Boutique Barnstay – Staveley, South Island, NZ

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Welcome to Rata Escape

Judith and Elspeth are your passionate guides who will help you discover the essence of our beautiful area untouched by the tourist crowds. Stunning, spacious landscapes, mountain backdrops, bush, lakes and tussock hills ...and just over an hour from Christchurch.

We are excited to be able to offer guided day trips at a level to suit your group ability.

Activities include tramping/hiking, mountain biking, farm tours, 4 wheel drive backcountry exploration to Edoras - Lord of the Rings country. 

Also on offer are creative activities including cheesemaking, limestone sculpting, art and floral art. We can provide any unique combo, don’t be afraid to ask!

Tramping Hiking

Reboot your soul in our beautiful backcountry

Farm Tours

Explore a very rich and varied farming area

4WD Explorer

Into the west on the road less travelled

Creative Workshops

All hands on deck tutored by local craftspeople

MTB

Merge with the mountains on an off-road adventure