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Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

We stayed with Kaye and Keith and had a lovely twin room with very cosy bedding. We could use the hot tub and enjoyed splendid meals and were shown round the farm. We also got a ride in Keith's truck right up towards the top of the farm. Would happily stay there again.

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Thank Gina M
South Carolina
Reviewed 3 May 2016

Glenmac has 4000 acres and lots of sheep and cows. Kaye and Keith have been running a bed and breakfast on their farm for 30 years. We had the great pleasure of sitting at their kitchen table for a dinner and 2 breakfasts. Not only was the food good but the converstions with the other guests were fascinating. My husband...

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Thank treemom
Auckland, NZ
Reviewed 8 February 2016

I had a wonderful three nights at Glenmac and found it a fantastic place to stay. I was in the Shearers Quarters, which are older, but still comfortable. Kay and the family were extremely welcoming and the meals were great - especially the dinners! This place is in an awesome location for easy daytrips - to Aoraki/Mt Cook; to Timaru...

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Thank Adrian J
Reviewed 9 January 2016 via mobile

Hosts and animals were very friendly,with sufficient facilities as well.Apart from that,there is beautiful scenery surrounding the farm.If you are looking to experience living in a farm,this is the right place.

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Thank Justus L
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 23 February 2015

Staying at the Glenmac Farmstay was such a great experience. Kaye and all the family are so warm and welcoming. The setting is breathtaking and you could not wish for a more authentic south island experience. Kaye arranged for a day's horse trekking which has to be one of the best things I did in 2014. Not to be missed!

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Thank Hannah F
Portland, Oregon
Reviewed 22 June 2014

My partner and I first stayed as backpackers at Glenmac while we were working in the local vineyards. We loved it so much we made it our home for several months. We hiked in the hills and went mushroom hunting. Collected elderflowers on the property and made our own brew. Got to witness the shearing of the sheep in the...

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Thank OregonRainDrop
Te Anau, New Zealand
Reviewed 15 April 2014

Our party of 5 biking the A2O arrived to stay in the backpackers with dinner, breakfast and lunch as an extra. The in-house rooms were already fully booked. The meals were substantial and enjoyable and the lunch very good. Kaye showed us round and my heart fell when I saw the backpacker accommodation we were in. The bones of the...

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3Thank Rosie P
farmgirl61, Owner at Glenmac Farmstay, responded to this review

As has already been explained personally to this group, the accommodation mentioned has been used for backpackers and long term stays for local orchard and vineyards. These seasonal workers , sadly, are not good at caring for other people's property hence have not put new bedding etc in for their use as is not appreciated. I usually put tea/coffee facilities...

Shanghai, China
Reviewed 1 January 2014

Staying at Glenmac Farm stay was the highlight of our trip to New Zealand's south island! Mostly everything was great and I loved it (I'm 10 and my brother is 8). As soon as we arrived, Kaye started to give us a tour of the farm. We first visited the sheep. Kaye has 2000 sheep, and 1,999 of them are...

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2Thank Evelyn S
new zealand
Reviewed 24 March 2012

Eight of us on the Alps2Ocean bike ride stayed here or two nights. Kaye & Keith were very hospitable and allowed us to freely roam around the house and made to feel part of the family. The offer Dinner bed and breakfast for $70 and this is value for money. Food great, beds comfortable and the farm there for you...

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Thank LucyCasey
singapore
Reviewed 21 November 2011

My husband read raving reviews regarding this farmstay and insists that he must experience it. When we arrived, there was nobody around at all, only 5 chained, barking dogs and 2 sheep. We decided to look around and when I took a peep at the room, I almost fainted. It did not look like a human abode, more like a...

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5Thank magbillSingapore
farmgirl61, Owner at Glenmac Farmstay, responded to this review

I realize time has gone by since this review was posted but still feel I need to reply. First of all these travellers were not booked in, obviously we were either not at home or out on the farm when they called in. We welcome people to call in but not to freely go into buildings unless invited. Maybe we...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Glenmac is 1580ht high country sheep and cattle farm situated in the Waitaki Valley inland from Oamaru and near to the small town of Kurow. Merino sheep and beef cattle. Horse riding/trekking, tramping and four wheel drive farm tour. Near to fishing rivers (guides available), fossil trail at Duntroon, penguins at Oamaru and many other local attractions.Winery nearby. On Alps to Ocean cycle trail. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Glenmac Farmstay

Address: 477 Gards Road | 7K R D, Oamaru 9494, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Oamaru
Price Range: $44 - $44 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
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“Do not hestitate to ask questions”
 of 5 bubbles treemom, 3 May 2016 | Read review
“If you can stay in the house, go for that, but the Shearer's Quarters is not a bad option.”
 of 5 bubbles adeej, 7 Feb 2016 | Read review
“When you drive into Glenmac, don't be disgusted by the old and small cabins that are near the entrance. Those are for backpackers or local farm workers / sheep shearers. Your room is going to be much better than that.”
 of 5 bubbles 24evelyns, 31 Dec 2013 | Read review
“Stay away, far far away !”
 of 5 bubbles magbillSingapore, 21 Nov 2011 | Read review
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