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Te Pohue Farm Stay Trails (Camp Bay)

Diamond Harbour, Banks Peninsula

Your hosts:

Sam and Peter

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Te Pohue Farm Stay Trails (Camp Bay), closer than you think. Located in Lyttelton Harbour, is steeped in Maori and early European history.

Magnificent harbour and beach-side views.

We are so close to Christchurch CBD (35kms by road) yet it feels a million miles away. The beach is literally at our front door, less than a 2 minute walk down our garden path and your feet are wet, unless you stop to take your 'speedos' off!

Our rooms come with Cotton sheets and towels, wool underlays and either wool or down duvets.

We also provide fresh beach towels daily to during the summer months.

  • The Front Bedroom, with a view to live for! A comfortable Antique Oak queen bed with Wool Pile underlay & Down Filled Duvet, also with Bath Robes for your stay
  • The garden room is our larger room with a comfortable queen bed and sofa for relaxing.The Our Sleepout is more for the budget conscious fitted with a double and single bunk bed, sleeps 3 people.
  • Twin room has twin single Brass beds with innerspring mattresses and full of bird song in the evening.
  • Our new Bathroom is private or guest or family shared as required.
  • The Laundary and shower is family share, as is the outside ‘mens’ toilet.
  • A private garden separates the house from the beach and both are very sheltered from the prevailing winds
  • Access to cycling or walking the farm tracks is free for all guests.
  • Pickups from the city or Diamond Harbour available.
  • Garden shower for after-bathing
  • Wifi in all rooms and most places around the homestead
  • Safe off steet parking

We like to treat our guests as if they are family and friends and respect their privacy.

Evening farmstead dinner or a summers BBQ can be provided for NZ$45 per person and a packed or served lunch for NZ$25. We pride ourselves in using as many locally sourced or home-grown ingredients as possible, this includes our veges, lamb and mutton. We use our own farm fresh free range eggs, you can even go and collect them from under a hen if you wish?

Breakfast is served in the Farm Kitchen amongst the bustle of the farm days planning or in our Dining room where its peaceful and full of our magnificent harbour views. The breakfast served to you is cooked or choose from our continental buffet.

Bring your own wine or beers, we do have a supply if you run out. ;)

This is a true working farm.

We are a farming family, Sam and Pete farm over 750 acres carrying 700 ewes, 200 2-tooth replacements, various amounts of lambs and breeding rams, up to 30 head of cattle, 10 or so horses, about 10 chickens for fresh free range eggs, 5 farm working dogs and 3 Wire haired fox terriers.

Ocean-liners, ships, fishing boats and pleasure craft can be seen regularly from the lounge or front bedroom window passing at distance on their ways to and from the Lyttleton port. At night there are no lights to be seen apart from small navigation beacons in the harbour or the odd cabin light. No street lights and none to be seen from our house.

Its so ‘farm’ quiet! We don't really have any neighbours either!

Nearest public transport, about 6.5 kms away, is the Diamond Harbour ferry linking with Taxis and Red buses at Lyttleton. We can do transfer if required. Please ask for details.

Directions from Christchurch airport

Travel to Tai Tapu and follow the Christchurch Akaroa Road until you get to Motukarara, look for the Blue Duck Cafe and turn left onto Gebbies Pass Road. Once over Gebbies pass turn right when you get to the Teddington Wheatsheaf Tavern towards Diamond Harbour

There's 2x really good cafes there for a coffee stop, then get onto Purau Avenue. Follow the avenue to Purau Bay, once you are at Purau beach, stay on the road which follows the coastline.

This is Camp Bay Road (DO NOT turn right and go to Port levy) and you are only 4.4 kms from our farm. The road is sealed for about 1.5 kms. Go over the cattle stop and the gravel road will ride along the hills and harbour, stop to take a few photos, the road is narrow so please drive slowly, look ahead and keep to the left in case oncoming traffic is coming.

Continue on Camp Bay Road until you come to the end, look to the left and you will see the gate which leads down to the beach car park, '440' is marked on the gate.

Please close the gate after you come through and head down the track and take the first gateway on the right which has "440 Te Pohue, Beach House". Follow our short gravel drive around to the homestead.

Come in and make yourself at home.

Closer than you think

440 Camp Bay Road
Diamond Harbour
Banks Peninsula

Phone: +64 3 329 3276

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Tariffs*

Double: $85.00 - $165.00

Single: $85.00 - $165.00

Children: No charge for beach towels or hiking access

Dinner: Good square farm meal (or BBQ) with pudding $45 each

*Tariffs subject to change. Please confirm with hosts before booking.

VISITOR COMMENTS

"Te Pohue Farm is in an idyllic location above the beach in Camp Bay, at the end of the road east of Diamond Harbour, on the north coast of the Banks Peninsular. The farmhouse has charm and atmosphere, with a wood panelled interior and surrounded by a wonderful subtropical garden and groves of pine trees. Our room overlooked the ocean and we were lulled to sleep by the sound of the surf break. There are spectacular trail walks along the cliffs and around the farm, with horse treks on offer for those who ride. Sam and Pete are wonderful hosts. They greeted us with gin and tonics at the kitchen table after our long drive from Queenstown, cooked a superb dinner for us both nights of our stay; we ate and chatted together as if we’d known each other for years. They run a working farm and it was great to see the animals, and get insights in to farming life in New Zealand. The Banks Peninsular is a good location for a rural B and B stay. Te Pohue is only an hour from Christchurch but feels wonderfully remote and other worldly. A scenic drive over the hills brings you to the historic French colonial town of Akaroa with its charming timber houses, set on a beautiful natural harbour. We took a boat tour to see the local dolphins, seals and penguins: the guide was knowledgeable and the wildlife appeared on cue. We even saw an albatross! We loved our stay at Te Pohue and wished we could have spent more time there. Whether you want some time away from city life or would rather not stay in the still-desolate Christchurch downtown (only slowly being rebuilt after the 2011 earthquake), this farm is a gorgeous and interesting place to stay. Highly recommended."

JnClaude, London

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