High Country Stations, Gardens & Goldfields

Small group escapes for mature travellers

7 Days from $3790

*per person, twin share

SALE ENDS 13 April 2021

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Come and explore the back roads from Canterbury to Central Otago visiting historic sheep stations and meeting the gardeners. From Aoraki/Mt Cook we head down the Waitaki Valley to Danseys Pass following the old route taken by stockmen and miners over to the Maniototo and the goldfields.

Based on a 13 Apr 2021 - 19 Apr 2021, 05 Nov 2021 - 11 Nov 2021, 20 Feb 2022 - 26 Feb 2022 or a 05 Apr 2022 - 11 Apr 2022 departure.

Terms and Conditions

On 1 August 2020 the 20% non-refundable tour deposit payment is due depending on New Zealand Government travel advice at the time. If a tour departure is cancelled due to a Covid-19 lockdown MoaTours provides the option to either transfer your deposit to another tour departure or receive a full refund of the deposit. On all tour departures not affected by Covid-19, if you cancel your tour the 20% deposit is not refundable. Talk to your travel agent regarding domestic insurance. The balance of your fare is due 60 days before your tour departs. Tour reservations can, of course, be made within 60 days provided full payment is made at time of booking. MoaTours reserves the right to amend/alter an itinerary where necessary. Tour prices were correct at time of publication but may be subject to change at the time of booking. Travel Agent professional service fees may apply. Prices are in New Zealand dollars for payment by cash, cheque and eftpos only. We welcome all major credit cards however a credit card processing fee will apply. Whilst every care is taken to accurately present the information & pricing we reserve the right to correct any errors or omissions. Further terms and conditions apply. Contact us for further details.


General Inclusions
All transport by comfortable, air conditioned coach (maximum of 18 travellers).
Services of your knowledgeable MoaTours Kiwi guide.
Quality accommodation chosen for a “sense of place".
Return airfares ex Auckland.

All Meals Are Included
All breakfasts(B).
All lunches (L) including special lunches at: Homebush Station with Louise Deans; Orari Estate Station with Rosie Morten; Station Peak Homestead with the Pavletich family, Hakataramea; Linlithgow Farm with Sarah Homer.
All dinners (D) including: Stronechrubie, high country cuisine at Mt Somers.

All Activities & Entrance Fees Are Included
Visit the Deans’ Homebush Station, Darfield, family history and farm buildings.
Take a wagon ride pulled by Clydesdales with Erin Cassie at Erewhon Station.
Visit the Peacock’s Orari Gorge Station, gardens and buildings.
Visit Four Peaks Station and Sutherland's Hut.
Stay in view rooms at The Hemitage, Aoraki/Mt Cook.
At Station Peak Homestead hear the history and stories of the Pavletich family.
Stop for refreshments at Danseys Pass Coach Inn.
Lunch with Sarah at Linlithgow Farm.

Included Sightseeing & Exploring
Drive the spectacular road to Erewhon Station.
From Waitaki Valley drive over Danseys Pass.
Get acquainted with the Art Deco buildings in Ranfury.
Lunch at Stanley Pub and see Macraes Flat massive opencast mine.
The golden tussocks of the Rock & Pillar range in Central Otago.
Meet the locals in lovely Lawrence.
Take a guided tour of Gabrel’s Gully and the Chinese settlement.