Discover an unforgettable experience on a New Zealand family owned and managed high country sheep station (aka ranch).    

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.
See further details of 'Overnight Horse Trek' below.

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.
See further details of the 'Romantic Overnight Escape' below

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.




Sheep Station Exclusive  

  For 2 Persons:
  2 nights accommodation at Beaumont farm stay cottage
  Two course meal at cottage or homestead
  'Kiwi' barbeque at homestead - 2 course
  2 continental breakfasts
  High country muster or 4-wheel drive tour with lunch
  Half day horse ride (including lunch)

  Cost:  $755 NZD per person


Four Wheel Drive Exclusive

  1 nights accommodation
Evening meal along with a bottle of wine (or beer)
Cooked breakfast, along with cereal
4-wheel drive tour (shorter version)   

Cost:  2 persons $710 NZD total
3 persons $906 NZD total ($302 per person)
4 persons $1136 per person ($284 per person)
Family - Price on enquiry 


Romantic Getaway

  For 1 couple:
  1 nights accommodation at Beaumont farm stay cottage
  Wholesome  platter (suitable for supper or light meal)
  Bottle of sparkling wine
  Continental breakfast
  Twilight horse ride (1-2 hours in saddle) 

Cost:  $585 NZD per couple


Overnight Horse Trek  

For 2 persons:  
1 nights accommodation
  Evening meal along with bottle of wine
2 days horse riding, lunch included...
...allow around 4 hours in the saddle per day
Cooked breakfast, along with selection of cereals 

Cost:  2 persons $668 NZD per person
3-4 persons $534 NZD per person   


Beaumont High Country Experience operates seasonally from November to April, off season by arrangement.  Bookings are accepted on the understanding that visitor's have read the information on 'Responsibility'.


Beaumont High Country Experience
Struan and Lynn Minty
Beaumont Station, RD 1,
Otautau 9689, Southland, New Zealand
Phone:    03 280 3540         
Mobile:    027 292 8204
Email Lynn


We are located in Western Southland, New Zealand  


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