The road to Erewhon is a scenic drive into the mountains past high country rivers and lakes. Our second closest neighbours after Mt Potts are at Mesopotamia Station on the other side of the Rangitata River to us. Sticking to roads it’s a two hour drive around to them!
Travelling Times (conservative as you want to allow time to enjoy the views):
From Christchurch Airport: Two Hours Thirty Minutes
From Ashburton: One Hour Thirty Minutes
From Mt Somers: One Hour
You might find this link Journey to Edoras useful with its information about getting to Mount Sunday which was a major film venue for the second Lord of the Rings film. Erewhon is ten minutes further along the road from the Mount Sunday carpark.
Basically from Mount Somers you turn onto Ashburton Gorge Road which is signposted as Lake Clearwater. Stay on this road for one hour and we are right at the end. The last 40 minutes from historic Hakatere is on gravel road which is in good condition apart from some corrugations. You will pass Lake Clearwater / Camp & we are 25 minutes from there. Once Past the Potts river bridge (sealed) you will have three fords to cross. The first two are generally dry but can be rough after nor-west rain scours bits out. Just drive through slowly. The last ford by our hayshed is always wet but is an excellent crossing.
This Google map should help you find your way to us. Just plug in your starting point. Travelling from Christchurch it is quickest to take the Main South Road / Thompsons Track route, however the Rakaia Gorge route is very scenic.