Authentic accommodation in the backcountry
Mount Cook Station Shearer's Quarters is rustic early 1900s accommodation with views of Lake Pukaki, the Jollie and Tasman River flats and the Southern Alps. It is situated on the northern side of the Jollie river, close to the main homestead.
It was built originally for the shearers when they came onto the station to shear the sheep. It has recently been extensively renovated with a new kitchen and bathrooms and a two-bedroom extension.
Nearby, Bill's Hut is a little stroll from the shearer's quarters and acts as the 5th bedroom. Bill's Hut is named after Bill Seymour, who, during the early 1900s, was a long-time shepherd/manager on Mt Cook Station. This is where he slept after his long day mustering.
The Shearers Quarters and Bill's Hut can be rented as 1,2,3,4, or 5 bedrooms with shared facilities.
If no accommodation is available for your required dates, please send us an email as we may be able to sort something for you.
MAX 2 PEOPLE PER ROOM
MAX 1 PERSON PER ROOM
The rooms are rented out individually so the facilities are shared with other travellers.
Please get in touch if you wish to book out the entire quarters.
3 X QUEEN
4 X SINGLE
2 X SHARED BATHROOMS PLUS EXTRA TOILET
SHARED KITCHEN & LIVING SPACES
LOG FIRE & HEAT PUMPS WITH HEAT TRANSFER UNIT
FULL LINEN PROVIDED
LAUNDRY WITH WASHING MACHINE
Mt Cook Station is a working station and we do not allow visiting dogs on the property.
Insect Repellent is essential in the summer months.
Because of the remote nature of Mt Cook Station, it would be best to fuel up your vehicle before arriving. If you are driving an EV, please ensure this is fully charged in Tekapo or Twizel before you begin your journey to us.
Limited to no mobile phone coverage, but there is Wifi available.
During winter months snow may make the access roads impassable or chains may be required.
The station is approx 40mins – 1-hour travel from Lake Tekapo Township along mostly gravel roads. See directions here.
Mount Cook Station does not have direct access to Mount Cook Village, which is situated on the other side of Lake Pukaki and the Tasman River. This will take you approx 1.5-hours drive to get there.
The location was amazing! The host was super friendly and welcoming. The accommodation was comfortable and clean. Great value for money."
Amy, New Zealand