Glentanner Park Centre is set amongst a working high country sheep station, Glentanner Station. While you are at Glentanner you might be lucky enough to come across a ‘Mount Cook Traffic Jam’.
Glentanner Station – An Overview
Glentanner Station is 45,000 acres and carries 9,000 Merino sheep, 200 Hereford cattle 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 raising’s 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.
Glentanner Station Today
Glentanner Station has been run by the Ivey family since 1957. Today, three generations are living on the property. Ross and Helen Ivey and their son Mark and his family manage operations on this magnificent 45,000 acre Station.
The Iveys are passionate environmentalists who take great care of their land and animals. They feel very lucky to be living in such a beautiful part of the world. Thus, sustainability and best farming practices are very important to them.
‘Mount Cook Traffic Jam’
While visiting Glentanner Park and Mount Cook you may be lucky enough to come across a ‘Mt Cook Traffic Jam’. Glentanner Station staff often drove sheep up and down State Highway 80, taking them to fresh paddocks or returning them after shearing. Please continue driving through the sheep. If you would like to take a photo, it is essential you stay in your car.
The photos on your left were taken by professional photographer Sarah Ivey, who grew up at Glentanner Station. Some of her Glentanner Station photos are available on canvas from Glentanner Park Centre. Please contact us if you would like to purchase one.