Discover one of the world's best adventure towns on this thrilling 4-day adventure in style, packed with a leisurely 4WD safari to an iconic Wanaka high country deer farm, cruise to Mou Waho Island Nature Reserve on Lake Wanaka, venturing into the Mt Aspiring National Park to face to face with active Rob Roy glacier, and heli-hike over "The Hobbit" and "Lord of the Rings" country. With one night glamping on a high country deer farm and two nights spent at the luxurious Mahu Whenua, you'll wake up with some of the most iconic and dramatic natural alpine scenery in New Zealand and be sure to agree this is the Ultimate Luxury Wanaka Adventure!
You'll be picked up from Queenstown, then wind your way up and over the Crown Range, which is the highest main road in New Zealand and reaches an altitude of 1121 metres. Venture into Rob Roy Valley, the jewel of Mt Aspiring National Park and take on this moderate graded 10 km return hike, to be rewarded with swing bridge, waterfalls, rainforest, crystal clear mountain streams and glaciers. Day 2 starts with a luxury 4WD safari ascending through the working deer farm. You'll not only see but feed Deer, sheep and alpaca as well as walking through the historic goldfields and see first-hand how life was for the miners of the goldrush era. Cruise to the remote and magical Mou Waho Island nature reserve in the afternoon for a guided bush walk, to discover the island's secret - a lake right on top of the island. Day 3 is a once-in-a-lifetime heli-hike over "The Hobbit" and "Lord of the Rings" country over 2000m. Soak in the view between the glaciated peaks, walk the very footsteps that the legendary dwarves, Gandalf, and Frodo traversing the ridge line, as seen in the Hobbit movie. Day 4 is self guided walk exploring the “healing the land” of over 55,000 hectares of majestic beauty - towering mountains, lush green valleys, native bush, forests and meandering rivers.
This is a hand-crafted four day itinerary for discerning adventurous travellers. You'll have one night glamping experience on an iconic high country deer farm, sleeping under the stars with barely another soul around for miles. Then two nights at luxurious The Ridgeline Homestead at Mahu Whenua enjoying total privacy and exquisite food and wine.
Combining the best of Wanaka adventures with glamping and luxurious The Ridgeline Homestead at Mahu Whenua, great food and wine, discerning service and the local knowledge of your field guides, this is thoughtfully crafted luxury adventure of a lifetime.