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Glentanner Station is 45,000 acres and carries 9,000 Merino sheep and 230 Red deer. The run was taken up in 1858 by the Dark brothers and extended from Boundary Stream in the South and included the Mount Cook National Park in the North. Two lake raisings and the Department of Conservation grazing policy have meant that Glentanner now runs from Whales Stream in the South to the Mount Cook National Park boundary in the north.
The Ivey family came to Glentanner in 1957 and continue ownership today. Farm diversification in the form of tourism took place in 1976 with the establishment of Mount Cook Heliski in the Ben Ohau range and then in 1978 with the establishment of the Glentanner Park Centre. A budget accommodation and campervan facility combine with the Glentanner Park Centre, which holds helicopter and fixed wing scenic flight operations and the Glentanner Merino Retail outlet.
Helicopter and Plane Flights
The Helicopter Line has a long-term relationship with Glentanner as a resident concessionaire, offering scenic flights with snow landings and Heliski in the winter months. Glentanner has a 900m sealed runway, which boasts up to 500 aircraft movements per month over the busy season. Air Safaris have been operating scenic flights from Glentanner since 1982.
Glentanner Station runs 9000 Merino Sheep. All the wool is sold by contract to Ice Breaker, Designer Textiles and Smart Wool, an American company that makes Merino socks and outdoor wear for the outdoor enthusiast.
Snowy Peak, a Christchurch company, produce garments made from 100% Merino. These garments along with Smartwool and Ice Breaker apparel are branded as such and available in the Glentanner Merino retail outlet. The Glentanner Merino outlet stocks great range of Merino/Possum/Cashmere knitwear and accessories and other Glentanner specific products.
At Glentanner Park Centre, you’ll find a modern purpose built visitor centre with friendly and knowledgeable staff. Within the complex you’ll find the Merino Retail Outlet, where you can purchase genuine New Zealand merino woollen goods along with a range of quality souvenirs.
We look forward to welcoming you to the high country and enjoy sharing the history of Glentanner with you! Book your Mount Cook Experience Today!