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Wanaka Highlights Safari

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    What to Expect
    Our famous Wanaka Highlights Safari departs daily at 8:30am, 10:00am and 1:30pm. We can also take trips at a time that suits you and your group if we have availability. You will be picked up from Outside the Wanaka i-site at 103 Ardmore Street, this is where your tour will begin. 

    Join our expert local guide, climb aboard a comfortable 4WD and experience a taste of Wanaka’s spectacular lakeside scenery and insight into real farming life. Journey into the mountains exploring life behind the scenes of West Wanaka Station an authentic alpine mountain farm bordering the snow-capped peaks and glaciers of Mt Aspiring National Park and overlooking sparkling Lake Wanaka.  From feeding Alpaca, sheep and horses, seeing Red Deer, Angus cattle in their natural environment to views across to LOTR and Hobbit film locations this will be an absolute highlight of your holiday.

    • Wanaka’s finest lakeside viewpoints
    • Short 4WD journey through West Wanaka Station
    • Feed farm animals – sheep and alpaca
    • Mountain-top panoramic views
    • Expert local New Zealand guides
    • Refreshments

    Duration: At the end of your Safari we will return you to back to the Wanaka i-site approximately 2.5 hours from pick up time. 

    • Winter times may vary please enquire
    • Minimum numbers apply - 2 adults.

    What to Bring:
    • Sturdy Footwear
    • Warm clothes, especially in winter
    • Camera
    • Sunglasses
    • Water bottle
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Outside the Wanaka i-site
    Departure Time
    8:30 am
    10:00 am
    1:30 pm
    2h 30m
    Return Details
    Wanaka i-site
    • Afternoon tea
    • Live commentary on board
    • Professional guide
    • Coffee and/or Tea
    • Lunch
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Please dress appropriately
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 18 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Popular mentions
    A must do for anyone visiting Wanaka. George will take you to some secret secluded spots with breathtaking views. A definite highlight of our trip.
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    Response from Mark O, Owner at Wanaka Highlights Safari
    Responded 31 Dec 2019
    Great to hear you enjoyed your time with George, away from the crowds, stunning views and great company. The perfect day!!
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    We went on a short tour as part of getting to know the activities around Wanaka. George was a well spoken genuine kiwi farmer who knew how to tell a good storey and keep you entertained with interesting facts and figures along the drive aswell as answering all our questions.
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    Response from Mark O, Owner at Wanaka Highlights Safari
    Responded 10 Nov 2019
    We're all about the stories. George's Shrek story is a cracker! Thanks for your feedback we really appreciate it.
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    Thoroughly enjoyed our morning tour with Richard. Loved seeing the animals on the farm and we learnt a lot about Wanaka and the surrounding areas. Even gave us a great recommendation for lunch!
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    Response from Mark O, Owner at Wanaka Highlights Safari
    Responded 15 Oct 2019
    We like to treat people like old friends, passing on top tips is just one of the great bonus's you 'll experience with us. So pleased you had a great morning with Richard.
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    The farm visit allowed us to get up close to the deers & sheep. And the view overlooking the LOTR filming sight was simply splendid! Will definitely recommend this to anyone visiting Wanaka! Thanks John, our guide, who has made this one of the highlights of our South lsland NZ
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    Response from Mark O, Owner at Wanaka Highlights Safari
    Responded 29 Sep 2019
    We find our Wanaka Highlights Safari so hard to describe because it showcases so much of Wanaka and yes even LOTR locations! So pleased you rate it so highly too!!
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    David and Graeme were great. Very friendly and full of local information. Awesome opportunity to get up close to the animals and feed them. Saw a new born calf moments after it arrived in this world. Great views while having morning tea. Terrific way to spend the morning. Thanks.
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    Response from Mark O, Owner at Wanaka Highlights Safari
    Responded 28 Sep 2019
    Being a real working farm you never know what you'll see which keeps it totally authentic. Having a new born calf proves it!! So pleased you enjoyed you adventure.
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    About the operator
    By: Ridgeline Adventures
    Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
    Time well spent
    Picked up from our accommodation by this guy called George ( a retired farmer if there is such a thing) in a large
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    Lou Parr
    Beautiful views, great company
    Had a wonderful day with these guys. Brilliant trip in an area you don't normally get to, over a working farm.
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    San Francisco, California
    Amazing farm tour
    This tour was such a pleasant surprise! First of all, I didn't read all the details so had no idea what the tour
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    Tom W
    Santa Barbara, California
    Great day exploring a local farm!
    We had an amazing day traveling with Richard through a local farm. Our kids loved feeding the sheep and alpacas
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    Wanaka, New Zealand
    Good Tours of Wanaka Highlights Safari
    Having a good trip with David and enjoy the very good lake and mountain view. Hot chocolate milk can make us
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    Michelle Clarke
    Great day!
    Thank you to the knowledgable George for a great 4WD trip through West Wanaka Station. George was a great guide,
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    Sydney, Australia
    Highlights Safari
    A must do for anyone visiting Wanaka. George will take you to some secret secluded spots with breathtaking views.
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    Singapore, Singapore
    Beautiful view of a working farm in Wanaka
    We had a half-day trip with David and Mark, who met us at the Wanaka town centre and brought us through a large
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    Addy K
    Queenstown, New Zealand
    Backcountry farm tour
    With John as a guide we had a wonderfull afternoon, visiting the huge West Wanaka station. We had a good view over
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    St. Augustine, Florida
    4WD to the top
    George Scott was our driver (he was great, experienced and full of knowledge about the farm and the area), we
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    Key Details
    • Ridgeline Adventures
    • Duration: 2h 30m
    • Mobile Ticket Accepted
    • Hotel Pickup
    • Languages Offered: English
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