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Middlehurst Station

Middlehurst Station is one of New Zealand's original high country farms. Located in the heart of Marlborough's Awatere Valley, this vast 16,000 hectare station epitomises the high country spirit and extends from the Awatere Valley floor to the top of the inland Kaikōura Ranges.  Middlehurst Station is home to more than 11,000 hardy Merino sheep and is known for producing very high quality Merino fibre and breeding stock used by many South Island sheep stations. 

Guests on the Tūtira experience at Middlehurst Station will be fully immersed in the rich landscape of the Awatere Valley, from the wide river beds and gentle inclines around the homestead to the varied backcountry and rugged peaks of the upper station. Middlehurst Station has a long history and a pioneering heritage, offering guests a captivating insight into high country life. 

Experience details 

Guests on the Tūtira experience at Middlehurst Station will be struck by the natural beauty of this remote location. The station has long been a popular site for international photography students because of the diverse and ever-changing landscape, which guests will have an exclusive opportunity to explore. Middlehurst Station is top producer of fine Merino wool used by innovative clothing and footwear brands and the owners are dedicated to applying best-in-class sustainable farming techniques, and initiatives that preserve biodiversity and waterways.   

During the day, guests and their guide use late model electric motorbikes to explore a range of landscapes and alpine terrain, and in the evening enjoy cuisine expertly prepared by the on-site chef, and exceptional lodgings.

  • Three days / two nights. Experiences start at midday on day one and finish by midday on day three 
  • Led by an experienced and knowledgeable guide
  • Suitable for groups of up to ten guests and all experience levels  
  • Inclusive of accommodation, all meals and drinks  
  • Private group transfers from Blenheim included. Direct private flights to the station from Wellington available
  • Electric motorbikes, all equipment and comprehensive safety briefings provided 
  • Available October to May
  • Every booking includes a 10% donation towards on-station conservation and regeneration efforts
  • $2,400 per person

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Experience features


World-class landscapes

Gain exclusive access to some of the most remarkable landscapes in New Zealand. Our expert guide will help you experience the high peaks, wide rivers and diverse biodiversity that only locals know about.


Luxury lodgings

Enjoy Middlehurst's purpose built, fully catered high country quarters, complete with well appointed rooms and a large living area for relaxing, socialising and appreciating the view. 


Exhilarating riding

Set your own pace while exploring on our kiwi-made electric motorbikes. They're emission free and silent so you can be fully immersed in the landscape while limiting your impact on farm operations and the environment.   

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"Our aim is to maintain a sustainable, consumer-led family agri-business. We want to make sure high country environments and traditions are looked after and shared, and we want to have fun while we’re doing it. We love involving guests in our vision for this place"


Every Tūtira guest supports on-station regeneration and conservation efforts

Middlehurst Station has an environmental action plan that includes measuring and understanding the farm's carbon footprint, protecting native forests and habitat for biodiversity through large-scale fencing initiatives, and applying innovative pastoral management processes.

The 10% donation made by Tūtira on behalf of all guests contributes to this action plan by supporting work in the areas of biodiversity enhancements and protection through native tree planting and fencing, and the control of invasive species.

Tūtira also offsets all carbon emitted by guests during their experience, including flights.    

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