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Next week will be the last chance to drive the Acheron Road through Molesworth Station until Labour Day weekend as the road will close for the season.

Date:  29 March 2016

The Acheron Road through the historic high country station has been open to the public for nearly five months since Labour Weekend last year and will close for the 2015/16 season at 7 pm on Sunday 10 April 2016. 

The Acheron Road, from Cob Cottage in the north of Molesworth Station to Acheron Accommodation House in the south, is a popular alternate driving and cycling route between Blenheim and Hanmer. 

The road provides access to the amazing scenery and landscapes of Molesworth. For the more active it provides opportunities for fishing, walking, mountain biking, hunting, tramping and even paragliding. 

The current road opening season has seen a number of special interest groups travel the road including members of the Indian Motorcycle Club and a group of vintage tractor enthusiasts. 

Farming operations such as the autumn muster will be the main use of the road until the winter weather makes it difficult to traverse and at times impassable. 


Shelly Sidley, Acting Operations Manager, Wairau/Renwick Office
Phone: + 64 
3 572 9100

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