Fossil Creek Farm is a healing sanctuary for people and animals

Fossil Creek Farm Trust has been created to heal our people, restore the native whenua and to rescue animals. The wai runs from the springs in the maunga. Tui, Korimako and Kereru are abundant. Jude (nga puhi) and Lloyd are guardians of the farm and are driven by a desire to reduce suicide numbers in our community. Guided by aroha and her tupuna, Jude is on her waka connecting with whanau and communities to let people know that Fossil Creek Farm is a safe healing and nurturing place. A journey will start with one person and become whanau based in time, with wellbeing growing outwards into schools and communities. 

We are here to help

All therapy staff have social work qualifications standing solid with animal therapy, nature therapy and equine therapy on the farm. Respite options range from fully self-contained to within the main whare. We take actively suicidal people who have nowhere else to go. We wrap around these people and start a journey that we are fully committed to, for as long as is needed.

We are ready to help, if you are struggling with anxiety, low self-esteem, depression, isolation, or life in general, then a visit to Fossil Creek Farm Trust can help.

Come to relax

In the busy world we live in today, we are aware that many people require time away from the pressures of life but do not have a place they can “get away from it all” to de-stress, breathe, and relax in a peaceful environment.

Where you can find us

We are in based in Brightwater, 25 minutes from Nelson City.

100 Garden Valley Road, Wairoa Valley 7091, Tasman, Nelson, New Zealand

+64 3 970 0620

Disclaimer: We are not a registered Health Provider. Our services compliment your professional health providers.