wanaka exporer 4x4 driving

Wanaka 4×4 Explorer

The Ultimate Lake and Mountain Adventure

Wanaka’s boat and 4×4 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.

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 farm land, gold and a better life here in the mountains of New Zealand.


Gourmet Picnic

We have 2 great gourmet picnic choices:

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 or Red)

Of course we are more than happy to serve wine in the morning and coffee in the afternoon. Or provide a non alcoholic drink. We cater to any dietary requirements and provide a kids picnic as well.


We have daily departures at 9 am and 1 pm, allow 4 hours and don’t forget your camera. We have a maximum group size of 5 per vehicle so you get the full attention of your guide.

Price $255

Kids $125 (5-15 yrs)

Under 5 free

Why not make this an 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 treasure before your return to Wanaka.

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

Subject to availability

Total price $749

Our recipe to the Ultimate Escape


Call us now: 0800 273 687

Mountain & Island Combos are also available

We offer the chance to experience both our 4×4 Explorer trip and our Mou Waho Island Adventure. Book for our 4×4 Explorer trip and go to Mou Waho Island for half price. It makes for a incredible day package!

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