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Get off the beaten trail and explore the amazing scenic locations that have made New Zealand famous. Your guide will stop and give you time to capture the perfect photos of your journey into the New Zealand High Country

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Erewhon Station Tour

Join us on an unforgettable journey into the Canterbury high country to visit one of New Zealand's most famous and stunning high country stations, Erewhon Station.

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Tour Description

Erewhon Station is a 35,000 acre property situated at the foothills of the Southern Alps at the top of the Rangitata River. Erewhon Station was originally made famous by the book Erewhon written by Samual Butler. Your day begins with a scenic journey across the vast Canterbury plains, the largest area of flat land in New Zealand and then heading into the stunning Canterbury high country with its rugged mountain ranges, crystal blue lakes and fresh crisp mountain air. We will stop at Lake Clearwater for morning tea and a photo opportunity with beautiful views looking across Lake Clearwater to the mountains in the distance. Next we will continue travelling back in towards the mountains and past the site of a Lord of the Rings filming location of 'Edoras' on Mt Sunday where we will stop for a photo opportunity before continuing on to the end of the road and onto Erewhon Station itself. Erewhon is a play on the word “nowhere” spelled backwards. At Erewhon you will get to meet the owners of the property, Colin and Erin, this working high country station farms Merino sheep, Hereford Cattle, deer and includes a large Clydesdale Horse Stud. A lot of the work on the property is still undertaken using the Clydesdale horses such as towing wagons and working the fields by towing plows, your time at the property will be spent enjoying a unique Clydesdale horse wagon ride experience and enjoying a picnic lunch in a spectacular setting while soaking in the amazing views. After lunch we will make our return journey back to Christchurch. This is a truly unique experience not to be missed!

Tour Highlights

  • Breathtaking alpine scenery
  • Access onto a private high country station
  • Morning tea on the banks of Lake Clearwater
  • Delicious picnic lunch at Erewhon Station
  • Exciting wagon ride experience
  • Meet the owners of Erewhon Station
  • Informative commentary from our local Kiwi guides

Tour Details

This tour is run on request as well as set dates, if you have a group that you would like to book on please get in contact with us. The tour price is $285 per person for groups of 10 or more people. If you have a small group please contact us for a quote.

  • Departs: Christchurch at 8.00am
  • Returns: Christchurch at 6.00pm
  • Duration: 10 hours
  • Morning tea and lunch included
  • Wagon ride experience included
  • Afternoon Depatures on request
  • Pickup & Dropoff from Christchurch or Methven

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