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“A "must do" on the bucket list”

Molesworth High Country Tours
Ranked #12 of 24 Tours in Blenheim
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Owner description: Discover the lifestyle of NZ high country farming on a range of small group escorted tours. Choose from a fun supported cycle tours, escorted historical tours or 4WD self drive tagalong tours to discover the beautiful South Island high country. Enjoy meeting local farmers, visit their homes, experience great farm hospitality, learn about the history of New Zealand's largest high country cattle station. A large range of tours to choose from, sit back and enjoy being driven by your personal guide in a small mini coach for one day, two days, three or a four day Heritage Discovery Tour. Or join a multi-day cycle tour through the Molesworth high country with maximum group size of 14 people, or experience a multi-day self drive 4WD tour.
Reviewed January 29, 2013

A friend and I have just completed the 4 day cycle tour of the Molesworth Station. What an awesome experience that I would recommend to any one keen to enjoy New Zealand at its best. The weather was superb, an added bonus, but so too was everything else: the other people in our group ( three other ladies and a couple); the transport, namely Molly the bus and our bikes; the accommodation; the food ( despite the active nature of this tour be prepared for a weight gain due to fab food); the organisation and finally our awesome guide Geoff. Besides being our guide and full of local knowledge that he shared with enthusiasm, Geoff was also the able chef for our big breakfast at Upcot Station; proficient driver of back-country roads; able repairer of bike punctures and a great raconteur.
This is a tour that is truly value for money and every need is met. Everything exceeded my expectations along with my friend's. We are both keen to do another Molesworth Cycle Tour and the Golden Bay one is now on our bucket list.
Well done to Geoff ( ably backed up by his wife Lee back at base).

Thank janicewright
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Reviewed January 28, 2013

A++++ experience. I got to experience a very special part of NZ. This time was made even more special with Geoff who was our guide and driver who kept us entertained with local knowledge and stories. He was there to make sure we enjoyed ourselves and there was no shame if you chose to bus a section rather than cycle. However the amount of time scheduled on your bike was just right for me. Great and copious amounts of food, great accommodation and company..

Thank Nicola C
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Reviewed December 10, 2012

Highly recommended. So glad to have had the opportunity to experience the spectacular scenery and remoteness of the high country. Great tour. We were really well looked after by Geoff and Dave. Geoff's knowledge of the region and the history of the early settlers was so interesting. Will never forget cycling along those tracks, the rivers and the mountains. Had great support and encouragement from Dave with my cycling.

Thank Laurel G
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Reviewed December 4, 2012

Enjoyed every day and found the whole tour to be very well organised and run.
Local knowledge from Geoff was a highlight and the opportunity to see and experience such a special and beautiful area was inspiring.
I learned lot about riding a bike, while the experienced riders ate it up.
Great food. Great people at all the stops and excellent support if the going got tough.
Highly recommended.

Thank Denise S
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Reviewed December 4, 2012

Often discussed, seldom visited, this experience will take back into the high country of the South Island, with its fascinating social, political, geological and farming history, artfully woven together by Geoff, a great guide, and a pretty good maker of delicious morning teas and lunches too.
The drive is spectacular and the scenery world class, the road is well formed and safe, but needs to be treated with respect. With Geoff at the wheel , and given his intimate knowledge of the area, the drive was always enjoyable.
This trip should be on the agenda of anyone interested in the wonderful story of our back country farming communities and the areas opened up by our intrepid early explorers.

Thank Judenrichard
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