Dingleburn Discovery

This epic off-road safari and 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 walk traversing the lower slopes Dingleburn Station towards the Dingleburn River where a relaxing riverside picnic lunch awaits.

Dingleburn Discovery


 2021 / 2022 SUMMER SPECIALS!
1st Dec 2021 – 30th April 2022

10% off groups of 2-3
25% off groups of 4-12
$634 for 2 adults and 2 children

Standard Pricing
$299 per person
Child: $196 per person
Minimum of 2 people needed to run the trip

Family: $890
2 Adults & 2 Children (14 and under) extra person
$150pp up to max of 6 in total.

Private: $1100
For up to 6 people

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


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


Suitable for:
Those looking for a mix of off-road driving and walking well in pure wilderness.

Allow 6-7 hours


  • Private access to hand-blasted backroads on Dingleburn Station, Lake Hawea
  • Expert local guide.
  • A leisurely walk (approx. 7 km) through an alpine meadow on a well-graded trail with incredible wide-open views of Lake Hawea and surrounding mountains
  • Hiking poles
  • Delicious picnic lunch – Chicken or Veggie wrap, tea/coffee, hot choc, sweet) Gluten-free options available

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