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Wild Hills 4WD Safari

  • Visit heritage sites and learn the history of the region from your guide
  • Stop at an exclusive cafe for drinks and even more alpine photo ops
  • No need to find your own way: hotel pick-ups are offered for this tour
Wild Hills 4WD Safari
From USD 175.24
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Wild Hills 4WD Safari
From USD 175.24
Wanaka is surrounded by rolling alpine farmland, but most of it is privately owned and inaccessible. This half-day tour opens the gate to one of those farms, the massive West Wanaka Station. Explore the Otago back-country in a private four wheel drive vehicle, stopping for astonishing photo opportunities against the backdrop of Lake Wanaka, the Southern Alps and Mount Aspiring National Park.
What to Expect
• Get behind the scenes of a genuine New Zealand High Country farm.
• See farm animals (Alpaca, Red Deer, cattle and sheep) up close and in their natural environment.
• Incredible views of Lake Wanaka, snow-capped peaks and glaciers and wild river valleys.
• Explore fascinating historical sites -a living museum to the areas pioneering farmers.
• Relax at our famous Alpine Cafe for refreshments Departure Times: 8:30am / 10:00am / 1:30pm 
Duration: 2.5 (we always endeavour to have you back on time, however when booking other activities /and or pick ups for after your trip please allow 30 minutes extra in case your trip runs behind) 
• Minimum numbers apply - 2 adults.
What to Bring:
• Sturdy Footwear
• Warm clothes, especially in winter
• Camera
• Sunglasses
• Water bottle
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Reviews (26)
1 - 5 of 27 reviews
Reviewed yesterday via mobile
Amazing tour !!!!

We had a tour with Steve and his passion and vast knowledge shone through the whole tour. My father and I had decided to take the 2.5h tour and we weren’t supposed to go to one of the viewing points but Steve being extremely generous...More

Thank clarelizz
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Fantastic scenery away from the crowds ​

We booked the farm tour at the last minute at the I-site in Wanaka and opted for the 4 hour tour (which we learned goes much higher up the mountain and gives the best scenery). We thought there might be some nice picture spots and...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Malibu_Man1901
Mark O, Owner at Ridgeline Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We find it incredibly hard to describe our Wild Hills Safari but I think we have just found the perfect description! Thank you so much. Can we hire you as our marketing department? Perfect. So pleased you enjoyed your Wild Hills Safari with Steve.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Highly Recommended

We spent a very interesting and entertaining morning (October 31st) as Steve led us on a tour of a working farm and explained the history, geography and farming practices in the local area. We were particularly interested to learn about the stoat trapping program and...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Mark O, Owner at Ridgeline Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Our philosophy is to help protect our incredible environment through education and participation. We have some big environmental challenges here in NZ that many people don't realise. One way to educate people is participate in our predator trapping programme during our Wild Hills Safari. So...More

Reviewed 1 November 2018
Beautiful Day

John M was our very knowledgeable guide and shared lots of interesting and fun facts along our journey. Pickup from our hotel was punctual and we saw some amazing country and gorgeous views.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank WinnieCow
Mark O, Owner at Ridgeline Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your comments. So glad you enjoyed our exclusive Wild Hills Safari exploring hidden backroads of West Wanaka Station.

Reviewed 24 September 2018 via mobile
Gorgeous back yard

Ridgeline run a smooth operation... no waiting around for pick up, very punctual. Drive and commentary was great. Mark (local owner & operator) was able to answer all our questions and knew so much about the area. Incredible views from the top, a very special...More

Thank Jaimee M
Mark O, Owner at Ridgeline Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 26 September 2018

"Cool, comfortable, calm and collected" A great description !! Thanks for taking the time to write. Very much appreciate your well chosen words. Thank you.

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25 June 2018|
Response from unclejoey54 |
Its a pretty rough ride I would think twice before I booked it. JOE