Activities and Local Attractions


For Western House Bed and Breakfast guests we have mountain bikes and golf clubs that they can use free of charge.  Or if you like something a bit more thrilling we also have motorbikes available to hire.

You can also just sit back and relax in a peaceful and tranquil atmosphere during the day or keep snug and warm in front of a cozy open fire during the winter months.


We’re happy to organise tours of the area:

  • There are half a dozen golf courses within 45 minutes drive of Western House
  • John would love any excuse to take you fishing.
  • Guided hunting trips are also available by prior arrangement.

Activities in and around Kurow

Kurow is a small friendly township in the Waitaki Valley in the South Island of New Zealand with a population of 339 (2006 census).

When you stop in Kurow, why not enjoy some of the following activities:

  • Waitaki Dam
  • Maori rock drawings
  • Twin Bridges
  • Geological formations (eg. Elephant rocks and Earthquakes)
  • Kurow Museum and Information Centre
  • Walking Track
  • Alps 2 Ocean cycle trial
  • Horse Trekking at Stoneridge Horsetreks near Kurow
  • Kurow Winery’s
  • Orchards
  • Golf Courses
  • Fishing
  • Water Sports
  • Cafes and Pubs
  • Visit Ostler Vineyard –
  • Or for a daring adventure get in contact with Vertical Ventures –


Distances (approximately)

Kurow to Oamaru 65 kms
Kurow to Dunedin 182 kms
Kurow to Omarama 53 kms
Kurow to Twizel 84 kms
Kurow to Mt Cook Village 146 kms
Kurow to Queenstown 220 kms