The Farm

Just north of the Waipara Valley is the small settlement of Greta Valley. Set amongst the rolling hills is the home of Lovat Venison and the Lovat Downs Bed and Breakfast Country Lodge, being ideally placed on State Highway 1 it provides easy access to surrounding tourism destinations without the hustle and bustle of typical holiday settlements.
At the nearby coast, Motunau Beach provides a focal point for the local crayfish fishing industry. Here you will have an opportunity to charter boats for sea fishing or explore the sandy shores for prized fossils which are available in abundance around the cliff faces.
A long-time deer farmer, John Douglas is well-regarded in Crusader country for his good old Kiwi hospitality and thoroughbred racing pedigree. Sample the local produce at one of the many local wineries in New Zealand's newest and most rapidly expanding wine-growing region:


Relax in the beautiful countryside enjoying the Country Lodge facilities. Visitors can sample the succulent farm raised venison – once tasted, never forgotten!
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About Lovat Venison

Lovat Downs Deer Farm is located just 1 hour North of Christchurch, and is the home of Lovat Venison. Also situatated on this 212ha deer farm, is the Lovat Downs B&B Country Lodge.Professionals agree that the best tasting meat is that coming from animals that have been farm raised in a stress free environment.