The stunning St James Conservation Area is a 78,000 hectare reserve with exceptional natural features including glaciated valleys, streams, wetlands, lakes and picturesque tarns.
Originally, one of the largest sheep and cattle stations in the country, it was purchased in 2008 by the New Zealand Government and became part of the public conservation estate.
Nowadays it is a playground rich in recreational opportunities – from hiking, to mountain biking, horse riding, skiing, hunting and fishing.
The St James Walkway offers a number of spectacular tramps of varying lengths and the St James Cycle Trail is an incredible ride. Both offer unforgettable 360-degree panoramic views. The best place to get a full rundown of all this very special area has to offer is the Department of Conservation website
Download the St James Conservation Area brochure.
Local DOC office: Rangiora Office
Phone: +64 3 313 0820
Fax: +64 3 313 0839
Address: 32 River Road, Rangiora 7400
Postal Address: PO Box 349, Rangiora 7440