Enjoy our woolshed experience where you are able handle the wool feeling its fineness, softness and viewing its colour and strength. We will describe the process of taking the wool from the live sheep, understanding it unique characteristics or a wide range of end uses including a spinning wool as a natural fibre with a spinning wheel.
Riverfields B&B Farm Accommodation
Discover a truly unique farm experience at Riverfields B&B Farm Accommodation.
Nestled in the heart of the Canterbury Plains, Riverfields Farm is near Ashburton, Mid Canterbury. It is uniquely set on a real working crop and livestock farm. It offers two private, fully equipped, self-contained spaces: The Cottage and The Loft. Guests can relax in the scenery while enjoying a traditional New Zealand farm breakfast. It is served in the rooms with mountain views across farmland to the Southern Alps of New Zealand’s South Island.
Escape & unplug.
Riverfields Farm offers two accommodation options, The Cottage and The Loft. The Cottage is a carefully restored one bedroom cottage. Set amongst cropping fields, grazing animals and mountain views, it has its own private garden. The Loft provides scenic views from a private second floor location. Relish in the peace and solitude from either location. Relax listening to bird song and the wind in the trees. Enjoy the tranquillity of watching sheep graze.
Stretch your eyes.
Both The Cottage and The Loft are perfectly placed for views of the Southern Alps and Mount Hutt. Stretch your eyes across the expansive Canterbury plains. Watch sunsets from your deck and awake early to the amazing sunrises. Enjoy a farm breakfast brought to your by your hosts.
Stretch your legs.
Walk or cycle. Bicycles are provided for guests to cycle the near-by Hakatere River Trail. Explore the easy river trail into town or to Lake Hood.
Connect with the locals.
A warm welcome awaits you with an opportunity to meet your friendly kiwi hosts Debbie and Ian. Feel free to ask questions about the farm. Learn about the seasons and what is happening in the moment.
Take our farm tour and visit the wool shed. See and touch the wool. Learn about how the wool is grown and shorn. We’ll show you how the animals are farmed and answer your questions about their care and management. Learn about the specialist seed, crops and cereals grown in the fertile soils.