|With Maniototo 4WD Safaris you can experience the spectacular scenery and ‘big skies’ of the rugged tussock lands of our high country as well as visiting many picturesque and historical places and goldfields on the Maniototo Plain. Run by third and fourth generation locals with over fifteen years experience.
HIGH COUNTRY TOUR:
Full or half day tour that encompasses the spectacular high country of Mt Ida, Hawkdun Ranges, goldfields of Mt Buster, Kyeburn diggings and Danseys Pass and historic Naseby.
Available October to May.
Full or half day tour includes historic goldfields towns of Naseby, St Bathans, Oturehua as well as the goldmining areas of Kyeburn Diggings and Danseys Pass. This tour includes some high country areas such as Hamiltons, Patearoa, Ophir, Macraes mine and the Dunstan Trail can also be included.
Available all year round.
RAIL TRAIL SPECIALTY SAFARIS AND TOURS:
MID AFTERNOON TOURS:
2 or 3 hour tour. Pick up from the Rail Trail in Ranfurly, Wedderburn or Oturehua. See the famous Vulcan Hotel and Blue Lake, as well as Hawkdun Ranges before returning you to your accommodation anywhere in the area.
Shorter option with pick up in Ranfurly, Waipiata or Hyde. See its famous hotel and goldfields then on to historic Naseby before returning you to your accommodation.
Take a full day off the Rail Trail and combine 4WD backcountry tour and wine tasting tour, or alternatively a 4WD tour including curling.
MOUNTAIN BIKING TOURS:
Let us escort you or your group to a day’s mountain biking on the Mt Ida and Hawkdun Ranges, now part of the Oteake Conservation Park.
4WD TAG-ALONG TOURS:
Guiding 4WD groups over the Mt Ida and Hawkdun Ranges into the St Bathans country.