1 Day Tour from Hanmer

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1 Day
Availability : Various dates to choose from or send a request
Max People : 2 - 14
Tour Details

Visit the historic Molesworth Station in the Canterbury high country. Take this rare opportunity to visit the high country of this ruggedly beautiful region, where mountains dominate the skyline.

This tour offers you abundant opportunity to experience the natural environments, and to learn about the unique history of a place that few people get to experience. Discover the magnificent scenery, unique plant life and the fascinating stories. Molesworth Station is the size of Stewart Island at 486,000 acres in size, it is part of the Canterbury and Marlborough high country.

Departure & Return Location

Hanmer Springs

Departure Time

At 9.00am

Arrival Time

By 4.00pm

Price Includes

  • Tour Guide
  • Morning tea of fresh locally roasted coffee and tea and muffins
  • Bottled water
  • Picnic style lunch

Tour Dates

Tours operate by request all year round for a minimum of two people.


Day 1From Hanmer Springs

Pick up from Hanmer Springs at 9.00am.

Today we will explore the Eastern side of Molesworth Station with a visit to the historic Acheron Accommodation House with time to look around and have a cup of tea, see how the pioneers lived in this wonderfully preserved large cobb building. We will follow the cattle drovers’ route through Isolated Flat along the banks of the Acheron River. Along the way you will be entertained with tales of old of some of the characters that made this area their home. We will drive up and over Wards Pass to be able to look down on the station base area, before enjoying a picnic lunch beside the original Molesworth cobb cottage, time for photo opportunities or a short walk. 

Learn about the history and characters that helped develop Molesworth Station and enjoy a day in the wide-open spaces breathing the fresh mountain air and soak up the relaxing atmosphere of the beautiful high country.

Arriving Hanmer Springs by 4.00pm.

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Jane and Peter

Couple Traveller

We had splendid trip with Chris on Sunday. Please thank him for our day. Molesworth is amazing. Thank you for arranging it.

November 28, 2023


Family Traveller

We had a fabulous day.
Randall was very informative with the history of Molesworth.
I am still amazed that grass can grow on gravel.
The animals looked so healthy, so it’s a credit to the management.

November 14, 2023


Couple Traveller

We were fortunate that the weather played ball and that we had Randall as our guide. He knows that road like the back of his hand and no questions went unanswered. He has the perfect personality and made the day the fascination that it was. We got a couple of extras on the tour with uni mobs carrying horses and a herd of. cows waiting at the gate. I nominated to be the gate-opener!
The day was certainly an educational adventure for us and something that we will recommend to our friends.
Thank you for your excellent service as well Lee. It helps when you are dealing with people who are as helpful as you are.

March 2, 2023

David and Christine

Couple Traveller

We loved our Molesworth Station tour. We loved stories Geoff told us. He has such a wealth of knowledge and made history come alive. Great lunch and morning tea. You make the best ginger crunch. It was a truly memorable day for us.

October 22, 2022


Couple Traveller

We would like to thank you for a most enjoyable day last week touring Molesworth Station and will recommend it to our friends

October 22, 2022