Marlborough region

Molesworth Station .

Molesworth Station

Map highlighting the Marlborough region of New Zealand.

Molesworth Station is a spectacular and iconic high county reserve with a special and diverse biodiversity and rich farming history. Here conservation, farming and recreation go hand in hand.

When visiting Molesworth Station (New Zealand’s largest farm) be prepared for a land of extremes. This vast landscape contains craggy scree-scarred mountains, wide river valleys and tussock slopes as well as tiny inconspicuous endangered plants. Its weather ranges from scorching summers to freezing snowy winters.

Experience Molesworth for yourself during the open access periods, by car, bike, horse or on foot. Learn about the history from interpretation panels, camp outside the Cob Cottage, picnic by the mighty Acheron River or enjoy walks from 10 minutes to several days duration.

View the Molesworth Station brochure (PDF, 6,728K).

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Alert/Important notice

 Molesworth Road is closed

Due to extreme fire danger, the Acheron Road through Molesworth Station is closed to vehicles until further notice. Foot, mountain bike and horse access is still available with an activity permit (see Activities).


Molesworth Station is located behind the Inland Kaikoura Mountains in South Marlborough.

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Weather for South Marlborough area - Marlborough rural forecast

NZ weather


Follow the Outdoor Safety Code:
1. Plan your trip
2. Tell someone
3. Be aware of the weather
4. Know your limits
5. Take sufficient supplies

Alerts for Marlborough places


Wairau / Renwick Office
Phone:      +64 3 572 9100
Full office details
Rotoiti / Nelson Lakes Visitor Centre
Phone:      +64 3 521 1806
Address:   View Road
St Arnaud
Full office details

Fish & Game:
Marlborough office, +64 3 578 8421
Nelson office, +64 3 544 6382

i-SITE visitor information centres:
Email Hurunui, +64 3 315 0020 / 0800 442 663
Email Blenheim, +64 3 577 8080

Molesworth Station:
The Manager, +64 3 575 7043

Rainbow Station:
Star Holdings Limited, +64 3 545 7600, fax +64 3 545 7601

St James Station:

Rangiora Office
Phone:      +64 3 313 0820
Full office details