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Scenic 4WD Tour Lake Tekapo Backcountry

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    What to Expect
    Explore the breathtaking beauty of Lake Tekapo's backcountry by Scenic 4WD Tour in the ultimate off road vehicle of a Land Rover Defender.

    This 3 hour scenic tour offers guests the opportunity to access private and remote High Country Stations, providing some of the 

    best scenery and landscapes within the beautiful Mackenzie Country. 

    Your professional 4WD driver will pick you up in Tekapo township and whisk you away through private gates and into pristine landscapes of towering mountains, cascading glaciers, turquoise filled lakes and silent backcountry. We'll travel off road on private farm tracks and stop for a variety of stunning photography opportunities for the best photos of Lake Tekapo, Lake Pukaki, The Ben Ohau Mountain Range, Remote wilderness vistas and backcountry huts.

    Along the tour, your driver will give educational commentary of the unique landforms and ecology that make up The Mackenzie Basin, and how this area offers some of New Zealand's most impressive landscapes. 

    Take in the beauty by a refreshment and home made snack provided mid tour, followed by scenic viewpoints by short walks from the vehicle.

    Your Scenic 4WD Tour will end its off road venture by visiting farm animals, where you can feed and pet Sheep, Horses,Chickens and other friends. Travel back to Lake Tekapo off road, and feel as though you've travelled remote and far away from the tourists and busyness of New Zealand's famous Night Skies reserves.
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    Reviewed May 22, 2019 via mobile

    The pleasant surprise was the captivating and breathtaking views—picturesque and unsurpassed! The trivia about the landscapes and locations were a plus. Also, Ben and Christina were engaging and accommodating. We were also allowed to pet and feed the farm animals which delighted the children.

    Date of experience: May 2019
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    Reviewed May 8, 2019

    My dad and I had the tour to the Cass Valley with Cristina in Easter holiday. Even with some clouds, we were lucky to have quite a fine weather during our trip and the whole experience was just amazing. Cristina was very friendly, enthusiastic and...More

    Date of experience: April 2019
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    CYHO2016, Manager at Tekapo Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded May 16, 2019

    Lovely to hear! You are so very welcome for your trip into the Mackenzie Country with us! We love sharing Lake Tekapo's stunning remote backcountry with everyone. Thanks again or travelling with us, and we look forward to hosting you again some day!

    Reviewed January 21, 2019

    This was an amazing experience! The Tekapo backcountry took our breath away, and Catrina was the perfect guide - friendly, knowledgeable and passionate about sharing her extensive knowledge of the area. As a seasoned wilderness hiker, Catrina knows her stuff. This was one of the...More

    Date of experience: January 2019
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    CYHO2016, Manager at Tekapo Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded January 22, 2019

    Thank you for your kinds words:) It was pleasure to show you the Mackenzie Backcountry! We sure enjoyed its elemental winds yesterday! Thanks for the great conversations too :) Amazing what nature brings out in people, when shared together! Take care enjoy the rest of...More

    Reviewed January 3, 2019

    Took a tour out into the Mackenzie Country between Lakes Tekapo and Pukaki where I fell in love with this strange sculpted landscape where the views are so amazing. The skies are huge and light plays across angles and ridges of the land, changing with...More

    Date of experience: December 2018
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    CYHO2016, Manager at Tekapo Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded January 22, 2019

    Beautiful description of the how vast and wild the landscapes we share with people are! Thank you for taking the time to review us, its always a pleasure to share the beauty with people :)

    Reviewed November 27, 2018

    I took a 4WD tour on Braemar Station and absolutely loved it! Cristina was great sharing her knowledge of the area and stopping often for photo ops! I learned a lot and saw a part of New Zealand I would have never been able to...More

    Date of experience: November 2018
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    CYHO2016, Manager at Tekapo Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded November 28, 2018

    Thanks for your review :) were happy to have shared a slice of New Zealand not many get to experience! Hope to see you again some day :)

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