Mātukituki Valley Safari

This 4WD adventure explores Wānaka’s best kept secret, the breathtaking Mātukituki Valley and Rob Roy Glacier area.  Wānaka’s gateway to Mt Aspiring National Park.

Travelling Mt Aspiring Road alongside Lake Wānaka offers spectacular views of iconic Mt Aspiring- Tititea (3033m). Entering the glacial carved Mātukituki Valley view the gin-clear Mātukituki River with towering snow-capped Mt Avalanche above you. Pass huge farms of Red Deer, Angus Cattle and roaming sheep providing spectacular photo opportunities. Learn about the forces of nature that continue to shape this jaw-dropping landscape. Enjoy a leisurely walk to Wishbone Falls (20mins return) before heading off-road onto Mt Aspiring Station to enjoy refreshments beneath the mighty Rob Roy Glacier. After refreshments an optional nature walk alongside the Mātukituki River awaits (30 mins) before returning to Wānaka.


Standard Pricing
October – April
Adult: $295  per person
Child: $180 per person
Minimum of 2 people needed to run the trip

Private: $1860
or up to 6 people

Group Pricing
For large groups of 12+ please contact us

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


  • Explore Wānaka’s best kept secret, the breathtaking Mātukituki Valley by 4WD
  • Views of Mt Aspiring 3033m – Tititea , Mt Avalanche and Rob Roy Glaciers
  • See fields of Red Deer, sheep and cattle
  • Exclusive off-road access onto Mt Aspiring Station
  • Easy 10 minute walk to Wishbone Falls
  • Mātukituki River nature walk (30 minutes ) – optional
  • Relax with refreshments with jaw-dropping views of iconic Rob Roy Glacier


Suitable for:
Recommended for those that are not wanting steep mountain tracks, but still wanting a wilderness experience in the mountains of Mt Aspiring National Park 

Duration:  Allow 4.5 hours

Time of year:  All year round

May – September: 10am from Wanaka Isite 
October – April: 2pm Wanaka isite


  • 2 optional nature walks                                                                                                   Wishbone Falls  a flat and easy 20 minutes return                                                  Mātukituki river walk – 30 minutes
  • Hiking poles
  • Delicious freshly brewed coffee and our famous fruit cake at our Alpine Cafe!
  • May – September Picnic Lunch included your choice of chicken of veggie wrap (please advise your choice at time of booking) plus freshly brewed coffee/tea/hot chocolate and our famous fruit cake!

Fitness level required:
Suitable for all fitness levels however being partly off-road our tracks can be bumpy so please advise us if you are pregnant or have any lower back issues.