Molesworth Tour

Experience the Stunning & Iconic Molesworth Station

Experience This Once In Your Life Time

Immerse yourself in the New Zealand High Country with a luxury private tour of the Rainbow Station and surrounding Molesworth area. Escape into nature with Molesworth Tours and take in all of the beauty and serenity it has to offer.


Good Foods

Food can change a mood, which is why we take it seriously at Molesworth Tours. We serve only the finest gourmet local ingredients and ensure that each meal is hand crafted to your personal needs. Treat yourself to an unrivalled culinary experience.


Great People

When you book with Molesworth Tours you will receive a knowledgeable, friendly and professional English speaking guide. Our Tours are private luxury experiences. Bring your friends and family and prepare for an experience like no other.


Guaranteed Beauty

New Zealand is a land famous for its scenic beauty. When you book an experience with Molesworth Tours you can relax in the comfort of our luxurious fully air conditioned off-road buses. Sit back and relax as you take in the powerful vistas.

Molesworth Station Gallery

See why this area of New Zealand is world famous for its scenic beauty.

Tour Description

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 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 Options

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 Option One

  • Hanmer Springs through the Molesworth to the Molesworth cob Cottage and return to Hanmer
  • Includes Picnic lunch and Morning tea.
  • Departs Hanmer Springs at 8.00am
  • Returns approx 5.30 pm
  • Cost: $240 per person ($275 after October 1st 2023) includes Picnic lunch and refreshments.

Tour Option Two

  • Hanmer Springs through the Molesworth and all the way up the Awatere valley to Blenheim
  • Includes Picnic lunch and Morning tea.
  • Departs Hanmer Springs at 8.00am
  • Arrives Blenheim 5.30 pm
  • Cost: $265 per person ($300 after October 1st 2023) includes Picnic lunch and refreshments.

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.

Agent and group discounts available.

Tours available from October through until mid May with some of the best times to visit Molesworth being the Spring and the Autumn.

What to Bring

We strongly recommend that you bring a warm waterproof windproof jacket, appropriate shoes for walking around outside, sunhat, sunglasses, sunscreen and a bottle of water.

Group Discounts

We can transport up to 80 people in our fleet of comfortable 4WD Coaches with full head room and air conditioning, satellite phone, intercom, large tinted windows designed for maximum passenger comfort, (not minivans). Pick-up Departure points and Transfers can be arranged from other centres i.e. Picton, Blenheim, Kaikoura or Christchurch. Ideal for Coach operators who can meet us and transfer their clients into the 4WD 'Coaches at one end of Molesworth and then meet us later in the day at the other end destination.

If you are ready to book your tour please use the contact form below to contact us with your preferred dates and any special requests. Once we have received your request a member of our reservatiuons team with conatct you shortly to tailor the package to your needs.

Tour Route Flyover

Watch the Google Earth fly through video on your Molesworth Tours Youtube Channel to get a better understanding of the different tour options

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Explore Molesworth Station

Use the maps below to fimilaise yourself with the vast Molesworth Station and surrounding areas.

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