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Address: Wanaka 9382, New Zealand
Phone Number:
+64 27 390 2152
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Come experience New Zealand's ultimate alpine mountain farm 4WD adventure....

Come experience 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. Check us out on Instagram: ridgelinenz Facebook:ridgelineadventuresnz

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Loved it...superb high country trip

We were picked up in town by Heidi, who was immediately our best friend, just the two of us along for the ride in the Landrover for the afternoon trip to Wanaka station. My... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Sarah P
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Morganton, North Carolina

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Morganton, North Carolina
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23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We were picked up in town by Heidi, who was immediately our best friend, just the two of us along for the ride in the Landrover for the afternoon trip to Wanaka station. My husband enjoyed opening (and closing) all the farm gates to help out. It was REALLY windy but that didn't stop us from having great photo stops... More 

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

When you are in Wanaka, you see these amazing mountains around. One easy way to actually get into these mountains is with a 4x4 vehicle. Our travel agent booked us a trip with Ridgeline Adventures and it was AMAZING! We had Mark as our guide who took us for an hour-and-a-half trip in the mountains. There is an unbelievable scenery... More 

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Kelowna, Canada
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Went on a half day trip with George Scott - very informative guide and I am sure only he can drive the roads ...over the mountains he is very knowledgeable previous farmer in NZ and so could answer all the questions we had on history of the area, farming techniques and changes this area of NZ has experienced over the... More 

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adventurewanaka, Owner at Ridgeline Adventures, responded to this review

Thanks for your feedback. You do learn so much more from a local when you visit somewhere for the first time. So glad you enjoyed our Wild Hills Safari with George, his knowledge (along with all our wonderful guides) and passion for all things Wanaka is something we are extremely proud of. Thanks again. Regards Mark Orbell (owner) More 

Austin, Texas
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3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Our four-hour private tour with knowledgeable guide Steve was a great introduction to the Wanaka area. Steve was knowledgeable, friendly and took great care of us. We went up to the top of a 30,000 acre private farm which gave us not only amazing views across Wanaka and surroundings, but also insight into the working of a modern NZ farm.... More 

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adventurewanaka, Owner at Ridgeline Adventures, responded to this review

Thanks for your great review. A private adventure with us is certainly the ultimate way to experience the secret backroads of Wanaka and to find out the real story behind farming in an alpine environment. Steve is over the moon with your comments!! Thanks again. Regards Mark Orbell More 

Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We did the romance in the mountains tour and it was nothing short of perfect! I proposed to my girlfriend on this trip and our tour guide Mark made sure everything went smoothly. Mark told my girlfriend that everyone else had cancelled so it was just us two (she had no idea the tour was meant to only be us).... More 

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adventurewanaka, Owner at Ridgeline Adventures, responded to this review

I'm not sure who was more nervous me or you!! What an amazing afternoon, high in the mountains away from the crowds, it really was just you and nature alone. The perfect place to pop the question!!! Well done and congratulations. Regards Mark Orbell More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Highly pleasant and informative 4 wheel jaunt with George, a former sheep, cattle and deer station manager himself. Beautiful scenery and insight into a modern working New Zealand farm.

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1 Thank David H
adventurewanaka, Owner at Ridgeline Adventures, responded to this review

George loves nothing more than to pass on his expert knowledge of farming, to give you a real understanding of what life is like on a real alpine farm. Thanks again. Regards Mark Orbell More 

Burgau, Portugal
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16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our fantastic afternoon trip began when we were picked up by George from our accommodation in Wanaka. We were soon driving through private farmland and being told about the farming of sheep, cattle and deer, why they are moved around the station at certain times of year to different areas, all about lambing, the type of sheep and much much... More 

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adventurewanaka, Owner at Ridgeline Adventures, responded to this review

It's not often you get to travel the private backroads of a real alpine farm, get first hand knowledge of farming practices and admire jaw-dropping scenery along the way. So glad you enjoyed our Wild Hills Safari here in Wanaka. Regards Mark Orbell More 

Collingwood, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We both felt a bit deflated by the whole experience and it didn't meet our expectations. We have seen better views and been closer to livestock on the various State Highways we have travelled on. Albeit the weather wasn't great but there didn't appear to be any Plan B in force to make the trip a success, we were offered... More 

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adventurewanaka, Owner at Ridgeline Adventures, responded to this review

Thanks for your comments. We are very disappointed your experience with us did not meet your expectations. As you mentioned in your personal email to our office, and now here, that weather did play a major role and therefore your enjoyment of the tour. We sent you a personal email in reply straight away outlining our disappointment and offered a... More 

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6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

George is a very very nice guy. We chatted a lot on the way. His farm is extremely large and he knows everything about his animals. The lambs and cows are all over the mountains. We also feed cute horses and alpacas. On the top of mountain, a magnificent spectacle spread itself out before our eyes. I’ve never been to... More 

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adventurewanaka, Owner at Ridgeline Adventures, responded to this review

George loves your comments, especially about "his" farm. He certainly makes it feel like it it is his as he is so passionate about sharing his knowledge of the Wanaka area and more specifically farming life. So glad you enjoyed your time with him on our Wild Hills Safari. Regards Mark Orbell More 

Atlanta, Georgia, United States
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25 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our guide, George, is arguably the best guide ever. His knowledge, experience and temperament is as good as we've ever seen. We were met and picked up at our B&B and off we went to explore and experience the views with first hand knowledge from a retired farmer. We learned all about sheep, cattle and deer farming. The views from... More 

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Thank Mark A
adventurewanaka, Owner at Ridgeline Adventures, responded to this review

Yes being a retired farmer makes George the perfect choice to show you around this real alpine mountain farm on our Wild Hills Safari. His local knowledge, and that of all our drivers, really make an adventure with us a trip to remember. Thanks for your comments. Regards Mark Orbell More 

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