The Shepherd's Rest is located less than a 10 minute drive to the Historic Victorian Precinct and Blue Penguin Colony in Oamaru, making it the perfect base to experience both town and country. Spend a night or longer relaxing on a small working farm, getting to know the locals and exploring the beautiful Waitaki Region.
Our cosy and tastefully decorated Shepherds Hut is situated on a hillside, overlooking farmland and the Kakanui Ranges.
It's the perfect couples retreat. Chill outside on the Cape Cod chairs, admire the view and say hello to our curious and friendly alpaca boys. The Shepherd's Rest has power, a kitchenette with basic cookware to prepare your own meals and ensuite bathroom with shower and Bambooloo composting toilet.
No wifi - the idea is to disconnect from technology - we do provide board games!!
Farm fresh eggs from our happy hens are available for purchase. Things to see and do in the area include:- Explore Oamaru, the Blue Penguin Colony, Steampunk, the Victorian Precinct is worthy of a visit with its old sandstone buildings and local artisans, Farmers Market on a Sunday, Whitestone Cheese Factory, Oamaru Public Gardens, art galleries and museums. Day trips from Oamaru include Moeraki Boulders, Elephant Rocks, Kurow and the Waitaki Valley, its wineries and the Lakes district, cycle part of the Alps2Ocean Bike Trail. Oamaru has fabulous restaurants and cafes - Riverstone Kitchen, Cucina, Fat Sally's, Scotts Brewery (for great pizzas!), just to name a few.