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Molesworth Station Tour

Join Hassle-free Tours to visit one of New Zealand's most iconic and famous high country stations, Molesworth station.

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Tour Overview

Join Molesworth Tours to visit one of New Zealand's most iconic and famous high country stations, Molesworth station.

Molesworth Station is arguably New Zealand's most famous high country station. It is an area which is rich in history, has outstanding natural features, and a stunning and dramatic landscape.

At 180,476 hectares (approx. 500,000 Acres) roughly the same size as Stewart Island it is New Zealand's largest farm. Today it is owned by the Department of Conservation and the farming operation is managed by Landcorp.

Sit back, relax and let one of Molesworth Tours professional tour guides take you on a Journey into this remote and stunning part of New Zealand in one of our 4x4 off-road buses which are fully air conditioned and have large windows for fantastic viewing. Throughout the tour you will enjoy a fun and informative commentary from one of our Kiwi guides.

The opportunity to visit this New Zealand icon is not to be missed.

Tour Description

Molesworth Heritage Day Tours; Departs Hanmer Springs and travel into the Clarence Valley and pass through the locked gate to access the Acheron Valley. Visit the 150 year old Acheron Cob Homestead for a cuppa and then follow the Acheron River north, passing grazing cattle and the numerous bird life making the most of the daylight hours in this amazing and unequalled landscape of mixed flora and fauna. The native flowers are a real treat through this area. Into the Awatere Valley and onto the famous Molesworth Homestead area nestled under the Kaikoura mountain range where it makes the ideal stop for a picnic lunch and refreshments at the Old Molesworth Cottage. After lunch we then head into the Saxton, Muller and Tarndale country with its ever changing vista of growth, colour and climate before descending down the historic and rugged Jollies Pass Road to Hanmer Springs and time to reflect on an unique journey back in time over NZ's largest farm.

Tour Highlights

  • Entertaining and informative commentary from your professional tour guide.
  • 4WD coaches with air conditioning, satellite phone, intercom, large tinted windows & plenty of head room designed for passenger comfort.
  • Professional audited safety plan.
  • Department Of Conservation approved Operator.
  • Time to stretch your legs and take photographs and yes there are toilets available.
  • Accommodation pickup and drop off.

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 minimum group size is 10 people. Please contact us for a quote for smaller groups.

  • $275 per person includes Picnic lunch and refreshments.
  • Departs Hanmer Springs at 8.00am
  • Returns approx 4.30 pm
  • Tours available from October through until mid May with some of the best times to visit Molesworth being the Spring and the Autumn.

If you are interested in booking this tour you can find more infomation about our Molesworth Station Tours on our dedicated website

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