Packages on a High Country Sheep Station
Overnight Horse Trek (minimum 2 persons)
Explore the sheep ranch on an overnight expedition to Barretts Hut. This all inclusive two day package can be tailored to suit all riding abilities, from beginners to the experienced.
Ideally arrival should be around 9 am. The excursion the first day offers frequent opportunities to canter and crosses over a pristine mountain river, where lunch and a swim may be enjoyed, to then culminate at Barretts Hut. Situated at the foothills of the Takitimu Mountains, on the fringes of beautiful beech forest, this spacious, private cabin was originally built as musterer’s accommodation. It has basic facilities and a separate ‘long drop’ toilet, hence, expect an authentic back country experience. Relax and enjoy a bottle of wine with your evening meal amidst the stunning, unspoiled, secluded surroundings. Indulge in a wholesome cooked breakfast before departing on the homeward journey the following day. The route climbs up over Centre Hill, where you are rewarded with vast panoramic views of the surrounding countryside.
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Exclusively for horse owners...Bring your own horse
Minumum numbers apply, contact Lynn for more details
Sheep Station Exclusive
Enjoy a popular combination for couples over 2 days and nights.
Experience a genuine high country horseback muster, or alternatively a four wheel drive tour, complimented by a scenic half day horse ride the following day. Accommodation is at Beaumont farm stay cottage where you can relax and enjoy the tranquil surroundings and timeless atmosphere. Treat yourself to a therapeutic spa during your visit. Meals are two course and accompanied by a glass of wine, or beer. Previous riding experience and a good level of fitness is recommended for the ‘High Country Horseback Muster’. View current specials.
See further details of the 'Sheep Station Exclusive' below, price for more than 2 persons on enquiry.
Romantic Overnight Escape
The perfect gift for a birthday, or wedding anniversary. This overnight package includes one nights accommodation, along with a romantic twilight horse ride (suitable for learners to experienced riders with a good level of fitness). See full details of the package below.
Relax and enjoy an appetizing platter on the evening of your arrival, amidst the ambient country atmosphere of Beaumont cottage. Following this, you will be taken on a leisurely twilight horse ride, venturing up into the hills. Divine views await here, bathed in soft dusk light. Then, as darkness descends, travel quietly down through native bush. The luminous lights of the glowworms feature along the damp banks of the forest track (darkness permitting). Return to your accommodation around 11 pm.
Enjoy a late continental breakfast the following morning. Relax in a therapeutic spa, amidst its own garden setting; just a short stroll from the cottage. Depart at your leisure. View current specials.
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New Package - Four Wheel Drive Exclusive
Family discount for 2015-16 season, view specials
A competitively priced package, perfect for families (up to 5 persons), a small group (up to 4 persons), or a couple on their own. Includes an overnight, all inclusive 'back to nature' experience, along with a four wheel drive excursion in the high country. Accompanied by your host, you can expect genuine southern hospitality and a memorable experience.
Explore some of the farthest reaches of this sheep station (aka ranch) in the comfort of a 4-wheel drive, travelling through stunning, unspoiled scenery. Accommodation will be at 'Barretts Hut', a secluded, rustic cabin set amidst beautiful, natural surroundings. Arrival is mid afternoon with departure following lunch the next day. See below for more details and contact Lynn for a full description.
Interested in a horseback adventure holiday
Three to five day all inclusive horse riding holiday packages are also available. These include 'Back to Nature' a competively priced 3 day option, 'Boundary Ride', a 4 day horseback adventure, 'High Country Muster Elite', a three day option, and 'High Country Sheep Ranch Exclusive', a popular 7 day experience. View horse riding for details on these packages.