Sutherland's Hut Experience

Four Peaks Station offers a 2 - 3 hour adventure. Includes a half hour return 4Wheel drive in to the high country to visit NZ's oldest shepherd hut, Sutherland's Hut; enjoy a kiwi style picnic lunch; meet the farm owners & see sheepdogs work sheep.


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Take a half hour 4Wheel drive from the Farm Barn Café through safe,rural and scenic back roads of the expansive high country. Your destination is to visit New Zealand's oldest surviving shepherd's hut, the 150 year old Sutherlands' Hut, on Four Peaks Station.

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Be taken back over 150 years to a time when shepherds worked in this remote environment on foot and horseback, sheltering in huts.

See a real shepherd working with sheep dogs to guide a flock of high country sheep. Breathe in the pristine high country air and enjoy a delicious ‘kiwi’ picnic lunch.

Chat with your hosts, learn about farming their 5,300 hectare station, and how times have changed over the past century.
This is a 2 - 3 hour unique high country excursion.


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Physical address

Sutherland's Hut Experience, 4 Mount Michael Road, Geraldine-Fairlie Highway, RD 17, Fairlie, Christchurch - Canterbury, New Zealand.

Opening times

Business hours:
10.30am - 12:30pm
Months of operation:
Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, Oct, Nov, Dec

Facilities and Features

Proximity to airport:
2 hours to Christchurch airport
Proximity to coach terminal:
Coaches and buses do drop-offs and pick-ups in Fairlie
Proximity to town:
8km to nearest town of Fairlie

Pricing and Conditions

Adult $395.00
(10 year(s) and under)
Other charges:
Minimum 2 people; maximum 8 people
Further pricing information:
All drives are subject to weather conditions. Children under 18 years of age are not permitted to fly without an adult.

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