Bellbird Barn

Bellbird Barn


Bellbird Barn is located 45 minutes away from Timaru and Ashburton, and a 2-hour drive from Christchurch in South Canterbury.

Bellbird Barn sits amidst farmland and native trees and borders the Conway Bush Forest and Bird Reserve. The symphony of native birds like tūi, bellbird and kererū, creates a natural soundtrack - right on your doorstep. With Four Peaks Mountain as your backdrop - this is a place of stunning natural beauty.

The beautifully renovated custom-built one-room barn is spacious, warm and stylish. Perfect for couples or a family of up to six. 

The well-appointed kitchen has everything you need for cooking and dining. The woodburner keeps the space warm and inviting. Sink into the plush couches and enjoy the view outside. As night falls, revel in the magic of the clear sky by indulging in the luxurious outdoor hot tub.

Enjoy a peaceful escape into nature with the walking track that leads to the nearby Waihi River, just minutes away. The Conway Bush Reserve next door is also accessible to guests.

A stay at Bellbird Barn is a chance for the whole family to enjoy a taste of nature - with all the comforts of home.

FROM $350 p/n

  • Sleeps 6
            Children welcome
      Children welcome
            Dogs welcome
      Dogs welcome

53 Rae Road, Woodbury 7991


Bellbird Barn is located 45 minutes away from Timaru and Ashburton, and a 2-hour drive from Christchurch.

Follow the Google Maps directions to the address.

You will receive a pre-arrival email with detailed arrival instructions and your host's details 5-days prior to your stay.

Note: If you have booked within 5 days and haven't received a pre-arrival email shortly after booking, please email us at [email protected].

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  • eating and drinking

    Bellbird Barn is self-catering. Just bring your own food and drink, and cook meals using the four-burner gas stove and BBQ provided at the property. You'll find all the cutlery, crockery, pots and pans that you'll need.

    Woodbury Store Cafe is a lovely spot for breakfast or lunch, conveniently located just a short five-minute drive away. Your other dining options in Geraldine are Cafe Verde, Royal India, The Village Inn and Kebab World.

    The nearest store for stocking up on food and supplies is in Geraldine, 13 minutes away.

  • things to do

    You'll find plenty of activities to enjoy at the barn, including croquet, board games, and cards. If you prefer relaxation, you can soak in the outdoor hot tub or cosy up with a good book next to the indoor fireplace.

    A walking track will lead you to the nearby Waihi River, just minutes away. For a peaceful escape into nature, you can visit the Conway Bush Forest and Bird Reserve, located right next door.

    Head to Stancrdu Berry Fruit during the summer season to pick your own fruit.

    For adventurous nature walks, there are several options within a 30-minute drive: Waihi Gorge, Orari Gorge, Te Moana Gorge, Talbot Forest Scenic Reserve, and The Big Tree Walk at Peel Forest (where you can see the 1000-year-old giant tree!).

    Geraldine Market is open from September to April each year on Saturday mornings.

  • your hosts

    Your hosts at Bellbird Barn are The Cummins Family.

    The Cummins family have had a strong family history and connection to the area since 1870. 

    Bellbird Barn is a family retreat and a restoration project to revive the native flora along the river reserve.  The regenerating Tōtara forest and the remnants of what used to be 1000 acres of lowland Tōtara forest are particularly special to the property. The trees are home to 40+ species of birds. They follow the river down from the Waihi Gorge.

    With open hearts, the Cummins Family invites you to share in the serenity, peace, and unparalleled beauty that Bellbird Barn so generously offers.


  • "

    A lovely break away for my daughters and I, and it was perfect after a hard year with family bereavements.


    - 15 Mar 2024

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  • "

    Bellbird Barn is simply gorgeous. We can't rate it higher than "perfect" – as a getaway, as a garden, as a place to reset. We did not want to leave. Suitable for couples and families or a group of friends.


    - 27 Feb 2024

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