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

Multi Day Options on a High Country Sheep Station

Aside from the 'back to nature' experiences, accommodation for the multi-day packages is at Beaumont farmstay cottage.  This spacious, 3 bedroomed abode is situated adjacent to the homestead.  There is complimetary internet (which is limited) and a well equipped laundry available at the cottage.  A short stroll allows visitors to enjoy a spa (hot tub) and infrared sauna.   

Overnight Horse Trek (minimum 2 persons)
Enjoy stunning scenery and a 'back to nature experience' on this all inclusive two day horse riding package.  Can be tailored to suit beginners to experienced riders, who have a reasonable level of fitness.
The excursion on the first day offers frequent opportunities to canter and crosses over a pristine mountain river.  Here lunch and a swim can be enjoyed, with the journey culminating at Barretts Hut, a private cabin originally built as musterers lodgings in a bygone era.  Nestled in the foothills of the Takitimu mountains, this rustic, three roomed abode is situated amidst stunning, secluded surroundings.  It has basic facilities, including a separate eco-friendly composting toilet.  Hence, enjoy an authentic 'back to nature' overnight experience. The route the second day climbs up over Centre Hill, where you are rewarded with vast panoramic views of the surrounding countryside.
Cost and further details of 'Overnight Horse Trek' are below. Contact Lynn for a detailed description.

New option available on this package exclusively for horse owners...Bring your own horse
Minumum numbers will apply, contact Lynn for more details

Sheep Station Exclusive (for 2 persons)
A popular combination for couples over 2 days and nights. Offers the opportunity to enjoy an experience synonomous with NZ high country sheep farming; a genuine horseback muster. 
This is complimented by   a scenic half day horse ride on the alternate day. As an alternative to the mustering, a four wheel drive tour, or full day horse ride can be chosen.  Accommodation is at Beaumont farm stay cottage  a spacious 3 bedroomed abode, where you can relax and enjoy peaceful surroundings.  Treat yourself to a therapeutic spa during your visit.  Join your hosts at the homestead for the evening meals. These are generally 2 course, using our own meat and vegetables where possible, and are accompanied by wine, or beer.  The ‘High Country Horseback Muster' is recommended for experienced riders with a good level of finess.  Allow a full day for this activity as horses are ridden to and from the locations to be mustered.
Cost and further details of the 'Sheep Station Exclusive' below, price for more than 2 persons on enquiry. 

Romantic Overnight Escape (for 2 persons)
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).

Relax and enjoy an appetizing platter or light meal on the evening of your arrival, amidst the ambient peaceful 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.  Allow around 2.5 hours total, with about 1 hour in the saddle.  Enjoy a continental style breakfast the following morning, then depart at your leisure.  If preferred the horse ride can be taken during the morning prior to departure.
Cost and further details of the 'Romantic Overnight Escape' are below.

Four Wheel Drive Exclusive
A competitively priced 'back to nature' overnight 4-wheel drive experience. It is ideal for families (up to 5 persons), a small group (up to 4 persons), or a couple on their own.  Enjoy a memorable overnight experience and explore part of this high country sheep station (aka ranch) in the comfort of a 4-wheel drive vehicle.
 
Your host will guide you by four wheel drive through stunning landscapes on route to Barretts Hut.  (There is also the option of partaking in a swim in a pristine mountain stream on the journey.)  This private cabin was originally built as musterers lodgings in a bygone era.  Nestled in the foothills of the Takitimu mountains, this rustic, three roomed abode is situated amidst stunning, secluded surroundings.  It has basic facilities, including a separate eco-friendly composting toilet.  Hence, enjoy a 'back to nature' overnight experience.  The 4-wheel drive excursion the following day climbs up over Centre Hill, where panaramic views of the surrounding landscape await.    
Cost and further details are below.  Contact Lynn for a full description.

High Country Muster Elite
A three day and night, all inclusive horse riding package, which includes the legendary high country muster; along with an overnight 'back to nature' experience at Barretts Hut.  An ideal option for experienced riders with a limited timeframe.  Suitable for a single, double, or 3 person booking.
Upon arrival, preparations are made for an overnight excursion to Barretts Hut (as described in the overnight horse trek above).  For the other 2 nights, accommodation will be at Beaumont farm stay cottage.  Join your hosts for the evening meals.  These are generally 2 courses, prepared with our own meat and vegetables where possible and served with beer, or wine.  Participate in a 'high country muster experience' on the third day, where you will ride out into the back country to help gather sheep, or cattle to herd (move) to another area.
For cost and further details see below.  Contact Lynn for a detailed description.

Back to Nature 
A competively priced three day, all inclusive 'back to nature' horseback experience.  Suitable for beginners to experienced riders with a reasonable level of fitness.  Minimum of 2 persons.
Accommodation is at Barretts Hut, a private cabin originally built as musterers lodgings in a bygone era.  Nestled in the foothills of the Takitimu mountains, this rustic, three roomed abode is situated amidst stunning, secluded surroundings.  It has basic facilities, including a separate eco-friendly composting toilet.  Hence, enjoy a 'back to nature' experience.  Relax and enjoy as you explore this beautiful area.
See below for more information and contact Lynn for a detailed description. 

Boundary Ride
Explores much of the unique, diverse scenery this high country sheep station has to offer.  Due to the duration in the saddle, it is better suited to riders with previous experience, but can be tailored to suit.
The 'Boundary Ride' can either be 4 days and 3 nights, or alternatively, 4.5 days and 4 nights.  The package includes a 'back to nature' overnight experience at Barretts Hut (as described above), along with an expedition which climbs up and over Mount Rouse, journeying amidst sub-alpine flora and forna.  Due to the distances, this area of the property is rarely visited by horseback, hence, the package offers a wonderful opportunity to visitors.
See below for cost and more information.  Contact Lynn for a detailed description.

NZ High Country Ranch Exclusive (7 days and 6 nights)
Horse riding based, this package is the definitive choice for anyone wishing to experience the  unique characteristics of a New Zealand high country sheep station (aka ranch).
Includes free transfer to and from Winton (or Mossburn).  This is on route by bus between Queenstown, Invercargill and Te Anau through 'Tracknet' or 'Intercity'.  An exciting holiday choice which includes a high country muster and an overnighter to Barretts Hut. 
See below for cost and more information.  Contact Lynn for a detailed description.

          











 


Sheep Station Exclusive  

  For 2 Persons:
  2 nights accommodation at Beaumont farm stay cottage
  1 evening meal at cottage or homestead
  'Kiwi' barbeque at homestead
  2 continental breakfasts
  High country muster.....
......or alternatively 4-wheel drive tour with lunch
  Half day horse ride with lunch

  Cost:  $755 NZD per person

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Four Wheel Drive Exclusive

  1 nights accommodation at Barretts Hut
1 evening meal
Cooked breakfast, along with cereal
4-wheel drive tour (around 2 hours)   

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
From 1 January 2017:  5% increase on this package

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High Country Muster Elite

2 nights accommodation at Beaumont Farmstay
1 nights accommodation at Barretts Hut
3 evening meals
1 cooked breakfast at Barretts Hut, along with cereal
2 continental style breakfasts at the cottage
2 days horse riding
High country horseback muster

Cost:  1 person $1650 NZD
2 persons $1385 NZD per person
3 persons $1177 NZD per person

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Boundary Ride
Option 1:  3.5 days and 3 nights

2 nights accommodation at Beaumont farmstay cottage
1 nights accommodation at Barretts Hut
3 evening meals
    1 cooked breakfast at Barretts Hut, along with cereal
2 continental breakfasts at the cottage
3.5 days horse riding

Cost:  1 person $1890 NZD
2 persons $1580 NZD per person
3 persons $1343 NZD per person

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NZ High Country Sheep Ranch Exclusive
Small group option

5 nights accommodation at Beaumont cottage
1 nights accommodation at Barretts Hut
6 evening meals
5 continental breakfasts at the cottage
1 cooked breakfast at Barretts Hut, along with cereal
5 days horse riding
including one day mustering experience
1 day participating in another farm experience
or if preferred horse ride
Transfer to and from Winton

Cost: 1 person $3020 NZD
2 persons $2720 NZD per person
3 persons $2470 NZD per person

 


Romantic Getaway

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

Cost:  $585 NZD per couple
From 1 January 2017:  $615 NZD total

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Overnight Horse Trek  

For 2 persons:  
1 nights accommodation at Barretts Hut
  1 evening meal
2 days horse riding
Cooked breakfast, along with selection of cereals 

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

 

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Back to Nature

2 nights accommodation at Barretts Hut
2 evening meals
2 cooked breakfasts, along with cereal
3 days horse riding

Cost:  2 persons $1085 NZD per person
3 persons $920 NZD per person
4 persons $813 NZD per person



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Boundary Ride
Option 2:  4 days and nights

Includes all of Option 1 along with:
Total of 4 days horse riding
1 extra nights accommodation at cottage
1 evening meal and continental breakfast

Cost: 1 person $2160 NZD
2 persons $1880 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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