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Welcome to Benlea

Benlea is a beautiful, 3000 acre property situated just one hour from Christchurch, surrounded by stunning mountains in the foothills of Canterbury. Book a farm tour at Benlea where you can learn about our extensive sheep and cattle operation. You will get to experience a genuine working farm in New Zealand.We will take you on a private, in-depth tour of our land, where you can meet our animals and see firsthand how we raise and look after them.

If you’re in need of an escape, then look no further! Wake up to amazing mountain views, bird song and the peaceful bliss of the countryside at our cosy on-farm cottage. With the lakes and mountains on your doorstep, it’s an outdoor lovers paradise!

Come and see us today for a wonderful weekend getaway or farm experience.

Winter Deals: June – September

Farm Stay Family Deal

*Enjoy a night’s stay in our cosy cottage, including a premium two hour farm tour of our 3000 acre sheep and beef property. Fresh scones with jam and cream at the end of the tour. $330 for a family of two adults and up to 4 children.

Farm Stay Couples Deal

*Enjoy a night’s stay in our cosy cottage, including a private two hour farm tour of our beautiful 3000 acre sheep and beef property. Fresh scones by a roaring fire at the end of the tour. $250 for two adults. 

Farm Stay and Animal Experience

*Enjoy a night’s stay in our cosy on-farm cottage, including a free animal experience meeting the pet sheep; horses and working dogs. $130 for a couple OR family of up to 4 children.

*Deals expire 30th September 2020. All deals subject to availability. For available dates at the Benlea Cottage – check here.

A snapshot of life on Benlea: