HIKING CAMPING at The Island Hills Station

Guided walking, camping and bush adventures with SHAUN MONK

Stay at unique private lodges and huts while dining on local produce and wild foods cooked in classic bushman style. Immerse yourself in rugged mountain scenery, beautiful forests and low input farm landscapes alongside an expert local guide. The guide will offer multiple options and cater the challenges to suit your wishes and capability levels, from relaxing bush trails to hard out, off track alpine cross overs with some of most amazing scenery in the region.  A very popular option is to walk the trails through the forest areas to help check and re-bait the pest control traps, learning about how we protect the native plants and wildlife in our private conservation reserve. Meet the local birds and farm animals and perhaps even spot a wild deer or pig. Relax in the isolated cosy cabins with heating, lighting, kitchen, hot showers, individual bunk beds and plenty of privacy. Get really adventurous and camp out in the wilderness in tents, to make the most of the sun rises and sunsets from higher altitude camping sites. The guided experiences are fully catered including local produce and even “wild foods” which we source from the farm itself.

Our guided adventures run for 2 nights/3 days and cater for up to 6 people per trip, a great idea for a group get together.


From $400 NZD pp for a group of 6


Shaun Monk at the Island Hills Station
Island Hills Station
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Christine Gabrielle
Christine Gabrielle
10:58 28 Oct 20
Highly recommend this guided trip-Kiwi value non-stop and memories forever.! You will learn things you did not know... about the NZ bush and wildlife and have such a better experience of the land!! Just carry a daypack and enjoy every minute. Super clean historic huts, toilets, showers (hot at every stop!!) Really well-organized..Plus awesome meals, wildfoods, treats and surprises-don't miss out! This one is a MUST DO even for experienced trampers-over gorgeous country with the Best Guide Ever (you can find the track yourself but you will miss half the experience without Shaun Monk with you!)--book it- you will NOT regret it. Plus if you're into hunting, teaching your kids to hunt-he is your man. Super thumbs up all around!👍😊👩‍🦯🐮🦅🐑🦌🐾🌿🍾⛰🛏💯🚶‍♂️read more
Dave & Lisa Anderson
Dave & Lisa Anderson
21:38 09 Oct 20
Had a wonderful trip during the school holidays with the children (aged 9 and 10). Fantastic track, great way to see... our own back yard. Beautiful native bush, birds, and wildlife. Make sure you take the time to check out the glowworms and have a go at catching some pests (the children were stoked to catch a possum). Totally recommend.read more
Johannes Schulz
Johannes Schulz
09:24 28 Jun 20
Well, how to even start?This place resembles a tranquil and simultaneously wild area. Mountains, Manuka trees, rivers... - even mighty stags can be spotted. Beside the natural beauty of the Island Hills Station area, the hospitality and service of the owners leave nothing to be desired. Here I had my fist hunting experiences, extended walks through a natural paradise and a cozy resting place in the lonely huts that are provided.I can only recommend this place for anyone who seeks a close up encounter with New Zealand, its people and natural beauty, while having an andventurous blast for a lifetime.read more
Victoria Alexander
Victoria Alexander
04:49 23 Jun 20
What a way to rejuvenate! Island Hills truly has it all; well-equipped comfortable huts, diverse and interesting... walking options for every level of fitness and knowledgeable, enthusiastic, down-to-earth hosts. An adventure not to be missed.read more
Esther Riess
Esther Riess
01:01 22 May 20
You can truly call this place a piece of paradise! This is the first place in NZ I felt very sad to leave behind. Had... my first hunting experience and the walking tracks are something else! It’s a once in a lifetime experience. If cabins, outdoor wood heated baths under stars, mountains and hunting sound intriguing. Don’t miss out!read more
Arian Gaedke
Arian Gaedke
01:31 03 Mar 20
First hunt in New ZealandI come from Germany, hunting in Germany and New Zealand is very different. It was a great... challenge to hike and hunt in the mountains.It was very interesting to learn so many new things about nautur in New Zealand. Shaun taught me a lot of great tips for camping and survival in the bush or in the mountains.The trip was an exciting new experience for me.read more
Haley Lloyd
Haley Lloyd
08:31 27 Nov 19
Such a beautiful place and the Bush Hut was amazing. The hosts were very down to earth and knowledgeable. A real off... grid kiwi back country experience.read more
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Island Hills, 1612 Tekoa Road, Culverden 7392

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TEL: 0224640140
E-MAIL: shaun@islandhillsstation.com

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