Shortlands Shed

Shortlands Shed

Naseby, Central Otago

Shortlands Shed is less than 2 hours from Dunedin and just under 2 1/2 hours from Queenstown.

The shed is set at the base of the Kakanui Ranges, in the Danseys Pass corner of the Maniototo, on a 15,000 acre working high country sheep station. It sits on the edge of a creek overlooking golden tussock hill country.

The design of the shed itself takes inspiration from the classic corrugated iron farm buildings you see throughout New Zealand. It combines a stylish, covered, open-air kitchen and bathroom - with a luxurious and cosy enclosed bedroom and lounging space. 

Guests will experience a stunning mountain vista, with 360 degree views of the surrounding high country. A cedar wood-fired hot tub sits in a prime position to take it all in while soaking in steaming hot, fresh mountain water. At night, the view of the night sky and stars is amazing. 

Shortlands is the ultimate, peaceful glamping retreat. Enjoy the tranquil sounds of the creek, the birds, and the unbelievable quiet - with the only interruption being the comforting sound of the odd sheep baaaing nearby.

FROM $280 p/n

  • Sleeps 4
  • Child Friendly

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Make sure you download or print this handy info sheet with directions and host contact details prior to your journey. You may not have mobile reception at all times.

address

Shortlands Station
Mccready Rd, Kyeburn, 9397

directions

Shortlands Shed is 1 hour and 45 minutes from Dunedin, just under 2 1/2 hours from Queenstown, and 4 1/2 hours from Christchurch. It is 10kms from Naseby.

The Google Maps directions to Mccready Road will take you to the entrance to Shortlands Station (marked by a large stone ‘mailbox’). To get to Shortlands Shed, DO NOT turn down Mccready Road. Carry on driving up Danseys Pass Road for 2kms. Just before the concrete bridge, turn right at the poplar trees and follow the fence line and camp signs all the way to the shed. 

Shortlands Shed

Shortlands Shed Location

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WHAT SORT OF HEATING IS THERE?

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  • Eating and Drinking

    Shortlands Shed is self-catering. Just bring your own food, and cook meals using the facilities provided in your covered, outdoor kitchen. You'll find all the cutlery, crockery, pots and pans that you'll need. Read more about the kitchen facilities under 'Essentials'.

    If you want a break from cooking at any stage, Naseby is just 10kms away and has several cafes and restaurants to choose from. 

    A supermarket for stocking up on supplies can be found at Ranfurly, 24kms from Shortlands Shed. 

  • Things To Do

    Rejuvenate on the property with a soak in the fresh mountain water in the wood-fired cedar hot tub. Enjoy the high country scenery and peaceful surrounds.

    Explore the property on foot. Climb the surrounding hills and take in the amazing high country views (although note that walking on the property may be more restricted in lambing season - Oct/Nov). Discover the historic gold tailings and try your hand at gold panning down at the creek.

    Bring your mountain bikes! The Naseby area is renowned for its mountain biking tracks and Shortlands is only a 20 min drive to the famous Central Otago Rail Trail.

    Naseby itself is just 10km away. You'll find cafes and restaurants along with some fun and novel activities. Give 'curling' or ice skating a go - or get the adrenaline pumping with a go on the Southern Hemisphere's only ice luge.

  • Your Hosts

    Charles and Tash Crutchley are your hosts at Shortlands.