Welcome Rock - Back Country Huts | Off The Beaten Track

Welcome Rock - Back Country Huts

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Lower Nevis, Otago                    Listed By Katie

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Get Off the Beaten Track and one hour South of Queenstown, New Zealand.

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.

Back country huts have a long history in our country's culture.

The Mud Hut, Slate Hut are located at different points along the trail, the Red Shed studio is in a converted old wool shed located near the homestead.

We are located on a working farm and in an isolated setting in the high country. Cell phone coverage is very limited.

----- Please note: from 1st May to 30 September 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 - Back Country Huts

  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 - Back Country Huts

Discover New Zealand away from the crowds; explore a private, cross-country mountain biking and hiking trail steeped in New Zealand history and nature.

RECENT REVIEWS
- "Amazing spot in the middle of nowhere! Once in a life time experience! Don't miss it!"
- "The most amazing location that made our NZ experience what it was. Bathing under the stars was a real experience. Make more huts!!!!"
- "We stayed in the Slate Hut and found it to absolutely awesome! The outdoor bath was the star of the show, it took a while to heat up but we just played cards and drank wine while we waited. The most relaxing weekend away ever! Can't rave about this place highly enough."



Accommodation Types

Mud Hut - MAX GUESTS: 4.

2 x Single beds (2 x Bunk sets)
PLEASE NOTE: After approximately 10kms of biking or hiking from the car park you will reach the Mud Hut.
When you book the hut will be exclusively booked for your party only.

HISTORY
- Originally built by Chinese workers during the construction of the water race at the end of the nineteenth century, reconstructed in 1990 and made of sod mud bricks the Mud Hut is located on the Eastern side of the Roaring Lion Trail.

FACILITIES
- 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
- You might see a mouse

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
- 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 - MAX GUESTS: 4.

1 x Double bed
2 x Single beds (Bunk set)
PLEASE NOTE: This hut is approximately 2kms from the car park.
When you book the hut will be exclusively booked for your party only. 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

FACILITIES
- 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 - MAX GUESTS: 2.

1 X Queen bed

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 with farm views the Red Shed is located about 8kms from the start of the trail at the Historic Southland Ski Hut.

FACILITIES
- En suite 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)



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Property Amenities


Experiences

Bike It

DIFFICULTY LEVEL - Intermediate
DEPARTURE - Ski Hut

Trail Information
One hour south of Queenstown. Fee paying trail on private land. Trail built on the historic Roaring Lion Water Race.

Distance
A 27km loop hiking track 21kms Hand built single track. Shared trail hikers and bikers.

Gradient 3-5 Degrees Altitude - minimum 867 metres and maximum 1152 metres. Elevation gain and loss 543 meters

Skills Required
Riders require a medium level of fitness. Previously ridden off road on rough ground and uneven surfaces. Experience riding single trail that is technically engaging. Ability to stand up out of your seat and ride

Extras
Refill your water bottle in the creeks and waterfalls

$40.00 per person

Hike It

DIFFICULTY LEVEL - Intermediate
DEPARTURE - Ski Hut

Trail Information
Welcome Rock is one of the best hiking trails in Queenstown which will take you through some of Southlands most stunning scenery.

Distance
A 27km loop hiking track, 21km hand built single track, shared trail hikers and bikers.
Gradient 3-5 Degrees, Altitude - minimum 867 meters and maximum 1152 meters, Elevation gain and loss 543 meters.

Fitness Required
Hikers require a medium level of fitness

$40.00 per person


About the Landowner, Katie

The McLean family has been making a loving from Blackmore Station for more than 100 years. We look forward to sharing it with you.


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