Only 20 minutes inland from the historic Hurunui Hotel on the way to Hanmer Springs, Island Hills Station hosts guests on a well marked private tramping trail which is easy to follow for those with reasonable fitness and capability.

The Island Hills tramp is like no other in the country as there is such a diverse range of landscapes and vegetation that change continuously throughout your experience. Choose between 3 day or 2 day options. The walk is self guided and self catered. Fully guided and catered options are also available.

The lodge style accommodation facilities are very unique, with fully serviced kitchen, BBQ and dining facilities, bunk beds and plenty of privacy. The luxury of hot showers, super comfortable beds, pillows, fresh pillow cases and pack transport each day makes for a stress free adventure.


Your guide Shaun Monk has walked through a lifetime of back country adventures all over New Zealand from multi-day solo hikes, to back pack hunting along the mountain ranges. He is ready to help turn your outdoor challenges into safe, awesome experiences.

Island Hills Station Adventures


Island Hills Station honey originates from a working high country station at the base of the New Zealand Southern Alps.
We work with quality farms and expert beekeepers to carefully nurture our bees. This process helps sustain simple and delicious honey.

Island Hills Station Honey
Great Hikes App

We are honoured to have our private walking track showcased on the Great Hikes app

(Get it via Google Play or the Apple App Store).

Free to download and hugely informative, you’ll find the Island Hills Station Track info under the walks section.

App builder and outdoor enthusiast Gary Patterson has done a fantastic and thorough job with this informative tool.

Plus if you’re a biker, check out the Great Rides app as well (get it via Google Play or the Apple App Store).

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Island Hills, 1612 Tekoa Road, Culverden 7392

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TEL: 0224 640 140

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