“This was one of the most memorable New Zealand experiences ever. Many thanks you are a wonderful team.”-- Dick and Dodi Cole, Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA


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 three 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, two hour 4x4 drive or 1/2 day horseback ride

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 six bedrooms available in the backpackers or family self-contained accommodation.
This is an experience we believe isn’t offered in many places in the world. If you want to experience being surrounded by 15kms of 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.

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.