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Ridgeline Adventures

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Wanaka, New Zealand
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About Ridgeline Adventures
New Zealand's ultimate alpine mountain-farm adventure. The perfect mix of Wanaka's breath-taking scenery, history, heritage and farming life. This will be a genuine highlight of your New Zealand holiday.
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Wild Hills 4WD Safari

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.
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4 hours
from $186.19

Wanaka Highlights Safari

Experience the scenic highlights above and around Lake Wanaka during a 2.5-hour 4WD excursion. Choose your departure time from the Wanaka i-Site and journey through West Wanaka Station. Gain insight into Wanaka’s history and rich agricultural heritage with commentary from your guide. You’ll see it all, from alpine vistas to a working mountain farm.
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2 hours 30 minutes
from $128.68

Wanaka Nature Encounter: Lake Cruise and 4WD Safari

Experience the best of Wanaka’s beautiful nature in a single day trip via four-wheel drive, lake cruise, and island walk. Gain exclusive access to private roads on the 4WD safari, and spot rare bird life on Mou Wahou Island, in the middle of Lake Wanaka, with the help of your expert guide. This is two action-packed tours in one, for maximum fun.
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8 hours 30 minutes
from $369.51

Best of Wanaka Photo Safari

Surrounded by lakes, mountains, national parks and rolling highlands, the Wanaka landscape is stunning and extremely photogenic. On this half-day tour, get to locations that most visitors to the region can only dream of accessing – private beaches and summits with panoramic views of the area. With assistance from your guide, take unique snapshots of West Otago to show your friends back home.
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3 hours
from $575.11

Sunrise Explorer Photo Safari: Heli and 4WD

Here's your chance to experience one of New Zealand's most spectacular and exclusive views.  A pre-dawn heliflight lifts you high into the mountains landing on  Coromandel Peak (Mt Roy) overlooking Lake Wanaka for sunrise- no hiking required.  Enjoy up to an hour capturing the stunning morning light before your helicopter flight to your awaiting 4WD. Continue your morning on the private back roads of West Wanaka Station to stunning landscapes of mountains, Lake Wanaka and valleys.
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5 hours
from $2,429.83
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Anna_R_10 wrote a review Nov 2020
Auckland19 contributions14 helpful votes
This was a brilliant trip, loved feeding the sheep and really enjoyed the historical site visit too. The views were spectacular and our guide, Neil, was knowledgeable and a capable driver. The vehicle was comfortable and spacious. This is a wonderful way to see Wanaka from a perspective not available to all as it is a privately owned and working farm. Highly recommended.
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Date of experience: November 2020
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Response from Mark O, Owner at Ridgeline Adventures
Responded 1 week ago
Views for days!! Love this......Neil makes you feel like you're taking a tour with a great friend who wants to show off their favorite places. A true man of the mountains. Thank you for your support, we really really appreciate it.
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Deborah S wrote a review Nov 2020
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We went on a 4WD tour followed by a helicopter ride to the peak next to Roys Peak and it was just amazing. The team was great, the scenery incredible and I would recommend to everyone going through Queenstown/Wanaka. Thanks Mark you’re the best !
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Date of experience: November 2020
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Response from Mark O, Owner at Ridgeline Adventures
Responded 1 week ago
Thanks so much. How great is it not having to hike up to Roy's Peak and get a true back road safari at the same time to photograph locations most locals have never seen. Thanks again.
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Jacqui S wrote a review Oct 2020
Wanaka, New Zealand38 contributions2 helpful votes
The local camera club went out for an afternoon shoot to West wanaka station, it’s a very special trip on the way up stunning valley views once up the top and around the corner amazing views of Lake Wanaka what a beautiful stop for beverage and cake while we wait for a sunset a most do trip when visiting Wanaka .Many Thanks to Mark and his team and Paula keeping us updated with a weather report fantastic communication.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Response from Mark O, Owner at Ridgeline Adventures
Responded 4 weeks ago
We are so lucky to have exclusive access to these spectacular views of Wanaka most have never seen. A real privilege for everyone. Love your shots too by the way. Looking forward to our next outing for Sunrise up there!! Thanks again for your support.
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GethenWellington wrote a review Oct 2020
Wellington, New Zealand24 contributions7 helpful votes
What an amazing day. We were met by Mark in Wanaka town and drove to West Wanaka station ready for great day but unprepared for such astonishing views and natural beauty. This is walk for people who like being in natural vast spaces who don't need or want anything more. We saw a Kea at close range on the way and enjoyed a delicious picnic lunch and then explored the ruins of one of the first settlements in Wanaka which are part of the Station down by the lake. It was a brilliant day and all of our family enjoyed it. The walk isn't too arduous (our youngest is 12) and not to long (14 ish km) and well worth it. Definitely recommend.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Response from Mark O, Owner at Ridgeline Adventures
Responded Oct 28, 2020
We love your description, "Wild, empty and beautiful". We find it hard to describe this exclusive private walk as you really have to do it to know how special it is. So great your family loved it and that you managed very successfully to describe it so perfectly. Thank you so much for your support. We really do appreciate it.
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Janelle Fletcher wrote a review Oct 2020
Wanaka, New Zealand42 contributions2 helpful votes
Peace, vastness, wilderness, spectacular views, silence, solitary.....al words to describe what is indescribable! The combo of 4WDing, walking, being in stunning landscape and the hospitality of our guide, I (we) had a "take your breath away" time. Thanks so much Ridgeline team.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Response from Mark O, Owner at Ridgeline Adventures
Responded Oct 26, 2020
Peace, vastness, wilderness, spectacular views, silence, solitary.....all words to describe what is indescribable! We couldn't have described it better ourselves. We love "take your breath away solitude, silence and spectacular views" too. WOW Thank you so much for such a great review. I think you have just written our next brochure for us. So great to share our Private High Country Walk with you.
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