Kortmar Shiba & Play package @ Kortmar Manor

 **** Simon & Lyne are galivanting around Australia in their Motorhome during 2023 so our Shiba Stay & Play packages will resume in 2024 ****



Would you like to join us for an overnight Shiba experience at Kortmar Manor? Do you want to pick a Shiba to take for a walk, bath a Shiba, play with the dogs and if we have them, puppies too? Brush them, feed them and just generally be surrounded by Kortmar Shibas? Take photos and have as many cuddles as you want? Does that sound like something you would enjoy?


Kortmar Shiba Stay & Play packages are only available at select times - please contact us for booking availability but we will do our best to work with you to find a suitable time. 


Please note that due to the heat for our dogs and visitors, we do not plan to hold Shiba Stay & Play packages during December, January or February each year. 


We offer the following options for your stay in your own self contained guest suite (own bathroom, bedroom and kitchenette) - prices quoted are for a couple staying in the same room - other options are listed below:


Mini Break (1 night) - arrive from 10am onwards on Day 1 and head home after lunch (or earlier) at your convenience on Day 2 - See a SAMPLE Mini Break Itinerary 
  • Bed & Breakfast only - $300 (own arrangements for other meals)
  • Fully catered - $450

Getaway (2 nights) - arrive from 10am onwards on Day 1, spend Day 2 with the dogs and us or explore some of the local area and head home after lunch (or earlier) at your convenience on Day 3

  • Bed & Breakfast only - $500 (own arrangements for other meals)
  • Fully catered - $750
Show Weekend (2 nights) - arrive from 10am onwards on Day 1 and that afternoon / evening we wash and prepare the dogs for the show, spend Day 2 at the dog show with us  and then either come on out to the show again on Day 3 or spend the day with the dogs at Kortmar Manor and head home after lunch at your convenience on Day 3 (or at the end of the show)
  • Fully catered - $750 (its a bit more difficult to share catering with the Show Weekend package but happy to discuss options)


  • Packages can be revised for a single person - please ask.
  • Additional fully catered days/nights are available to all packages - please ask.
  • Arrival and departure timings are flexible - we aim to please.
  • BYO Alcohol or special drinks 
  • Coffee machine and pods etc. along with tea, hot chocolate and soft drinks supplied.
  • See Kortmar Manor B&B for information about the rooms (we will NOT have general B&B guests during a Shiba Stay & Play visit)


Larger Parties

We have additional rooms (Queen Bed or King Single Bed) and can provide access to another bathroom (that we do not use) - please contact us to discuss how we could accommodate a larger party and the costs involved.


Dietary Restrictions

While we can work around most dietary restrictions, you are welcome to bring your own food if that is preferred - a fridge and microwave is supplied in the kitchenette but you are also welcome to use our kitchen to prepare food if required. After you book, we will contact you via email to confirm diet requirements and food preferences - each visit is tailored to suit.


For a Show Weekend

Depending upon the size of your party, you can either travel with us or follow us to the show - we will provide catering and gear for the day as required. We will have advised via email prior to the visit what show it is and what extra clothing might be required (depending upon the time of year). This is a great idea if you might be interested in showing sometime but its also just another opportunity to share an experience with our dogs and get a chance to check out hundreds of other dogs of all different breeds at the show as well.


For the Mini Break or Getaway

You are under no obligation to follow a set schedule - if you would just like to sit around playing with the dogs or generally spend time with them rather than socialising with us, that is perfectly fine - this is about YOUR time with the dogs and how best that works for YOU.


kortmar manor - where is it

kortmar manor - how to get here

Self drive - we have plenty of parking on site.

  • Sydney to Barmedman - 460km (5.5hrs) via the Hume Highway then Burley Griffin Way (via Temora)
  • Sydney to Barmedman - 452km (6 hrs) via the Great Western Highway then Mid Western Highway (via Grenfell)
  • Melbourne to Barmedman - 576km (6.5hrs) via the Hume Highway then Olympic Way (via Wagga Wagga)


For interstate or international visitors:

Either pick up a hire car or we could arrange to pick you up (prior agreement only).

  • Canberra - 250km (3hrs)
  • Wagga Wagga (Regional airport) - 122km (1.5hrs)

kortmar manor - our home & grounds

More info about Kortmar Manor, including details of your accommodation is on our Kortmar Manor B&B page - check it out!