Welcome Rock | Off The Beaten Track

Welcome Rock

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Lower Nevis, Otago         (No Reviews)    Show Reviews            Listed By Katie

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Off the Beaten Track and away from the crowds, explore a private, cross-country mountain biking and hiking trail one hour South of Queenstown, New Zealand. Back country huts have a long history in our country's culture. The Mud Hut, Slate Hut and The Tent are operated by Welcome Rock Trails. All of which are located at different points along the trail. The Red Shed studio is in a converted old wool shed located near the homestead. Welcome Rock Trails is a stunning private trail on a high country station. This trail is a single track, cross country mountain biking/hiking trail, 21kms of the 27km trail is hand built with pick and shovel. Suitable for mountain bikers or hikers with the option to overnight in one of our back country huts. ----- Please note that from 1st May to 30 September each year, access is limited due to the weather conditions such as snow. Bookings are welcome during this time, however, might have to be cancelled nearer the time if the weather is not suitable. -----

Unique Experiences at Welcome Rock

  1. Hike or Bike to your accommodation
  2. 27km single trail loop track
  3. A premier hand built private trail, it offers a historical and ecological journey.

Why You Will Love Welcome Rock

"Amazing spot in the middle of nowhere! Once in a life time experience! Don't miss it!"


Accommodation Types

Mud Hut

Originally built by the Chinese during the construction of the water race at the end of the nineteenth century and reconstructed in 1990. Made of sod mud bricks. Approximately 10kms of biking or hiking from the car park you will reach the Mud Hut. Sleeps up to four people in bunk beds. Open fire place with wood provided Two burner gas element (with gas). Basic utensils, pans and cutlery, crockery. Outdoor bath which can be heated with the gas provided. Long drop toilet located near the hut. What to bring: Candles and matches, Sleeping bag, Pillow, Food for all your meals, Lots of warm clothing for all weather conditions, A torch, Toilet roll, Bags for your rubbish (pack in pack out policy), Tea towel.


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$150.00 per night
(up to 2 guests)
$60.00 per additional guest

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Slate Hut

A cosy hut perched on the ridge line at 1,000m. Positioned near the highest point of the trail, and approximately 2km from the car park. Hauled to position using two tractors. Greatest amount of sunshine hours anywhere in the valley. Expansive views Accommodates four people. Basic gas cooker with gas provided. Basic utensils, pans, cutlery, crockery. Outdoor bath heated with the gas provided. Long drop toilet not far from the hut. Bring with you: Candles and Matches, Sleeping bag, Pillow, Food for all your meals, Lots of warm clothing for all weather conditions, A torch, Toilet roll, Tea towels, Bags for your rubbish (pack in pack out policy applies).


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$150.00 per night
(up to 2 guests)
$60.00 per additional guest

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The Red Shed

Studio Room (part of a wool shed has been converted into a studio room). Located on the farm near the homestead (home to Welcome Rock Trails). Self Catering. Queen size bed. Sofa bed. Farm views. Facilities: Ensuite toilet/shower/bath, Small Kitchenette, ​Basic crockery and utensils, Oven/Hobs, Microwave, Sunny outside seating area, Linen and towels provided​. Bring with you: Food for all your meals, Lots of warm clothing for all weather conditions, A torch.


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$120.00 per night
(up to 2 guests)
$0.00 per additional guest

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