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Small-Group Gold Discovery Horse Riding in Cardrona Valley

Small-Group Gold Discovery Horse Riding in Cardrona Valley

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Saddle up for a horseback ride through the wild landscapes of the Cardrona Valley. Trace the path of the 19th-century gold rush, climb the mountains for a thrilling view over Wanaka Lake, and trot or gallop through the valley plains. Rides can be tailored for all levels, from complete beginners to experienced riders.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
US$143.18
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US$143.18

Wild Hills 4WD Safari

Wild Hills 4WD Safari

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Wanaka is surrounded by rolling alpine farmland, but most of it is privately owned and inaccessible. This half-day tour opens the gate to one of those farms, the massive West Wanaka Station. Explore the Otago back-country in a private four wheel drive vehicle, stopping for astonishing photo opportunities against the backdrop of Lake Wanaka, the Southern Alps and Mount Aspiring National Park.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
US$186.35
From
US$186.35

Stevensons Island Cruise and Nature Walk from Wanaka

Stevensons Island Cruise and Nature Walk from Wanaka

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Hidden away behind a peninsula, Stevensons Island is one of the harder islands to get to on Lake Wanaka. On this half-day trip, catch a luxury ferry from Wanaka and sail out to the island past local mountains and lush countryside. Upon disembarking, hike to the island’s summit and take in grand views of the peninsula, the lake and the Southern Alps
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
US$58.30
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US$58.30

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Mou Waho Island Cruise and Nature Walk from Wanaka

Mou Waho Island Cruise and Nature Walk from Wanaka

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After a catamaran cruise across Lake Wanaka to Mou Waho Island—which sits in the middle of the lake—spot rare native birds that are extinct on mainland New Zealand. Thanks to successful conservation efforts, the island is a rare haven for birdlife. Enjoy a guided hike with an expert guide to a lake at the top of the island, an experience that’s rated one of the best must-do activities in Wanaka.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
From
US$176.37
Price varies by group size
From
US$176.37
Price varies by group size

Wanaka Highlights Safari

Wanaka Highlights Safari

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Experience the scenic highlights above and around Lake Wanaka during a 2.5-hour 4WD excursion. Choose your departure time from the Wanaka i-Site and journey through West Wanaka Station. Gain insight into Wanaka’s history and rich agricultural heritage with commentary from your guide. You’ll see it all, from alpine vistas to a working mountain farm.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
US$128.79
From
US$128.79
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Milford Sound Glacier Flight & Cruise from Wanaka

Milford Sound Glacier Flight & Cruise from Wanaka

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Experience the rugged beauty of remote Milford Sound from Wanaka, all in half-a-day. With a choice of morning or afternoon flight departures, fly over lush national parks, epic glaciers, and alpine lakes, before touching down in the Sound. Enjoy a scenic cruise, keeping an eye out for some of the local inhabitants including seals, penguins, and dolphins, before returning to Wanaka by plane.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
US$428.01
From
US$428.01

Wanaka Nature Encounter: Lake Cruise and 4WD Safari

Wanaka Nature Encounter: Lake Cruise and 4WD Safari

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Experience the best of Wanaka’s beautiful nature in a single day trip via four-wheel drive, lake cruise, and island walk. Gain exclusive access to private roads on the 4WD safari, and spot rare bird life on Mou Wahou Island, in the middle of Lake Wanaka, with the help of your expert guide. This is two action-packed tours in one, for maximum fun.
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  • 8 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
From
US$369.81
From
US$369.81

Wanaka 4x4 Explorer The Ultimate Lake and Mountain Adventure

Wanaka 4x4 Explorer The Ultimate Lake and Mountain Adventure

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Get far away from the crowds on this 4x4 day trip from Wanaka. Start with a boat ride across Lake Wanaka, then get exclusive access to the Mount Burke Station. Hop aboard the 4x4 vehicle there and drive up into the mountains. Your guide will tell you stories from Otago’s pioneer history and the gold rush era. Enjoy a delicious picnic with spectacular lake and mountain views. 
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
US$188.17
From
US$188.17
Taking safety measures

Lake Cruise & Island Nature Walk- meet the boat 10 minutes prior to Departure

Lake Cruise & Island Nature Walk- meet the boat 10 minutes prior to Departure

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Take a cruise across Lake Wanaka to the remote Mou Waho Island Nature Reserve and make a memorable, eco-friendly impact by planting a native tree before you leave. Opt to take a 1-hour-return guided bush walk to reveal Mou Waho’s hidden secret - another lake, nestled atop the island with panoramic views of Wanaka and the Southern Alps. Enjoy “high tea” surrounded by this spectacular alpine scenery.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
US$183.47
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US$183.47
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Guided Fly Fishing Trip from Wanaka

Guided Fly Fishing Trip from Wanaka

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Wanaka is surrounded by lakes, rivers and creeks that are known for their clear waters and trout and salmon fishing. On this day-long trip, drive out to one of the region’s many renowned fly fishing spots. If you’re new to fly fishing, your guide will show you the ropes; more experienced fly fishers can take advantage of your guide’s local knowledge to improve your chances of catching a big one.
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  • 6 to 10 hours
From
US$683.65
per group
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US$683.65
per group

Wilderness Adventure Including Scenic flight Self-guided Hike and Jet Boat Ride

Wilderness Adventure Including Scenic flight Self-guided Hike and Jet Boat Ride

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The snow-capped mountains, lush forests, and waterfalls of the Mount Aspiring National Park lie along the West Coast of New Zealand’s South Island. This action-packed tour lets you explore the park by plane, boat, and on foot. Soar overhead on a scenic flight, hike along the banks of the Siberia River, then hop aboard for a thrilling jet boat ride along the Wilkin River.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
US$321.00
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US$321.00

Dingleburn Station Safari and Walk

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 skillfully negotiates this incredible road blasted into the shear cliff face high above Lake Hawea. Arriving at a remote bay to enjoy some refreshments, before heading off for a leisurely walk exploring this incredible seldom visited area.
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  • 6 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
US$215.13
From
US$215.13

Criffel Station Explore Tour

Criffel Station Explore Tour

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Farming is the backbone of New Zealand’s economy and forms an essential part of Kiwis’ rural life and culture. Spend an up-close hour-and-a-half exploring a working South Island deer farm and bee-keeping apiary on this guided, interactive tour that offers plenty of opportunities to take photos with the local four-legged residents.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
From
US$64.57
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US$64.57

West Wanaka Station Walk

West Wanaka Station Walk

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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. 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.
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  • 6 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
US$215.13
From
US$215.13
Taking safety measures

Sunrise Explorer Photo Safari: Heli and 4WD

Sunrise Explorer Photo Safari: Heli and 4WD

Here's your chance to experience one of New Zealand's most spectacular and exclusive views.  A pre-dawn heliflight lifts you high into the mountains landing on  Coromandel Peak (Mt Roy) overlooking Lake Wanaka for sunrise- no hiking required.  Enjoy up to an hour capturing the stunning morning light before your helicopter flight to your awaiting 4WD. Continue your morning on the private back roads of West Wanaka Station to stunning landscapes of mountains, Lake Wanaka and valleys.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
US$2,431.85
From
US$2,431.85

Glacier River Safari: 4WD plus Jet Boat and Wilderness Walk Tour

Glacier River Safari: 4WD plus Jet Boat and Wilderness Walk Tour

This is a great opportunity to spend more time exploring the spectacular glacial formed Matukituki Valley on our full day Jet boat & Wilderness Walk followed by lunch then a 4WD Farm Safari
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
US$323.05
From
US$323.05
Taking safety measures

Cardrona High Country Pub Trail Horse Riding Trek

Cardrona High Country Pub Trail Horse Riding Trek

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Saddle up and explore New Zealand’s rugged wilderness on this 3.5-hour Cardrona High Country pub trail horse-riding trek. Head on horseback into the New Zealand countryside with your guide. Discover points of historical interest along the winding mountain trails, and gain insight into the 19th-century gold rush that brought wealth to the area. Pass through a working cattle farm, traverse choppy rivers and enjoy panoramic views over the rugged scenery. Stop at the historic Cardrona Hotel for a complimentary drink, then return to base along the mighty Cardrona River.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
From
US$186.35
From
US$186.35

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