Glentanner Station

Since 1858

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"!

An Overview

Glentanner Station is 4,000ha (10,000 acres) and carries 5,000 Merino sheep. 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 tenure review process have meant that Glentanner now runs from Whale Stream in the south to the Mount Cook National Park boundary in the north.

A shepherd and his dogs make their way down a ridge with the Burnett Range behind them.  Sheep mustering in the Autumn on Glentanner Station, MacKenzie Basin, South Island.  The Merino sheep are brought down from the tops of the station at this time of the year so they are not trapped up on the tops when the heavy snow comes.  
01 May 2008  New Zealand Herald Photograph by Sarah Ivey
Glentanner Station Mt Cook New Zealand

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 George and his family manage operations on this magnificent 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.

The "Mount Cook Traffic Jam"

While visiting Glentanner Park and Aoraki Mount Cook you may be lucky enough to come across a 'Mount 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, and if you would like to take a photo, it is essential you stay in your car.

Mount Cook Traffic Jam Glentanner Station Mt Cook New Zealand