Local Connections: Erewhon High-country Station

8.5 hours | Christchurch (Lyttelton) | C H C - 1 1 5
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Description

Be sure to read the Special Notes further down this page for important requirements and restriction.

What you will visit:

Erewhon High-country Station
Immortalized in the Lord of the Rings movie "The Two Towers," Erewhon Station is a 35,000-acre property nestled in the foothills of the Southern Alps offering iconic scenery and a wonderfully authentic experience. This working high-country station farms merino sheep, known for their extra fine wool, Hereford cattle and deer. Much of the work on the property is still undertaken using Clydesdale horses, and guests are treated to a unique Clydesdale horse wagon-ride experience. In addition, watch a working horse exhibition and a sheep shearing demonstration and interact with the friendly property owners.

What you will see along the way:

From the Port of Lyttelton, travel across the windswept Canterbury Plains, where a blanket of lush green lays in stark contrast to the rugged Southern Alps and deep blue lakes, creating a pastoral scene of great beauty.

Photo Opportunity:

Pause at Lake Clearwater, where you'll find yourself surrounded by mountain ranges in the distance reflected in the glassine lake. As this area is renowned for serenity and peacefulness, no motorboats are allowed, but you may capture windsurfers making the most of the mountain air breeze. Then, keep your camera at the ready for your second stop, Mt. Sunday, or "Edoras" as it is known to Lord of the Rings film buffs.

Lunch:
Set against a dramatic mountain backdrop, enjoy a delicious picnic lunch.

Details

Tour timeline may vary to avoid overcrowding, etc.

Depart Lyttelton for visit to Lake Clearwater for photo stop.

Transport type:
Motorcoach
Travel time:
02:25
Time at site:
00:10

Transfer to and visit Mt Sunday for viewing opportunity of a Lord of the Rings location.

Transport type:
Motorcoach
Travel time:
00:35
Time at site:
00:10

Transfer to and visit Erewhon Station.

Transport type:
Motorcoach
Travel time:
00:10
Time at site:
02:00

Depart Erewhon for Lyttelton with a stop at Mount Somers.

Transport type:
Motorcoach
Travel time:
02:50
Time at site:
00:10