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Our grassed sites are spacious and quiet.
We limit our numbers in the park at any one time so that guests retain privacy and the ability to relax.
The main facilities building has showers, toilets, a kitchen and laundry for your use all within 50m.
Includes the use of all facilities on the farm.
If you desire the space, peace and the clean country air, SMITHS FARM HOLIDAY PARK is the place for you. Smiths Farm in proud to offer a quality holiday and has been rated as 4+STAR and Enviro Silver by Qualmark.
Situated on a working beef farm, the park is a base from which to relax, explore the Marlborough Sounds of New Zealand or an ideal stopover if you are travelling to or from the North Island. We are 30 minutes from the ferry.
The Park, constructed in 1997, is spacious and quiet, never crowded, and has clean, modern facilities, comfortable standard cabins, self contained units, and motels.
Flat powered and non powered sites are ideal for campers, caravans and campervans. Groups are easily accommodated and the park is an ideal location for low cost conferences, seminars and team building.
There are a number of farm and bush walks highlighting the natural history and the farming heritage of the area to explore during your stay. Located 4km from the Anakiwa end of the Queen Charlotte Track courtesy pick up and drop off is available.
Smiths Farm is situated 22km from Picton and 14km from Havelock on a working beef farm on the Queen Charlotte Drive at Linkwater in the Marlborough Sounds.
The park is spacious, private, quiet and safe as facilities, sites and play areas are well away from the road.
A bush and farm walk is an opportunity to mingle with the farm animals at leisure, bird watch or visit the abundant glow worms at night. Friendly farm animals provide hours of enjoyment for children and adults alike. The nearest beach is 3 km away at Anakiwa with Moetapu Bay only 6 km away. Both are sheltered and safe.
The Queen Charlotte Track is only 4 km away and half day or longer walks can be conducted easily. Mountain bikes are permitted on the track and the hire bikes available from the park are ideal to take for a days touring. Popular sea kayaking can be conducted from Anakiwa.
The size of the park allows the hosts Chris and Barbara Faulls to provide a friendly and courteous service to ensure your stay is an enjoyable one.
The modern ablution block includes commercial laundry facilities, a large kitchen and dining area, television, and private toilets and showers. The limited numbers ensure there are no long waits and allow facilities to be well maintained and kept clean.
A large covered and shaded outdoor seating area is attached to the ablution block. Spacious Standard Cabins, Self Contained Units and Motels that sleep 4 - 5 are available. For your added enjoyment we now also have a private cottage that sleeps one couple and a child or two singles. The park is the perfect base from which to relax or seek adventure.
General Room Facilities
These are general facilities shared across all rooms.
Ample area is available for guest's cars or boats.
Location / Distances
The local area has many activities that can be reached within 15 minutes including:
Sea Kayaking: from Anakiwa ( base station is just 500m away ) or from several other companies operating out of Picton or Havelock.
Mountain Biking: The Queen Charlotte Track or the scenic local roads. Hire bikes are available at Smiths Farm
Horse Trekking: 30minutes away. Trek the hills or swim the horse in the river. Beaches: Within 4km there are several safe swimming beaches.
Boat Trips: For fishing, diving, observing the green lip mussel farming process, garden tours, doing the mail boat run or just sightseeing, these are available from nearby Picton or Havelock.
Tramping: The start of the Queen Charlotte Track is only 4km away. With options for all fitness levels ranging from five day tramps to easy day walks. The Waikakaho Track, also 4km away, has been recently redeveloped and follows the old goldminers trail.
Restaurants: The Linkwater Country Inn, 2km away has a restaurant and bar. The Clansman, The Slip Inn and the Mussel Pot restaurant, specialising in delicious green lip mussel meals are just 15 minutes drive away in Havelock.
For those wanting a little extra dining adventure, drive to Te Mahia, catch the water taxi and sample the foods of St Omer.
Dairy/ Service Station: This is situated 2km away and holds most daily requirements. It is the only local service station selling petrol/diesel.
Between 2:00 pm and 10:00 pm
Summer Hours: 8am - 8pm - Winter Hours 9am - 7pm
Directions to Property
We are 22 km from Picton and are easy to find once you get on the Queen Charlotte Drive near the ferry terminals at Picton.
We are on the long Linkwater straight in the farmland.
If coming from Havelock we are 14 km along the Queen Charlotte Drive which starts at the Blenheim side of Havelock.
Whichever direction you come from look for our letter box number (1419).
Please click here for Google map and driving directions
1st night payment is required as deposit.
Full payment on arrival.
Should a site or accommodation booking be cancelled prior to or during the period of reservation, then the proprietor will make reasonable effort to re-let the site, and if able to do so then any sum paid will be refunded less a $20 administration fee. If the site or accommodation is unable to be re-let then all or part of any sum paid will be forfeited as liquidated damages at the discretion of the proprietor
Children 3 and under can stay for free. Our child rate applies from 4 to 15 years of age.
Check In Policy
The standard check in time is 2 pm. Earlier check in is possible by arrangement.