Welcome to Lansdowne Farm

Lansdowne is a working pastoral farm astride a stunning setting located South of Kaikoura on the Conway Coast of New Zealand.

A place for family and friends is what we built in 2011. Now we offer to guests the beauty of our rural retreat with its generosity of space and time.

Lansdowne Farm has been purpose-built to host just one guest group at a time - making it the perfect location for small groups including family reunions, travelling friends, retreats, meetings and celebrations.

The accommodation is unique, private, and fully self-contained with crisp modern architecture and luxurious touches. One guest at a time: whether you and your group require one double bedroom or all six, it is yours to enjoy. Exclusively.

Join us on our 1500 acres of rolling natural landscape. Where sand meets sea, detach from the noise of ordinary life.

Arrival: the Lodge at Lansdowne Farm
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Few know of this corridor along the ocean and our farm. It's where mountains meet sea, dolphin pods pass, native forest valleys divide rolling green pastures. The people who live and farm the Conway are knowledgeable, receptive, gracious and grateful for this place. And so are we. Lansdowne Farm is located just 50 minutes south of Kaikoura or 2 hours north of Christchurch, at the end of 12 km of gravel road running along the Pacific Ocean. Discover more about our Seaside Sanctum and how to find us.




The lodge at Lansdowne hosts just one group of guests at a time. So when you stay at Lansdowne, you have the place all to yourself. Six beautifully appointed double bedrooms, full commercial-quality kitchen and facilities, a large common space with all the creature comforts, and outdoor settings in a spectacular seaside place. This combination makes Lansdowne Farm perfect for your next special occasion with family and friends.



There's plenty to do at Lansdowne. Or not. Get active and explore our 1500 acres on foot or on bike, enjoy a game of Petanque, fly a kite from high meadows, adventure to the beach to make friends with the local population of fur seals, or try your hand at fishing. Inside perhaps watch movies on the big screen, cuddling up by a roaring fire with a good book from our extensive library or enjoying a good soak in our outdoor bath is more your speed. At Lansdowne, you are only as connected to the outside world as you want to be.



Whether it's a family reunion, catch up with friends, a celebration or bonding with associates, a shared meal brings us together. Seasonal bounty of fresh free range eggs, fruit and vegetables from the garden, and most guests plan for their groceries in advance, as the closest supermarket is 40 minutes away. Download and print our MENU PLANNER and SHOPPING LIST so you know what to bring. If you require a caterer or a chef, we can organise this or recommend the right people. Our facilities include a full kitchen and related facilities, and a full complement of quality cookware, table settings, platters and bowls.

Pastoral Farming

A bit of history of Lansdowne Farm. Surveyed after WWII, Lansdowne was farmed by returning NZ soldier, Charles C. Upham, VC + Bar. After astonishing acts of bravery, this humble farmer divided paddocks, cleared brush, built tracks and made Lansdowne famous, mostly by being himself.
Aspiring to Charles' standards, Lansdowne raises contented sheep and cattle. Nutritious pastures are the key, gently managing the farm's animals sharing this beautiful land on the Pacific Ocean.



Travel to Lansdowne Farm is beautiful in any season, in any weather. Sweeping skies above mountains, rolling pastures with their trim hedgerows, bridges over freestone rivers, rustic stockyards and sheds. Along the Pacific the weather is gentle (well, mostly). The farm garden even has seasonal citrus and figs. And these pastures grow right through winter.
Best month for a stay at Lansdowne Farm? Anytime! You would expect that. But truly, whether you choose our dry summer, our lingering autumns, the exuberant spring season, or a stay mid-winter with cosy fireplaces, every day of every season on this edge of the South Pacific is memorable.


Lansdowne is the ideal location for weddings, retreats, and special functions. Talk to us today about how we can accommodate you.





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