Mount Whitnow is 35km west of Harwarden, about 2 hours drive from Christchurch.

Take State Highway 1 north from Christchurch, and at Waipara turn off onto State Highway 7 towards Hanmer Springs. At Waikari, turn left into Princes Street towards Hawarden. At the main roundabout in the centre of Harwarden, turn left into Allendale Road. Keep going straight ahead past the Masons Flat Garage, Allendale Road will change into Birchdale Road. At the next intersection, turn left into Murrays Road, then right into Virginia Road. A yellow AA signpost points to Mount Whitnow at the start of Virginia Road. Follow Virginia Road 23km, and you will reach Mount Whitnow Station - at 2081 Virginia Road.

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