Mt Nicholas Station

Mt Nicholas Station is one of New Zealand’s largest and most historic high-country stations. Spanning over 100,000 acres, starting from the shore of Lake Wakatipu and reaching deep into Southland, it is home to 30,000 merino sheep and 2200 Hereford cattle.
From towering mountain peaks, alpine hideaways and glistening lakes to expansive tussock plains, beautiful river valleys, native forest and 14km of beachfront, Mt Nicholas Station track has it all.
Originally settled in the 1860s by the White family, station life was challenging and often daunting for the early pioneers, who were forced to combat plagues of rabbits, heavy snowfalls and isolation with the closest neighbour a two-day horse ride away. Improvements in farming over the last 150 years have benefitted Mt Nicholas. However, the station enjoys relative isolation and is still largely self-sufficient. Hydroelectricity is produced on-farm, as is much of the food consumed here.

So, what are you waiting for? It’s time!


A detailed look at the trail and all of the stops along the way.


Find everything you need for your adventure along the trail.


There are several stops along the way for supplies.


From camping to motel to luxury stays, find all you need here.


Prepare to pitch your tent amidst picturesque campsites.

Eat and drink

The fuel to keep you pedalling, we’ve got it covered.

Bike hire

The most important piece of equipment, hire available here.

Things to do

There is plenty to explore off the proverbial beaten track.

Tour operators

We partner with the best of the best and have everything covered.

Transport providers

Assistance with getting yourself from one point to another.