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Aoraki Country Cottage

Aoraki Country Cottage
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246 Gualter Rd, Geraldine RD 21 Geraldine ,
Tel: 03 697 4866
Be it a romantic escape, skiing or fishing, children also love the "on farm" experience. Come and relax in the Hot “Under the stars” outdoor spa pool. Expansive mountain views, Red Deer grazing nearby, pasture strolls and bush walks and, Kayaks/canoes, Guided Quad bike Safari's, and 4WD Tours of the Farm are available. Ten minutes south of the "Beautiful village of Geraldine", (enroute Chch –Queenstown). Aoraki Country Cottage is an independent self-contained apartment located just two minutes off the highway. Nearby Geraldine village has a cinema, restaurants, vintage machinery museum, Maori Art Gallery, chocolate and cheese making, jams, sauces, organic foods, crafts and gift shops. Outdoor pursuits include Rafting the Rangatata river, golf , Trout or Salmon fishing or touring the village shops or Grand Country Gardens. In winter (May-Sept) eight ski fields are within an hours drive (including Mount Hutt, Mount Dobson and Lake Tekapo's Roundhill ski field). In twenty minutes you can be in Peel Forest, Pleasant point or Temuka just 20 minutes more and you are at the seaside at Caroline Bay, in Timaru. Aoraki/Mount Cook and Lake’s Tekapo's, Pukaki are popular day trips, tours can be quite a spiritual experience. The Tang family from Singapore remarked: ”Never thought ten days farmstay could be so interesting, honestly unforgettable…especially the trip up to the base of Aoraki/Mt Cook. NZ South Islands are an awesome place… the best holiday I have experienced". Your friendly hosts, Dave and Nikki Stanton, look forward to welcoming you to a place you will enjoy. Our tariffs even include teas/coffees/milk and a complimentary continental breakfast selection. Come and see, explore and experience our world!

Dietary Selections: We offer

Organic Food Locally sourced food


Bedrooms The cottage has a double bedroom with ensuite shower /toilet, fully equipped kitchen, dining room and sleeps one or two couples, or a couple, with two children, (and has an independent bunkroom for any extra teenagers)! Children's facilities include trampoline, swings, bicycles, children's Kayaks and self-sailing mini-yachts for use on Weka pond, A mini soccer table and pool table are available at the main farmhouse should it be wet. Bathrooms 1 Electronics Hi-Fi with CD. Dial-up Internet. TV/DVD available if desired. - Alot of folk like an escape from pressure and stress of technology, (and all the doom and gloom bad news collected from all over the world, and fed to us everyday). But we have them available if desired.

Total Capacity



VCR Hi-Fi with CD & DVD player Dial-up Internet


Pasture strolls and bush walks, Kayaks/canoes, Guided Quad bike Safari's, and 4WD Tours of the Farm and mountains are available.

Tariff Includes

Teas/coffees/milk and a complimentary continental breakfast selection.


10km south of Geraldine Village turn left on Gualter Road. Hit the trip metre we are 2.4km on the left.
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User Reviews

There are: 1 reviews, with an average rating of 5.0 out of 5
Oh where to begin?! Our stay at Aoraki Country Cottage was certainly the highlight of our two week trip to New Zealand. First off, the accommodations were clean, comfortable and well appointed. Our family of two adults and two children were very comfortable in the cottage.

The hospitality of David, Nikki and their children was exceptional. From the dinner we shared the night of our arrival, Tim's help with the kayaks and climbing at The Limestone Wave and exploring the caves, Daniel's joyful playfulness with the girls on our hike to the base of Aoraki/Mt. Cook, Rachel and Carolyn's great introspection on education and life in New Zealand, to our wonderful hosts thoughtful care.
David and Nikki demonstrated the friendliness of the South Island.... And that is only the beginning.
(David, my girls now eat turnips!)

As we remember our stay, every detail comes rushing back. Do I dare say that we miss this adopted family and the beautiful country cottage experience?

We hope everyone gets an opportunity to enjoy what we did at Aoraki Country Cottage!
Posted by Molly, Max, Maren and Kaija on 2008-11-16 23:19:46