Explore Glenhope Station

A unique alpine wilderness area, 2.5 hrs Northwest of Christchurch

Why visit Glenhope Station?

Enjoy a back country overnight or two-night expedition to the limited-access station, with the excellent facilities offered by the comfortable new ten-bed hut. This is rare opportunity to visit a spectacular wilderness area and working sheep and beef farm. NZ International Travel is the sole provider licensed to bring in groups to this unique, remote, private station.  

Where is Glenhope Station?

The station itself is Northwest of Hanmer Springs, adjacent to the St James Conservation Area on the way to Lewis Pass.   

It’s around two and half hours’ drive to the station entrance from Christchurch.  From there, it takes an additional 40 minutes on a four wheel drive track with a river crossing across the Waiau, to arrive at the two houses, and a further hour to reach to the 10-bed hut.  

If the river is in flood, there is an alternative route that takes an extra 30 minutes. 

Trip Options

Overnight and two-night options are available.

Departs Christchurch 8 am, returns 4 pm.

Things to do

Enjoying spectacular high-country views



Cross-country driving


New 10 person hut

Sleeps 10. One bunkroom with six single bunks and two double bunks. Outdoor enclosed shower with gas hot water. Camping is available at the hut if your group has more than ten people.

Cooking facilities & food

The hut has two gas burners, and a barbeque that has a third gas burner and gas grill but no fridge. A simple continental breakfast is provided, but you will need to bring lunch, dinner, and beverages.

Suitable for

Tramping Clubs
Families & Friends
Business team building
A variety of subalpine and valley hikes to suit your group’s abilities
Orgnanise an unforgettable expedition for your fellow members
A great way to create quality time with family and friends
Escape the mundane. Stimulate strategy and build team rapport in this unique location.

Trip Costs


2 days 1 night

3 days 2 nights


inc transport, guide & continental breakfast

$450 per person
$299 if bring your own vehicle. Snorkel recommended for river crossings.
Children $269

$599 per person
$399 if bring your own vehicle. Snorkel recommended for river crossings.

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