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Wanaka Highlights Safari

  • Take a 2.5-hour journey around Lake Wanaka by 4WD
  • Travel through West Wanaka Station and see farm animals
  • Family-friendly guided tour with a small group departs from Wanaka i-Site
Wanaka Highlights Safari
From US$121.59
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Wanaka Highlights Safari
From US$121.59
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.
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
Reviews (10)
1 - 5 of 10 reviews
Reviewed 11 December 2018
gorgeous view

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
Thank sapphiric_iris
Mark O, Owner at Ridgeline Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 12 December 2018

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 17 November 2018 via mobile
An awesome way to start the day

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

Thank bradbutchermd
Mark O, Owner at Ridgeline Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 18 November 2018

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 30 October 2018
Working farm

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
Thank Tony D
Mark O, Owner at Ridgeline Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 31 October 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 22 August 2018
fantastic tour

Hello, My family and I take a tour today with Ridgeline Adventures. It was a beautiful experience. The guide, George Scott is a really good guy, very sympathic. So don't hesitate to take this safari. Thierry

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank maxthierry
Mark O, Owner at Ridgeline Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 23 August 2018

Our Wanaka Highlights Safari is perfect for families, so please you all enjoyed it. Thanks for the glowing recommendation.

Reviewed 24 April 2018
Awesome Experience!

We had the pleasure of being show the amazing sites by our guide John, he was full of knowledge and was great company - really made the tour fun and interesting. This tour was amazing for all ages! From feeding sheep to exciting terrain to...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank BeckyC2584
Mark O, Owner at Ridgeline Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 30 April 2018

Yes our tours are "amazing for all ages". John is one of our newest guides on the team so he will be trilled with your feedback. Thank you!!

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