Arrowsmith Station

Set amongst towering snow topped mountains with the pristine glacial waters of Lake Heron at her feet, the iconic Mt Arrowsmith Station invites you to come and enjoy her unspoilt natural beauty.

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With accommodation and activity options to suit all walks of life, Arrowsmith is the destination for those looking for an authentic high country experience.

Mt Arrowsmith Station, nestled between the Arrowsmith Range and Lake Heron, and accessed through the Ashburton River gorge, is one of Mid Canterbury’s original high country stations. The 9000 hectare property runs 13,000 stock units, primarily merino sheep, Angus cattle and red deer. Nearby is the film location for the city of Edoras, the home of the Rohan people in the Lord of the Rings film ‘The Two Towers’.
Accommodation options on the station include back country huts to relaxing in the comfort of Arrowsmith Lodge taking in the spectacular scenery over Lake Heron to the rugged snowcapped mountains beyond. We also have the Wool shed for larger groups and the ever popular Lake Heron Campground for those who like to pull out their tents and sleeping bags during the trout fishing season.

about us

The Station owners and their extended family love holidaying in the high country and hope others will come to appreciate and enjoy Arrowsmith Station as much as they do..

The Mt Arrowsmith Station owners are Philip and Wendy Wareing. They extend a warm welcome to guests of Arrowsmith Station.
The Wareing family’s love of the high country led them to convert the former shearers’ quarters on Mt Arrowsmith Station into a comfortable and luxurious lodge. Methven based Philip always wanted to own a farm and after a successful career in the transport industry was able to fulfil his dream in 1997 buying Mt Arrowsmith Station.

With farm managers taking care of the day to day running of the farm, Philip and Wendy were able to relax and enjoy the station as guests when they visited. The couple rapidly became convinced that others would love holidaying in the high country too. The century old shearers’ quarters was extensively renovated in 2008. Very little of the original quarters can be seen today outside of the original fireplace.