Sutherland's Hut is New Zealand's Oldest Shepherd's Hut still in use
Allow 90 minutes for this unique and iconic experience
$795 per person (includes lunch). Minimum 2 people, maximum 5 people.
Departure times are by arrangement, between 11am to 12.30pm.
Take a short helicopter flight from the Farm Barn Cafe and be treated to views of the expansive high country including valleys, hills and passes, rivers, lakes and the majestic Southern Alps. 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 and learn about farming practices on their 5,300 hectare station and how they have changed over the past century.
Flights depart from Farm Barn Cafe, 4 Mount Michael Road, SH79, Geraldine - Fairlie Highway, 8km north of Fairlie.
Sutherland's hut is 700m above sea level and exposed to the extreme environment, it is only accessible during the warmer months from 1 November until 30 April. Closed 25 and 26 December and 1 January.
To book this niche high country experience contact:
Kate Prosser +64 21 22 11 077
Flights depart from the Farm Barn Cafe, which is only two hours drive from Christchurch and is at the gateway to the Mackenzie and Southern Lakes.