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Molesworth Station

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After 50 years of reading books and viewing photos and videos of Molesworth, we finally got... read more

Reviewed 11 April 2018
Keith C
Kapiti Coast, New Zealand
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Has always been on my bucket list so decided to spend the weekend doing it. Great to travel and saw... read more

Reviewed 11 March 2018
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Reviewed 11 April 2018

After 50 years of reading books and viewing photos and videos of Molesworth, we finally got there! And it was ... perfect! Firstly, the weather was optimal for us - clear blue sky, little wind and warm (21C) and you cant help but marvel at...More

1  Thank Keith C
Reviewed 11 March 2018 via mobile

Has always been on my bucket list so decided to spend the weekend doing it. Great to travel and saw normal cars and a motor home doing the trip. I would imagine it would be a bit harder if the rivers were higher. Take the...More

1  Thank Herbie15
Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

Always wanted to drive this road after my patents had said how good it was. Raining for most of the trip which was fine as we were like kids going through the puddles!! Very well sign posted & lots of interesting info signs to read....More

Thank sherbsfamily
Reviewed 27 February 2018

We filled the car up at Hanmer Springs and headed towards Molesworth. You drive for around 15 minutes until you reach the station. A signpost reads 177km to SHI The first part of the road is relatively smooth and you travel at around 60kph (that...More

2  Thank Kiwiseley
Reviewed 7 January 2018

Driving through the Molesworth gives you a feeling for the vastness of the landscape and the harsh conditions that must have faced the early farmers on this magnificent property. It feels magestic!

1  Thank cherylr05
Reviewed 4 May 2017

Went through a few years ago with our two girls. It needs better signage so that vehicles are definitely up to it because our family van barely made it! It was amazing though.

Thank TripChick2015
Reviewed 4 May 2017

We started our trip in Hanmer Springs. The road through Molesworth station is only open in the summer. It is remote and you need to be able to help yourself if you get stuck. The road goes through beautiful country with vast views of mountains...More

2  Thank Carol S
Reviewed 17 August 2016

Went to Hanmer the long way but the best way, if you have the time its well worth the extra effort. Stopped several times to clear our throats with a cold drink and admire the scenery. Theres some great history here that we didnt know...More

2  Thank dereck86
Reviewed 8 August 2016

We came from Blenheim and the drive in seemed to take an age to get to the Awatere valley and then Molesworth Station but it was well worth the effort. The scenery is unique and the driving quite easy. From their lunch in Hanmer Springs...More

Thank stevew538
Reviewed 18 May 2016

Beautiful, stark and remote valleys in an isolated part of New Zealand frequented by relatively few. An AWD or 4WD vehicle with good ground clearance and caution when proceeding around corners is wise. Worth a look if you are self - reliant and have a...More

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12 October 2016|
Response from Arbor253 | Reviewed this property |
Approaching from Hanmer would be good. The roads are signposted but make sure your vehicle has a high road clearance, lack of overhangs (U shaped entrance / exits to rivers) and plenty of fuel in the tank before you go... More