Mossburn, the Deer Capital of New Zealand.
It was here in this small rural town that deer farming was pioneered in the early 1970’s with the recovery of wild live deer in the 1950’s from Fiordland onto farms in the area.
As a result Mossburn had one of the first venison farms in New Zealand
and venison is now a large part of the towns economy.
A statue of a mighty stag stands proudly in the Mossburn township and
is a popular photo stop for passing tourists.
Mossburn is located on the main highway from Queenstown to Milford Sound and is a fishermans heaven with at least three major fishing rivers all in close proximity.
Mossburn features some wonderful local farmstays and the township itself has two garages,
a hotel, a general store, a diner, Wapiti leathers, and a gift shop with garden centre and café.