Geoff and Barb


Boutique Dinner Bed & Breakfast in the heart of Canterburys premier wine producing region



7a Johnstone Street, Waipara, North Canterbury 7447

Less than 60kms or 50min drive from Christchurch Airport 


From the moment you arrive you will be drawn into the relaxed friendly style of your real Kiwi hosts, Geoff & Barb Taylor. Their house is older style construction with lots of Rimu wood paneling and polished floors. Good size quiet rooms with modern ensuite bathrooms and king beds ensure you have a good nights rest.

Barb is a qualified chef and Geoff has been very well trained in the kitchen (by Barb) so providing you with a tasty kiwi styled evening meal is no effort. Geoff grows most of the vegetables and the eggs come from our own hens so when we say 'fresh' we mean it! The local 'farmers market' also provides us with a great choice of home grown products. Of course we are  surrounded by wineries and we will treat you to a glass of local Waipara Valley wine to complete the experience.

Feel free to bring a bottle to enjoy with good conversation.

On a warm evening you can choose to sit out in the lovely courtyard and soak up the outstanding country atmospher and then enjoy sitting around the brazier fire and watch the amazing night sky come alive.

Barbs Place is small and personal and mostly we only book 1 room at a time, so if you want to get to know a real Kiwi couple then come spend so time with us. Of course you can spend time alone resting and relaxing if that is your choice.

We are situated amongst some fabulous wineries and we offer wine tours around the boutique wineries, cooking classes and gourmet dinners. We are only a short drive to the thermal pools at Hanmer or whale watch at Kaikoura. See our 'things to do' page.


Room rate for 2 people includes;

Home cooked dinner, cooked or continental breakfast and a great nights sleep   NZ $280.00 per night.

B & B only NZ $180.00 per night

All this and much more when you stay a night or two at 'Barbs Place.

We DO accept, NZDs, direct credit, credit cards -Visa and MasterCard-