Guide Hill Station Outdoor Museum Interpretation Design

Guide Hill Station Nature Centre
THE QUESTION
The Outdoor Museum at Guide Hill Station is designed to engaged visitors with the stories that shape this place. How might these stories be revealed to people as they journey through the iconic tussockland?
THE OUTCOME
A series of interpretation panels are designed and installed to guide people through the stories of Guide Hill Station, which focus on merino sheep, mountains, lakes, ecology and restoration work.

Re-imagining a Wild Lake

Around 600 years ago, Pūkaki was a wild, untamed lake, with the surrounding lands sustaining a rich abundance of native habitat and wildlife…

Our Mountains: Nature’s Water Towers

The islands of Aotearoa New Zeland stand tall in the middle of the vast Pacific Ocean. Running along the spine of Te Wai Pounamu (South Island) are the Southern Alps which play an essential role in sustaining the life on the island…

Tussock – Growing Island of Life

Tussock are an integral part of Mackenzie Country. While from a distance they might look like simple, tall and brown grasses, each are an island of life…

Jewel of the Mackenzie Basin
Meet our Merino sheep
Letting nature guide the way we farm
Jewel of the Mackenzie Basin Meet our Merino sheep Letting nature guide the way we farm

Merino Sheep

Introducing the history and unique qualities of the iconic Merino sheep.

Aoraki
Recipe of a blue lake
Let the land and stars guide you
Carving out strange worlds with ice
Discover the wonders at our feet
Aoraki Recipe of a blue lake Let the land and stars guide you Carving out strange worlds with ice Discover the wonders at our feet

Our Mountains, lakes and ecology

These panels bring the story of the amazing blue lakes and unique ecology to life.

Restoring our Bolton's Gully
Protecting rare Kakī
Looking after our drylands
Restoring our Bolton's Gully Protecting rare Kakī Looking after our drylands

Restoration Projects at Guide Hill These panels introduce to visitors the ongoing conservation work that are being carried out at the station to look after the natural treasures that are found here.