About the owners

“Beautiful valley, fantastic hosts and amazing food, we will be back.”-- Kurt O and Tracy Head, Vail, Colorado, USA

About Us

Tim and Geva Innes are your hosts during your stay at Dunstan Downs. Tim is the 3rd generation farming this land. We have two grown children - Charlie, who is farming with us. He is married to Tania and they have two children - Madison and Cameron. We are very lucky to have our grand children so close. Bridget our daughter lives near Pleasant Point and works in Waimate.

As a young man Tim spent his spare time hunting deer and other wild game in the nearby mountains, he went on to be involved in the helicopter venison industry - shooting from choppers and later the wild capture of deer. He now owns and flies his own helicopter - for farming purposes only.

We both enjoy the great out doors, the high country and farming merino sheep. Merinos are farmed mainly for their fine fleeces but they are also good to dine on. Geva is known as the Roast Lady - TV show called Kiwi Kitchens.

We both still play an active part in farming Dunstan Downs, both have our own working dogs and Tim enjoys training young dogs, a show not to be missed. We now live in the A-Frame which was built for us when we were first married.

We spent 30 years in the Homestead and have recently swapped houses with Charlie and Tania, now back where we started. We have hosted guests in our home since 1987, wonderful to meet and exchange views with so many different people from all walks of life.

Dunstan Downs has so much to offer the traveller who is willing to explore and enjoy the great out doors.