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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
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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.
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 (7)
1 - 5 of 7 reviews
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

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

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!!

Reviewed 29 January 2018
"An amazing experience."

We had the personal attention of George, our extremely friendly guide, and we knew from the start that we were going to have an amazing experience. Having run an award winning farm himself, he was able to pass on his knowledge in an informative and...More

Thank davidwinnie1
Mark O, Owner at Ridgeline Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 30 January 2018

Thanks for taking the time to write this glowing review. All our guides are hand-picked for their expert knowledge on the local Wanaka area. George happens to be an expert in all things farming too, we are very very lucky to have him, and for...More

Reviewed 11 January 2018
"By George" a good trip

George collected us from our accommodation and we knew we were going to have the best time. He shared his knowledge of the area and the geographical facts as we went. The scenery of the Matukituki Ranges was stunning and he took us onto to...More

Mark O, Owner at Ridgeline Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 30 January 2018

"By George a great trip" - love it !! Sounds like you had an amazing afternoon on our Wanaka Highlights Safari with George. Don't tell too many people about our freshly brewed coffee and cake at our exclusive "alpine cafe".... we might be overrun!!!! Thanks...More

Reviewed 18 December 2017 via mobile
Great experience

Our guide George is friendly and knowledgeable. He shared the history of Wanaka and his personal knowledge of farms as he himself has an award winning farm. We got to feed sheep as well, and George took effort to attract more towards us, and the...More

Thank Belz52
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