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About Otago, New Zealand

Some say that Dunedin is more Scottish than Scotland! Watch the “scarfies” as they scurry around the vibrant university campus and browse the bookshops in the central city Octagon.

Out on the Peninsular you will be captivated by the Royal Albatross colony. There are marvellous penguin watching opportunities too.

Inland, you could try cycling the Central Otago Rail Trail or take the stunning backcountry trip via Dansey’s Pass and Naseby. This is rugged pioneer gold mining country steeped in history with spectacular scenery to entrance you.

The elegant town of Oamaru features some of New Zealand’s best examples of 19th centurary architecture. Oamaru is also renowned for its penguin colonies and was the town in which the author Jant Frame grew up. Oamaru is almost certainly the town of "Waimaru" in her writings.

See the Moeraki Boulders and follow the Vanished World Fossil Trail.

Here is our selection of Otago B&B's

The Farm Bed & Breakfast

Other Rural Otago

Prices from $80 to $170 per couple

Experience the start or finish of the Otago Rail Trail with us in Middlemarch

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Choose to stay in our Schist stone cottage or the farm house. Both rooms have very comfortable queen beds and an ensuite in each. We also have an option of a twin room you would share the bathroom with the farm house guest in this option. This works well in a family/group situation. You will enjoy a satisfying tasty continental breakfast.

Facilities include:
-Country garden to enjoy
-Our dog Ritchie a black Labrador who loves playing fetch.
-Lawn croquet to play.
-Board games
-We can arrange a tasty in house meal provided from one of our local cafes (we need 5 days notice for this.)
-Transport can be arranged to eat out at one of the local eateries, if needed.

We are here to help, but also respect your privacy
If you are here to bike some, or maybe all of our famous Otago Rail Trail we are a great place to stay to start or end your journey . We are keen bikers ourselves and thoroughly recommend this great bike ride.

Other activities we recommend include a walk to Sutton Salt Lake ( the only inland salt lake in New Zealand) through beautiful schist rock landscape ( 40 minutes round trip), or our famous Rock 'n'Pillar range is a great hike to the top if you have had a bit of tamping experience- weather permitting of course. Our Midddlemarch museum is always worth a visit plus we have a local swimming pool for those hotter summer days.
We are only an hours drive away from Dunedin and 45mins to the airport which is a spectacular drive on State Highway 87

The Workshops Clyde Accommodation

Clyde

Prices from $165 to $220 per couple

One hour from Queenstown Two hours from Dunedin Three hours from the West Coast

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The Workshops offers four individually styled rooms, all furnished for comfort and each reflecting the unique history of the building.With private bathrooms, continental breakfast provided a fully equipped kitchen, lounge and games room .All rooms a centrally heated making it a warm and comfortable stay no matter the season and a warm and cosy fire in the lounge .A outstanding feature of this property is being able to sit over the glass dining table looking into the old truck pit.There is also a outdoor dining area and barbecue available for guest use.Located in the historic township of Clyde and easy walking distance to all restaurants ,cafes and shops . Only one hour away from Queenstown International Airport and a hour away from Wanaka

Gumtree Farmstay & The Shepherds Rest

Oamaru

6km from Oamaru

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Gumtree Farmstay runs beef cattle and a small flock of sheep all year round, as well as rearing calves and orphaned lambs during the months of August to October.

We offer 2 types of accommodation.

ARDGOWAN ROOM is hosted accommodation within our house. The bedroom has a comfy king size bed (which can become 2 single beds) and separate bathroom and toilet which guests have exclusive access to during their stay. The ARDGOWAN ROOM can accommodate 2 adults and includes a continental breakfast and Farm Tour at 4pm.

THE SHEPHERD'S REST is a self-contained shepherd's hut and separate from our house. It has a queen bed, kitchenette, composting toilet and shower. There is NO WIFI. We encourage you to relax in the Cape Cod chairs outside, enjoy the views and star gaze at night. Feed our 4 quirky alpaca boys. There are board games to keep you entertained and fairy lights for some extra magic. THE SHEPHERDS REST is suitable for up to 2 adults.

Neither of our accommodation options are suitable for children and both have a maximum capacity of 2 people. SMOKING is PROHIBITED and NO PETS ALLOWED.

Our farm is a short drive to Oamaru which has many restaurants.
We are the perfect base for sightseeing in and around historic Oamaru. Highlights of Oamaru include blue and yellow-eyed penguins, the Victorian Precinct and its array of artists and craftspeople, Moeraki Boulders and Elephant Rocks.
We hope to meet you soon.

Hartley Homestead Boutique Bed and Breakfast

Clyde

Prices from $200 to $280 per couple

One hour from Queenstown and Wanaka, two and half hours from Dunedin, 15 minute

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The sweeping lawn and lovely old trees, which frame Hartley homestead, prepare one for the gracious accommodation within. A soak in the hot tub after a leisurely dinner in the village and the relaxation sets in well and truly. The mature fruit trees in the grounds, relics from Molyneaux Orchard, provide the preserves and jams served for breakfast at Hartley Homestead and the Pinot Noir vines at the rear of the property are in full production.
Euan has managed to renovate sympathetically, retaining the integrity of the building and providing the creature comforts guests expect which has gained them a 4 star Qualmark and Silver Enviro award.
There are two beautifully appointed bedrooms with guest lounge in the homestead and a very private super-king bed unit in the grounds.
Clyde is fast becoming a destination in its own right, it is the perfect place to spend at least a couple of nights either at the beginning or at the completion of the Otago Central Rail Trail and its proximity to wineries and ski fields makes it a perfect base summer or winter.

Muddy Creek Cutting on the Rail Trail

Otago Rail Trail

Prices from $180 per couple

near Lauder township (800m south) on the Central Otago Rail Trail, MANUHERIKEA.

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The farmhouse has been cheerfully modernized, has 5 double bedrooms (2 have an extra single bed), 2 bathrooms and a large electric sauna. The water supply is treated and a solar power system provides some of the energy. There are open fires .

Set in a cluster of trees, near a pond,raised up in its surrounds, its a park-like setting with exceptional 360-degree views out into surrounding farmlands, hills and mountains.
On 10acres we farm 5 milking sheep and their progeny, make cheeses, grow vegetables , chickens, ducks, peacocks and bees and create superb home-produce dinners for most guests (they must be pre-ordered) and deliver them to you.

The house is full of artworks, paintings and printed fabrics, made here and inspired by this local environment.

A rural experience, ideal stopover while cycling on the Rail Trail,and for discerning foodie tourists, looking for something unique. This experience will enchant you and be memorable.

Trout n Trail B&B

Ranfurly

Ranfurly Central Otago

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Trout n Trail B&B is only five minute walk from the centre of Ranfurly township. It is situated in a lovey garden setting looking out to the Mountain rangers, which is a great way to relax and enjoy the surrounding farm land and animals.
Trout n Trail is situated in the hart of the Central Otago Rail Trail which makes it a great place to stay.
There is plenty of activities to keep you busy while you are staying with us. Naseby is a great place for walks through the forest mountain biking the international curling rink. The Maniototo also has great fishing with the Taieri river running through the hart of it, which has fantastic fly fishing.

The Wansbeck

Oamaru

Prices from $160 to $200 per couple

Via State Highway 1, Oamaru is 1.5 hours drive north of Dunedin.

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True Coastal Romance. The Wansbeck which has all the stunning architecture of an historic home is warm and comfortable and suitable for 21st century living. The house is set high on Wansbeck Street with panoramic views over Oamaru and out to sea. From your accommodation at The Wansbeck explore the Penguin Colony and the famous Victorian Precinct . The Precinct invites you to experience the atmosphere of the 1860s, amazing food and fine wines and creative Steampunk art forms all within walking distance from The Wansbeck.

Our three rooms, the Monterey Room which is our premiere room with private balcony, your own fridge stocked with local delights, TV and coffee bar, the Steinbeck Room in honour of the famous author, and the Garden Room provide comfort and relaxation. All rooms have queen beds with plush bedding, hardwood floors and lush rugs and amazing views over Oamaru and the sea, the Steinbeck Room having an extra single bed.

The vision from all three bedrooms is reminiscent of Monterey Bay in California. Experience the vast sweep of coast of Oamaru Bay rimmed in white surf from Cape Wanbrow sheltering Friendly Bay at the foot of Wansbeck Street where boats ride at anchor and heading north as far as the eye can see.

Wake up refreshed to a complimentary breakfast cooked or continental in the hospitality of our dining room.

True coastal romance inspires your stay at The Wansbeck.

Hartley Homestead Boutique Bed and Breakfast

Clyde

Prices from $195 to $275 per couple

23 Pyke St, Clyde, Central Otago. New Zealand

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The sweeping lawn and lovely old trees, which frame Hartley homestead, prepare one for the gracious accommodation within. A soak in the hot tub after a leisurely dinner in the village and the relaxation sets in well and truly. The mature fruit trees in the grounds, relics from Molyneaux Orchard, provide the preserves and jams served for breakfast at Hartley Homestead and the Pinot Noir vines at the rear of the property are in full production.
There are two beautifully appointed bedrooms with guest lounge in the homestead and a very private super-king bed unit in the grounds.
Clyde is fast becoming a destination in its own right, it is the perfect place to spend at least a couple of nights either at the beginning or at the completion of the Otago Central Rail Trail and its proximity to wineries and ski fields makes it a perfect base summer or winter.

 

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