Nestled at the foot of the Ben Ohau Range in the Southern Alps of New Zealand, Ben Ohau Station is an historic High Country Merino Sheep Station.  Located in the heart of the beautiful, unique MacKenzie Country it is only a 40 minute scenic drive to Aoraki Mt Cook National Park. Our farm is a working station set in a relaxing and peaceful rural landscape.  A hidden gem where you can unwind and experience all that this magnificent area has to offer.

Farm Stay Cottages

Ben Ohau Farm Cottages are set in one of the most idyllic rural escapes in New Zealand. 

Nestled in peaceful farm surroundings on an historic sheep and cattle station.  All accommodation is close to trout fishing and swimming rivers, canals and lakes, the Alps to Ocean cycle trail, and other biking and walking trails.   Ben Ohau has been the film location for movies and advertisements.

Ben Ohau Station Accommodation

Film Location

The remote, vast grasslands, stunning snowcapped mountains, clear blue skies make Ben Ohau Station a perfect backdrop for film locations. 

With the close proximity to Twizel township and the main state highway, most of these stunning locations are very accessible and cafes and resources are close by.

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A Fine Tradition of Merino

Internationally recognised for producing high quality super fine Merino.

Ben Ohau continues this High Country tradition of breeding merino sheep supporting the NZ Merino Co who supply their International brand partners with best quality merino fibre.

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Experience Ben Ohau

The Ben Ohau experience evokes memories of traditional New Zealand summers, carefree holidays that are close to nature.

Private trout filled rivers, swimming holes and walking / cycling trails, wildlife and some of the most picturesque landscapes in the world.  

Ben Ohau Experience