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Wild Hills 4WD Safari

Wild Hills 4WD Safari
From USD 167.55
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Wild Hills 4WD Safari
USD 167.55
Explore by 4WD the private backroads of West Wanaka Station an iconic alpine mountain farm high in the mountains surrounding Lake Wanaka. Pass herds of Red Deer, Angus Cattle and sheep grazing in their natural environment.  Climb Wanaka's very own "road to heaven" to our exclusive alpine cafe for refreshments and  jaw-dropping panoramic views over Lake Wanaka and beyond to Mt Aspiring National Park.  Our expert local guides provide in-depth knowledge on Wanaka's history and farming life. 4WD adventures do not come more authentic than this.
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
Write a ReviewReviews (22)

1 - 5 of 22 reviews

Reviewed 8 July 2018
Great Trip

We had a wonderful tour with Richard. Driving through the farm stopping to see deer and feeding sheep. The drive up to the top was bumpy but exciting. Fantastic views of the lake and mountains, then tea and cake! Plenty of opportunity to take photos...More

Thank Lwpark
Mark O, Owner at Ridgeline Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We love getting people well off the beaten track and to educate them on Wanaka's fascinating past and present. So glad that Richard taught you alot about our slice of paradise.

Reviewed 26 April 2018
Richards guided 4WD Safari with paradise views

Richard picked us (my 2 daughters and myself) up at the lime tree lodge right on time and led us to the most magnificent tour of our trip to New Zealand. The 4 hours passed because of his expertise, friendliness and views of the Wanaka...More

Thank Ulrich K
Mark O, Owner at Ridgeline Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 30 April 2018

So pleased you liked our Wild Hills Safari. It is so much more than just a 4WD tour. Richard will be over the moon to know you enjoyed hs company too.....Thanks again.

Reviewed 15 April 2018
Fun Tour!

Highly recommend Ridgeline tours! It's a fun experience. I'm a bit of an agriculture nerd so I was fascinated to learn about farming practices and Steve, our guide, has ton of experience. Plus, the scenery of the tour is just spectacular. Very enjoyable way to...More

Thank BB in KC
Mark O, Owner at Ridgeline Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 30 April 2018

There is so much to see and learn on our Wild Hills Safari. Steve being a retired farmer, has so many farming stories to share. Thanks for sharing your thoughts.

Reviewed 29 March 2018
Visiting the rural highlands with 4WD

Dear Ridegeliners, Back in the Netherlands I wanted to let you know that our trip with Lloyd was one of the highlights of our trip to NZ. He is a proud Kiwi, funny, knows his stuff and shows great hospitality. We learned a lot about...More

Thank Bart-Jan v
Mark O, Owner at Ridgeline Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 3 April 2018

We will certainly keep on ridge lining!! Rural highlights....I like that description....that is exactly what we show you. Along with proud and funny kiwis that know their stuff.. Can we use this in our marketing?? Thanks once again. Regards Mark Orbell

Reviewed 28 March 2018 via mobile

Steve was our driver and a fantastic guide for myself and my family. We took a Land Rover Discovery from our hotel, stopping along the way to take pictures of Lake Wanaka, feed sheep and horses and alpacas, and then going off-roading into the hills...More

Thank Kenric T
Mark O, Owner at Ridgeline Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 29 March 2018

What a great adventure for your family. I can imagine how much you all must have enjoyed your experience with Steve. Two thumbs up is a great result!! 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