From Kaikoura travel South along state highway 1 until you get to Waipara Hills winery. Turn Right opposite the winery on to Georges road. Karetu Downs is approximately 21.3 kilometres from the beginning of Georges road.
Georges road runs on to Ram Paddock road. Travel along Ram Paddock road past the vineyards and along the winding Waipara gorge which will take you up in to the hills. Travel past the Iron ridge Quarry. You will leave the sealed road and continue on to a gravel road. We are approximately 8.2 kilometres from the start of the gravel road.
You will see a large mail box on the left hand side of the road it has a cabbage tree and round boulder beside it, the name on the mail box is BM and KM Forrester. Turn left and go up the drive. You will see the red brick house Karetu Cottage on the hill to the left.
To get to the Homestead Band B take the road to the right. There are two tracks follow the one on your hard right which will take you to the guest parking area behind the house.