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Scenic 4WD Tour Lake Tekapo Backcountry
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Scenic 4WD Tour Lake Tekapo Backcountry

By Tekapo Adventures
Recommended by 98% of travelers
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from
$185.36
per adult
from
$185.36
per adult

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Ages 5-99, max of 6 per group
Duration: 3h
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  • GST (Goods and Services Tax)
  • Light refreshments
  • Snacks
  • Live commentary on board
  • Professional guide
  • Pickup and drop-off from designated meeting points
  • Coffee and/or Tea
What's not included
  • Gratuities


Departure details
  • Lake Tekapo 7999, New Zealand Pick p is outside AOTEA GIFTS in Lake Tekapo township. Look for a red and green sign, you can't miss it!
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point

  • Not wheelchair accessible
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 102427P1

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travelers

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

How much is Scenic 4WD Tour Lake Tekapo Backcountry?
Scenic 4WD Tour Lake Tekapo Backcountry price starts from $189.33. Discover and book Scenic 4WD Tour Lake Tekapo Backcountry on Tripadvisor
What is the Scenic 4WD Tour Lake Tekapo Backcountry cancellation policy?
Scenic 4WD Tour Lake Tekapo Backcountry cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book Scenic 4WD Tour Lake Tekapo Backcountry on Tripadvisor
Which company provides Scenic 4WD Tour Lake Tekapo Backcountry?
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How much time do I need for Scenic 4WD Tour Lake Tekapo Backcountry?
On average, this experience will take approximately 3h. Discover and book Scenic 4WD Tour Lake Tekapo Backcountry on Tripadvisor

If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 102427P1

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Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Lake Tekapo
    Lake Tekapo 7999, New Zealand
    Pick p is outside AOTEA GIFTS in Lake Tekapo township. Look for a red and green sign, you can't miss it!
    See address & details
  • 1
    Lake Tekapo
    Stop: 3 hours
    See details
  • 2
    Aoraki Mount Cook National Park (Te Wahipounamu)
    Stop: 2 hours
    See details
  • 3
    Mackenzie District
    Stop: 3 hours
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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About the operator

Don’t take it from us – here’s what people have to say about this operator.

LynnieCust
LynnieCust
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Solo traveller? Email if can't book
Solo traveler, so emailed as wouldn't let me book less than 2 and they got in contact and was booked on solo no bot
Ruth R
Ruth R
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Fantastic experience and excellent value
This adventure was fantastic! Well worth the fee. Incredible scenery, interesting info about the country and birds
Cars2223
Cars2223
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Stunning scenery
We went on the Cass Valley tour. Absolutely spectacular scenery a witty and informative guide. Would definitely rec
192grace
192grace
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Inspiring landscape
Highly recommend this stunning scenic tour into the beautiful McKenzie back country. Our guide Ben was so knowledg
W8677INrachell
W8677INrachell
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Great way to see amazing scenery
We did a private tour which included Lake Alexandrina, a variety of stations, the Cass valley and river and plenty
anu702
anu702
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Cass Valley - What a beauty.
We did Cass Valley tour and it took 4 hours. The tour was meant to be 3 hours but the driver/guide was kind enough
Pamerle
Pamerle
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Absolutely fabulous
We booked this tour through Glenmore Station after seeing it advertised on our TV Breakfast show. It was the high
NatMWil
NatMWil
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Stunning NZ scenery with an excellent guide
We are a family of 2A + 2C aged 14 and 12 and we all loved the experience. We had stayed overnight on Braemar Stati
Coffers2015
Coffers2015
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Majestic Mackenzie Country tour with Tekapo Adventures
This tour, a private off road tour up the Cass Valley, showcased grandeur of Mackenzie Country. We had day of all s
Jokiwigirl
Jokiwigirl
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Fabulous activity with experienced and knowledgeable guide
Ben picked us up from Tekapo and spent the afternoon showing us around 50,000 acre, privately owned Glenmore Statio
judymstewart62
judymstewart62
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Fabulous Trip.
Had this trip suggested by a travel agent. Surpassed expectations. The most beautiful scenery. Got access onto priv
davidsJ1312YR
davidsJ1312YR
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Amazing tour, vistas and location
We had a great afternoon with our guide who provided a wide range of information about the area, the property we we
kdinkelaar
kdinkelaar
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Fantastic views & fantastic company!
What a fantastic experience! Chris taught us a lot about the history and landmarks of the local landscape and had g
Sonalharia
Sonalharia
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Amazing tour 5 star
Our 4WD experience with Christina as our driver was superb and exceeded our expectations. It wasn't at all tourist
Jaffa B
Jaffa B
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Just superb Out back Station tour.
Wow. Every now and again you get a perfect adventure. Cristina the guide and her knowledge of things "out the back
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jollyrobert
Bridgend, UK985 contributions
Feb 2023 • Couples
This 4WD Tour of the Back Country was without doubt one of the most outstanding we experienced in our visit to South Island. We were picked up outside the Tekapo tourist office in the town centre, along with one other couple, prompt at 1.30pm. Chris, our driver, gave us a quick safety briefing, and we set off in our Land Rover Defender of a certain age, Turning west out of town, we headed up Godley Peaks road, past Mt John observatory, and after a couple miles parked up alongside Lake Tekapo whilst Chris pointed out the various salients we would visit on the tour. We found out that we would mainly tour Glenmore Station, a vast farm estate, and eventually end up at the shepherd's hut in the Cass Valley. Chris was a consummate and skilled storyteller, stopping to show off the various bird and other wild life as well as the semi-wild stock, sheep and cattle, the latter most difficult to round up particularly the youngsters. At times his skillful handling of our vehicle inspired mock terror as he drove up and down the hills and valleys, with the Land Rover defying gravity. He was clearly a very proud, articulate and knowledgeable Kiwi and you felt , like the Maori, he was part of the land rather than of it. it goes without saying that wherever we looked, whether stopped or moving, the views were extraordinary. On our arrival at the hut in the Cass, he once again surprised us by offering to make "nice cup of tea" using waters from a mountain spring, accompanied by a choice of chocolate goodies! He spoke poignantly about the life of the people that work on the stations, often alone with their dogs, sheltering from foul weather, as they drove the sheep off the mountain tops, down to safe pastures for the winter. This was a very profound, almost religious exxperience, in the company of a man we were very privileged to spend just a few hours with whilst in New Zealand.
Written April 24, 2023
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T8894MYdebbiew
28 contributions
Had the most amazing time on this tour. Scenery is stunning. So lucky to have access to this private land. Thanks Ben - so much information shared with us in a really relaxed way.
Written April 24, 2023
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Janice C
Austin, TX34 contributions
Mar 2023 • Couples
This was a 4WD through Braemar, a high country farm. The drive was boring, just acres of dried brown range grass. At the end we did see Lake Pukaki, some mountain ranges peaking out through the clouds and a few deer and sheep in the hills.
Written April 1, 2023
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CYHO2016
I’m sorry to hear you were not satisfied with your tour. The low clouds didn’t offer the spectacular views we usually have.
Written April 3, 2023
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JulieMacB
Shropshire, UK74 contributions
We had the best time and just wanted to say a huge thank you to you and Ben for our backcountry photography tour. Ben was an absolute star, and we've seen sights we could only imagine and learnt so much about the land here Chris is just buzzing right now, he's had such a fabulous afternoon, we both have.
If anyone is debating whether or not to do the private tour, just do it, you'll not regret it!
Written March 9, 2023
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CYHO2016
Wonderful to hear! Thanks for sharing in the beauty of this incredible part of the world. The photography is superb ! Thanks for sharing some of your pics too :)
Written March 18, 2023
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Molly M
4 contributions
Feb 2023 • Couples
Such a fun ride through beautiful scenery. We learned so much from Chris about the area, history, and much more. Really enjoyed our time and recommend!
Written February 14, 2023
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CYHO2016
Many Thanks for your review!
Written March 18, 2023
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Roy H
4 contributions
Jan 2023
Ben was a great guide. Beautiful views and awesome overall experience. Really good small tour experience.
Written February 4, 2023
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CYHO2016
We appreciate tour review! Thanks for sharing :)
Written March 18, 2023
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Libby
Twizel, New Zealand3 contributions
Jan 2023
I have done many tourism activities in New Zealand and I have to say this is certainly one of the best!!! Ben and Chris were funny, informative and super passionate about the landscape and station we were lucky to visit. My son and I went on the afternoon Glenmore Station tour and were even lucky enough to see 2 of only 147 Black Stilt birds, beautiful. We got a long up a remote valley all the way to cute musterers hut where we enjoyed ice cold fresh stream water. The more adventurous in the group then climbed a steep hill to see an impressive waterfall and enjoy amazing views. Words cannot explain how cool this whole experience was. Can't wait to do the Braemar Station tour next when I get a morning off.
Simply great - book it - you won't regret it!
Written January 12, 2023
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CYHO2016
Wow wonderful review thank you. Were so happy your and your grandson enjoyed the wilderness experience with us! See you soon for Braemar Mt Cook tour :)
Written January 14, 2023
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Julia
Auckland, New Zealand39 contributions
Dec 2022
I went to both Braemar Station Backcountry and Cass Valley Backcountry tours. Professional and friendly staff with incredible knowledge in those areas. The 4WD Tours allow you to enter some rare and private lands with stunning views! It is highly recommended to take the tour if you are visiting Lake Tekapo.
Written December 27, 2022
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CYHO2016
Thank you for your great review , we appreciate your time in joniing us!
Written December 28, 2022
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Lynnette M
2 contributions
Nov 2022 • Couples
Ben was a fantastic guide/driver. His local knowledge was outstanding. We enjoyed the cross country experience which afforded us spectacular views that we would otherwise have been unable to access.
Written November 15, 2022
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CYHO2016
Thanks guys! Pleasure to share the knowledge and experience with you both :)
Written November 16, 2022
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annabel
1 contribution
It was an awesome experience, experiencing the backcountry of South Island with beautiful scenery and animals. Truly enjoyed the tour with our guide Chris, thanks for sharing New Zealand with us. Wouldn't do this any other way! 100% recommended if you are in Tekapo!
Written November 12, 2022
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CYHO2016
Wonderful thank you so much for your kind review:) We sure are a must do when visiting Tekapo!
Written November 13, 2022
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