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Lord of the Rings High Country Station Pioneering Experience & Scenic Day Tour provided by Maossie Tours

Lord of the Rings High Country Station Pioneering Experience & Scenic Day Tour

Lord of the Rings High Country Station Pioneering Experience & Scenic Day Tour
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AU$310.76
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About
As you journey from Christchurch, courtesy of Maossie Tour's extremely comfortable 4x6WD luxury bus, on your way to your destination - a fully-fledged working sheep station in New Zealand's high-country - take in the breath-taking scenery of the Southern Alps including sites from "Lord of the Rings" Middle Earth. Braided rivers, green pastures, forests, deer, horses, sheep, hidden tracks, and absolutely remarkable mountain scenery. Fully inclusive price includes pick up from major Christchurch city hotels, scrumptious special lunch, morning and afternoon tea, luxury coach travel including onboard WIFI and USB - and a lively, entertaining and highly knowledgeable tour guide who can relate all the history, myths and legends! As an option, be transported back in time enjoying enjoy a truly unique experience: a nostalgic but comfortable wagon ride pulled by some “gentle giants” - a team of Clydesdale horses - into the spectacular Aotearoa back-country highlands.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 9h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 9h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 76064P1
Call 0061 (87) 2285 255
Important information
Inclusions
  • GST (Goods and Services Tax)
  • Lunch
  • Morning & Afternoon tea, coffee, snack
  • Driver/guide
  • Live commentary on board
  • Hotel drop-off and pick up (selected hotels only)
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Entry/Admission - Maossie Tours
  • Entry/Admission - Ashburton Lakes
  • Entry/Admission - Ashburton Lakes
  • Entry/Admission - Ashburton Lakes
  • Entry/Admission - Ashburton Lakes
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Clydesdale Horse Wagon ride (optional extra)
Duration
9h
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • We will pickup from any centrally located Christchurch hotel / motel. After hotel pick-ups, the distinctive Maossie Tours bus (black Mercedes) will parked and waiting alongside Canterbury Museum, Rolleston Ave Central Christchurch, near the corner of Worcester Blvd. until the scheduled departure time.
  • Canterbury Museum (Christchurch), Christchurch Central City, Christchurch 8013, New Zealand The distinctive Maossie Tours bus (black Mercedes) will parked and waiting alongside Canterbury Museum, Rolleston Ave Central Christchurch, near the corner of Worcester Blvd. until the scheduled departure time.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • Most travellers can participate
  • The optional Clydesdale horses wagon ride operates between Sepember and May inclusive only due to prevailing weather condistions and fram program.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travellers
Inclusions
  • GST (Goods and Services Tax)
  • Lunch
  • Morning & Afternoon tea, coffee, snack
  • Driver/guide
  • Live commentary on board
  • Hotel drop-off and pick up (selected hotels only)
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Entry/Admission - Maossie Tours
  • Entry/Admission - Ashburton Lakes
  • Entry/Admission - Ashburton Lakes
  • Entry/Admission - Ashburton Lakes
  • Entry/Admission - Ashburton Lakes
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Clydesdale Horse Wagon ride (optional extra)
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • We will pickup from any centrally located Christchurch hotel / motel. After hotel pick-ups, the distinctive Maossie Tours bus (black Mercedes) will parked and waiting alongside Canterbury Museum, Rolleston Ave Central Christchurch, near the corner of Worcester Blvd. until the scheduled departure time.
  • Canterbury Museum (Christchurch), Christchurch Central City, Christchurch 8013, New Zealand The distinctive Maossie Tours bus (black Mercedes) will parked and waiting alongside Canterbury Museum, Rolleston Ave Central Christchurch, near the corner of Worcester Blvd. until the scheduled departure time.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
9h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • Most travellers can participate
  • The optional Clydesdale horses wagon ride operates between Sepember and May inclusive only due to prevailing weather condistions and fram program.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Canterbury Museum (Christchurch)
    Or, you can also get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Maossie Tours
    Stop: 5 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 2
    Rakaia Gorge Walkway
    Stop: 10 minutes
    See details
    Pass by
    Mt Hutt Ski Area
  • 3
    Mt Potts Lodge
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 4
    Edoras (Lord of the Rings)
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
    See details
    Pass by
    Rangitata River
  • 5
    Mt Sunday Summit
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 6
    Erewhon Station
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
    See details
  • 7
    Hakatere Historic Town
    Stop: 30 minutes
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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Margaret B
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Tour with Maossie.
Jan. 2021 • Couples
Fantastic trip. Tour guide Gary made the day most enjoyable with his professionalism, knowledge and great personality. We highly recommend Maossie Tours. You can be guaranteed to have a most enjoyable experience.
Written 12 January 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Maossie T
This tour always holds great promise as we venture into some surprisingly remote areas that typify the “Middle Earth” landscapes. Appreciate your kind words!
Written 21 January 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Kate H
Toronto, Canada33 contributions
Fantasy, History & Culture all in one day
We just returned from a really great day with Nicole, Gary and Maossie tours. As guides, they knew lots about the region, the country and the Lord of the Rings filming sites that were our destination. As owner-hosts they were cheerful, friendly, calm, and ready for anything.

They kept us well fed with lots of well planned stops for food, photos and facilities. The bus was clean, comfortable with free wifi and USB power at every seat.

Lunch at Mt Potts Lodge was surprisingly tasty & intricate. Meeting Clydesdales, goats and sheep was delightful.

If we were in Christchurch longer, we’d do another day trip with them and will strongly recommend them to others.

This was exactly what we wanted from a day trip out of Christchurch - an intro to life in the agricultural region, big mountain vistas and some LOTR sites as seasoning.
Written 1 November 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

melkin0508
Evansville, IN36 contributions
A wonderful day!
Apr. 2019 • Friends
This was such a great day! Gary and Nicole were welcoming, attentive, and thoughtful. It was evident that they wanted us all to have a great experience with them. Even the picnic lunch was delicious! Once at the farm, Erin's experience handling those beautiful horses was clear - she was great!
You undoubtedly want to book a tour with Maossie Tours! You won't regret it!
Written 30 May 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Kia ora Melissa, Thank you so much for your kind review. It was lovely to meet you and we really enjoyed our time together on the day too! Having such stunning weather was definitely a wonderful bonus :) We hope your experience in NZ was one you will enjoy talking about for years to come and wish you all the best for your future adventures! Kind regards, Nicole & Gary
Written 14 June 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
About the operator

This experience only has a few reviews, but you can read what other travellers have to say about the operator.

By: Maossie Tours
gwendyandclive
gwendyandclive
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No show and dissapointed
Got a stock standard email to wait outside at 8:10am but half an hour later, driver did not turn up for pickup desp
jimlynette2017
jimlynette2017
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Almost a private tour
Gary is a real character. His stories bring to life not only his own family history and whakapapa but also the hist
HermitVisit
HermitVisit
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Very enjoyable day
Having lived in the South Island of NZ all our lives, neither of us had been to the Hermitage or Tasman Glacier bef
663gilliank
663gilliank
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Atrocious service
I booked this your more than 2, weeks in advance. Just before 5 pm on the day before the trip I called the company
Jeanettehb
Jeanettehb
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So Good.....
Great tour. Informative with amazing scenery. So much packed into the day! Sadly we were out side of Penguin t
joyfilled777
joyfilled777
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Delightful day tour
A friend and I booked a day tour for a first ever visit to Akaroa & Bank's Penninsula. We chose the Pohatu Penguin
leydya2021
leydya2021
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Amazing eco-safari day tour
This was such a lovely experience! Gary was very kind, friendly and he made sure we enjoyed every activity schedule
Schmerly
Schmerly
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Great Day
We had a great tour in the Aoraki-Mt Cook area with Gary from Maossie Tours. Gary is very friendly and knowledgeabl
zyz0
zyz0
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Absolutely Amazing
The best and amazing tour I’ve ever had. I’m glad that I took this trip when I went to Christchurch. Gary (who is a
729rainel
729rainel
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Great one day trip with amazing views
The Maossie Tours are very friendly, dedicated and professional, I was given hand sanitizer and snacks the moment I
alisonw526
alisonw526
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A great day.
A brilliant day out with Gary. Weather not brilliant but still had a great day. Excellent driver too.
MVarma
MVarma
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Fantastic trip
I was a bit apprehensive about traveling with 3 children (5,14,15) but we had the whole bus to ourselves with 2 of
TrevorR1147
TrevorR1147
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Wonderful views of the McKenzie County and Aoraki and the Tasman Glacier.
A wonderful day. Gary is a proficient, friendly, and informative guy, and an accomplished driver. His Mercedes coac
blackwateris
blackwateris
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Amazing day out.
It was an amazing day out, fantastic views. Aoraki-Mt Cook was just a cherry on the cake. It blew me away... Most s
moonyounglee
moonyounglee
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an amazing day trip
It should be a must do in chch. Wherever you go what you see is way more than you expect. Would definitely recommen
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