Discover the ultimate high country horse riding experience  on a family owned and managed New Zealand sheep station (aka ranch).

Horse Riding on a High Country Sheep Station

Operating since 2003, Beaumont High Country Experience has built a reputation for excellence.  Bookings are not combined, hence, visit as a single, couple, family, or small group to become our exclusive guests for the duration of your visit.  This enables us to personally tailor to the individual needs of our visitors.  Various options are available, from half and full day, bed and breakfast, to multi day horse riding holidays.

Historic Flecks Hut Horse Ride:
This full day horse ride is the perfect  way to enjoy the diverse high country scenery of a New Zealand high country sheep station.  Minimum of 2 persons.
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 3-4 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.  Minimum of 2 persons.
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 shrubbery, 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 4 hours duration (around 2 hours in the saddle).  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' on horseback.  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,  this experience is recommended for riders with previous horse riding experience and a good level of fitness.  Duration is dependant on location and other factors, however, allow a full day.  Subject to current farm activities.  Contact Lynn for more information.

View our all inclusive  packages, or bed and breakfast options, or email Lynn to tailor your your package.  View our current specials.

Multi Day Horse Riding Holiday Options:
Various multi day horse rding holidays from three to seven days are now available.  This includes the 'NZ Sheep Ranch Exclusive', a popular choice for single visitors.  Seven days and nights (with departure on day eight), this horse riding based holiday includes, along with horseback mustering, other unique aspects of a high country sheep farm visit.  Free transfer from Winton (on route between Invercargill and Queenstown via Tracknet), or alternatively Mossburn (on route through Intercity) is available.  Email Lynn for details on these options.


Horse Riding Options (Prices valid  from 1 November 2014 to 31 October 2017):


Name of Horse Ride






Price (based on 2 persons)


Historic Flecks Hut Horse Ride  

Allow 6-7 hours 

Beginners to more experienced riders 

3-4 persons $220/per 





Half Day Horse Ride 


Allow 3-4 hours 

Beginners to more experienced riders



High Country Horseback Muster



Multi Day Horse Riding Holiday


Varying duration, allow full day.



From 3-7 days, longer by arrangement

Experienced riders  Good level of fitness



Beginners to experienced riders Good level of fitness


$385 for one person



Various prices, single booking options available 
Email Lynn for details 

Safety Features
We have a small team of quiet well mannered horses which we use for visitors.  All except one, who is semi-retired, are kept in work throughout the season.  Helmets of variable sizes are available for use.  Horses are matched to riders, however, most are suitable for beginners to experienced riders.  Due to the hilly terrain, stock saddles are used for your comfort and safety, although there are some general purpose ones.  The saddles are fitted with safety sturrips.  Half chaps are available for riders use.  There are also a couple of 'dry as a bone' riding coats for use in adverse or unpredicatable weather, although these are generally only required on the multi-day packages.  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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