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Wanaka 4×4 Explorer


Wanaka 4WD Tours


Wanaka 4×4 Explorer boat and 4WD tour brings you the best of both worlds with views from the lake and land, looking over remote islands and National Parks. From start to finish we are off the beaten path, no people, truly remote, truly stunning.

The ultimate lake and mountain experience

Now also with heli option!



Your trip starts at the marina by boating up Lake Wanaka towards the head of Stevenson’s arm with tremendous views of glacier-carved mountains, a constantly changing vista of steep walls and alpine peaks. We cruise past Stevenson’s Island to our landing point at the foot of Mt Burke.
Boarding our 4×4 Vehicle we climb above the lake, your view expands until all of Lake Wanaka lays before you in a stunning panorama of crystal clear blue water and the alpine peaks of Mount Aspiring National Park.

Take some time to enjoy the solitude and enjoy the best view in Wanaka! Your guide will give you an insight into the history of the farm station and the geology of the alps and some of the stories of the early settlers who sought farmland, gold, and a better life here in the mountains of New Zealand.

Gourmet Picnic


We have 2 great gourmet picnics:

  • MORNING TEA- a fine selection of fruit, slices & muffins accompanied by tea and plunger coffee.
  • AFTERNOON TEA- a fine selection of fruit, New Zealand cheese, and crackers, accompanied by local Wine. (White/Rose/Red).

Of course, for groups of 4 or more we are more than happy to serve wine in the morning or coffee in the afternoon.

We also can provide a non-alcoholic drink. And we cater to most dietary requirements and provide a kids picnic as well.


Daily departures at 9 am and 1 pm, Autumn 10 am.

Allow 4 hours, and don’t forget your camera. We have a maximum group size of 5 per tour, so you get the full attention of your guide.

For groups larger than 5 people, please contact us.


Price $295

Kids $135 (5-15 yrs)

Infants $50

Season starts early/mid November, due to lambing.

May tours on demand, please call or email for bookings in May.

4WD Heli Combo


Why not make this a complete and ultimate Wanaka experience by adding a scenic helicopter flight! The adrenaline is set to rise again after your picnic, as your helicopter arrives for your 40-minute scenic flight over the deep valleys, braided rivers, and steep glaciated peaks of the Mt. Aspiring National Park. A mountain landing gives you the chance to soak it all in with photo opportunities to the treasure before your return to Wanaka.

An adventure of monumental proportions, the complete and ultimate Wanaka experience.

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