Holme Station Homestead: A Place in New Zealand's farming heartland

South Canterbury with its flat plains, gentle foot-hills and meandering rivers has always been an attractive place to live in New Zealand.

The first Maori came here to hunt the giant Moa birds, then later the pioneers introduced sheep and crops, all prospered in the even climate and rich fertile country.

The countryside around Holme Station is classic New Zealand, a scenic patchwork of farms and small towns. 20 minutes away is Timaru (from the maori Te Maru- place of shelter), a bustling town that has everything you may need, from restaurants to caterers. Close by are golf courses, ski fields and plenty of places to explore. This is great country for a bike ride or an early morning run and the local waterways are renowned for their elusive trout. The region is built on a solid foundation of farming and fishing and remains a cornerstone of the New Zealand rural economy.

New Zealand is a country where life is indisputably linked to the weather. The plains and rolling hills of South Canterbury enjoy a sunny idyllic climate, sheltered to the West by the Southern Alps, and insulated to the east by the Pacific Ocean. Temperatures range from 9°C (48°F) in winter to 23°C (73°F) in summer. The always dependable weather and seasons are key factors in the ongoing success of generations of local farms.

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Holme Station Homestead, Tel +64 21 937 126, South Canterbury, New Zealand

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