Molesworth  Homestead & Heritage 4-Day
Tour


The Four Day Homestead and Heritage Tour will let you discover the east coast of Marlborough, meet local farmers and visit their homes as well as touring Molesworth and St James Stations in the beautiful Marlborough high country.

You will be able to enjoy four days to relax in rural Marlborough and the fabulous unspoilt high country regions, with towering mountains, meandering rivers and native beech forests through rolling farmland to the famous Marlborough vineyards. A commentary given by your knowledgeable guide will bring the whole experience to life for you.


ITINERARY

Day 1

100km Touring

Departing from Blenheim at 8am, explore the coastal route of the Wairau Lagoons with its interesting history. Visit an olive grove and private home for morning tea and enjoy a meal in the home of a third generation farming family. Experience wine tasting at Peter Yealands sustainable winery before arriving at our Historic Country House for your overnight stay.

Day 2

200km Touring

Departing after a relaxing night in the country, travel up the Awatere Valley following the river terraces into the high country visit a station for morning tea with the family before reaching Molesworth Station to enjoy lunch beside the original cob cottage, visit the old Acheron accommodation house, before arriving at Hanmer Springs by 5.30pm time for a swim and group dinner.

Day 3

220km Touring

Departing from Hanmer by 9am travel into the back country stopping at Lake Tennyson to view the alpine plants. Tour highlights include Island Saddle, Tarndale and St James Station, with a picnic lunch with amazing scenic backdrops. Arriving at our Lodge accommodation for our overnight stay by 5.00pm.

Day 4

100km Touring

After breakfast visit the shores of Lake Rotoiti and Lake Rotoroa surrounded in native bush and mountains, enjoy a relaxing lunch with our local host before visiting Kawateri Junction to learn about the history of the area. Your senses will enjoy a lavender farm visit before returning to Blenheim by 5.30pm.

Food

  • Daily breakfasts are continental style.
  • Lunch on day one is in a homestead, other lunches are picnic style enjoyed in the wide open spaces of the back country.
  • Dinners are two courses.
  • Morning teas are hosted on farms and other tea breaks will be served from our onboard supplies of locally roasted plunger coffee or tea and home baking from the cake tins.

Pricing

Twin or double share accommodation rate is $1859 per person; please contact us to find out latest seasonal specials, single supplement options are available at $150. This includes three nights' accommodation while on tour and all meals for duration of the tour with some alcohol included.

If you can't find a suitable date we can arrange another date for groups of four or more people, or private tours can be conducted by arrangement, please ask our friendly staff.

Note

 We require a minimum of 2 persons booked on a tour. If your booking is accepted and we DO NOT meet the minimum then we may cancel your booking with 48 hours notice.