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 the Rainbow Station Manager on +64 3 521 1838 after 6.30 pm to arrange access through the station to 4WD, tramp, hunt, fish or mountain bike.
Access forms and further information can be found on the Lone Star Farms website. Toll charges apply all year round.