Frequently Asked Questions for Guests Staying at Mt White Station Shearers Quarters and Backcountry Huts:
Can I hunt on the property?
No hunting is allowed on the Mount White Station property, and smoking is only permitted in designated areas. Guests are also asked not to light fires other than the fireplaces provided.
Is there mobile coverage?
There is no mobile coverage at Mt White Station, but the backcountry huts have VHR radio for emergency communication. Complimentary fibre WiFi is available at the main station, and guests can check if their mobile phone can make a call over WiFi in their phone settings.
What is the minimum length of stay?
To fully experience Mt White Station, our accommodation offerings have a minimum two-night stay.
Is there a minimum or maximum group size?
Our Shearers Quarters and backcountry huts are booked exclusively, with a minimum fee and an additional per-person fee for guests above the base number.
What are the check-in and checkout times?
Guests can check in from 2 pm onwards at the Cookshop.
Checkout is at 11 am, unless a prior arrangement has been made.
Are dogs allowed on the property?
Visiting pets are not allowed on the property due to the working farm operations and safety concerns.
Can I drive my vehicle on the backcountry roads?
Private vehicles are not permitted on our backcountry roads, but guests can access the area via mountain bike.
As a working high country station, there are specific water and natural hazards on the property. Guests should take care when driving around the station, avoid touching machinery, and not enter any buildings other than the Shearers Quarters or Cookshop.
What do I need to bring?
The items guests need to bring depend on the accommodation they choose. For the backcountry huts, bring food, drink, warm clothing, suitable footwear, toiletries, bath towel, insect repellent, and sunscreen. For the Shearers Quarters, bring slippers, snack food, drinks, warm clothing in winter, toiletries, insect repellent, and sunscreen. Full linen, bedding, and towels are provided.
Do we need to bring any food or drinks?
Depending on your booking, The Shearers Quarters accommodation may or maybe be fully catered, but guests can bring nibbles and their choice of beverage. Our Backcountry huts are self-cratered only.Mt White Station does not hold a liquor license, so guests should bring their own
Can dietary requirements be catered for?
If your stay includes catered meals, please inform us of any special dietary needs or restrictions one week prior to your arrival, and we will make the necessary preparations.
Is a BBQ available for guest use?
Yes, there is a BBQ available at all our accommodations, including the backcountry huts.
Do you have games available at the Station?
Yes, we have a selection of board games and books available for guests to use during their stay.
Can we leave our vehicles somewhere safe?
Off-road parking is available at the Cookshop.
Where is the last place to purchase fuel and supplies?
The last fuel stop before Mt White Station when driving from the East Coast is Allied Petroleum 24/7 Fuel in Sheffield. From the West Coast, the last stop is Challenge Arthur's Pass Cafe and Store.
Where is the last public toilet before entering Mt White Station?
The last public toilets before entering Mt White Station from the East Coast are located at Castle Hill and Arthur's Pass.