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rustic, upgraded shepherd’s huts

The unique Shepherds’ Huts are those used by shepherds for mustering and boundary keeping from the 1860s to the 1970s when there was little or no fencing in the South Island high country. We have upgraded them for comfort and cosiness, while taking care to retain as much of their original history and charm as possible.

The original shepherds’ huts accommodated 6 people, we have added cabins/caravan to allow accommodation of up to 10. The original ‘scrim’ beds in all the huts have been replaced with modern bed bases, covered mattresses, and clean pillows. Gas cooking facilities and a large range of cooking utensils are supplied at each hut.

Flushing loos, hot showers, spring bed bases with mattresses, pillows and pillow cases, are recent additions of comfort! All you need to bring is a sleeping bag, spare clothes and your FOOD!

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station huts

The further away hut was the first building erected on the farm known as ‘Choubra’ by Mr Jack Galwey in the early 1900s. Once the homestead was built it was used as a single man’s accommodation for a few years, then as it fell in to dis-repair it was used as a store-room. In 2010 it was painted, repaired and re-lined inside with macrocarpa, back to it’s original sound condition.

The near hut was built in the 1950’s as a single man’s hut and used as such for a number of years, it too received a ‘facelift’ in 2010 to become usable again. A comfortable base!

sutherland’s hut

Built in 1866 out of local river stone and felled timbers, with a thatched roof and earthen floor. The thatched roof was replaced with corrugated iron, and a wooden floor built in the early 1900’s. In 2001 the damaged chimney and collapsed north end were resurrected and re-plastered, and the inside lined with timber for warmth.

Sutherland’s Hut is New Zealand’s oldest surviving hut, having stood the test of time remarkably well. An historic gem!

devil’s creek hut

Originally built out of timber in the 1870s, it was a small ‘pokey’ hut, and was unintentionally burnt down late 1930’s. It was rebuilt soon after and made slightly larger, the timber and iron were ‘packed out’ by horse from the homestead. In 2005 it was completely re-lined and extended and is now the largest of the 3 huts. Still to this day, this hut remains an essential accommodation base for shepherds at tailing (docking) and calf marking. Spacious luxury!

Four Peaks Station Homestead


Sutherland’s Hut

Devil’s Creek Hut

  • Four Peaks Station Homestead

  • Carpark

  • Sutherland’s Hut

  • Devil’s Creek Hut

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    This walk was a fabulous way to get away from the hurly burly of work! The tracks were well marked, the huts were wonderful – basic but with comfy beds and the total luxury of hot showers and flush loos! Also well written history on each place. The beautiful scenery and peace of the whole station makes this an amazing experience

    JANE C-H
  • highly recommended

    Beautiful area great people highly recommended for a tramp

    We did this walk some time ago now and I have meant to write something ever since. We really enjoyed the walk, and the cabins were divine! So cute. The self service bar was a godsend as well. We both had a bath and watched the sunset. Would recommend this walk.

  • Fabulous experience

    Fabulous experience. Great walk, wonderful hosts – you’ll enjoy the surprises along the way!
    RUTH S

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