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Ridgeline Adventures

299 reviews
About Ridgeline Adventures
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.
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Wanaka, New Zealand
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All reviews private farm farm tour new zealand wheel drive tour our tour guide wonderful tour wonderful afternoon off road high country overlooking lake highly recommend this tour great guide tea and biscuits local history stunning views his knowledge wanaka area
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We were blessed with fine sunny weather for our trip which meant the views and the scenery were at their best. It was always going to be good, but the tour was enhanced by our guide Lloyd Thayer. His encyclopaedic knowledge of the area, its...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had originally booked on the wild hills tour but due to the fact that a wet front was coming through, this was reduced to the highlights tour. They did give the opportunity to cancel if I wished but I was looking forward to being...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank trixie4359
Mark O, Owner at Ridgeline Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

So pleased you enjoyed your Wanaka Highlights Safari in less than ideal weather conditions. Just proves that what ever the weather it is still a great experience. Thank you for taking the time to comment.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wonderful afternoon, including coffee and tea overlooking Lake Wanaka. Guide excellent, with lots of local knowledge

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank karen B
Mark O, Owner at Ridgeline Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking our Wild Hills Safari. So pleased you had a great time.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

George Scott's knowledge and love of farming really shone through. He made sense of the interconnections of animals and the environment, and the threats to our way of life. We got to see how he checks a stoat trap and he was patient enough to...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Conraye
Mark O, Owner at Ridgeline Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We tell it like it is...most is good but not everything. We wish we didn't have to trap pests but we do because our native birdlife is suffering dramatically. The scenery and the nature is spectacular as you say and there are animals everywhere you...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband absolutely loved this tour when visiting Wanaka. George was our tour guide and was absolutely fantastic at explaining all the history and being so entertaining. I am a New Zealander myself and thought the views were probably one of the most fantastic I...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 298jod
Mark O, Owner at Ridgeline Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Now that is an endorsement, a true kiwi saying that our views are the best you've seen!! Wow, thank you so much. That is marketing gold....... So pleased you had a great time on our Wild Hills Safari.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After picking us up from our B&B Rob took us on a tour of the countryside while we waited for better lighting. Our goal was to capture a few photos of the lake and hillsides as the sunset. What we got was a hole lot...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Dave D
Mark O, Owner at Ridgeline Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

What amazing clouds you had! Wow!! There is no one better than Rob to bring your camera to life coupled with the exclusive access we have to some of the finest Wanaka scenery its no wonder you had a great time. Thanks so much for...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were lucky enough to get George all to ourselves on our 4 wheel drive tour of the Farm. George’s farming heritage meant that he knew everything you may want to know about farming sheep, cattle and deer. His knowledge of the Wanaka area was...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank johniis
Mark O, Owner at Ridgeline Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We pride ourselves on our authenticity. Authentic high country farming life bought to life by an authentic kiwi farmer. So pleased you enjoyed your Wild Hills Safari with George.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The morning consisted of a boat trip to Mou Waho, an island and nature reserve. We climbed to the highest spot for spectacular views. Our guide was very passionate about the flora and fauna and he made it a fun day. In the afternoon Mike...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Mark O, Owner at Ridgeline Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

The Wanaka Nature Encounter is the best way to experience the very best of Wanaka's raw natural beauty. Away from the crowds, expert local guides, incredible wildlife, spectacular views. Not to mention fun 4WD tracks!!! So pleased you enjoyed this unique experience.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our knowledgeable guide, Lloyd Thayer, took us on a 4 hour scenic tour of an enormous high country cattle, sheep and deer station. We had spectacular views of mountains, lakes and rivers. There were rainbows spanning vast distances. In the process we learned much about...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Mark O, Owner at Ridgeline Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your review of our Wild Hills Safari. It is so much more than a farm tour. Our guides are all experts in local Wanaka history, the views are jaw-dropping and the backroads are loads of fun..... thanks again. Regards Mark

Reviewed 11 December 2018

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
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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.

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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
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