Tommy's Fall

Tommy's Fall

Banks Peninsula

Tommy's Fall is set on the Banks Peninsula, located one hour from Christchurch and Akaroa.

Nestled on a hill country sheep and beef farm, this sanctuary offers breathtaking 360-degree views of hill country farmland to Port Levy Bay (Koukourarata).

Small, but perfectly formed, this tiny house has a bedroom, living area, kitchen, and bathroom, complemented by a wood-fired bathtub just outside. A small wood burner creates a cosy atmosphere during winter.

Immerse yourself in the serene atmosphere with the presence of sheep and cattle, the resonant roar of wild deer, and the gentle murmur of a nearby stream. Venture on a nature walk to discover a hidden waterfall amidst the native bush, adding an extra touch of wonder to your farm experience.

FROM $320 p/n

  • Sleeps 2

A $50 Single Night Surcharge applies on top of the nightly rate when booking a single night. You will need to add this charge during the booking process. The calendar below will specify where one-night bookings are allowed.


Richfield Road, Port Levy 8972


Tommy's Fall is set on Banks Peninsula, located one hour from Christchurch and Akaroa.

There is no physical address for the accommodation so you will need to follow the detailed arrival instructions (which include your host's contact details) in the pre-arrival email provided 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

    Tommy's Fall is self-catering. Just bring your own food and drink, and cook meals using the two-burner gas hob and Weber-Q BBQ provided. You'll find all the cutlery, crockery, pots and pans that you'll need.

    If you want a meal out, your hosts recommend Diamond Harbour Eatery & Bar and Salt Takeaways for classic Kiwiana fish and chips, 15 minutes away. A few other lovely dining options are Governor's Bay Hotel and White Rabbit Garden Cafe, 35 minutes away, and Duvauchelle Hotel, 40 minutes away. For those seeking a unique experience, there are a selection of restaurants and bars in Lyttelton, accessed via the ferry from Diamond Harbour. Additionally, Akaroa and Lincoln are both within a 50-minute drive.

    The nearest store for stocking up on food and supplies is in Diamond Harbour, 15 minutes away.

  • things to do

    If you're seeking relaxation and activities to unwind at Tommy's Fall, you're in for a treat. From board games and cards to outdoor activities like Kubb and giant Jenga there is plenty to do. The cherry on top is the luxurious outdoor-fired wood-fired bathtub.

    If you're looking to stretch your legs, there is a marked walkway on the farm leading into the native bush, culminating in a picturesque waterfall. You will need to ask your host beforehand to ensure the path is clear of any livestock.

    If you're up for a more extensive adventure, the Banks Peninsula walking track is conveniently close to the cabin - perfect for a day of outdoor exploration. The nearby Port Levy settlement boasts a charming jetty and excellent spots for swimming and fishing. Take a scenic drive around the stunning bays of Banks Peninsula, with opportunities to relax on beautiful swimming beaches such as Pigeon Bay, Little Akaroa, and Okains Bay. 

  • your hosts

    Your hosts at Tommy's Fall are George and Courtney, and their new baby boy, Henry.

    Henry marks the fourth generation to call Iverna, the family farm, home. The story begins with his great-grandfather, Jim Howden, who, along with his brother Jack, acquired the property in 1957. Partners in farming, Jim eventually took the reins and passed the legacy to his son Ted. Now, George proudly carries on the tradition.

    Nestled in the steep hill country, Tommy's Fall offers breathtaking views of the sea, native bush, and farmland. Despite the seclusion, George and Courtney love how conveniently close to the city it is, making it the best of both worlds. 

    George, a farmer, and Courtney, a Property Valuer in Christchurch, bring their passion for hospitality to Tommy's Fall. Inspired by rave reviews from friends who've experienced the charm of Canopy Camping locations, they've crafted a unique retreat for you to enjoy.


  • "

    Absolutely loved our stay here! The hosts and the place were lovely. The only downfall was that my partner wanted to chop the wood himself, but it was all pre-chopped into lovely sizes for the fire! Can’t fault them for that, though. Absolutely recommend staying here!


    Rebecca Ramsay - 17 Jul 2024

    1 / 12

  • "

    The perfect stay for a relaxing weekend away from the hustle and bustle, and technology.


    Maximillian Carter-Smith - 12 Jul 2024

    2 / 12

  • "

    We had such an amazing stay! The hosts were super responsive, friendly, and nothing was a problem. Thank you so much. I would highly recommend it.


    Kate Gilbert - 25 Jun 2024

    3 / 12

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    We loved our stay at Tommy's Fall. Everything has been so well thought out, right down to the last detail. Gorgeous, peaceful setting with views for miles. We already can't wait to come back. Thank you for sharing your beautiful part of the world with us.


    Melissa Williams - 20 Jun 2024

    4 / 12

  • "

    Tommy's Fall, wow, what a magical place. The view from the bed and hot tub was amazing. It's a great spot to relax by the fire and soak in the view. An awesome spot for a proposal.


    Ashleigh Hills - 13 Jun 2024

    5 / 12

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    Tommy’s Fall was an incredibly awesome stay. The cabin was beautifully clean, and all the amenities you could need were available. The communication from the host was quick, easy, and inviting. The environment, being on their family's working farm, was such a special touch. Watching from afar as the dogs herded the sheep and the farmers waved from the quad bikes was such a Kiwi experience. Genuinely a 10/10 recommendation to stay, whether you are a local or a tourist. There is nothing quite like it.


    Jordan Jarvie - 11 Jun 2024

    6 / 12

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    A great place to unwind and relax.


    Amanda Rayner - 17 May 2024

    7 / 12

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    Beautiful stay, with breathtaking views. Clean, tidy, and everything you need for your stay. The cabin itself is spacious, inviting, and really relaxing. Our highlight was the wood-fired hot tub; it was just magic. We loved our stay here.


    - 29 Apr 2024

    8 / 12

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    We had the most beautiful long weekend away. The view was amazing, and it was a perfect little spot to relax.


    - 27 Apr 2024

    9 / 12

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    Tommy's Fall was a great choice to stay, the surroundings and atmosphere were amazing. We loved everything from the perfect sunrises to the incredible evening stars. A very cosy and relaxing stay. Highly recommend.


    - 16 Apr 2024

    10 / 12

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    Absolutely amazing location and such a peaceful relaxing getaway.


    - 26 Mar 2024

    11 / 12

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    Incredible location, peaceful, and a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Great communication, 11/10!


    - 01 Mar 2024

    12 / 12

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