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Wanaka Highlights Safari provided by Ridgeline Adventures

Wanaka Highlights Safari
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from S$177.07 per adult
Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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Last updated: 27 Aug 2020
A note from Wanaka Highlights Safari
Please see our full COVID-19 response for customers here https://www.ridgelinenz.com/covid-19/
What you can expect during your visit
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
What you can expect during your visit
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
Chinese, English, Chinese
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
Chinese, English, Chinese
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 26134P2
Call 800-130-2207
Important information
Inclusions
Afternoon tea • Live commentary on board • Professional guide • Coffee and/or Tea
Exclusions
Lunch
Duration
2h 30m
Departure details
103 Ardmore Street, Otago 9305, New Zealand Please meet outside the Wanaka I-Site at 103 Ardmore Street, Wanaka. Please be there 10 minutes prior to departure time.
Inclusions
Afternoon tea • Live commentary on board • Professional guide • Coffee and/or Tea
Exclusions
Lunch
Departure details
103 Ardmore Street, Otago 9305, New Zealand Please meet outside the Wanaka I-Site at 103 Ardmore Street, Wanaka. Please be there 10 minutes prior to departure time.
Duration
2h 30m
Return details
Returns to original departure point
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Not wheelchair accessible
Please dress appropriately
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 18 travellers
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    103 Ardmore Street
    103 Ardmore Street, Otago 9305, New Zealand
    Please meet outside the Wanaka I-Site at 103 Ardmore Street, Wanaka. Please be there 10 minutes prior to departure time.
    See address & details
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    Ridgeline Adventures
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    Incredible views of Lake Wanaka Farm animals in their natural environment Mountains and Valleys
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  • You'll end at
    103 Ardmore Street
    103 Ardmore Street, Otago 9305, New Zealand
    Please meet outside the Wanaka I-Site at 103 Ardmore Street, Wanaka. Please be there 10 minutes prior to departure time.
    See address & details
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5.0
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Craig G
6 contributions
Don't miss this tour!
Mar 2020
We took the Ridgeline tour with Alan Richardson as our guide. It was great. The views can't be had anywhere else and Alan took extra time to describe the area and provided a local insite we could not have had otherwise. (I hope he got the tip we left for him at the fairground where he was cooking!)
Written 23 March 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Hi there Alan is a great guide who always makes you feel like an old friend so it doesn't surprise me that he looked after you really well ! I must ask him about the tip too..... Thank you again. Regards Mark
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Christine H
Minneapolis6 contributions
Off road in the high mountains
Feb 2020 • Friends
This relaxing and interesting tour took us along farm tracks high into the mountains where our outstanding guide Neil told us about managing a huge livestock station in New Zealand. All very informal and friendly ending with coffee and cake overlooking a breathtaking view. A most enjoyable afternoon and a chance to get right up into the mountains on remote farm tracks.
Written 27 February 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Thanks for this amazing review. Neil is new to us this season so to get this response is awesome. He comes from a farming background and loves nothing more than a good chat...especially high in the mountains over a freshly brewed coffee!! He is over the moon to get a glowing review like this. Thank you again for taking the time to write.
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David E
Hinesburg, VT1 contribution
Riding the ridges
Feb 2020
We traveled by 4 wheel car up some amazing paths to ridgelines overlooking the mountains and the lake. Gorgeous views. Saw sheep sheering and passed by many herds of sheep, cows and even some deer. Well run trip and worth the time and cost.
Written 22 February 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
We love riding the private ridges of West Wanaka Station, alone in an alpine world, so pleased you enjoyed it.
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parrothead99
Chaplin CT99 contributions
Great day!
This half day experience was a delightful way to see the high country, watch sheep shearing and learn about the life of a sheep farmer. Our guide, George Scott knows this area and the life of a farmer well. He shares interesting and insightful information. He’s the real deal and gives a great experience.
Written 19 February 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
George certainly is the real deal, along with all our passionate local guides we showcase the best of Wanaka's high country. So please you enjoyed your time with us.
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nick
Sydney, Australia3 contributions
Highlights Safari
Jan 2020 • Family
A must do for anyone visiting Wanaka. George will take you to some secret secluded spots with breathtaking views. A definite highlight of our trip.
Written 1 January 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Great to hear you enjoyed your time with George, away from the crowds, stunning views and great company. The perfect day!!
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Kiwistyling
Queenstown, New Zealand4 contributions
Genuine guide spectacular views.
We went on a short tour as part of getting to know the activities around Wanaka. George was a well spoken genuine kiwi farmer who knew how to tell a good storey and keep you entertained with interesting facts and figures along the drive aswell as answering all our questions.

There is spectacular views while you have a coffee or tea and make sure you ask how George is more or less personally responsible for finding Shrek the sheep.

Cheers

Owen
Written 6 November 2019
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We're all about the stories. George's Shrek story is a cracker! Thanks for your feedback we really appreciate it.
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Helen P
Brisbane, Australia4 contributions
4WD safari
Oct 2019
Thoroughly enjoyed our morning tour with Richard. Loved seeing the animals on the farm and we learnt a lot about Wanaka and the surrounding areas. Even gave us a great recommendation for lunch!
Written 16 October 2019
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We like to treat people like old friends, passing on top tips is just one of the great bonus's you 'll experience with us. So pleased you had a great morning with Richard.
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mhlim75
Singapore, Singapore1 contribution
Wonderful Experience!
The farm visit allowed us to get up close to the deers & sheep. And the view overlooking the LOTR filming sight was simply splendid! Will definitely recommend this to anyone visiting Wanaka! Thanks John, our guide, who has made this one of the highlights of our South lsland NZ trip! Thoroughly enjoyed it!
Written 30 September 2019
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We find our Wanaka Highlights Safari so hard to describe because it showcases so much of Wanaka and yes even LOTR locations! So pleased you rate it so highly too!!
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Greg
2 contributions
Wanaka safari
Sep 2019 • Family
David and Graeme were great. Very friendly and full of local information. Awesome opportunity to get up close to the animals and feed them. Saw a new born calf moments after it arrived in this world. Great views while having morning tea. Terrific way to spend the morning. Thanks.
Written 29 September 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Being a real working farm you never know what you'll see which keeps it totally authentic. Having a new born calf proves it!! So pleased you enjoyed you adventure.
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MikoPudji
Jakarta, Indonesia11 contributions
memorable safari Journey at Wanaka
Sep 2019 • Friends
Recommended safari activities in Wanaka, you will have amazing experience with this safari trip. From feeding alpakas n holding baby sheep all really amazing. And afterward they took us to the peak of the mountain to see the wanaka lake from above and end up with picnic snacking in the mountain with coffee m tea served. Really enjyable relax with stunning view from above.
Written 22 September 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Lots of surprises on safari with us. So pleased you enjoyed your time exploring exclusive private backroads away from the crowds. Thanks again for taking the time to comment.
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MBotting
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Work Staff Experience
This is an awesome afternoon out. As a boss of 23 people we try and get out for 2 - 3 company trips a year and this
gkb171
gkb171
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Unique NZ backcountry
Fantastic afternoon exploring Wanaka’s backcountry, expertly guided by Mark. Spectacular views and geography, 4WD f
969singaporekiwi
969singaporekiwi
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Make the Journey
The conditions were changeable, but the driver George ensured we got the best views possible and he always slowed d
TravelKelani
TravelKelani
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One of Wanaka’s Hidden Gems!
This walking tour has been a highlight of our year so far. My wife and I had a FANTASTIC Day out with our guide Nei
619garyt
619garyt
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4wd station trip
This is an amazing trip. Want to see Wanaka from places even the locals can’t visit. Then go with Mark on a Ridgeli
363indranir
363indranir
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Spectacular and memorable trip
A wonderful trip up a high country station with a spectacular view of Lake Wanaka without having to do a painful hi
SamP3598
SamP3598
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A whole new perspective on Wanaka
Mark looked after us for a wonderful day. We were picked up from home for the surprisingly short drive to West Wana
mares71
mares71
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Don't just consider it - do it!
This surpassed all expectations! We had a challenging group with 3 over 80 and multiple retired farmers and locals.
Anna_R_10
Anna_R_10
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Views for days!
This was a brilliant trip, loved feeding the sheep and really enjoyed the historical site visit too. The views were
DeborahS2403
DeborahS2403
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Amazing !
We went on a 4WD tour followed by a helicopter ride to the peak next to Roys Peak and it was just amazing. The team
828jacquis
828jacquis
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Up mountains
The local camera club went out for an afternoon shoot to West wanaka station, it’s a very special trip on the way u
GethenWellington
GethenWellington
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Wild, empty and beautiful
What an amazing day. We were met by Mark in Wanaka town and drove to West Wanaka station ready for great day but un
janellefletcher
janellefletcher
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Take your breath away solitude, silence and spectacular views.
Peace, vastness, wilderness, spectacular views, silence, solitary.....al words to describe what is indescribable!
mike19482018
mike19482018
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The best trip I had in New Zealand
I took the Wild Hill 4WD Scenic Farm Safari during a visit to Wanaka towards the end of February 2020. It was a fan
440douglask
440douglask
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Fantastic Half Day
Thanks to our guide, George Scott, a retired farmer and nature activist, we learned and experienced a super introdu
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