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Mesopotamia Station is a family-run high country station running sheep, deer and cattle 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 15, 000 acres and currently runs 11,000 merino sheep, 3000 deer and 500 cattle. Mesopotamia has concessions for a further 75,000 acres. It is an unspoiled piece of South Island paradise which we would like to share with others. Mesopotamia Station offers opportunities for visitors through Accommodation, Helicopter flights, Hunting and other tourism activities.


The name Mesopotamia originates from the Middle East and means ‘the land between two rivers’ - the original the rivers were the Tigris and the Euphrates. Mesopotamia Station lies between the Rangitata and Forest Creek rivers and was named by Samuel Butler in 1860. It remains one of New Zealand's oldest high country stations.


3 great nights with 3 families here.   Freezing cold nights with beautiful blue sky days.  Wonderful fires at night.   Great 4WD driving through the river beds.  The stars at night so amazing. We love your Cookhouse!   Thank you so much!

The Williamsons

The Hunters Cottage - What a wonderful place to stay.  The views are fantastic and so are all the people I've had the opportunity to meet.  A lifetime of great memories and a great Tahr hunt.


Colorado, USA

Amazing place, stunning views, great walks and drives.  Loved the deer!  Thank you Sue and Malcolm.  A fantastic start to our South Island Trip.


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