Muzzle Station

Muzzle Station, 4 Day Tour

In collaboration with Fiona and Guy Redfern of Muzzle Station, Hamish and Jess Murray of Bluff Station, we of Driftwood is excited to offer you a safari to 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 lease part of the Clarence Reserve from the Department of Conservation.

Fiona and Guy now run the farm while raising and homeschooling 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.

An important part of the Muzzle station are the hardy, beautiful station horses. Fiona breeds and sells her own horses and these can seen grazing around the homestead. Some of them like to come over to say hello and have a selfie.

Departure date from Blenheim: 

 

Monday 2nd of December 2019

 

Monday 9th of December 2019

 

Monday 20th of January 2020

 

Monday 27th of January 2020

 

Monday 30th of March 2020

 

Monday 6th of April 2020

 

Maximum number:
4 per tour

Duration:
4 days, 3 night (2 at Muzzle Station) 

Fitness required:
There are optional short walks on this tour

Price:
$2,700 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.
Mustering.
Black Stream Hut.
Chalk range at Bluff Station.

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