Discover the ultimate high country horse riding experience  on a New Zealand sheep station.  Exclusively for you and your partner (or friend).  Personally guided by a station owner. 
(Small groups by arrangement.)

Horse Riding on a High Country Sheep Station

Historic Flecks Hut Horse Ride:
A perfect  way to enjoy the diverse high country scenery of a New Zealand high country sheep station.
Traverse the hills as you make your way to historic Flecks Hut.  Follow a narrow bush track, amid an abundance of ferns and shrubbery, the tall beech trees towering above.  Awaiting you at Flecks Hut is a hearty  lunch, along with a bottle of chilled wine.  Here, relax and enjoy the peaceful solitude, amidst the vastness of unspoiled tussock landscape.  In the afternoon, climb toward the peak of Morley Hill, to experience amazing views of the surrounding countryside.  With around 4 hours in the 'saddle', this horse ride is ideal for beginners to experienced riders. Described by one visitor as “The best fun you can have on 4 legs and the real way to see New Zealand”.  View other visitor's comments.

Half Day Horse Ride:
Ideal for families or couples with limited time.
This scenic horse ride is an excellent alternative to the 'Historic Flecks Hut Horse Ride'.  Many of its features are included; from the native bush trail, amidst an abundance of ferns and shubbery, to divine views of the Southland plain.  Enjoy a light picnic lunch (or morning/afternoon tea) on route. Suitable for beginners to more experienced riders.  Times to suit, allow 3-4 hours duration.  For anyone staying at Beaumont Cottage, this ride is a superb addition to the 'High Country Muster'.

High Country Horseback Muster:
A true high country farming experience.
Assist your Guide to saddle up as you prepare to ride out and join the 'mustering team'.  Once there, help with the gathering (herding) of the sheep, or cattle in the high country. Enjoy off-road  backcountry horseback riding over diverse, hilly terrain. Due to the nature of the activity and the 'untamed natural'' environment,  previous horse riding experience and a good level of fitness is recommended.  Subject to current farm activities.  Contact Lynn for more information.

River Valley Traverse:
An extended horse ride for experienced horse riders who are actively riding.
Saddle up and head out over the tops for the ride of your life.  Enjoy a wholesome lunch and well earned rest under the grandeur of the Takitimu Mountains.  Here you can take the plunge in a mountain fresh stream to ease those weary muscles before departing home. 




Finish your day with a relaxing spa.
Just sit back, enjoy the music and let the jets do the work.  Available with full day options.

Looking for more, book Beaumont Cottage along with your experience, or contact Lynn and we will see what we can do.   


Horse Riding Options:


Name of Horse Ride






Price (based on 2 persons, valid to 31 October 2010)


Historic Flecks Hut Horse Ride 


Allow 6-7 hours 

Beginners to more experienced riders 


River Valley Traverse 

Allow 7-8 hours 

Experienced riders  Reasonable level of fitness 


Half Day Horse Ride


Allow 3-4 hours

Beginners to more experienced riders


High Country Horseback Muster


Varying duration, allow full day.

Experienced riders  Good level of fitness


$330 for one person

Safety Features
Our horses are friendly and quiet and very used to the differing terrain.  Safety helmets are provided and wet weather gear is available. Generally stocks saddles are used for horse riding, as they are comfortable and more suited to the hills.  Wear long trousers and comfortable footwear suitable for walking.  Heels are prefered, but not necessary, as safety stirrups are available.  Warm clothing, which can be removed when hot, is advised.  Bookings are accepted on the understanding that visitor's have read the information on  'Responsibility' .
Beaumont High Country Experience operates seasonally from November to April and off-season by arrangement.

C/- Lynn Minty
Beaumont Station, RD 1,
Otautau 9689, Southland, NZ
Phone: 03 931 9858      Mobile: 027 292 8204
Email Lynn 


We are located  in
Western Southland
New Zealand

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