Christchurch, South Island

Petes Farmstay for families 2

Petes Farmstay - trampoline fun

Petes Farmstay - meet the animals!

Petes Farmstay - lounge in house

Pete's Farmstay Cottage – two bedrooms, sleeps up to 6 people. Lounge, fully-equipped kitchen, laundry, bathroom & toilet.

Petes Farmstay - ensuite bedroom in house

Petes Farmstay - meet the animals!

Pete's Farmstay - Rangiora. Kiwi farmstay accommodation in Canterbury

Petes Farmstay - lounge in house

Get up close with Pete's Farm Stay animals. Touch, cuddle and feed the pets.

Watch Pete shear a Sheep. Touch, cuddle and feed the pets. Help out with activities around the farm or simply relax.

Petes Farmstay, Canterbury – get up close with Pete's Farm Stay animals.

Pete's Farmstay - Rangiora

Kiwi farmstay accommodation in Canterbury

Pete's Farm Stay - Real Kiwi farmstay and Bed & Breakfast. Sheep, cows, alpacas.  Close to Christchurch on the North Canterbury Plains of New Zealand's South Island.  Pete and Gaye have hosted farm tours for the last 10 years. Pete's Farm offers two sorts of accommodation. Both are new and modern.

The House

The house has four bedrooms. One has an ensuite and three have their own private bathroom and toilet. All bedrooms have great views of the mountains and countryside.
As this is a new house it is warm in the winter. All beds have electric blankets on in the winter. We have two outdoor patios to relax on. When staying in the house breakfast is included in the price. Dinner is also available on request.

Self Contained Cottage

The cottage has two bedrooms and sleeps up to 6 people.  Lounge, fully-equipped kitchen, laundry, bathroom & toilet. There is a private deck that gives you great views of the mountains.  Great for families, with a sand pit, trampoline and swing. The pet sheep are right next to the cottage. When staying in the cottage breakfast is included in the price.

The Experience

Get up close with Pete's Farm Stay animals. Touch, cuddle and feed the pets. Help out with activities around the farm or simply relax with a glass of New Zealand wine whilst taking in the scenic views and tranquility of the farm.

Because Pete's Farmstay is only 25 minutes from Christchurch Airport or city you can take day trips going to Arthur's Pass, Akaroa, Whale Watching at Kaikoura, Hanmer Springs Thermal Pools, the Antarctic Centre, Mount Cook and all the ski fields.

  • Children and groups welcome.
  • Internet, kitchen and laundry facilities available.
  • Enjoy panoramic views of the mountains and countryside from all rooms in our new home which is 4 star Qualmark.
  • Dinner on Request: Gaye uses home grown, all natural produce to make genuine New Zealand meals; enjoy with a NZ beer or wine.

Your hosts Pete and Gaye will ensure you have a truly memorable KIWI experience.

"After tiring driving trip around the South Island, we arrived at Pete's farm on a late afternoon and had lots of 'wow' experience. The cottage we stayed was so neat, clean, beautiful and quiet etc, which was all we needed to unwind and relax. The kids had great time feeding the lambs, playing with the sheep dogs and jumping on the trampoline. Sheep shearing was a very informative and interesting session both for adults and kids! Let me call this experience a '5 Star Farm stay!"

Activities Nearby
  • Play golf at the local club. Clubs provided
  • Native bush walks
  • Hiking or cycling our local forest, coastal and mountain tracks
  • Visit our popular wineries
  • Jet Boating
  • Horse riding with a qualified instructor
  • Beaches - you have 4 to choose from
  • Visit the local museums
  • Fishing

Freephone: 0800 313 518

Map of New Zealand
  • Central Otago
  • Bay of Plenty
  • Coromandel
  • Dunedin
  • Gisborne
  • Fiordland
  • Hawkes Bay
  • Marlborough Sounds
  • Manawatu
  • Nelson & Golden Bay
  • Northland
  • North Canterbury
  • Rotorua
  • Queenstown
  • Taranaki
  • South Canterbury
  • Taupo
  • Southland
  • Waikato
  • Wanaka
  • West Coast
  • Bay of Islands
  • Whangarei
  • Tauranga
  • Central Plateau
  • Hamilton
  • Napier
  • Palmerston North
  • Whanganui
  • New Plymouth
  • Kapati
  • Arrowtown
  • Te Anau
  • Akaroa
  • Ashburton
  • Hanmer
  • Kaikoura
  • Methven
  • Mt Cook
  • Oamaru
  • Tekapo
  • Timaru
  • Abel Tasman
  • Motueka
  • Nelson Lakes
  • Blenheim
  • Picton
  • Catlins
  • Gore
  • Invercargill
  • Stewart Island
  • Cromwell
  • Greymouth
  • Hokitika
  • Westport
  • Glenorchy

Our favourite destinations…

Auckland destination2


New Zealand’s economic heart and biggest city is also an exciting family visitor destination, situated on a sunny harbour with city beaches just minutes away from the CBD. Orientate yourself by heading down to Viaduct Harbour, wandering the waterfront, checking out the super yachts or enjoying the waterfront restaurants. Nearby is the must-visit Sky Tower along with excellent and kid-friendly museums and tons of exciting activities!


Wellington is New Zealand’s capital. Here you will find New Zealand's parliament buildings, including the 'Executive Wing', more well-known as 'The Beehive' due to its distinctive shape. Another icon to look out for is the Wellington Tram, which was the main means of public transport between 1878 and 1964.


With a population of around 400,000 Christchurch, in Canterbury, is the South Island ’s largest city, yet much of it has the feel of a small town. Perhaps that’s why it’s known as the Garden City but with the expansive Hagley Park, Botanic Gardens, Port Hills, River Avon and numerous beaches the city certainly has an open, relaxed feel that’s hard to beat.


With its well-deserved reputation as New Zealand’s activity adventure capital you’ll never run out of activities and things to do in Queenstown, but you may run out of time! With breathtaking scenery, activities and festivals, cafes and restaurants, skiing and snowboarding, shopping and wineries, this lakeside alpine resort rates as one of the world’s top vacation destinations for all ages and seasons.


Rotorua sits on the shore of Lake Rotorua, one of sixteen lakes in the area formed by hundreds of thousands of years of eruptions from the Taupo Volcanic Zone. The area is renowned for its geothermal activity and top of any activity list is to see the bubbling mud pools that are around the region for yourself. The Waimangu Volcanic Valley offers a first hand insight into the devastation caused by the 1886 eruption of Mount Tarawera and is a great place to discover steaming volcanic craters and bubbling, spitting  pools of mud!

Nelson and Golden Bay

The Nelson and Golden Bay regions, at the top of the South Island, boast enviable sunshine hours, glorious sandy beaches, safe swimming spots, lots of wildlife to look out for, and Abel Tasman National Park - an absolute must to explore, on foot, by kayak, your own craft or watertaxi.  Nelson is home to a vibrant arts and crafts community with a fabulous Saturday market, and is close to award-winning wineries and family-friendly bike tracks to take you around the coast.

Hawkes Bay

Napier was rebuilt after the 1931 earthquake and is now known as NZ's Art Deco City.  The Art Deco influence has created a unique city – nowhere else can you see such a varied concentration of art deco style. With over 2,200 sunshine hours a year, Napier is a year-round holiday destination with countless activities to entertain the kids – there's days of entertainment on Marine Parade alone, plus numerous other family-friendly trips and activities.  Add to that the beaches, walks and flat cycle paths, outdoor cafes and entertainment, and you have a perfect holiday destination!


Beautiful, unspoiled beaches, fishing, historic gum fields, kauri forests – the Far North has it all. With subtropical temperatures, it's often known as ‘the Winterless north', with warm, humid summers and mild winters.
Gateway to the Bay of Islands, Paihia is a pretty, lively beachside town and a perfect base for your family holiday. It’s your start point for Bay of Island adventures including day cruises, sailing, kayaking, swimming with dolphins and reef or wreck diving.