Northern Southland is blessed with fantastic scenery, mountains, lakes, rivers and clear blue skies. We are not far from Queenstown, (the Queenstown International Airport is only an hour away) but you'll find our locations are more unique and unspoiled. And much less expensive!
Southern Venues' Glenfellen Farm has 1030 hectares (2554 acres) of land at an approximate altitude of 500 metres above sea level. There are a number of flat areas suitable for events of all kinds and plenty of choices for locations needing a view. The property runs alongside the Nokomai River which is well known for it's brown trout fishing. Natural vegetation on Glenfellen consists of large areas of snow tussock, silver tussock with mountain daises and many other plants native to southern New Zealand's sub-alpine regions.
There are old water races and rusty pipes still lying around, relics of the gold mining era of 150 years ago. There are still the remains of old stone gold miners huts, a common enough sight in Central Otago but rarely seen in this context.
There are many old buildings on the property which date back to early last century and would form ideal backdrops to many events. The old stables has a loft where, in the past, dances were held and there are two old derelict houses, one with an overgrown garden which has endless potential for evocative and picturesque settings. An old, un-used shearing shed adds to the collection of historic old buildings, all of which have a similar look and feel about them.