OBERAU – is a classic European style country house offering B&B accommodation to discerning travellers looking for a memorable stay in beautiful North Canterbury, New Zealand.


Oberau is surrounded by oak and hazelnut trees with views of the Southern Alps. The house and garden has been featured in several magazines. The large lawn areas , potager and flower gardens change with the seasons and there is always the opportunity for a stroll after breakfast or before sunset.


Christchurch city and the international airport are within 20 minutes drive, as are several golf courses, wineries, and other attractions. Every Friday the famous Ohoka Farmers Market attracts hundreds of people from around north Canterbury and Christchurch city who as well as enjoying the market spend time walking the Ohoka stream and generally enjoying the atmosphere of village life.


Our guest bedrooms open onto an upstairs veranda. The perfect place to sit with a book or simply take in the fresh clean air and beautiful tranquil setting. Many of our guests enjoy a complimentary glass of sauvignon blanc while watching the sunset.


Sara and Rod enjoy helping guests in planning their daily activities, from advice as to the choice of restaurants and cafes in the area and they will also make sure that you discover the less well known local attractions. Complimentary wireless internet access is provided.


Some of our guests have described their stay at Oberau as a highlight of their New Zealand holiday or adventure.