About Us

Sheep and stationMt 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’.

The Mt Arrowsmith Station owners are Philip and Wendy Wareing. They extend a warm welcome along with station managers, Brian and Mary May, to guests of Arrowsmith Station.

Philip and Wendy Wareing’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.

DSCF3924With farm managers Brian and Mary May 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.

The couple 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.