The Rainbow Road is a ‘wilderness driving’ experience across private land. It connects St Arnaud to Hanmer Springs via Rainbow and Molesworth Stations. It is remarkable for the transition from craggy, beech-covered mountains to flowing tussock lands, where vast screes spill from ridge crest to valley floor in a lonely landscape.
The road is a toll road managed by Rainbow Station (Star Holdings Ltd) and is open from 26 December to 5 pm on Easter Monday. There is a $25 toll per 4WD vehicle, $15 per motorbike, $2 per mountain or push bike, trampers - no charge.
Outside the open period contact Lone Star Farms Ltd to arrange access through the station to 4WD, tramp, hunt, fish or mountain bike.