On the farm
The farm is a peaceful place, a chance to relax and reconnect with nature. Take a walk, visit the farm animals close by, spot the native birds as they flit through the trees. Some games and books are provided for wet weather days enjoy a game of horse shoes or battle it out over cards or monopoly.
Farm tours or seeing the dogs in action working the sheep can be booked, please enquire, as this is a true kiwi working farm sometimes the farmer is busy on farm.
For seasonal farm experiences keep in mind lambing and feeding the pet lambs September/October, tailing October/November, shearing the sheep January and June.
One of our goals here on the farm is to preserve and protect the natural environment for the enjoyment of many generations to come. Some large areas, mainly in the high country, are noted for their rare and indigenous fauna.
We work with organisations such as the Department of Conservation and Environment Canterbury to ensure areas of significance are protected. We have recently been working on a project to preserve our waterways with the support from a grant from ECAN and Kaikoura District Council. Sites have been fenced off for stock and planted in natives with the existing natives also able to regenerate.
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Walks on Lynton Downs Station
- Woolshed walk small 10min loop track past our woolshed and a small creek ( nice one for children )
- Max’s uphill 20-30 min return for nice views over the farm.
- Tussock and Timber – an uphill walk through bush and forestry and farmland to incredible views of mountains to the sea.
- Bush Gully – a walk to showcase one of the native restoration areas close to the homestead (opening spring 2023)