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Road 2 Mesopotamia - Ex Port of Timaru

Road 2 Mesopotamia - Ex Port of Timaru

Tour Date: Nov 23rd 2023

DEPOSIT - $59.00

Single - $399.00 NZD
Twin Share -


Join this exclusive small group shore excursion tour from the port of Timaru. Your guide will meet you off the ship at 0900.

Escape the crowds as we take you on a journey up the glacial carved Rangitata Valley to visit the historic Mesopotamia sheep station. This is located in the heart of New Zealand’s Southern Alps.   

Travelling by AWD vehicle your guide will describe the areas farming practices, its rich history and point out the natural features enroute. We pass by other stations starting with the historic Mt Peel, then White Rock, Rata Peaks, Ben Mcleod and Forest Creek. Once we reach Mesopotamia Station our 4wd takes us high on station tracks and trails through the deer park where you may also see Himalayan Thar, then it’s time to enjoy a home style picnic and refreshments with stunning views of the Southern Alps. On the return journey we visit the historic Mt Peel church and can enjoy a short walk in Peel Forest Park with its 1000-year-old native trees.

A sheep shearing demonstration by a local champion shearer can be included, and there is plenty of time to enjoy some shopping or refreshments in the vibrant little country town of Geraldine, for some it's a real highlight to be able to spend time in this town with a local guide.


Maximum of 8 passengers.

We return to the port by 5:00pm.

Highlights Will Include

  • Country town of Geraldine.
  • Sheep shearing Demonstration
  • Peel Forest Native Park
  • Rangitata Valley Scenery
  • High Country Sheep Stations
  • Mesopotamia Historic Sheep farm



Booking Conditions

Minimum of 3 people required to run the tour.

Small deposit of $59.00 NZD is required to secure a place. Remainder payable in cash or online on the day.


In the event of a passenger cancelling 24hr notice is required otherwise full payment is requested.

If Alps 2 Ocean have to cancel the tour the deposit is refunded.

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