1 Day Tour from Hanmer

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1 Day
Availability : May 9,
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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Bob and Margaret

Couple Traveller

We throughly enjoyed our tour with Randall who was the perfect host, full of knowledge and a friendly personality.
Following the rain and fresh snow the day before the air was clear and great for taking photos.

March 13, 2024

J. Evans

Solo Traveller

I had an awesome day it exceeded my expectations. Randall was so informative and helpful and the food delicious. I really enjoyed myself. Thank you so much.

March 8, 2024

Lorraine and Chelsea

Couple Traveller

Everything was fantastic. RANDALL was amazing. Interesting information but not over the top.

March 6, 2024

Penny and Bev

Group Traveller

The trip was fantastic. Thank you

February 8, 2024

Jenny & Nick

Couple Traveller

We had a fabulous time and enjoyed the knowledge that Randall shared. I loved seeing first hand the places my dad experienced as a shepherd in the 1920’s….so thank you.

February 8, 2024