Traveling to the ‘sounds’ will take you through Mossburn. This is quite an ‘old’ town and is demonstrated by some of the buildings and certainly the War Memorial where quite a number of past residents are listed when lost their lives in the 1914/1919 Great War.

Mossburn's more recent history was tied to the fortunes of the railway and the economic impacts that industry brought.

Today, Mossburn has declared itself the ‘deer’ capital of New Zealand, but by and large services the rural community with basic services.

Mossburn's greatest burst of economic activity came as a result of the construction of the Manapouri Power Station. The Mossburn Branch railway had terminated in the town since 1887 and was the closest railway terminus to the project.

By the start of the 1980s, these projects were complete and the railway closed on 13 December 1982. Few relics remain.

During the later part of 2006 and early part of 2007, a wind farm at White Hill was constructed with 29 turbines.

Mossburn is represented with three churches of which two are approaching their centenary.

Mossburn is serviced with a magnificent hotel that commands a strong presence.

When passing through a stopover for a coffee or drink is a must.



Fireplace Dump Station
General Store   Bottled Gas
Internet Caravan
Camping 4WD
Kitchen Facilities   Disabled access
Laundry Toilets
Campervans   Accommodation
Meals   Airport
Pets Allowed   Boat Ramp
Telephone Picnic Area
Roadside Rest Area Electricity
Scenic   Swimming
Tap water   Thermal Area
Stream Water Walking tracks
Rotary Club   Lions Club
Gymnasium   Gardens
Winery   Whitewater Rafting
Surfing   Skydiving
Skiing   Scenic Flights
Postal Service Police
Movie Location   Mountain Biking
Kayaking   Jet Boating
Information Hospital
Hang Gliding   Golf Course