Dingleburn Discovery

This epic off-road safari and walk explores the wild and remote landscapes of Lake Hawea’s 

Dingleburn Station.

This has to be one of the most thrilling and spectacular backroad journeys in New Zealand. Your expert guide skillfully negotiates this incredible road blasted by hand into a sheer cliff face 60m above Lake Hawea. Arriving at remote Silver Island Bay enjoy freshly brewed coffee and cake  before setting off on a leisurely guided walk (optional) to a panoramic view point over Lake Hawea.  The silence is as powerful as the scenery out here… not to be missed


Standard Pricing
$279 per person
Child: $140 per person
Minimum of 2 people needed to run the trip

Private: $1749
For up to 6 people

Group Pricing
For large groups of 12+  head to our group page for pricing

Please note: A surcharge of 15% applies on public holidays


  • Private access onto the seldom visited Dingleburn Station, Lake Hawea
  • Thrilling 4WD road, hand blasted into a cliff high over Lake Hawea – Like Skippers Road on steroids
  • Easy nature walk for spectacular views
  • Delicious freshly brewed coffee and our famous fruit cake
  • The silence out here is as powerful as the scenery 
  • There is an opportunity to go for a dip in the crystal clear lake and river if you are game! BYO swimming gear and towel!


Suitable for:
Those looking for a fun off-road experience and a short walk  (45mins) in pure wilderness.  A photographers dream! 

If you want a longer walk (2hrs) Choose our  Dingleburn Wilderness Walk option.

Duration:  Allow 5 hours

Time of year:  All year round

Departs:  9am from Wanaka Isite (103 Ardmore St, Wanaka)

Optional Extra :  We can arrange a delicious picnic lunch of feel free to bring you own. Let us know when you book.


  • Off-road journey on spectacular backroads of Dingleburn Station, Lake Hawea
  • Expert local guide.
  • Hiking poles
  • Delicious freshly brewed coffee and our famous fruit cake

Fitness level required:
Suitable for all fitness levels as walk is optional.