4 Best Farm Stays Near Queenstown, New Zealand - Updated 2023

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Queenstown, famously known as the adventure capital of the world, is one of the top destinations to visit. This charming shoreside town is a playground for thrill-seekers, offering adventures such as whitewater rafting, bungee jumping, jet-boating, skiing and countless other adrenaline-pumping activities. However, it’s not just all thrills. Queenstown’s quaint ambience and scenery make for the perfect backdrop to enjoying biking and strolling outdoors. Else, you can consider planning a day out into the vineyards to explore the fields as well as cellars. As the evening draws upon, you can join the Kiwis for a fun al fresco dining experience with a flute of crisp, locally made wine. Or, you can add to the experience and check into a farm stay. Browse through this list of the best farm stays near Queenstown, New Zealand, for a unique stay.

1. Judge & Jury Farm Retreat (from USD 242)

Experience bucolic beauty at its best at Judge & Jury Farm Retreat. On this well-appointed property, you can choose from a range of accommodations such as a cottage and loft unit, but the best experience awaits you at the handcrafted stone farmhouse on-site.

This three-bedroom accommodation is located in the midst of a sprawling lush garden and boasts a verandah where you can spend hours soaking in New Zealand’s glorious sunshine. In the evenings, you can fire up the barbecue and enjoy a cookout underneath the starlit sky. Laundry facilities are also available in the unit, so you can travel light with ease.

If you want to step out for a hike, the iconic Judge and Jury rocks, Kawarau Bridge and Chard Farm are in the property’s vicinity. Additionally, the popular Queenstown Trail network is also easily accessible. The farm is home to several animals and tons of greenery, so you can spend time exploring the property itself.

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Judge & Jury Farm Retreat

Wifi Available

Address: 1631 Gibbston Highway, RD 1, Queenstown
40.8 km (25.4 mi) from Puzzling World

Parking Pets allowed Golf course (within 3 km) Garden Non-smoking rooms Fishing Laundry Skiing

2. Private room in a farmhouse (from USD 79)

Here’s a farmhouse nestled in the midst of stunning mountains. Here, you can book the one-person private room and enjoy the rural environs to the fullest. The accommodation includes an en-suite bathroom as well. Note that you will not have access to the kitchen and main living room of the house, but you can use the television lounge. A microwave and toaster are available in the lounge room for guests’ use.

Some herbal teas and coffees have been provided in the room, so you can fix up your morning dose with ease. You can sip on your drink while strolling on the shared front lawn. Once you’re done, you can slip into the hot tub and soothe your muscles while admiring superb views all around.

If you’re looking for some activity, you can spend time interacting with the farm animals on-site. Else, you can borrow one of the mountain bikes from the host and explore the beautiful neighbourhood. Horse riding can also be arranged at the farm for experienced riders on prior request.

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Arrowtown, Otago, New Zealand
40.73 km (25.4 mi) from Puzzling World
49 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Private room in farm stay 1 Bed 1 Guest 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 1

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the room itself was very nice with stunning views from all windows
the space and amenities were exceptionally comfortable warm cozy clean and spacious
the house was beyond perfect with a super comfy bed and a very short drive from the town
the accommodation was modern and very clean
the room was very clean and bed was soft and comfortable
great room comfortable and spotless
the hosts are really friendly and welcoming
they were so friendly and welcoming
amazing stay and a wonderful host family
such great hosts i really enjoyed my time
accommodating helpful and thoughtful
a beautiful place well located
really relaxed place away from the hustle and bustle of queenstown
the location is perfect i'd recommend to have a car though
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3. Serene private room for couple stays (from USD 63)

Book a private room at this charming farm villa. Here, your days can start seated on the sprawling lawn while admiring the scintillating scenery. Then, you can head back indoors and savour a long, relaxing dip in the soaking tub in the ensuite bathroom.

Once you’re done, you can head out to explore the area. Don’t forget to pack your most comfortable pair of shoes as there are several trails in the neighbourhood. You can easily head out for walks or hikes at any time of the day. Once you return, you can jump into the common outdoor pool for a refreshing swim.

Note that there is no kitchen access for the guests staying in the private room. However, tea- and coffee-making facilities, mini refrigerator and toaster have been made available for you to prepare light meals.

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Mount Creighton, Otago, New Zealand
64.79 km (40.3 mi) from Puzzling World
114 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Private room in farm stay 1 Bed 2 Guests

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the room was cosy and had very charming furniture: interior design
the guest house/ room was the perfect amount of space
we also appreciated the communal spaces for dining and doing laundry
the stable is warm and cozy and truly authentic
gorgeous grounds gorgeous buildings gorgeous rooms
a lovely clean warm scenic stay
the place is clean and cozy
the room was very clean and comfortable
you have absolute privacy and sue is an amazing host
sue js a fantastic host too
sue is a very kind and inspiring host made us felt like home
very cool place and host
suzanne was a great host providing great info about local walking trails (mt crichton loop track is a must)
great location and facilities
sues lodge is very cool and in a stunning location
ideal for people with few luggage and wants a quiet place away from town
a lovely cosy and private space amidst a gorgeous location and stunning well maintained and interesting property
perfect spot to enjoy some quiet time but also still convenient to get to queenstown centre
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4. The Nest (from USD 81)

The Nest is a cosy studio unit that can accommodate two guests. The farm stay boasts a compact yet equipped kitchen, so you can prepare your own meals. Plus, laundry facilities have been made available too. While you can relax in the privacy of your rental, you can also head to the sitting room and interact with the hosts.

There is a petanque court on-site where you can spend some competitive hours. Else, you can head to the nearby Lake Hayes for a day filled with activity. A kayak and a few electric bikes are at your disposal, so you can rent those for an extra fee and plan a fun outing for yourselves.

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Lake Hayes, Otago, New Zealand
42.7 km (26.6 mi) from Puzzling World
99 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Farm stay 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
warm and very comfortable furnishings and facilities
great little place comfy bed amazing views
the cottage is super comfortable and clean
refrigerator kitchen plenty of space to spread out and very interesting and engaging hosts
peter is incredibly kind and the space was very comfortable with easy access
super clean and well-organized
the bnb was clean and warm
great little sleep out in a converted garage handy location to arrowtown very clean and tidy
such a lovely stay clean tidy cozy everything you need and our hosts were great would highly recommend :)
peter is a lovely host very helpful and friendly
peter and jilly are amazing hosts and super friendly
jilly and peter are fabulous hosts
peter and jilly are amazing hosts
lovely host amazing property everything you could want in a bnb
very nice place and location
the location is also very nice
the location is peaceful and stunning
great place to stay at an awesome location
lovely people in an amazing valley location with scenic vistas of snow capped peaks
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A destination for all

Queensland is totally an adventurer’s paradise. You could be travelling solo, as a couple, with family or as a friends’ group, and this lovely town will not disappoint. For a memorable trip, check into one of the top farm stays listed in this article and make your next getaway amazing.

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