West Range Station is a fourth generation working cattle and sheep farm in Western Southland set on 2300 hectares and ideally located on the Southern Scenic Route and next to Fiordland National Park (Unesco World Heritage Area) with proximity to the Hump Ridge Track.
The station boasts a recently renovated, lovely true 1950’s country home for upto eight guests. The four-bedroom, two bathroom house is fitted with wool carpet, cosy wool blankets and snuggly feather and down duvets to entice you to relax, either after walking a track or just reading a book with a wine. The warm house will make you feel at home.
It is set on a quiet country road overlooking a paddock with pet farm animals just over the fence and eager for attention.
West Range Station offer a number of additional activities including farmyard animal interaction, 4WD farm tours, gourmet picnics and “working farm experience” situations. There are garden tours and opportunities for dining at the homestead – which is a great way to gain knowledge of rural life from the owners of the property – and what could possibly beat a home cooked meal.
Private plane fly ins are welcome on our airstrip located behind the Homestead, 300m from the accommodation with vehicles supplied for sightseeing if required.
West Range Station was first established in 1913 before being purchased by the Chamberlain family in 1944 who are are born and bred Southlanders.
The station is set in sleepy Western Southland, amongst the shadow of the Takitimu and Princess Mountains, with rolling green hills leading down to the stony flats of the braided Wairaki River.
West Range is a working beef and sheep station, running around 20,000 stock units. They are devoted to being sustainable and environmentally conscious so that their beautiful property can be the best it can be for the next generation. In 2017, they were Finalists in the Southland Balance Farm Environment Awards.
The new homestead was built in 2003 and surrounded with many trees and gardens, providing a perfect setting for watching the sunset on the Takitimus.
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