As you journey from Christchurch, courtesy of Maossie Tour's extremely comfortable 4x6WD luxury bus, on your way to your destination - a fully-fledged working sheep station in New Zealand's high-country - take in the breath-taking scenery of the Southern Alps including sites from "Lord of the Rings" Middle Earth. Be transported back in time enjoying enjoy a truly unique experience: a nostalgic but comfortable wagon ride pulled by some “gentle giants” - a team of Clydesdale horses - into the spectacular Aotearoa back-country highlands. Braided rivers, green pastures, forests, deer, horses, sheep, hidden tracks, and absolutely remarkable mountain scenery. Fully inclusive price includes pick up from major Christchurch city hotels, scrumptious special lunch, morning and afternoon tea, wagon ride, luxury coach travel including onboard WIFI and USB - and a lively, entertaining and highly knowledgeable tour guide who can relate all the history, myths and legends!
Full day tour includes fabulous mouth-watering lunch.
You will wear out your camera as you enjoy the absolutely jaw-dropping scenery on your journey from Christchurch, across the picturesque patchwork of the Canterbury Plains, and then travelling alongside New Zealand's spectacular southern alps - including iconic "middle earth" places used to film "Lord of the Rings". Then, at your final destination, and after an exquisitely scrumptious lunch (included), share the passion of the amazing people at Erewhon Station - and experience a wagon ride like no other.
A unique experience amongst breath-taking landscapes
The track is full of variety as you are taken on a farm tour in this breath-taking landscape of rivers, tussocks, mountains & glaciers. The ride goes off the beaten track into a magical landscape that can’t be experienced from the road. With loads of great photo opportunities and the chance to experience the high country at the horses’ pace. Your wagon ride will definitely be a memorable trip. Comfortable off-road wagons seat 14 people - but larger groups can also be accommodated. Erewhon generally hitch up a 6 Clydesdale horse team in 2 rows of 3.
Your transportation - safe and luxurious
You will be transported to your destination in the lap of luxury. Our roomy, Mercedes-Benz 519 CDI extra-long wheelbase 4WD turbocharged diesel Sprinter limousine bus features highly advanced technology designed to provide extremely safe, reliable and very comfortable transport in almost all conditions.
Fun - but very safe!
The terrain of Erewhon means treks are only at walking pace. Despite their size the Clydesdales are gentle giants - highly intelligent animals who definitely know how to put a grin on people’s faces!
Your Tour Guide - not just the usual
Tour guide Dr Gary is not just your average guide. With Māori heritage (Ngāti Ranginui) he is a qualified agriculturalist and property valuer with a PhD in Economics. An engaging story-teller, he carries with him a truly amazing store of facts and historical truths, myths and legends.
Dress for all seasons, and book ahead!
Clydesdale Wagon ride climbs up a hill which can be windy and cold even on clear days - so dress for all seasons. Advance bookings are essential as this is a genuine working high-country sheep and cattle station - and there is a busy farm schedule!