Glenmac is a high country merino sheep and beef cattle farm spread over 1583 hectares. Nestled in the quiet Waitaki Valley, the family farm is 60km's from Oamaru and 15km’s from Kurow township.
Your hosts Kaye and Keith welcome you and guarantee an enjoyable and relaxing holiday experience for all visitors to their friendly high country farm accommodation. Glenmac have provided information on local activities including Horse Treks, tramping, mountain biking, local winery, fossil trail, hot tubs and much more to help you plan a great holiday. Take a look at our Waitaki Valley & Kurow online information for an overview on great things to do, nearby townships plus walks and tracks - and don't forget to check out the Photo Gallery for a glimpse of the true natural beauty of the district.
An affordable range of farm style accommodation is available to suit the budget and requirements of independent travellers and families to our rural South Island destination.
The Dinner, Bed and Breakfast accommodation option is a great way to experience the fun of farm life without any of the hard work involved! Dinner is a time when guests join the hosts for a home cooked meal, country hospitality and a relaxing chat. Guestrooms are either ensuite or shared bathroom. All beds have electric blankets, duvets, blankets and wool rest underlays. Each room has a heater provided. Tea and coffee facilities available at all times and home cooked baking provided.
The Backpackers Hostel provides clean, warm and comfortable budget accommodation. The shared TV lounge and full kitchen facilities provide wonderful opportunities to meet other interesting people from all around New Zealand and the world!
Our Campervan Park is for those who prefer to avoid crowded motorhome or caravan parks. Situated in a lovely natural setting, our campervan area has shower, toilet and kitchen facilities available. With limited power points, our guests are guaranteed a relaxing and private holiday! Due to limited spaces we suggest you Make a Booking as soon as possible.
You are welcome to Request a Quotation for your preferred style of country accommodation, you can also request further information on visitor activities which are available either on farm or in the local area , such as horse riding, 4x4 wheel driving, golf, mountain biking, tramping/hiking, fishing (guide available), fossil trail, winery (sample locally grown wines), visit the penguins etc.
We also suggest you read our F.A.Q page for further information.
Families are always welcome at Glenmac. Evenings can be spent relaxing in the family living room, watching TV, reading a magazine or playing cards or board games etc.. Some DVD’s available or can be hired in Kurow.
Rural holidays are a wonderful opportunity for overseas tourists to experience life on a genuine 'Kiwi' farm and an enjoyable way for New Zealanders to participate in a unique vacation. Tour the farm at your leisure, watch professional sheep shearers hard at work (seasonal), laugh at the playful antics of lambs during Spring and marvel at the speed and intelligence of our friendly sheep dogs as they help muster the sheep.
If you love nature you'll love Glenmac farmstay with wonderful photography opportunities galore! Imagine gazing up into the clear night sky at the bright stars above, they feel so close that you believe you can reach out and touch them!
Our location and farm access is easy to navigate via road. We are situated midway between Duntroon and Kurow on highway 83. If you don’t have your own transport we can arrange pick ups from Oamaru.
Coastline Tours travels weekdays to and from Oamaru to Dunedin and will bring passengers to and from Glenmac on demand. Leaves Dunedin approximately 3 p.m Monday to Friday. Contact Glenmac for further information.
Iconic Tours - (formerly Arthurs Tours) - provides transport to and from Dunedin to Glenmac and on to Mt Cook area and vice versa. Will also pick up and drop off in Oamaru or at other places along the way. Prior bookings are essential - does not operate every day.
FISHING - We have services of a fishing guide who offers a variety of packages to suit individuals, groups or families. This is fly fishing and the package includes tuition for those who have never tried fly fishing or help and advice for those who have. Also includes transport, gear (unless you have your own), some food, transport and local knowledge. He has years of guiding experience and likes nothing better than being able see his clients catch fish.
ALPS TO OCEAN CYCLE TRAIL - Accommodation available for individuals and groups with home cooked meals available. A great place to relax and charge batteries before continuing on with your ride. Stay longer and enjoy tramping or horse riding or visit some of the many attractions in the nearby area.
New Zealand is a unique and beautiful travel destination that provides wonderful year round activities and attractions. Please read our general tourism New Zealand Information to help you plan your next holiday. Don’t forget to read our Testimonials and see what other guests say about their Glenmac farmstay experience.
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