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Welcome Change - The Farmlander

Posted by Welcome Rock on June 07, 2018

Welcome Change at Blackmore Station!

Farmlander Cover  

The Farmlander published a special feature article on Welcome Rock Trails, about the tribute that Tom O'Brien has paid to the history of the area with this new venture. To read the article online please CLICK HERE. 

View the PDF File here.

Photos by Mickey



Welcome Rock Whiskey

Posted by Welcome Rock on May 27, 2018


















Like it’s namesake Welcome Rock deserves a bit of recognition and an explanation as to how it all began. While we already had some interpretation on the rock, the harsh elements took their toll and wore away the memoirs of the earliest pioneers. 

We’ve decided to reinstate those precious thoughts and traditions by making these new signs describing our forefathers story........ and of course bring back the whiskey to warm the cockles of your heart. 

Be part of this  journey and help us continue the legacy of our past.

Interpretation of the photo:‚Äč Welcome Rock Whiskey - Legend has it that a whiskey bottle was always hidden at Welcome Rock to aid those who were in need to keep warm in this cold and exposed spot. We welcome those who visit the Rock who are in need of and who have hairs on their chest (or want hairs) to find, sip and return this brew.


THE SNOW CHASERS...Finding Adventure

Posted by Welcome Rock on January 07, 2018

 The Snow Chasers

Welcome Rock Trails - Garston Southland NZ.................Secluded Accommodation, Hiking and Biking!

Located less than an hour south of Queenstown, Welcome Rock Trails is a private high-country station offering accommodation, hiking, mountain bike riding and amazing sightseeing. Our snowboarding season had just wound up down here in the Southern Hemisphere and we were looking for other adventures around this beautiful part of the world. Jen learnt about Welcome Rock Trails awhile back and we knew it was a place we wanted to visit.

Read more: The Snow Chasers discovers at Welcome Rock Trails.

TRAIL RUNNING at Welcome Rock Trails

Posted by Welcome Rock on December 22, 2017

Trail Running at Welcome Rock

Welcome Rock Trails now features in the trail directory put together by Wild Things NZ, a specialist trail running club. This trail directory has all the useful information trail runners need include time, distance, terrain and much more. For all the details click here for more information. 

One of the trail members Gary Ludlow visited Welcome Rock Trails for himself - to read more about his experience click here to go to the Wild Things NZ facebook page.