Pahau Downs farm with sun setting
Pahau Downs covered in snow

Pahau Downs Farm Location

Culverden, North Canterbury, New Zealand

Follow the directions below to get to Pahau Downs.

Directions

Take state Highway One north out of Christchurch. Drive through Amberley. Continue on for 10 kilometres, then turn west onto State Highway Seven (marked Hanmer Springs, Lewis Pass).

Continue driving over the Weka Pass, through the edge of Waikari, past the Hurunui (an old stage coach stop) and over the Hurunui bridge.

Route One

Continue straight to the village of Culverden, turn left along School Road past the School to a T-junction (1.1 kilometres). Turn right and follow the road until you see the sign for Pahau Downs Road, then turn right (4.3 kilometres). The road becomes unsealed and the farmstay cottage will appear with the new Homestead on right after big dip in the road (6 kilometres).

Route Two

Just after the Hurunui bridge turn left through the Balmoral forest until you reach the Balmoral Homestead (which is on the left at a distance of 11.4 kilometres). The road takes a sharp right bend and continues on a straight road for 3 kilometres, then over small single lane bridge (Pahau River). Drive just under 1 kilometre further, then turn left down Pahau Downs Road for 19.1 kilometres. The road becomes unsealed and the farmstay cottage will appear with the new Homestead on right after big dip in the road (4 kilometres).