The deer capital of New Zealand
Mossburn is widely regarded as the deer capital of New Zealand with the mighty stag statue standing proudly in the township. proving a popular photo stop for tourists.
Home to the first venison farms in New Zealand, deer farming now forms a large part of the towns economy. This came about due to the recovery of wild live deer from Fiordland in the early 1970’s.
Located on the main highway from Queenstown to Milford Sound, Mossburn is a thriving little community with two garages, a hotel, general store and diner, gift shop with a garden centre and cafe and Wapiti Leathers - where you can purchase a wide variety of deer-related products.
Mossburn is also noted for its wonderful local farm stays where visitors can experience first hand the many natural treasures the area has to offer.
During the later part of 2006, Meridian Energy decided to erect the first wind farm at White Hill, a prominant hillside behind the town. Boasting a total of 29 turbines it was officially opened by then Prime Minister Helen Clark in 2007.
At full capacity it can produce enough electricity to power 30,000 homes.
With a number of easily accessible walking tracks, nine hole golf course, tennis courts, children’s play ground and swimming pool, Mossburn is an ideal stopover for anyone travelling to and from Fiordland.