Meet the Todhunter Family


Lake Heron Station is owned and operated by the Todhunter Family – and has been for 102 years. Philip and Anne Todhunter continue a long history of welcoming guests to the station and sharing their magnificent property. They provide luxury and comfort in their historic station cottages and a wide variety of activities suitable for everyone.

"High country hospitality has always been a way of life at Lake Heron and this is a tradition that we hold dear.

"Before taking over the property in 1998, we came from diverse backgrounds. Philip spent many years flying as a commercial backcountry pilot, whilst Anne initially trained as a lawyer and later as a Mountain and Ski Guide. The wonderful aspect of life at Lake Heron is that we can share our passions for the outdoors and our special environment."

"Philip  combines organising the farming programme with flying our Cessna 185 - offering scenic flights to guests. From July to early October, Philip also adds flying a Squirrel helicopter into the programme. We are partners in Methven Heliski, a premium heliski business, which has been providing skiers with some of New Zealand’s finest heliskiing for 33 years. Philip, the lead pilot, is one of the longest-serving and most experienced heliski pilots in New Zealand. Many of the heliski runs are on the upper glaciated regions of Lake Heron Station and Philip’s intimate knowledge of the area is one of the ingredients that make this such a successful business."

"We hope to meet you soon."  

- Anne and Philip

Download our feature in Geographical Magazine

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