Explore Wanaka's incredible natural beauty with these exclusive nature tours. Either join a Classic Otago Wine tours or a Wanaka High Country Farm Tour with a local, guide - a great way to enhance your holiday experience and enjoy a more personalised tour in a small group.
WILD HILLS 4WD SAFARI:
Experience the stark beauty and solitude of the spectacular high country with this exclusive 4WD journey exploring the private backroads of one of Wanaka's iconic sheep, cattle and deer farms. View important heritage sights including the location of an ancient Maori village. Follow the Greenstone trail linking to the West Coast. Visit the ruins of an old stone hut on the shore of Lake Wanaka, home to one of Wanaka's first european settlers. This trip is a photographer's dream and a perfect family adventure.
CENTRAL OTAGO WINE TRAIL:
Central Otago is the world’s southern most wine producing region where summers are hot and dry and winters crisp and snowy. Soil structures are very different to those of New Zealand's other regions with heavy mineral deposits in silt loams. Some of New Zealand’s very best Pinot Noir wines are produced in this region. The local wine experts will impart their knowledge and unlock the secrets of this wonderful wine region. Visits include Wooing Tree, Bald Hills, Carrick- for lunch, Felton Road and others, plus a private behind-the-scenes visit to Piza Range Estate Vineyard or Tarras Vineyard. Tours can be customised to suit individual tastes.
WANAKA NATURE ENCOUNTER:
If you only have only one day to explore Wanaka then this full-day nature encounter showcases the best of Wanaka's raw natural beauty. The tour caters for small groups - max 6 per tour:
Take a morning boat cruise to Mou Waho Island Nature Reserve on Lake Wanaka then a guided walk to the summit to reveal an island on top of an island! Enjoy a private audience with rare native birds including Weka, Bellbird, Wood pigeon and Tui, Help the environment by planting your own native tree on the island. A gourmet picnic lunch is optional or spend free time exploring Wanaka's great cafes or restaurants (12:30 -1:30pm)
Enjoy a 4WD journey exploring the private backroad's of an iconic Wanaka high country sheep, cattle and deer farm, stunning views, Maori and European heritage sites. Have a leisurely afternoon-tea in the mountains