Mossburn is 19 km north-west of Lumsden on the road to Te Anau and Milford Sound. A conspicuous stag monument proclaims it ‘the venison capital of the world’. New Zealand’s first deer farm was established nearby in 1972 and a game-processing works has been in operation since 1962.

Meaning of place name
Probably named by the surveyor J.T. Thomson after Mossburn in Dumfriesshire, Scotland.

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