Molesworth 2-Day Experience


Discover Molesworth and St James Stations in the beautiful Marlborough high country.

Take two days and relax in rural Marlborough discovering the fabulous unspoilt high country regions, with towering mountains, meandering rivers, passing by native beech forests and river terraces. A commentary given by your knowledgeable guide, will bring the whole experience to life for you.


ITINERARY


DAY 1

200km touring

Departing from locations around Blenheim at 8.00am, travel in our mini coaches southward from Blenheim to the Awatere Valley.  A scenic drive following the river terraces to a high country station with the family for morning tea.  Then continue through to Molesworth Station for lunch beside the original cob cottage or if the weather is bad we will take shelter inside the cottage for lunch.  The afternoon sees us travelling deeper into Molesworth Station with stops at vantage points for photos or stories and visit the historic Acheron old accommodation house.  Arrive at Hanmer Springs by 5.30pm with time to relax in your room or enjoy the thermal pools, you are free to make your own dinner plans tonight. 

Accommodation

A small motel complex with spacious units situated approximately 100 metres across the road from the thermal pool complex.  All rooms have ensuite bathrooms.

Meals Today

Morning tea served at high country station; picnic style lunch. Freedom dining in Hanmer Springs.

DAY 2 

220km touring

Departing at 9am and heading into the back country, stopping to enjoy the scenery at various vantage points and investigate the numerous alpine plants on the way to Lake Tennyson, where we will enjoy morning tea with an amazing back drop of mountain scenery.

Highlights include driving through the back country of Jacks Pass on the way to visit the back country jewel of Lake Tennyson. Over a cuppa spend time soaking up the amazing mountain and alpine lake scenery and the chance to look at the numerous wild flower varieties found in abundance in this untouched remote area. Enjoy a short walkat St James Station to discover the woolshed and historic farm buildings before enjoying a picnic lunch in the Hurunui Valley. We will travel the Inland Kaikoura route and enjoy one of the most beautiful scenic drives in the world up the Pacific coast to Blenheim. Drop off at your accommodation or airport by5.30pm.

Meals Today

Continental style breakfast.Morning tea will be served from on-board supplies of locally roasted plunger coffee or tea and home baking from the cake tins. Lunch will be picnic-style at one of the amazing scenic backdrops along the journey.


Meals

  • Breakfast is continental delivered to your unit
  • Lunches are country picnic style enjoyed in the wide open spaces of the back country
  • Evening dining at a restaurant
  • Tea breaks will feature locally roasted plunger coffee or tea and home baking from the cake tins.

Cant find a suitable date? 

Other tour dates could be available for groups of 4 or more people, or private tours by arrangement; please ask our friendly staff.

Note

We require a minimum of 2 persons booked on a tour. If your booking is accepted and we DO NOT meet the minimum then we may cancel your booking with 48 hours notice.