The Station


Nokomai is a historic high country sheep and cattle station nestled in its own valley at the foot of the Garvie Mountains in Northern Southland New Zealand. Its location is well described by the original name “Glenfalloch”, given to it by its first settler, meaning “hidden valley “.

During its 160 years, Nokomai has only had two owners, the family of the original Scottish settler, D.A. Cameron, and the family of F.L.Hore who farm the station today. Nokomai is one of the few original properties left intact in the area,and has a wealth of history attached through farming and gold mining.

The property is mainly high country with elevations to 2000 metres.

The animals farmed are Hereford cattle and fine wool sheep a mix of Merino and Romney breeds. They are farmed for meat and wool.

The wool is supplied to two well known brands, Smartwool (USA ) and Icebreaker (NZ originally ),both now owned by V.F. Corporation ( USA )

To understand more about the station, farming , and our way of life we suggest you take a farm tour.

Nokomai Valley Lodge gives you the opportunity to visit, and experience a range of activities in a breathtakingly beautiful setting.

The Mataura River known for its abundance of brown trout, winds its way through the property providing a popular destination for any fishing enthusiast.

We endeavour to give our guests a glimpse of the “real “ New Zealand and high country life, ,something we hold very close to our hearts and look forward to sharing with you.

We welcome enquiries and invite you to come and stay with us.