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.
Tours operate by request all year round for a minimum of two people.
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.
We had splendid trip with Chris on Sunday. Please thank him for our day. Molesworth is amazing. Thank you for arranging it.
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.
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.
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.
We would like to thank you for a most enjoyable day last week touring Molesworth Station and will recommend it to our friends