exhilarating, memorable and educational

“Great stopover on the way to Wanaka”-- Runa Hansen, Denmark- cycling from Auckland-Queenstown

When you think of the New Zealand countryside you think of sheep. The Dunstan Downs sheep station is 30,000 acres, one of our key station activities is mustering sheep.

Mustering is the process of herding sheep to places that you want them to go. This is an exhilarating, memorable and educational activity, which will give you a true feel of our high country lifestyle.

The sheep are mustered for shearing, dipping, and drenching at various times of the year. Most sheep work is carried out between September - May.

Mustering is done on foot by man and dog, guests are welcome to join us on foot or ride in the 4x4 vehicle.

All mustering is done from the homestead, on a daily basis.