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Ridgeline Adventures

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Come experience New Zealand's ultimate alpine mountain-farm 4WD 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.
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
Wanaka 9382, New Zealand
+64 27 390 2152
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I took my parents there to celebrate their 40th anniversary of marriage. John Mclean was our lovely guide. He knows a lot, from the ski fields around Lake Wanaka, the history of Wanaka, to almost everything going on the farm, such as how to cut...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Mark O, Owner at Ridgeline Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

We love watching the animals too.... Never know what we will see around any corner. So pleased you had a great time and thanks for taking the time to write.

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We had a tour with Steve and his passion and vast knowledge shone through the whole tour. My father and I had decided to take the 2.5h tour and we weren’t supposed to go to one of the viewing points but Steve being extremely generous...More

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Mark O, Owner at Ridgeline Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

We love showcasing this incredible alpine farm - totally authentic and absolutely breath-taking as you say. So pleased you enjoyed your time with Steve.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We booked the farm tour at the last minute at the I-site in Wanaka and opted for the 4 hour tour (which we learned goes much higher up the mountain and gives the best scenery). We thought there might be some nice picture spots and...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Mark O, Owner at Ridgeline Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We find it incredibly hard to describe our Wild Hills Safari but I think we have just found the perfect description! Thank you so much. Can we hire you as our marketing department? Perfect. So pleased you enjoyed your Wild Hills Safari with Steve.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spent a very interesting and entertaining morning (October 31st) as Steve led us on a tour of a working farm and explained the history, geography and farming practices in the local area. We were particularly interested to learn about the stoat trapping program and...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Mark O, Owner at Ridgeline Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Our philosophy is to help protect our incredible environment through education and participation. We have some big environmental challenges here in NZ that many people don't realise. One way to educate people is participate in our predator trapping programme during our Wild Hills Safari. So...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Today was my partners 50th birthday and we had an epic day planned. It began with being picked up by Steve, who took us on an awesome 4x4 tour of some private farmland in the area near Wanaka. We started by stopping for the beautiful...More

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Mark O, Owner at Ridgeline Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Steve is certainly a great guy to share a beer with!! Love that description..... So pleased you and your partner enjoyed this very special occasion on our Wanaka Highlights Safari. Many great memories I'm sure...

Reviewed October 31, 2018

John M was our very knowledgeable guide and shared lots of interesting and fun facts along our journey. Pickup from our hotel was punctual and we saw some amazing country and gorgeous views.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Mark O, Owner at Ridgeline Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your comments. So glad you enjoyed our exclusive Wild Hills Safari exploring hidden backroads of West Wanaka Station.

Reviewed October 29, 2018

It was really great to go round a full working farm.It was made extra special by our guy George Scott,who is a retired farmer. He was absolutely awesome both with his knowledge and sense of humour. From us four from Stoke on Trent UK.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Mark O, Owner at Ridgeline Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded October 30, 2018

George loves his job! Like all our drivers they love to share their stories of Wanaka and farming life. So pleased you enjoyed your Wild Hills Safari. Thanks for your review.

Reviewed October 8, 2018 via mobile

We spent an afternoon on a tour with Ridgeline Adventures in Wanaka New Zealand. Our driver and tour guide George was beyond great. It was a 4 wheel drive tour of a beautiful farm that rose above Wanaka Lake. It’s hard to describe how special...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Mark O, Owner at Ridgeline Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded October 17, 2018

We find it very hard to describe this safari too!! So much variety, its like no other adventure. So pleased you loved it.

Reviewed October 2, 2018

George was a great guide his passion and experience made our 4 wheel drive adventure truly amazing! West Wanaka station was a fascinating property and we appreciate the owner allowing us to visit.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Mark O, Owner at Ridgeline Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded October 2, 2018

What a great start to our season. First Wild Hills for the summer and we receive this review. Thanks so much. George will be over the moon!!

Reviewed September 23, 2018 via mobile

Ridgeline run a smooth operation... no waiting around for pick up, very punctual. Drive and commentary was great. Mark (local owner & operator) was able to answer all our questions and knew so much about the area. Incredible views from the top, a very special...More

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Mark O, Owner at Ridgeline Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded September 25, 2018

"Cool, comfortable, calm and collected" A great description !! Thanks for taking the time to write. Very much appreciate your well chosen words. Thank you.

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February 10, 2016|
Response from StoryGirl1 | Reviewed this property |
I was a traveler, like you so you have to contact Ridgelne directly. 1. My tour was 3 hours but you can get other lengths. 2. We went to the West Station for a 3 HR tour of the ranch 3. No walking if you don't want... More
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Sanity check on revised itinerary (4 Replies)
I have decided to skip Sydney to add 3 days to my original South Island trip starting now starting February 8. I added Kaikoura and decided to skip Christchurch. I have created some extra driving but think it will be worth it: Day 1: Arrive Queenstown - Get car and hang out downtown while getting thru jet lag on first day. Crash in Queenstown. Day 2: Drive to Glenorchy. Go up Gondola luge ride. Day 3: Shotover River Jet Boat Ride and Remarkable Road drive Day 4: Drive to Te Anau....More
November 12, 2016|
Response fromzhuhai2007|
Two points - #1. You will be jet-lagged & a car is a liability in Queenstown so why not delay getting it until day 3? Reschedule the jet boat (they will pick you up) and the luge for day 2 & Glenorchy for day 3. #2. You already know it so why not do something about it - Twizel to Kaikoura is a long day. Why not head a little further north on the afternoon of day 9, since you are already on the road?. Even Lake Tekapo would knock 30 minutes off the next day; Fairlie about an hour.
Feedback on itinerary (13 Replies)
My family of 2 adults and 1 child (10 yrs old) intend to visit the South Island from late November to early December. Appreciate your feedback on our proposed itinerary. Thanks you. Day 1: Arrive Christchurch late morning. Day 2: Take Tranz Alphine train to Greymouth, accommodation in Greymouth and explore Pancake rock as a day trip. Day 3: Drive to Franz Josef, do Twin Glaciers Scenic Helicopter Flight Day 4: Drive to Wanaka, do Wild Hills 4WD Safari with Ridgeline Adventures and...More
July 05, 2014|
Response fromzhuhai2007|
Welcome back. You have a great trip planned, with one or two tweaks necessary to get the best out of your time. Day 4 is a problem - it takes most people a full day to travel from FJG to Wanaka, so you may not fit even one activity into this day. Driving from Dunedin to Mt Cook is less scenic than Queenstown to Mt Cook, so rescheduling: 5. Wanaka to te Anau 6. Milford Sound 7. Te Anau to Dunedin 8. Dunedin 9. Dunedin to QTN 10. QTN 11. Drive to Mt Cook 12. Drive to Chch or Akaroa...More
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13 Day South Island Adventure...comments requested (20 Replies)
I am a 66 y/o retired male from the US who loves outdoor adventure. I am building this trip around 3 days in Sydney and 3 days in Auckland to see a Bruce Springsteen concert. Looking for comments on the 13 days from February 11-24 on South Island so I can book lodging and flights very soon: Day 1: Arrive from Sydney to Queenstown Explore downtown, Gardens. Stay in Queenstown Day 2: Shotover River Jet Boat Ride, Go up Gondola / Luge ride… maybe check out Arrowtown. Stay in Queenstown ...More
November 01, 2016|
Response fromdeSchenke|
Looks good, you did your homework. A couple of glitches that I see. Twizel? You are backtracking. Either stay Mt Cook or Lake Tekapo. Greymouth is rather dull. Either stay at Hokitika or Punakaiki. Hokitika for more options for dining/accommodation. Punakaiki for a more scenic stop and Pancake Rock's Blowhole is best at high tide - if you stay overnight, the more options you have to see it.