Garston

Nestled in a valley formed by the Hector Range and the Eyre Mountains, the village of Garston lies on the edge of the Mataura River – famous for fly-fishing and brown trout.

  • Welcome Rock

    Five minutes from Garston, you’re straight into private High Country living. At the base of Welcome Rock is the ‘Red Shed’ accommodation, our original woolshed lovingly restored with touches of home. Enjoy a deep slumberous sleep in our spacious studio with two outdoor hot baths, barbecue patio area and spectacular farm views and perhaps a visit from our local chook, Ronnie.

  • Naylor House

    Naylor House Bed and Breakfast offers boutique accommodation in the original homestead which was built from local schist stone in the 1870s. It has been lovingly renovated by the great grand-daughter of its original builder and owner, Jonas Naylor, and is part of the Northern Southland Heritage Trail.

  • Southern Venues High Country Farmstay

    Southern Venues' Glenfellen Farm is a 1030 hectare working farm at an approximate altitude of 500 metres above sea level. Come and stay with us at and get a taste of rural New Zealand life. Unwind in the beautiful Northern Southland countryside and relax in our cosy family home. Enjoy the crisp fresh air, silent starry nights and the stunning views. You may also have the opportunity to help feed or herd the animals, ride on a tractor or watch our sheep being shorn.

  • Garston Stables and The Hunny Shop

    Gallery treasures and honey – two hidden gems you will find in the remote village of Garston. Granted it’s not your usual combination for a business venture, but Tony and Bene are passionate about both endeavours. The Stables gallery has a plethora of pieces, personally sourced from around the globe, including Rajasthan, Europe and North Africa.

  • Garston Hotel and Cafe

    The Garston hotel has been a long-standing icon for the area. Situated in the Mataura Valley, next to the Mataura River, we offer a great escape for the keen fisherman, with some of the best brown trout fishing accessible within walking distance of the hotel. Situated just 40 minutes south of Queenstown on the main highway, the Garston Hotel provides great coffee and food to takeaway or dine-in. A haven for locals and travelers alike, accommodation is available on site and, with a fully licensed bar, and restaurant, all your needs are catered for.

  • The Coffee Bomb

    The Coffee Bomb in Garston is New Zealand's most inland food truck, serving the finest coffee, freshly roasted in Southland, and an array of fresh sandwiches, slices and cakes. A great little spot to stop on your Southland travels.