Your Hosts

Jane and StewartHi, we are Stewart and Jane Whiteside, your hosts at Tipapa Estate. Our journey to Tipapa has been one of many years.

Jane is a former professional university librarian and administrator – and passionate weekend gardener. She is now the full-time gardener and Manager at Tipapa.
Meanwhile, Stewart puts his creative skills into everything from cooking fabulous food in the kitchen to crafting rustic furniture and general maintenance, while still maintaining his lifelong career as a pilot. Ruby and Sapphire, our German Short-haired Pointers, are the official dogs who love meeting new people. #RubyatTipapa #SapphireatTipapa

We have been fortunate to visit and stay in wonderful places around the world, and when we found Tipapa we knew it was a unique place deserving of our love and attention, and to be shared with others. Tipapa Homestead is also quite special to the people of the Greta Valley and Hurunui district. Tipapa is valued as an important part of the local history and our neighbours are greatly supportive of Tipapa’s new lease of life. The Woolshed and gardens are available for events and we have added to this by opening the homestead for B&B guests who can share our enjoyment of our peaceful and historic home.