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New Zealand's ultimate alpine mountain-farm 4WD 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.
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
Wanaka 9382, New Zealand
+64 27 390 2152
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All reviews private farm farm tour new zealand wheel drive tour highlights tour wonderful afternoon off road high country deer farm highly recommend this tour overlooking lake memorable trip great guide knowledgeable guide tea and biscuits local history his knowledge
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We took Wanaka Highlights Safari with Steve. It was the missing tour of our NZ South Island visit! We went into the high country & learned so much about farming practices. We then visited the sheep & alpaca with a chance to feed and visit...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank tally50
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Aside from breathtaking views of the area and of a variety of animals, our tour guide, George Scott was outstanding! As a retired sheep and deer "farmer" himself, his knowledge of the local farming was phenomenal, not to mention how patient he was with our...More

Thank Fearless528954
Mark O, Owner at Ridgeline Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

WOW... what a wonderful review! "An extraordinary experience". George absolutely loves his job and this certainly shows with your comments here. Thank you so much for taking the time to comment. We really appreciate it.

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Last minute booking. Tour ran with just the 2 of us. George our experienced 4wd tour guide was brilliant. His expert knowledge as a local farmer & land owner was unique. Such a gentleman who answered our thousand questions respectfully & with insight. A very...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank melbournite077
Mark O, Owner at Ridgeline Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you so much. Your review absolutely sums up our Wild Hills Safari. An insight into "real" New Zealand away from the crowds. 100% authentic, just like George your guide!! So pleased you loved this last minute trip.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a fantastic tour today with David as guide. He took us through farm land with amazing views over lake Wanaka. It is quiet up here and very relxing. Thank you David Ute & Mattias, Germany

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Schmidtsteiner
Mark O, Owner at Ridgeline Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

We really do take you well of the tourist trail into "real" Nz, far from the crowds. Thanks for your comments., much appreciated.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our travel agent booked this tour for us and I initially thought it sounded a little dull. We had a great 4 hour tour with our driver George. The off roading was great. George has detailed knowledge of the Station (farm), the livestock, history etc....More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Doyle H
Mark O, Owner at Ridgeline Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

The biggest challenge we have is how to describe our Wild Hills Safari, it is almost impossible to get across just how incredible the scenery is, how fascinating the stories of farming life in this alpine landscape are and how far from civilisation we actually...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our group of 6 opted for a private tour with John. It was one of the highlights of our trip to New Zealand! He provided so much information about the history and farming life, it was really amazing. We toured up, up, up to see...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank CanadianContent
Mark O, Owner at Ridgeline Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

We certainly get you well away from the crowds on our Wild Hills Safari. Getting you high into the mountains as always a highlight too! With John you are always guaranteed many laughs along the way. He makes you feel so relaxed, like he's showing...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a lovely trip with George who was so knowledgeable and relaxed. We learnt so much about West Wanaka station. We stopped for tea/coffee and cake half way through and the views were amazing.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Andrea L
Mark O, Owner at Ridgeline Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We pride ourselves on the authenticity of our Wild Hills Safari. it's a great way of really getting to know Wanaka thogh the eyes of a real local. Glad you enjoyed the cake and coffee too!!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This tour takes you into the hills of Wanaka. The land is private property, so you will be the only people for as far as the eye can see. They take only small groups, I think the max they can fit is 6 people, although...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Allie S
Mark O, Owner at Ridgeline Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Enjoying the solitude of the natural beauty! That's a great description ......George is certainly "top notch" too, he'll love that! So pleased your last minute decision to book our Wild Hills Safari was well worth it. Thank you.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our safari onto a sheep, cattle and deer farm was amazing. Our guide George Scott was knowledgeable and engaging. Even on a misty day, the views were superb.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Linda E
Mark O, Owner at Ridgeline Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We love misty days just as much as fine ones too!! You get a totally different perspective on everything. So pleased you had a great time on our Wild Hills Safari with George.

Reviewed 11 February 2019

My family tour with 6 adult and 1 infant granddaughter! They do arrange a baby seat for us! Both George and Steve are very kind to show us around! It is fun to talking with them and understand more about Wanaka local people. The view...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Wang J
Mark O, Owner at Ridgeline Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 16 February 2019

We love sharing our knowledge or Wanaka especially the secret back roads that only we have access too. Thanks for your feedback we really appreciate it.

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10 February 2016|
Response from StoryGirl1 | Reviewed this property |
I was a traveler, like you so you have to contact Ridgelne directly. 1. My tour was 3 hours but you can get other lengths. 2. We went to the West Station for a 3 HR tour of the ranch 3. No walking if you don't want... More