Cathedral Peaks Station owners, Cam and Wendy McDonald’s love of horses sparked their relationship, while their love of family, farming and Fiordland has united them together for 40 years and counting.
Cam met Wendy while travelling the length of the country on horseback. During this journey, the two fell in love with the Fiordland area and were lucky enough to find the perfect plot of land to fulfil their dream of owning their own farm.
It is on Cathedral Peaks Station that Cam and Wendy raised their three children. Youngest daughter Breidi and her husband Brad are continuing the family farming legacy, opening Cabot Lodge.
Both Breidi and Brad are passionate about farming and sharing this special part of the world - the pair were even married on the property. Brad and Breidi feel unbelievably lucky to create an experiential lodge in the heart of Fiordland, with the opportunity to showcase the people and the place they love so much.
In addition to running Cabot Lodge, Brad is introducing beehives to Cathedral Peaks Station, and is currently experimenting with berry cultivars, to expand the farms produce beyond wool and meat.
Guests of the Lodge can enjoy the fruits of the family’s labour, with fresh honey, berries, meats, as well as the fresh produce from Wendy’s glasshouse and eggs from the resident chickens.