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Okuti Garden

Okuti Garden
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216 Okuti Valley Road, Christchurch
Tel: (0)3 325 1913
http://www.okuti.co.nz
Not quite a backpackers or a B&B and not your usual homestay, we've thought of calling it a 'garden stay'. Accommodation includes yurts, tipi, house truck and earth brick studio all set out around ponds and streams, fruit and nut trees, sunny meadows and organic vege gardens. The atmosphere is relaxed and quiet. No white water helicopter power bungy rides around here! (although you can swim with the dolphins over the hill in Akaroa Harbour). The garden has lots of quiet nooks and crannies; great places to read, meditate or practice yoga. There's also lots of space for kids and adults to play. We provide an art box and games, but there's no TV! There are basic cooking facilities depending on which accommodation you choose. And you're welcome to help yourself to fresh herbs from the garden. We can do breakfast as long as we get plenty of warning ($15), and on Saturday evening you can join us for a great vege feast ($20. December to March only.) We are 4km from the head of the Little River Rail Trail and well situated for exploring the rest of the amazing Banks Peninsula. There are bicycles for hire in the village. Accommodation Type Yurts, tipis, house truck, en sute studio and farm house. Self catering. Breakfast available if booked in advance. Vegetarian feast on Saturday nights (December to March).

Organic Meals

Vegetarian feast: Saturday evening, mainly organic. Breakfast Mainly organic. Fair trade tea and coffee available. Breakfast must be booked in advance.

Facilities

Total capacity is 16. This includes 3 Yurts (double and family), Tipi (family or group) and House Truck (double). There is 1 x Kingsized bed, 3 x Queen-sized beds, 1 x Double bed and 6 Single beds.

Total Capacity

16

Electronics

Phone & Broadband

Directions

Little River is on Banks Peninsula, 40 km from Christchurch, along State Highway 75 (to Akaroa). * Okuti garden is 4km from Little River. * Follow signs to Okuti Valley. * The garden is on the right, 400m after the bowling club.
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