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Wild Hills 4WD Safari

  • Visit heritage sites and learn the history of the region from your guide
  • Stop at an exclusive cafe for drinks and even more alpine photo ops
  • No need to find your own way: hotel pick-ups are offered for this tour
Wild Hills 4WD Safari
From US$171.39
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From US$171.39
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.
What to Expect
• Get behind the scenes of a genuine New Zealand High Country farm.
• See farm animals (Alpaca, Red Deer, cattle and sheep) up close and in their natural environment.
• Incredible views of Lake Wanaka, snow-capped peaks and glaciers and wild river valleys.
• Explore fascinating historical sites -a living museum to the areas pioneering farmers.
• Relax at our famous Alpine Cafe for refreshments Departure Times: 8:30am / 10:00am / 1:30pm 
Duration: 2.5 (we always endeavour to have you back on time, however when booking other activities /and or pick ups for after your trip please allow 30 minutes extra in case your trip runs behind) 
• Minimum numbers apply - 2 adults.
What to Bring:
• Sturdy Footwear
• Warm clothes, especially in winter
• Camera
• Sunglasses
• Water bottle
Reviews (24)
1 - 5 of 24 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Beautiful Day

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.

Thank WinnieCow
Reviewed 24 September 2018 via mobile
Gorgeous back yard

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

Thank Jaimee M
Mark O, Owner at Ridgeline Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 26 September 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.

Reviewed 8 July 2018
Great Trip

We had a wonderful tour with Richard. Driving through the farm stopping to see deer and feeding sheep. The drive up to the top was bumpy but exciting. Fantastic views of the lake and mountains, then tea and cake! Plenty of opportunity to take photos...More

Thank Lwpark
Mark O, Owner at Ridgeline Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 19 July 2018

We love getting people well off the beaten track and to educate them on Wanaka's fascinating past and present. So glad that Richard taught you alot about our slice of paradise.

Reviewed 26 April 2018
Richards guided 4WD Safari with paradise views

Richard picked us (my 2 daughters and myself) up at the lime tree lodge right on time and led us to the most magnificent tour of our trip to New Zealand. The 4 hours passed because of his expertise, friendliness and views of the Wanaka...More

Thank Ulrich K
Mark O, Owner at Ridgeline Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 30 April 2018

So pleased you liked our Wild Hills Safari. It is so much more than just a 4WD tour. Richard will be over the moon to know you enjoyed hs company too.....Thanks again.

Reviewed 15 April 2018
Fun Tour!

Highly recommend Ridgeline tours! It's a fun experience. I'm a bit of an agriculture nerd so I was fascinated to learn about farming practices and Steve, our guide, has ton of experience. Plus, the scenery of the tour is just spectacular. Very enjoyable way to...More

Thank BBinKC
Mark O, Owner at Ridgeline Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 30 April 2018

There is so much to see and learn on our Wild Hills Safari. Steve being a retired farmer, has so many farming stories to share. Thanks for sharing your thoughts.

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25 June 2018|
Response from unclejoey54 |
Its a pretty rough ride I would think twice before I booked it. JOE