Four Peaks High Country Track is a three day/night walk or mountain bike ride over a historic sheep station, in the hills near Fairlie, two hours from Christchurch.
The track is an initial 17km drive in a 4WD vehicle to the start of the track. The walk itself is an approximate 25km round trip over Four Peaks Station following the route taken by pioneer farmers and shepherds in the 1850s when sheep were first farmed in the area. The unique shepherds’ huts are those used by shepherds for mustering and boundary keeping from the 1860s to the 1970s when there was little or no fencing in the South Island high country. They have been upgraded for comfort and cosiness with flush toilets & hot showers, while taking care to retain as much of their original history and charm as possible.
Your packs are transported from hut to hut so you only walk/bike with a small daypack to carry lunch & wet weather gear – enjoyable walking!
The track season is from November – April to prevent disruption to the stock being farmed there and is limited to 10 walkers or bikers per day to ensure you experience the peace and tranquillity of the Four Peaks high country environment.
Drive toward Geraldine from Fairlie and turn left onto Clayton Rd. When you get onto shingle take the first road to the right (Clayton Settlement Road), go over a bridge, turn left at mailboxes, then right into Four Peaks Station.