Nokomai Station is cozily nestled a valley in a high country sheep and cattle station situated one hour from Queenstown. It was initially settled in 1857 by Donald Cameron, a Scottish settler and is currently owned by the Hore family. It is one of the larger properties in New Zealand and is well known for both it’s farming and gold mining history, and more recently the Mataura River, a world famous trout fishing river.
Nokomai Valley Station Accommodation is a recent addition to the Station and gives visitors to Nokomai an opportunity to experience high country farm life. It offers visitors comfortable, stylish cottage accommodations set among ancient trees and the old stone house of the original station (homestead).There are 4 comfortable, spacious one or two bedroom cottages. Guests have the option of self-catering or eating in the dining room (by prior arrangement). The accommodations include kingsized beds, or king singles, large sofa bed in the spacious living areas, a kitchenette with fridge, microwave, two bench-top electric stove elements, private bath, tea and coffee, maid servicedaily. The dining room and reception area for guests and groups is in the historic old stone house, originally built in 1870’s, restored in 2000 as a Millenium project. It is surrounded by the old trees and outbuildings of the original garden and the history of this remarkable station.
Nokomai Valley Station is well positioned as a base for fly fishing anglers with at least 27 different rivers and streams within an hour drive. Most have relatively easy access river banks and are reasonably easy to walk as the rivers are not set in steep terrain.The nearest and most important river to anglers at Nokomai Valley is the Mataura River, world famous for its brown trout. It winds through the southern end of the property. The following rivers are also near-by: The Oreti River, Mararoa River, Aparima River, Waikaia River, Nevis River, and the Whitestone River. Nokomai Valley guides are experienced, local residents, and have exclusive vehicle access to the rivers and are members of the New Zealand Fishing Guides Association. Fishing equipment can be rented from the guide for a nominal fee, but most anglers prefer to bring their own. Flies are handmade and for sale at the local fly and tackle shop. For a more remote experience, Nokomai Helicopters can fly you to some of the less accessible fishing spots for a day’s backcountry fishing at an added cost.
You can fly into Queensland and rent a car to drive to Nokomai Station.
Activities include fishing, mountain biking, hiking, horse riding, or take a Nokomai Helicopter and plan a day excursion for back-country fishing or visit Milford Sound and cross country golfing.