Muzzle Station, The Clarence, South Island - 4 Day Tour
In collaboration with Fiona and Guy Redfern of Muzzle Station, we can offer you a rare opportunity to visit one of the most remote farms in New Zealand.
Muzzle station is not far from the seaside township of Kaikoura as the falcon flies, but to get there takes over 25 river crossings by 4 wheel drive vehicle, including the main confluence the Clarence River. There is also the 1,370 metre high, steep mountain range to drive over, with the hope of stunning views and alpine plants.
Fiona's parents Tina and Colin Nimmo brought part of Bluff Station which belonged to the Murray family and renamed it Muzzle Station in the early 1980s. They also leased part of the Clarence Reserve from the Department of Conservation.
Fiona and Guy now run the farm while raising and home schooling their two children. Colin and Tina now run the finishing farm on flats in nearby Kaikoura.
They run hereford cattle and merino sheep as well as producing their own special high country honey.
Because of their isolation both fly their private aeroplane for access to town on a regular basis, sometimes the rams even get a ride! A helicopter in the paddock near the homestead is used for mustering and getting around their extensive property. Mustering is also done on horse back.
Monday 10th Jan 2022
Monday 31st Jan 2022
Returns to Kaikoura Thursday at around 5.30 pm
2 tours per season.
$2,900 per person
Group Size: 6 (8 by arrangement)
4 days, 3 night (2 at Muzzle Station)
You will be staying in a new, self contained high country 4 bedroom room bunk house shared with station staff. Sleeping bags required.
All food provided
2 SUV 4wd Vehicles
There are optional short walks on this tour
“It was one of the best guided tours we have experienced in the South Island. The opportunity to be immersed in the landscape for those four days gave us a real appreciation of the splendour, remoteness and isolation of Muzzle Station and the Clarence Reserve and the pleasures and extreme difficulties associated with living and working in such a remote location. ” Brenda and Alan Davies
Hi Rose and Will
Many many thanks for a wonderful trip through the Muzzle. I had a wonderful trip which exceeded my expectations and will be treasured for a life time.
The countryside was terrific but it was the people who made it! Will and Lance were amazing -so helpful and knowledgeable. I was so pleased with the care they took of each of us and appreciate everything that went to make it such a great trip.
Again, many many thanks for a marvellous trip,