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Ridgeline Adventures

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Wanaka, New Zealand
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About Ridgeline Adventures
New Zealand's ultimate alpine mountain-farm 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.
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greg patience wrote a review Nov 2021
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Whilst the scenery and views are amazing it was the Henry Thompson 1865 site that was the highlight. To break ground in that isolated location (over 20-years) the way he and others did was amazing and to see remnants still there is testament to the man's resilience and determination. Whilst the day wasn't bright sunshine and calm water the weather only added to the experience - we experienced the wind swept lake and rain just like Henry would have. Our ray of sunshine & positivity was Mark our guide - a lovely guy and so knowledgeable and made a mean brew. Remarkable too how Mark and his family have ground out the Covid pandemic - their passion hasn't waned and they are still bringing West Wanaka Station to people like us - what a team.
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Date of experience: November 2021
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Response from Mark O, Owner at Ridgeline Adventures
Responded 2 weeks ago
I don't know what to say to this except, thank you. Our Wild Hills Safari means so many different things to different people. We find it so hard to describe. We are still here. It's not what we had, it's what we've still got that matters. And we have SO much to be thankful for living here in Wanaka. Thanks for your very kind words, they mean alot.
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Betsy B wrote a review Nov 2021
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A magical experience. Solitude. Nothing but the sound of a lone skylark and a distant waterfall. Stunning views of the braided river and farmland vs Mirror image of Lake Wanaka. Majestic deer and other farm animals running free. History of the area, pest control education, four wheel driving as if you are on the motorway. A must do experience whether you are a city slicker or a farmer! Four hours went in a flash. Seriously awesome.
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Date of experience: November 2021
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Response from Mark O, Owner at Ridgeline Adventures
Responded 2 weeks ago
It totally does go by in a flash! Very well summarised. I dont know how we fit it all in in 4 hours to be honest. So pleased you enjoyed our Wild Hills Safari.
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RJnJA wrote a review Nov 2021
Upper Hutt, New Zealand43 contributions13 helpful votes
Absolutely amazing. Wonderful. Insightful. More New Zealanders should be doing this and learning some history about New Zealand. Mark was very knowledgeable and made us feel so at ease. A definite must do. Wonderful to see the deer and cattle roaming free over the Station. And that hot chocolate and fruit cake was well worth the wait Thank you Mark
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Date of experience: November 2021
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Response from Mark O, Owner at Ridgeline Adventures
Responded 2 weeks ago
You are very welcome. We aim to offer totally authentic experiences here in Wanaka. So much to see beyond the farm gate. Historic sites, animals, birds, scenery and of course our famous fruit cake!!
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Sandrine F wrote a review Oct 2021
Dunedin, New Zealand3 contributions
We loved our afternoon at Dingleburn Station with Mark during the last school holiday. This high country station is such an amazing piece of paradise, with stunning views! And so quiet. The 4WD road to the station is such an adventure too! We particularly enjoyed the walk to the top, rewarded by a hot chocolate (very much appreciated by our teenage girls :-) ) Mark is an experienced guide who cares about his guests. It was nice to take the time to explore and to listen to his many stories. Highly recommended! Thank you Mark!
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Date of experience: October 2021
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Response from Mark O, Owner at Ridgeline Adventures
Responded 2 weeks ago
Thank you. We love having families out with us. Something for everyone on all our adventures in the mountains around Wanaka and Hawea. So pleased you all enjoyed yourselves.
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DND wrote a review Jul 2021
Palmerston North, New Zealand3 contributions1 helpful vote
Fantastic opportunity to view a slice of NZ paradise not easily accessible to the general public. Thoroughly enjoyed a relaxing (un-rushed) tour along the lake edge of Dingleburn station. Special thanks to Neil for imparting a wealth of knowledge on the area and his experiences relating to high country farming. Safety is obviously of paramount importance to the Ridgeline Adventures! Highly recommend the (optional) walk (6-7km) assuming you have a medium level of fitness and ability to negotiate a few rocky track areas.
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Date of experience: July 2021
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Response from Mark O, Owner at Ridgeline Adventures
Responded 30 Jul 2021
Our focus is to connect people with our environment. It sounds like it worked for you!! So pleased you enjoyed Neil's company, he's a true man of the land with stories aplenty! Thanks you again for taking the time to write this review.
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