Molesworth 4 Day Tour
- Duration: 4 Days (approx.)
- Product code: MOLESWORTH
We are incredibly privileged to have the opportunity to be hosted by the station owners of Awatere Valley and the inland Kaikoura's.
This tour has been created due to popular request and includes visits to the warm hospitality of some of our high country friends.
We have chosen April as a time to tour when the exotic trees will be in their golden autumn colours!
The 4 day tour starts in Blenheim where we depart for our high country station host in the heart of the Awatere Valley. We will stop at a homestead for lunch before carrying onto Upcott Station where we will stay in the station quarters.
On our second day we will head west into the Molesworth Station, with plenty of yarns being told about the lives of the people who once battled on this challenging land like the story of Rachael and Bill Chisholm. We will overnight at the restful village of Hanmer Springs.
On day 3 we will have a guided tour of Flaxmere Gardens by its creator Penny Zino. After the tour we will have a picnic provided by Penny on her porch overlooking her award winning garden. This will be particularly stunning as she has many exotic trees which will be in autumn colour.
We will then drive via Waiau to Lynton Downs Farm where we will be hosted by Rachael and Kurt Bartrum. They are passionate about natural sheep fibres and will share with you their love of sheep farming.
On the final day we return to Blenheim via the East Coast Road. We will call at a local East Coast farming family for afternoon tea and more stories to share.
The tour finishes in Blenheim at around 5.30pm.