Flock Hill Station is a 14,000 hectare working station farming fine wool sheep, beef cattle and red deer. It has many interesting historical and geological features, accessed by many kilometres of farm tracks. These tracks and the surrounding environment make Flock Hill one big "adventure playground" for guests to enjoy in many ways. Our staff members are happy to show you where to go for your mountain biking and walking adventures.
Tramping & Climbing
There are numerous walks at Flock Hill, from gentle strolls to more demanding climbs. Whichever you choose you will enjoy rich native forests, waterfalls and alpine gardens.
This area naturally lends itself to some awesome mountain biking. The well maintained farm tracks provide a range of rides for guests to choose from, all of which allow you to appreciate the spectacular views that this high country environment offers. From short, scenic rides to longer, more gruelling rides that will take you along areas of historic significance there is something for all levels of fitness and ability. Mountain biking across Flock Hill Station is reserved for in-house guests only. Please be advised to bring your own mountain bikes.No riding over Winter season for safety reasons very slippery conditions.
Horse Trekking with Lakeside Horse Treks
Lakeside Horse Treks are by Heather Harrington. Heather uses the Natural Horsemanship method of training and riding her team of horses. This method focuses on encouraging the horse to obey because it wants to rather than through fear or pain. Natural horsemanship helps to nurture the personalities and characteristics of each individual horse.
You will be given a horse to suit your riding ability and personality and then Heather will give you a lesson on natural horsemanship riding before you embark on your horse trek. However long your ride you will enjoy spectacular scenery in the peacefulness of the high country. There will be superb photo opportunities along the way so be sure to bring your camera!
Bouldering & Exploring the Flock Hill Limestone Rocks
Nearby the Cave Stream Scenic Reserve are the amazing Flock Hill Limestone Rocks.
The limestone boulders that perch on the hillside have become world renowned and are considered one of New Zealand's best bouldering location with thousands of established problems and potential remaining for hundreds more - especially at the harder end of the scale.
Because the limestone rocks are on Flock Hill Station you will need to register your visit at the Lodge Office before entering the property.