From start to finish, Wanaka 4×4 Explorer tours are off the beaten path, truly remote and truly stunning.
Your trip starts at the marina by boating up Lake Wānaka towards the head of Stevenson’s Arm with tremendous views of glacier-carved mountains, a constantly changing vista of steep walls and alpine peaks. Cruise past Stevenson’s Island to the landing point at the foot of Mt Burke. Boarding the Wanaka 4×4 Explorer vehicle, climb above the lake, your view expanding until all of Lake Wānaka 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 Wānaka! Your guide will tell you the history of the farm station, explain the geology of the alps and recount the stories of the early settlers who sought farmland, gold and a better life here in the mountains of New Zealand. For lunch, indulge in a delicious gourmet picnic.
The tour also can come with a scenic helicopter flight option. This scenic flight of 40 minutes will take you over the deep valleys, braided rivers and steep glaciated peaks of 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 Wānaka.
An adventure of monumental proportions; the complete and ultimate Wānaka experience.