"Clippity Clops" Scenic Tour from Christchurch & Clydesdale Horses High-Country Wagon Ride
Full day tour includes fabulous mouthwatering lunch
You will wear out your camera as you enjoy the absolutely jaw-dropping scenery on your journey from Christchurch, across the picturesque patchwork of the Canterbury Plains, and then travelling alongside New Zealand's spectacular southern alps - including iconic "middle earth" places used to film "Lord of the Rings". Then, at your final destination, and after an exquisitely scrumptious lunch (included), share the passion of the amazing people at Erewhon Station - and experience a wagon ride like no other.
A unique experience amongst breath-taking landscapes
The track is full of variety as you are taken on a farm tour enjoying breath taking scenery encompassing rivers, tussocks, mountains & glaciers. The ride goes off the beaten track into a magical landscape that can’t be experienced from the road.
Experience a nostalgic time long past - but not forgotten!
With loads of great photo opportunities and the chance to experience the high country at the horses’ pace. Your wagon ride will definitely be a memorable trip. Comfortable off-road wagons seat 14 people - but larger groups can also be accommodated. Erewhon generally hitch up a 6 Clydesdale horse team in 2 rows of 3.
Your transportation - safe and luxurious
You will be transported to your destination in the lap of luxury. Our roomy, Mercedes-Benz 519 CDI extra-long wheelbase 4WD turbocharged diesel Sprinter limousine bus features highly advanced technology designed to provide extremely safe, reliable and very comfortable transport in almost all conditions.
Your Tour Guide - not just the usual
Tour guide Dr G is not just your average guide. An "Aussie" with Māori heritage (Ngāti Ranginui) - yes, a real "Maossie”! - he is a qualified agriculturalist and property valuer with a PhD in Economics. An engaging story-teller, he carries with him a truly amazing store of facts and historical truths, myths and legends
Dress for all seasons, and book ahead!
Clydesdale Wagon ride climbs up a hill which can be windy and cold even on clear days - so dress for all seasons. Advance bookings are essential as this is a genuine working high-country sheep and cattle station - and there is a busy farm schedule!