Itineraries to spark and inspire your legendary adventure
We’re in the business of crafting bespoke journeys built around your unique interests. But all legends must start somewhere. We’ve traversed the land, tasted the fruits, tested the action and compiled a collection of unique itineraries to spark every type of adventure.
Take a look, get inspired, then contact our friendly team of experts to create a customised journey through the stunning place we’re lucky enough to call home.
Landscape & Nature
In need of a hearty dose of nature? You’ve come to the right place. Step away from the crowds and cookie-cutter holidays into a world of raw wilderness, mystical sights and friendly fauna. Whether you’re an intrepid traveller or prefer the lap of luxury, our exclusive options are endless. Here’s a taste of just three.
Dingleburn Station Safari and Walk
This epic 4WD safari and walk explores the remote landscapes of Lake Hawea’s Dingleburn Station. This has to be one of the most thrilling and spectacular backroad journeys in New Zealand. Your expert guide skilfully negotiates this incredible road blasted into the sheer cliff face high above Lake Hawea. Arriving at a remote bay enjoy a relaxing lakeside picnic area to eat your lunch, before heading off for a leisurely walk exploring this incredible seldom visited area.
- Private access to exciting backroads on Dingleburn Station, Lake Hawea
- Expert local guide.
- A leisurely walk (approx. 7 km) through grasslands with incredible wide-open views of Lake Hawea and surrounding mountains
- Hiking poles
- Water bottle top-ups (please bring your own to fill)
- Picnic Lunch – we can add a picnic lunch, just let us know when booking
West Wanaka Station Private Hike
You won’t find this once-in-a-lifetime hike on any map or tour guide. Walk the high road into our dramatic mountain range and tower over the deep blues of Lake Wanaka. Explore the spectacular scenery, succumb to the comforts of our four-wheel drive and let our expert guide pass on tips and tales of our local flora and fauna, then taste for yourself with our gourmet local picnic lunch.
This exclusive hike is suitable for all ages and abilities, but on these wide-open private trails the only passers-by will be of the four-legged variety.
Duration: Allow a full day
Note: Hiking trail is 25 km in total. Our 4WD allows you to hike as much or as little as you like.
Take the private backroads to a historical farm on the border of Mt Aspiring National Park and take in the magnificent scenery of our World Heritage Area. Our four-wheel drive will traverse over the exhilarating landscape, past free-roaming Red Deer, sheep and cattle, while your expert local guide passes on their unique knowledge of the flora, fauna and history of West Wanaka Station. And why not enjoy a locally roasted coffee at our exclusive mountain-top café while you’re at it.
Food & Wine
Central Otago is more than just a pretty face, with delicious fruits, local delicacies and unique talents celebrated the world over. Get a real taste for the region at a picturesque vineyard, meet the makers and sample from the source. If a cold southern brew is your preferred drop, take a seat at one of our thriving craft breweries or take a tour of our award-winning distilleries.
See if our taster itinerary tingles your buds or tell us what you like, and our local guides will do the rest.
Pinot to Pilsner
Taste test the region with a delicious day exploring the very best of our fine wine and culinary delights. Our local guides will take your buds on a journey from stunning vineyard to craft brewery – you can even hook your own salmon for lunch.
Create memories, forge bonds and reignite the spark, with a family adventure through the heart of Wanaka. Our stunning sights and laid-back community have created an exhilarating haven for families since way back, with a range of activities and adventures that suit explorers of all sizes. The opportunities are endless but take a look at two experiences and let us plan the perfect family adventure for you.
Fun on the Farm
Ever hand-fed an alpaca or sipped hot chocolate at the peak of an alpine farm? Add some unique memories to your family photo album with a four-wheel drive through a working ranch. Get up close to wild Red Deer and Angus cattle, learn the ways and tales of our farmers and take in the surrounding views of Lake Wanaka, ancient glaciers and snow-capped mountains over a warm cuppa.
Lake to Field
Give your family a taste of adventure and explore Wanaka from crystal blue waters to fauna-filled plains. Begin with a four-wheel scenic drive through a fully operational farm, hand-feed sheep and alpaca, see Red Deer and cattle up close and follow it all up with an easy thirty-minute lakeside stroll. Catch your own lunch at Hook – Wanaka’s very own salmon fishing lakes, then head to Puzzling World for a family favourite.
Wanaka’s stunning scenery is among the most photographed in New Zealand, which is why taking a bespoke journey is all the more important. Our local guides have private and exclusive access to the most unique photogenic locations our home has to offer.
Sunrise or sunset stunners, captured by foot, four-wheel drive or helicopter – there’s a scene to be snapped off the beaten track by every type of photographer.
Our earlybird photography adventure is perfect for those dedicated to the shot. Head out before dawn and hitch a ride in our four-wheel drive to our favourite private and exclusive mountain-top vantage point, high over Lake Wanaka. Sit back and relax with a freshly brewed coffee and home baking, then shoot the southern sunrise.
Follow up a once-in-a-lifetime morning with a worthy day and follow our guides through more of Wanaka’s best photo locations – or even jump in a chopper and fly to a nearby glacier for that perfect shot.
An integral part of our philosophy is giving back to the local community and respecting the land – after all, we are merely custodians. We work with local conservation groups on ongoing planting projects and predator control programmes, offering an opportunity for our guests to get involved and leave our spectacular land even better than how they found it.
Hands-on Conservation Experience
Get one-on-one with our native wilderness and play your part to keep our country beautiful for generations of explorers to come. Get inspired at Wanaka’s unique community native plant nursery, learn about our fascinating flora and the challenges our environment faces, then get your hands dirty potting plants or preparing seedlings for the big outdoors. From green fingers to four-wheel drives, we’ll then venture into the hills to help with our very own predator control programme.
Don your hiking boots, soak up the tales and tips from our local guides and take in the exclusive scenery from our private alpine trails you won’t find in any tour guide.