Huxley Base Camp | Off The Beaten Track

Huxley Base Camp

Cabins & Cottages

Hopkins Valley, Canterbury                    Listed By Fiona


OVER THE LONG WINTER SEASON **Please note that Huxley Base Camp is closed for a long winter each year: May, June, July, August and September. We are however open for bookings all year round.

Nestled 7kms past the head of Lake Ohau in the southern Alps of New Zealand lies Huxley Gorge Station, surrounded by snowed capped mountains, and glacier fed rivers. We are the last station in the Hopkins Valley.

Twizel and Omarama are located about 55 kms away each, they both have cafes, restaurants, petrol stations, and supermarkets. The Lake Ohau Lodge is about 20 minutes or 16 kms back down the road, they do lunch platters and evening dinning (bookings essential).

Note: The last 15kms or so to our property is on a gravel road. There is a small Ford to drive through which is very shallow and suitable for a town car.
You are off the grid with no WIFI or TV however there is limited phone reception on Spark.

Unique Experiences at Huxley Base Camp

  1. Get off the grid
  2. Stay in a partially renovated old Forestry Service base
  3. A haven for walking , tramping, mountain biking, fishing, boating, and relaxing.

Why You Will Love Huxley Base Camp

**Please note that Huxley Base Camp is closed for a long winter each year: May, June, July, August and September. We are however open for bookings all year round.

Location is spectacular. It is an outdoor enthusiasts playground with world class fishing in spring fed streams, rivers or lakes, tramping, mountain biking, boating, or simply relaxing.

Accommodation Types

Huxley Base Camp

Huxley Base is the last dwelling up the Hopkins Valley.

It consists of 4 separate buildings; a main kitchen/living room with log burner and three separate bedrooms. There is also plenty of room to pitch tents on a grassed area.

A lot of it has been renovated so there is flush toilets, a shower, solar powered lighting, hot water and gas hobs and BBQ for cooking.

**Please leave Huxley base as you found it, thoroughly cleaned and tidy ready for the next group. We are a busy family of 5 with other accommodation and the farm to run, we can not always get up there to check, failing this will result in a cleaning fee.

**You will need to bring all your own bedding. Pillows are provided though.

**You will need to bring food for the entire stay as the closest supermarket is 55kms away. There is no fridge or freezer so bring your chilli bins too.

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$85.00 per night
(up to 2 guests)
$35.00 per additional guest

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Property Amenities

-Group Campsites
Family Friendly
Single Safe
Property Manager on site
Caravan accessible
RV/Motorhome accessible
4WD access to some areas
2WD caravan accessible
-2WD access all areas
Unsealed Roads
Rubbish bin
-Boat Ramp
Gas available
Horse Grazing Available


Fishing Access (BYO gear)
Nature Walks
Sustainable Stays: Eco | Off Grid | Organic
Hiking | Tramping
Mountain Biking

About the Landowner, Fiona

We are Jamie and Fiona Bochel. We have managed the Huxley Gorge Station for 5 years, but it has been in the Wigley family more than 70 years. We look forward to welcoming you.

Approximate Location

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