How to Get Here Farm Stay Accommodation North Canterbury

Relax in the peaceful surroundings of Lovat Downs Bed & Breakfast Country Lodge. We may be located on the main highway, but it life is so peaceful here you will quickly forget that you are anywhere near civilization. When you relax at our lodge you will hear no traffic and see no street lights.

Yet you are only 1 hour north of Christchurch and 1 hour south east of Hamner Springs. When the main highway north is fully open, you are only about an hour and a quarter away from Kaikoura.
We are situated at 380 Greta Road, State Highway 1, Greta Valley – in the heart of North Canterbury.

Directions from Christchurch and The South

If you are heading north from Christchurch, take State Highway 1. You will pass through a number of North Canterbury towns, including Kaiapoi, Woodend, Amberley, and Waipara until you arrive in the Greta Valley. You will find us on the right hand side when heading north, 3km past Greta Valley School.

Directions from Picton, Blenheim, Nelson and The North (Inland Route)

If you are coming from the North, while the coastal road is still shut, you can reach here via a combination of State Highways 1, 63, 6, 65, 7 and 1 again.
If you are coming from Picton take State Highway 1 until you reach Spring Creek, turn right onto State Highway 62 and then left for a short stretch on State Highway 6. At Renwick turn right onto State Highway 63. If you are travelling from Blenheim you can take State Highway 6 to Renwick and then turn left onto State Highway 63, to meet up with the Picton traffic. Blenheim and Picton travellers then follow the inland route of State Highway 63 until it meets up with State Highway 6.
If you are coming down from Nelson follow State Highway 6 south. You will eventually meet up with those travelling south from Picton and Blenheim. All southbound travellers follow State Highway 6 until you reach Shenandoah where you continue straight onto State Highway 65 (signs direct you to Christchurch and the Lewis Pass). Follow State Highway 65 until its conclusion, at which point you should turn left onto State Highway 7. Stay on State Highway 7 until Waikari. In Waikari turn left onto Waikari Valley Rd which will become Scargill Valley Rd. This will bring you to the Greta Valley. Turn left onto State Highway 1, and you will find us on your right 3.8km down the road.

Directions from Hamner Springs

If you are coming to us from Hamner Springs follow State Highway 7A south from that town. You will eventually meet up with those travelling from the north and west at the junction with State Highway 7. Turn left onto State Highway 7. Stay on State Highway 7 until Waikari. In Waikari turn left onto Waikari Valley Rd which will become Scargill Valley Rd. This will bring you to the Greta Valley. Turn left onto State Highway 1, and you will find us on your right 3.8km down the road.

Direction from Greymouth and the West Coast.

Follow State Highway 7 out of Greymouth. Stay on State Highway 7 until Waikari. In Waikari turn left onto Waikari Valley Rd which will become Scargill Valley Rd. This will bring you to the Greta Valley. Turn left onto State Highway 1, and you will find us on your right 3.8km down the road.