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.

Price: Price on application

Departure: February 2019 date to be confirmed.

Maximum number:
8 per tour

Duration:
4 days 

Fitness required:
A low level of fitness is required to enjoy this tour as it is by van rather than walking. There are river crossings by vehicle and windy roads.

Exploring the Mead stream for fossils.
Chalk range at Bluff Station.
A South Island robin.

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