comfortable little sheds. We stayed there for a night and would recommend if you are looking for an affordable place while traveling through the South Island. Bathroom are outside but it’s fun as part of the experience of staying in a farm in NZ.
    Brazil, Mixed Group, 25-30
  • 8.3

    Fabulous

    24 Feb 2019
    Comfy beds, functional kitchen and bathroom, as well as laundry facilities. Lovely owners who didn't mind me arriving late. Great day trips for those with wheels, or a hike up the hill behind the house if you don't. Hitchhiking and/or finding a ride from/to the place wasn't hard, though having your own wheels is beneficial.
    Germany, Female, 31-40
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    25 Apr 2019
    Expect a stay on a farm, not a hostel per se. Room was quite cold, and the facilities pretty basic. Potentially overpriced. But the view in the morning more than made up for everything.
    Scotland, Male, 25-30
  • 5.7

    Rating

    03 Jan 2020
    We booked a Basic Double Bed there but when we arrived they found that due to a mistake in names, they gave our room to another couple. So after a while, they have suggested to use the Cabin room close to river. The location of Cabin was cozy and beautiful, with a bath tube in the open area, however only for people who arranged for that to use and enjoy it during the day. It didn't have warm tap water, shower or plug in for charging our cellphones. the Cabin got unfavorably cold during night.
    Iran, Female, 31-40
  • 5.1

    Rating

    28 Feb 2020
    The owners didn't let us use the kitchen after checkout and didn't show any humanity when we explained we were exhausted from a track and just wanted to eat something before we leave. They basically kicked us out and we left the place hungry and with no water. Their reception is far from the rooms and there's no cell service, you have to drive there if you need something. At nights it's pitch black outside, if you want to go to the bathroom you have to walk outside in the dark when it's cold.
    Israel, All Female Group, 18-24
  • 4.3

    Rating

    14 Jun 2019
    Our room was freezing even with the extra blankets provided and the heater in the room didn’t seem to make a difference. Reception was so far out of the way, it wasn’t easy to contact the owners. Also, there wasn’t any security on the doors, as you couldn’t lock the door when leaving the room.
    England, Female, 18-24
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Facilities

Free
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Towels Included
General
  • BBQ
  • Book Exchange
  • Common Room
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hot Showers
  • Microwave
  • Parking
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Utensils
  • Washing Machine
Services
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Reception (limited hours)
Food & Drink
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
Entertainment
  • Wi-Fi


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