Muzzle Station

Muzzle Station, 4 Day Tour

In collaboration with Fiona and Guy Redfern of Muzzle Station and Hamish and Jess Murray of Bluff Station, Driftwood is excited to offer you a safari to the most remote farm in New Zealand.

Muzzle station is not far from Kaikoura as the falcon flies but to get there takes over 26 river crossings by 4 wheel drive vehicle, including the Clarence River and a 1370 metre high mountain range to negotiate. The river level dictates road access.

Fiona's parents Tina and Colin Nimo brought part of Bluff Station belonging to the Murray family and names it Muzzle Station in the early 1980s.

Fiona and Guy now run the farm with Colin and Tina running the finishing farm in Kaikoura. They use aeroplane for access to town on a regular basis.

They run Hereford cattle and merino sheep as well as producing their own honey.

A big part of the Muzzle station are the station horses. Fiona breeds and sells her own horses.

To get to the Muzzle we drive through the Murray's property the Bluff Station. In the mead stream on this property is the KT boundary. The K-T boundary is the point in between the Cretaceous and Tertiary periods. Geologists have dated this period to about 65.5 million years ago. It is the time if the demise of the dinosaurs. Geologists from around the world make a pilgrimage to the mead stream.

Departure and return to Blenheim: 

Sunday 10th February 2019

Wed 20th of February 2019

Monday 1st of April 2019

Maximum number:
4 per tour

4 days, 3 night (2 at Muzzle Station) 

Fitness required:
There are optional short walks in this tour

$2,250 per person by SUV Toyota Fortuner. Accommodation is in high country cottages with own sleeping bags. All food provided

Exploring the Mead stream for fossils.
Chalk range at Bluff Station.
A South Island robin.
Clarence reserve
A historic musters hut

Questions? Ring Will and Rose at 03 5777 651. (+64 3 5777 651 international)