Sutherland’s Hut

Four Wheel Drive trip

Be taken by Four wheel drive vehicle from the Farm Barn Cafe to visit & experience the historic Sutherland’s Hut, on Four Peaks Station. 

Enjoy the half hour drive with views of the expansive high country along the route.

Sutherland’s Hut will take you back over 150 years to a time when shepherds worked in this remote environment on foot and horseback, sheltering in huts.  

See a real shepherd working with sheep dogs to guide a small flock of high country sheep.  

Breathe in the pristine high country air and enjoy a delicious 'kiwi' picnic lunch.  

Chat with your hosts and learn about farming practices on their 5,300 hectare station and how they have changed over the past century.

          sutherland’s hut experience

Sutherland's hut is 700m above sea level and exposed to the extreme environment, it is only accessible during the warmer months from 1 October until 30 April.  

Closed 25 & 26 December and 1 January.

Trips depart from Farm Barn Cafe, 4 Mount Michael Road,

SH79, Geraldine - Fairlie Highway, 8km north of Fairlie.

Allow 2 - 3 hours for this unique and iconic experience

Departure times are by arrangement, between 10.00am - midday

Minimum 2 people, maximum 8 people per group

$395 per person

Fine weather trip only.  Pre-booking is essential.

For bookings and enquiries please contact:  Jo McAtamney

Phone    03-6854848 or 0274-547289


Built in 1866, Sutherland's Hut is New Zealand's Oldest Shepherd's Hut still in use

                 Filmed by CTV for their Rural

                 New Zealand series.  

                 Check it out!