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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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


Family Traveller

We had a very enjoyable day. The most enjoyable part for the family was listening to Evan tell the stories of his and his brothers time working on Molesworth.
From Western Australia.

The family have heard many stories from Evan and Chris over the years and to see the places where these stories happened was really special.

Thank you for the tour. We will not forget it.

February 7, 2024


Couple Traveller

We had a lovely day. Enjoyed taking in the size, scenery and remoteness of it all. Really interesting to hear about how life today on the station works as well.
John from Guernsey.

January 24, 2024

Tom and Judith UK.

Couple Traveller

Just wanted to tell you what a wonderful day we had with Randall today.

He was so helpful and informative, we were lucky to be his only passengers! He is very knowledgeable and answered our many questions.

It really is a beautiful place, quite different from what I had envisaged.

January 12, 2024