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Ridgeline Adventures

11 Sandy's Lane, Wanaka 9382, New Zealand
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Ranked #6 of 52 Activities in Wanaka
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours
Owner description: Come experience our exclusive 4WD journeys through a spectacular high country farm. Pure mountainair, breathtaking scenery, easy nature walks, see... more » Owner description: Come experience our exclusive 4WD journeys through a spectacular high country farm. Pure mountainair, breathtaking scenery, easy nature walks, see sheep, cattle and deer and gain an unique insight into Wanaka's history and heritage. Max 6 people per tour so expect an intimate experience. « less
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melbourne
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

Booked the 21/2 tour after we read the reviews and we were also recommended it by locals. Our guide ( Mark) picked us up promptly from our hotel on time and off we went . The narrative was informative and free flowing ( especially as we had a trainee in tow learning the ropes with Mark to become a guide... More

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Sanibel Island, Florida
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3 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Our Travel Agent arranged this tour and we were certainly happy with this booking. Our guide (owner) was Mark, a great personality who was extremely knowledgeable about the history of the area, the location, and the property and wildlife we had the honor of seeing. Mark is an excellent driver and guide and will keep you informed the entire trip.... More

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

I really enjoyed my excursion yesterday around Lake Wanaka with Graeme of Ridgeline Adventures. I needed a guide in Wanaka so I googled and they came up. Lucky for me. We spent nearly 4 hours together, and Graeme drove me on trails and tracks that the general public could never have known about or even been able to access if... More

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adventurewanaka, Owner at Ridgeline Adventures, responded to this review

Hi There We are so fortunate here in Wanaka to have some of the most spectacular scenery in New Zealand on our back door! With the exclusive access arrangement we have with local farmers we are able to get to the very best locations that the general public will never be able to get to. We are really pleased you... More

Melbourne, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

A huge thank you to our guide Graham who skilfully steered us through the gullies and peaks of West Wanaka station today. The views were amazing and worth every bump along the journey in the Landrover. Afternoon tea in the serenity of the Mou Wahu and Lake Wanaka panorama was an experience we will long remember and reimagining the stories... More

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adventurewanaka, Owner at Ridgeline Adventures, responded to this review

We are very lucky to have amazing guides working for us. Graeme is extremely passionate about Wanaka and its fascinating stories. We are really pleased his enthusiasm rubbed off on you!! Thanks again. Regards Mark Orbell More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 via mobile

Mark took us to a private farm with deers, sheep and bulls, where we had a astonishing and breath-taking view of the treble one and a panorama of river Matukituki. We had a very relax time at the mountain top by enjoying the tea made by Mark. It was a wonderful 4wd trip.

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adventurewanaka, Owner at Ridgeline Adventures, responded to this review

Fantastic, thank you!! Winter is an incredible time to be on safari with us. So glad you both enjoyed your time with us. More

Newcastle, Australia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

I booked on a photography tour and I was fairly disappointed. The website quotes "Your driver/guide is an accomplished local landscape photographer who knows the best locations, lighting conditions and happy to offer tips so you get the best from your camera, Professional Canon lenses available for use" http://www.ridgelinenz.com/nature-tours/photography-tour.37/ My driver/guide was not a photographer and did not know much... More

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adventurewanaka, Owner at Ridgeline Adventures, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. We are very disappointed that on this occasion we under delivered on your expectations. We should have informed you at the time of booking that our photographer guide was unavailable on the day you took the tour. We have made changes to the description on our website ensuring this situation will not arise again. We... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014 via mobile

I recently booked the Romance In The Mountains tour for an engagement proposal to my girlfriend. Mark was the perfect guide, discreetly keeping my secret while taking us to a gorgeous backdrop and organizing everything behind the scenes. Everything went to plan and we will always remember this incredible day. I highly recommend it!!

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adventurewanaka, Owner at Ridgeline Adventures, responded to this review

Hi Guys It was a pleasure to help out with your big day!! Hope you liked the photos I sent you?? Come back for your anniversary sometime. All the best. More

Ballarat, Australia
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

We also agree with other reviews - an excellent tour. We were blessed with great weather and the views were breathtaking, especially with the late afternoon sun on the lake and mountains. Great to see the deer running around too. Our guide Mark, who takes many folks on this tour many times, was so clearly passionate and very knowledgable about... More

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adventurewanaka, Owner at Ridgeline Adventures, responded to this review

Thanks for your comments. It was great to get your thoughts on the layout of the historic buildings form a surveyors point of view. It all helps piece together the story of this fascinating place. thank you!!! More

Colorado
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32 reviews 32 reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

Mark took us on a trek that we will not soon forget. Tucked away on vast private farm land the views from this property and of the deer and sheep are iconic. It was also wonderful to be guided by someone as knowledgeable and passionate about Wanaka as Mark. We will be back to do the summer trek next time... More

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adventurewanaka, Owner at Ridgeline Adventures, responded to this review

Yes you must come back in summer so we can take you high up to our "alpine cafe"!! Great to meet you and thanks again for your support. It's very hard not to be touched by the magic of Wanaka!! Regards Mark Orbell More

Guildford, United Kingdom
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

We booked this at short notice and had the excursion to ourselves - an awesome journey up to the top of the Huge rock and accompanied by excellent commentary and a lovely picnic tea. Friendly and informative - not to be missed.

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adventurewanaka, Owner at Ridgeline Adventures, responded to this review

I guess with all reviews raving about our trip you could be forgiven for thinking that it can't be that good, could it? We are rapt that you think it IS that good!! thank you so much, we really do appreciate the feedback. More

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