We have selected our personal favorite off the beaten track soft adventure tours to ensure you experience the true character of the Wanaka and Queenstown region. From private off road journeys onto iconic high country farms, romantic mountain getaways, Lake Wanaka cruises and exclusive photography tours.

Off Road Experiences

Wild and empty silence, jaw-dropping mountain-top scenery with views for days are just the beginning.

Photography Safaris

Wanaka is one of the most photographed destinations in NZ due to its outstanding natural beauty and clear air. Join us for a Photography Safari.

Private Walks

We offer private walks in some of New Zealands most spectacular locations, including locations most Wanaka locals have never been to.


Make the most of Wanaka with a bundle combination of your favourite activities. This is also a perfect oportunity to try something new!

What our guests say…

“Aside from breathtaking views of the area and of a variety of animals, our tour guide, George Scott was outstanding! As a retired sheep and deer “farmer” himself, his knowledge of the local farming was phenomenal, not to mention how patient he was with our photography requests for stops. Tea at the top of the mountain will be forever etched in our minds! As a world traveler, I can honestly say this one was an extraordinary experience. Our thanks to Ridgeline and to George!”

Review on Trip Advisor about Wanaka Nature Encounter