Guide at a Glance
Queenstown, South Island, New Zealand
Nature, Nature Tour
John and Ginny Foster are the owners and managers of Ben Lomond Station. Initially, they owned a small farm in Golden Bay. Then, they moved to the high country 27 years ago, and it has proved to be one full of exhilarating challenges and hard-earned rewards. Their three children, Hamish, Megan, and Julia, were raised with the privilege of a 33,500 acre backyard which cultivated love and passion for the outdoors. John and his loyal dogs manage all aspects of stock work and farm maintenance. The former Aucklander’s ‘gym’ is on the fourth stand in the woolshed where he personally shears his merinos. He is also known for his skills to cook delicious meats on the outdoor BBQ for guests at Ben Lomond Lodge and is an active member of various high country lobby groups.