This site should be paired as a half or full day trip with the Leader River landslide dam (see link), which is also on Woodchester Station. To get to the station turnoff drive approximately 12 km up the Leader Rd from SH1 at the road turnoff to Waiau just before the Leader River.
If coming from Waiau along the Leader Rd, the station entrance is also about 12 km up the road.
The Woodchester Station driveway is windy, narrow, gravel, and 6 km long through to the homestead.
If coming from Christchurch you should allow 2 hours one way travel to get to the homestead.
Make sure all farm gates are left as you find them!!!
While pretty straight forward it would not be recommended for those with weak ankles or balance. Not recommended in wet weather as it can get very boggy!
This is private land and a working highcountry station. Visits are for groups (not individuals) and by prior arrangement only – Please see link below for booking contacts at the facebook site. Groups of no less than 10 people are welcome with a fee of $10 per person for the day visit to the station, payable in person at the homestead when you arrive. School groups are also welcome by arrangement. The landowners, Dave and Rebekah Kelly, will give you instructions on where best to go and park your vehicle for each site.
This is a unique and amazing opportunity to see land evolution in action!
The walk across the grassy paddocks to the Wall from where you park your car near the road takes about 30 minutes and sidles around some steepish hills and rough sheep tracks.