Dingleburn Wilderness Walk

This epic off-road safari and 7 km (approx 2 hour) walk explores the 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 the sheer cliff face high above Lake Hawea. Arriving at remote Silver Island Bay set off for a leisurely 7 km semi-guided walk traversing the lower slopes Dingleburn High Country Station. You’ll have time to walk unguided too, to soak in the silence arriving at the Dingleburn River where your guide awaits with a relaxing riverside picnic lunch.



Adult: $325 per person
Child: $206 per person
Minimum of 2 people needed to run the trip

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

Please note: A surcharge of 15% applies on public holidays20



  • Experience spectacular 4WD road hand blasted into a cliff high over Lake Hawea
  • Remote private tracks of Dingleburn Station, Lake Hawea
  • Pure wilderness walking – no houses, no people
  • Delicious riverside picnic lunch


Suitable for:
Those looking for an off-road experience matched with a decent  wilderness walk  well away from the crowds. You’ll appreciate having a guide along for some of the trial (approx 45 minutes) to bring the stories of the area but you’ll also enjoy the remainder of the trail time on your own to truely connect with nature.

Time of year:
All year round

Allow 6-7 hours
(Short on time? We also our shorter Dingleburn Discovery


  • Private access to hand-blasted backroads on Dingleburn Station, Lake Hawea
  • Expert local guide.
  • A leisurely semi-guided walk (approx. 2km guided and 5km unguided) on a well-graded trail with incredible wide-open views of Lake Hawea and surrounding mountains 
  • Hiking poles
  • Delicious riverside picnic lunch – Chicken or Veggie wrap, tea/coffee, hot choc, sweet) Gluten-free options available on request

What to bring:

  • Decent walking shoes 
  • Spare warm top/ sunhat 
  • Sunscreen
  • Any medication you might need

Fitness level required:
Must be able to walk at least 7 km without vehicle suppor