New Zealand farms with holiday accommodation like South Canterbury's Wellspring Deer Farm are in surroundings blessed with spectacular scenery. Farmstays are a popular way of experiencing and exploring New Zealand. Farms offering farm-stay holidays are mostly located in the most beautiful parts of the country, surrounded by exactly the kind of unspoilt countryside, sightseeing attractions and activity opportunities that visitors and tourists want to experience. Your farmstay hosts may even offer you the opportunity to help on the farm, feeding livestock, trying your hand at tractor driving, or enjoying many different farm activities.
At our farmstay, you can meet animals, enjoy country activities on-farm and take day trips to explore central South Island, all from your accommodation at Aoraki Cottage self-catering and B+B / Adventure Farm Stay @ Wellspring Deer Farm near Geraldine, just two minutes off highway 79 the main Christchurch (1-1/2hours) -> Queenstown
Relax in our hot water "under the stars" spa pool
Walk green pastures and bushwalks on the farm
- Go Kayakingor Canoe (with the
children) on the shallow Weka
- Book a 4WD Deer Farm
Tour or Quad bike Safari
- Pick your own Summer Fruit and Manuka Honey
Popular local destinations like Peel Forest, Pleasant Point and the seaside at Caroline Bay are all less than a one-hour drive. In winter there's
Skiing/Snow boarding at one of 8 ski-fields within an hour's drive
(including Mount Hutt, Mt Dobson, Fox Peak and Round Hill). Ice
skating can be enjoyed at Tekapo, followed by a hot spa at Alpine
Springs - these are all popular afternoon or one-day trips from your self contained, self-catering cottage or B&B cabin accommodation at Wellspring Deer Farm Farmstay.
To enjoy some of New Zealand's famous local cuisine, you can dine in one of Geraldine's fine village restaurants (including the award-winning Taste Restaurant), prepare a meal with fresh ingredients in the cottage kitchen, or share a home-cooked meal with your friendly hosts Dave, Nikki and family. (Outdoors when fine).
"Why cram into a stuffy motel room when you can enjoy a modern farmstay cottage and explore life on a NZ farm"
Play this video to see some of the many terrific adventures our guests have enjoyed while staying at our Aoraki Cottage/Wellspring Farm Stay Lots of these are on-farm activities - most others are located close by.
Why not make a list of activities and experiences you would like to enjoy during your visit here, e-mail the list to us, and we will do our best to help you complete them all during your stay at the farm?