Four Peaks High Country Track is a walking, tramping, hiking and/or mountain biking experience, situated on a working high country sheep station, near Fairlie, South Canterbury.
The walking track covers a 50 kilometre 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, while taking care to retain as much of their original history and charm as possible.
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. Your tramping packs will be transported to each hut for you. You just need to carry a small day pack with your lunch and wet weather gear – enjoyable walking!
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.