Percy Burn Viaduct


Things to do around the farm

At Kirmington Dene you are spoilt for choice in the range of leisure activities available to you close to home:

  • Fishing
  • Sheep Yard

Around the farm
  • farm tours on our working farm
  • trout fishing on your door step in the Waiau river
  • sea run salmon fishing
  • bird watching – New Zealand native birds
  • Southern right whales – seen from the house from July to November
  • hot stone massages and facials – can be booked in room
Baling Grass

Getting ready to bale up the cut grass into Baleage for winter feed for the cows – as seen from our lounge windows.

  • Anna and new born

    Anna taking extra care of her new born charges

  • Future milkers

    Ann with future milkers

  • Future milkers

    Future milkers

  • Hand Feeding

    Hand Feeding

  • Feeding


  • Topping up the Feeder

    Topping up the Feeder

  • Hereford cross heifer

    Two day old Hereford cross heifer calf

Visit the calf sheds in Spring

Things to do close by

Activities in the local vicinity of Kirmington Dene:

Local Activities
  • Wairaurahiri Jet – down the spectacular Wairaurahiri River
  • Tuatapere Hump Ridge – sea level to alpine, wilderness walk
  • Long Hilly Walk – explore the old Chinese gold mining area
  • Lake Hauroko charters – discover New Zealand’s deepest lake
  • Helicopter Line – charter trips around Fiordland
  • Clifden Caves – delve into darkness to find stalactites, stalagmites, cave weta and glow-worms
  • Gemstone Beach – search for semi-precious gems
  • Big Totara Walk – see some of the largest totara trees in Southland

Details of these and more can be found on the local On Nature’s Edge website. We can arrange these for you upon request.

Not too far away

Kirmington Dene is conveniently situated 90 minutes from Te Anau and is the perfect place to stay for those wishing to explore the Milford/Te Anau area.

Enjoy a day excursion into our beautiful Doubtful Sound – it’s a great day trip.

  • Doubtful Sound

    Doubtful Sound

  • Doubtful Sound Gulls

    Doubtful Sound Seagulls Enjoying the Sun

  • Doubtful Sound

    Doubtful Sound

  • Doubtful Sound Above

    Doubtful Sound from above

  • Doubtful Sound Boats

    Doubtful Sound Boats

  • Doubtful Sound Weka

    Doubtful Sound Weka

A day at Doubtful Sound