Muzzle Station

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.

Lance Godfrey, Muzzle Station, Marlborough NZ

Your driver and guide Lance Godfrey has worked at the Muzzle Station for many years and has vast experience in negotiating this amazing terrain.

He is a wealth of knowledge about farming practices at the station and what is it like to live and work here in all seasons.

Lance is responsible for making the station's roads open and he has many stories to tell.

His past guiding was in the Kaikoura hills leading hunting parties.

Departure date from Blenheim, Marlborough, South Island: 


We are currently negotiating with the station owners dates for the coming season, due to the need to fit in with their seasonal farming activities. Please contact us for departure dates for 2020-2021 season.


Maximum number:
6 per tour in 2 SUV 4wd Vehicles

4 days, 3 night (2 at Muzzle Station) 

Fitness required:
There are optional short walks on this tour

$2,700 per person by SUV Toyota 4x4. Accommodation is in a new, self contained high country bunk house with own sleeping bags.

All food provided.


Driftwood Eco Tours was the proud sponsor of the champion of rural New Zealand Billy Black Wool Man who shared his passion for natural New Zealand wool and the iconic Kiwi way of life at the 2019 Kaikoura A&P Show. This sponsorship is our small way to thank the rural families who warmly host our tours and provide us all with warm clothes and healthy food for our tables.

New quarters at the Muzzle Station.
Black Stream Hut.

“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,
Jenny Wilton