Map location of Mesopotamia Station high country accommodation
Map courtesy of Backpack New Zealand

Historic High Country Accommodation, Red Stag Hunting & Adventure Tourism

Welcome to Mesopotamia Station – comfortable high country accommodation situated right in the centre of the South Island – it is the true middle Earth. It is surrounded by the majestic Two Thumbs mountain range of the Southern Alps and the huge braided Rangitata River. The surrounding area provided the backdrop to many scenes from the Lord of the Rings.

What is Mesopotamia Station?

Mesopotamia Station is a family-run and traditionally farmed, working sheep, deer and cattle farm, now diversifying into high country accommodation and other tourism ventures, including hunting for Thar, Deer, Chamois, and Red Stag hunting. It is located in the high-country at the headwaters of the Rangitata gorge at about 457 metres (1800 ft) above sea level rising to 2660 metres (7500 ft). Its size is just over 25, 000 acres and currently has 11,000 merino sheep, 3000 deer and 500 cattle. Tourism and hunting concessions areas cover some 75,000 acres.

It is a small unspoiled piece of South Island paradise which we would like to share with others.