Pet Friendly Farm Stay

Awatea Country Bed & Breakfast is a pet friendly farm stay. Dogs, cats and other animals are all welcome here (at no additional charge).

Please note that while the property is fully fenced, it is possible that your cheeky pet may escape while exploring and we take no responsibility for your pet during your stay.

Our lifestyle block is home to many animals, including alpacas, kune-kune pigs, goats, sheep, pheasants, chickens, cattle and our native birds and lizards. During your stay here, you are welcome to spend time with the animals, pet and feed them. They are tame and love to be fussed over.

Meet our Farm Animals

English Springer Spaniels

Fatbob and Boston, the resident spaniels, love to frolick with newcomers introducing them to the joys of their backyard. Both just over a year old they never tire of saying hello. Fatbob is the laid-back gentle soul with the ‘never ending stare’ and Boston the ‘working spaniel’ is pure energy on steroids.

Both dogs have a never-ending desire to be patted.

Dog friend accommodation in Kaikoura
Alpaca at Awatea Country B&B Kaikoura


Fabian & Earl the old men of the yard have been residents for many years. Fabian is happy to eat nuts out of your hand, Earl not so much, standing a few metres off giving you the evil eye.

This inseparable duo get shorn once per year with their hair going to a local spinner to be knitted into hats and scarves.


Sisters, Latte and Marmite born quadruplets . Unable to be fed by their mother they were hand-reared and therefore consider themselves human which has led to some amusing anecdotes. A demanding pair who once they see you bleat for a tummy and back scratch.

Goats at our pet friendly accommodation in Kaikoura
Pigs on our pet friendly farmstay in Kaikoura


Mr Pickles and Lola are Kune-Kune pigs , a breed first brought to New Zealand by the early Maori explorers. They are an incredibly intelligent animal and with their gentle nature make great pets. Always keen for their daily table scraps and a scratch behind their ears.


These guys, originally intended for the table, won our hearts and  are  now our resident breeding mob producing  babies every year to delight our guests with their frolicking natures. Unfortunately our policy of not naming animals we’re going to eat have left these guys nameless.
Sheep on our pet friendly farmstay accommodation Kaikoura
Cows at Awatea Country B&B Farmstay


Every year we hand raise a couple of calves so at the moment we have several generations living out their lives on our fertile pastures. Give them a scratch or spoil them with a handful of grain.


Handfed daily. These flighty birds make a colourful addition to Awatea’s menagerie.

Pheasants at Awatea Country &B
Awatea Country Bed & Breakfast Kaikoura NZ


Free range means these birds wander at will, challenging us to find our daily breakfast eggs.


As we increase our plantings of native foliage around our pet friendly farm stay, we are rewarded with more visits from a variety of native birds – bellbirds, fantails and tui’s . Our ultimate goal would be to attract the majestic native wood pigeon. Our resident harrier hawk can often be seen cruising the skys above Awatea.

Tui on a Kowhai tree
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