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Glenmac Farmstay

Glenmac is an extensive high country farm nestled in the quiet Waitaki Valley with its rolling farmland and hill country, breath-taking scenery and array of trout and salmon fishing options. An excellent fishing guide is available by prior arrangement.

An  enjoyable and relaxing stay, whether you choose Farmhouse, shearers quarters or van options. All meals available. 


Kaye and Keith


Glenmac Farmstay

477 Gards Rd



Contact details

Phone: +64 3 436 0200
Mobile: 027 222 1119

Email: glenmacnz@gmail.com

Web: www.farmstaynewzealand.co.nz

Please mention nzfishing.com when you make an enquiry or booking.

Fishing waters


Waitaki River and catchment

Lake Benmore

Hakataramea River

Maerewhenua River


Glemnmac Farmstay is marked on the lower Waitaki River map. It is 60kms from Oamaru and 14kms from Kurow township.

  • Families are always welcome
  • A great selection of exciting outdoor pursuits
  • Evenings can be spent relaxing in the family living room, watching TV, reading a magazine or playing cards.
Bed and breakfast

Comfortable farm house accommodation with:

  • 4 bedrooms: ensuite and shared bathroom
  • Bed and breakfast, or
  • Dinner, bed and breakfast
  • Complimentary tea and coffee
  • TV, hairdryer, iron and laundry etc available

Shearers quarters

The Shearers Quarters provides clean, warm and comfortable t farm-style accommodation for up to 12 guests.

  • All linen is supplied
  • Shared TV lounge
  • Full kitchen facilities
  • Hearty evening farm meals with the family available at minimal cost
  • Laundry
  • 24 hour access

Glenmac has a boutique campervan parkwhere campervans and caravans are welcome:

  • Situated in a lovely natural setting
  • Quiet and uncrowded tranquil outdoor surroundings
  • Shower, toilet and full kitchen facilities.
Guest feedback

"What a fabulous day! 9 fish landed and many more hooked made for great excitement and adrenaline, which complemented the beautiful and peaceful surroundings. Your infectious enthusiasm motivated us all, and your professionalism and expertise when netting and releasing fish made even our most squeamish daughter relax. Awesome - definitely a great day out for the family with a great fun and top quality guide, teacher, and fisherman. Thank you Owen."

From all the Stonham family.

"One of the most memorable places we stayed (and none of the others were exactely bad) and we so much appreciated a home cooked dinner especially as we showed up unexpectedly."

Susanne, Cheshire, England

"The time I had at your farm was awesome!"

Maja, Switzerland

"I have stayed at Glenmac several times... the hospitality has been wonderful"

Craig, New Zealand



Other local activities
  • Horse treks
  • Tramping
  • Mountain biking
  • 4x4 wheel driving
  • Golf course within 10 minutes

River valley

Indicative tariff
as at 1 Nov 2017

Glenmac's rates (in NZ$ and including GST) are:

Farmhouse accommodation

Dinner, bed & breakfast: $95 per person
Bed & breakfast: From $65 per person
Children POA

Shearers quarters

$50 per person per night with continental breakfast

$65 per person per night with cooked breakfast


Campervans: $30 per night (1 or 2 people)
Extra people: $10 each

Payment VISA  and MasterCard are accepted.
Getting there

Mid way  between Duntroon and Kurow - Gards Road is 13kms west of  Duntroon and 10kms east  of Kurow. Glenmac Farm is at end of Gards road – 5kms.

Click on the map for further directions



Glenmac farmstay

Shearers quarters

Motorhome park

Interior of the apartment

The setting

Learning to cast

Casting lessons






and release


or ready for the smoke-house




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