“A truly authentic and unforgettable Kiwi farmhouse experience.”-- Dan and Nicola Truman, Wimbledon, London.


Experience the New Zealand high country lifestyle by staying at the Dunstan Downs Farmstay. Feel the warm hospitality that Tim and Geva Innes, owners of the sheep farm, extend personally to all their guests staying at their 30,000 acre Merino station.

There are four accommodation choices available at Dunstan:

  1. B&B Hosted Farmstay
  2. Backpackers / Self Contained
  3. Fat Man's Lodge - historic shepard's hut located via a day's hike, or 1/2 day horseback ride
  4. Tim's Wagon

The backpackers and self-contained accommodation is set on the front of the farm, and conveniently located just off State Highway 8 near the original homestead. It was originally the shearers’ quarters and have been lovingly remodeled for travellers.

Perfect for anglers wanting to fish the Ahuriri River which is just across the road. There are seven bedrooms available in the backpackers or family self-contained accommodation.

Tim's Wagon is a delightful, cosy holiday hideaway, surrounded by mother nature down by the river. Very peaceful and quiet. Self contained.

 If you wish to  experience being surrounded by  untouched land and really get away from it all then the Fat Man’s Lodge is for you. Fat Man’s Lodge is a hundred year old musterer’s hut situated in the middle of a vast valley surrounded by majestic mountains. It is at the heart of Dunstan Downs’ proud heritage. This is an experience we believe isn't  offered in many places in the world. 15 kms on a 4x4 track from the main highway- 2 hour drive.

There are two huts available. The original hut for the sheep station built over 100 years ago which provides 7 bunk beds and a newer hut built next door with two beds, a kitchen facility and pot belly stove, built in 1999.