Criffel Discovery Tours

Come and experience life on an authentic family-run working deer farm. Meet our friendly alpacas, feed the sheep and visit our majestic deer as they graze, with stunning panoramic views. A visit to Criffel Station is an experience not to be missed.

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Immersed within the rugged Central Otago landscape that overlooks the Lake Wanaka Basin lies Criffel Station; a 2000-hectare high country deer farm, a mere ten minutes away from Wanaka. Experience life on an authentic family-run deer farm and high country station through one of our fantastic Wanaka farm tours.
From an up-close experience with our animals to a trip tailored just for you deep into the station to see the workings of a turn of a century goldmine or clay bird shoot from the high terraces; Criffel Station has something for everyone. Discover our tours and activities below.
Explore Tour
Get close to our friendly animals on an Explore Tour and get a chance to feed them. They love having their photo taken too! Enjoy an informative and hands-on introduction to deer farming, beekeeping and authentic Kiwi farm life. Join your guide on a fun, interactive tour of one of New Zealand’s rugged and historic high country stations.
Tours depart from Crossfire, 10am & 2pm daily (public holidays may differ).
The Explore Tour will take a wonderful hour and a half out of your day.
4WD Tour
Sit back and relax in the comfort and warmth of our luxury late model Land Rover Discovery as we take you deep into all that is Criffel.  view the awe-inspiring beauty of Lake Wanaka, Lake Hawea, the Wanaka basin and the Southern Alps, from the very peak of the Criffel Range – a staggering 1300 metres above sea level. And finish with a gourmet morning or afternoon tea at one of Wanaka’s most impressive picnic spots.
Morning or afternoon tea provided, showcasing local produce.
Up to 6 people per trip, depart from Crossfire, 9am & 2pm daily.
Pickup available from Wanaka I-site or your accommodation 30 mins prior to departure.
Bespoke Tour
Enjoy exclusive access to our high country property and feel as if you are in a world of your own. Let us design the ultimate high country experience for you and your guests. You could visit the undisturbed workings of a turn of the century goldmine, clay bird shoot from the high terraces and/or enjoy a gourmet lunch and wine experience. Travel by helicopter or our late model Land Rover Discovery.

Transport available on request.


We work directly with groups to understand needs todeliver a unique and authentic New Zealand farm experience. Whether you are after a short animal interaction with multiple large groups or a more detailed educational experience for a small one off group, we can cater for your needs.

Physical Address

9 Mt Barker Road, Wanaka, Otago 9382, New Zealand


$32.00 to $248.00

Explore Tour: Adult $80 Child $32
4wd High Country Adventure Adult $248 Child $125

Mon-Fri 8:00AM – 5:00PM
Saturday 8:00AM – 5:00PM
Sunday 8:00AM – 5:00PM
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