From Christchurch airport travel north along state highway 1 until you get to the Waipara Hills Winery. Turn left opposite the winery on to Georges road. Karetu Downs is approximately 21.3 kilometres from the beginning of Georges road. Ram Paddock road runs straight on from Georges road, you will find us “Karetu Downs Farm Stay” at the end of 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 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 two signs half way along the driveway. Turn Left to get to Karetu Cottage.
Turn right to get to the Homestead Band B. There are two tracks- follow the one nearest the fence which is sign posted Homestead. It will take you down to the back of the homestead to our guest parking area. We look forward to meeting you.Karen and Bruce