Acheron Road
Image: Paul Mahoney | DOC


Between Labour weekend and early April, you can drive through Molesworth Recreation Reserve on the Acheron Road. No caravans or vehicles over 7 m long, and you need a permit to tow a trailer.

207 km one way

Mountain biking

Advanced: Grade 4

Other activities

  • Four wheel driving
  • Scenic driving

Seasonal restrictions

Acheron Road is currently closed. 

Acheron Road is normally open 7 am – 7 pm daily from the Saturday of Labour Weekend in October to Easter Monday or the second Sunday in April – whichever is later.

It can close without warning.

Dog access

No dogs


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