The Track season is from November – April and is
limited to 10 walkers or bikers per day.

Enjoy a unique walk/hike option through New Zealand’s high country paradise and stay in a historic upgraded shepherd’s hut on the station.

The track over Four Peaks Station follows the route taken by pioneer farmers and shepherds in the 1850s when sheep were first farmed in the area.

Limiting the number of walkers or mountain bikers ensures you experience the peace and tranquility of the Four Peaks high country environment, and prevents disruption to the stock being farmed there.

Usually only your group will be using the hut, and walking or biking each section of the track, at any one time. Although smaller groups of 2’s or 3’s will be required to share the hut facilities if there are other bookings for the same dates, which can occur over public holidays and weekends.

This is 3 day/2 night walk – an enjoyable and satisfying way to see this amazing country, and experience a charming shepherds hut on the station.  There will be just you, up to 9 friends, endemic and farmed wildlife, and the great outdoors!


Your Itinerary

Sutherland’s Hut – 2 nights stay

    3 Day / 2 Nights


  • COST

Drive to Four Peaks Station 126 Clayton Settlement Road, Fairlie, to arrive at the Station Huts between 1.00 – 2.00pm, park your vehicle and be ‘briefed’ about the Track. At 2pm same day you will be driven by four wheel drive vehicle 17 kilometres to the beginning of the Track, where you then walk 4kms to the historic Sutherland’s Hut, for your 1st night.

Your 2nd day’s walk is a 12 km loop (3-4 hours) to Jumpover Saddle, & back to Sutherland’s Hut, for your 2nd night. En route, at ‘The Jumpover’ you have the option to climb Devil’s Peak (1587m), the 2nd highest of the Four Peaks, approx. an extra 2 1/2 hour return walk to and from the Jumpover.

On your 3rd day you may like to walk up to Fiery Saddle if you like, or have a day or leisure at the Hut.
We collect you and your gear at approx 1-2pm and return you to your vehicle at Four Peaks Station Homestead base.

Four Peaks Station Homestead


Sutherland’s Hut

Devil’s Creek Hut

  • Four Peaks Station Homestead

  • Carpark

  • Sutherland’s Hut

  • Devil’s Creek Hut

what you need to bring on your walk

gear list

A comfortable small day-backpack to carry your lunch, wet weather gear and camera.
Walking Boots
Sensible worn-in walking boots or shoes, the high country terrain can be rugged and uneven.
Waterproofs & spare clothing
Please bring a water proof jacket; woolen hat; sun hat. The weather can change rapidly in the high country, so it is important to have warm clothes. There are several small creeks to cross so you may also get wet feet – bring at least one change of clothes. There are no drying facilities at the huts other than fire places and drying racks.
water bottle
It is essential to carry a water bottle, and drink regularly whilst walking to avoid dehydration. The streams you cross have pristine water (guaranteed by shepherds over the years!) where you can fill up your bottles. There is clean drinking water at each hut. Regular water testing is not carried out, however if you are at all concerned you can boil the water for at least 3 minutes first.
sleeping bag
A good quality sleeping bag – comfortable beds, pillows and clean pillow-slips, are provided.
personal items

Personal equipment such as toilet gear (including insect repellent, sun block, basic first aid kit for blisters and other minor ailments); torch; sunglasses; camera; and towel are strongly recommended.


Sufficient food for 2 or 3 days with plenty of nutritional snacks for during the walk. The huts are fully equipped with cooking utensils and gas top elements (no ovens).  There are no fridges.

Optional extras

Optional extras could include: walking sticks/poles; gaiters; long johns.

Mandatory Gear


As well as our mandatory gear list you will need to have a reasonable level of fitness as the track takes in a variety of grades from easy terrain to uneven ground to steeper up-hill and down-hill sections.

Pack transport is included in the walk price. A ‘pack’ is a standard tramper’s back-pack. Groups of 4 or more are welcome to bring one chilly-bin (esky) for their food, at no extra cost.

Any extra chilly-bins or bags will incur a charge of $10 per item.



    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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