Lindis Hills 4×4 Safari
The Lindis Pass and it’s rolling hills, mountains and golden snow tussocks epitomize Central Otago. This tour will take you to the beginning of High Country farming in the area. This high country farm was the first Sheep Station in the area, established in 1868. At one stage the property covered 350,000 acres carrying at least 160,000 sheep. For a time the farm was a small township, even having its own school, which can still be seen standing today. The famous old stone woolshed with 37 shearing stands (which means 37 shearers could be working at once) is a must see, the building is still used today.
- These days the property is a 56,000 acre working farm, it’s well tracked providing for a range of recreation activities including four wheel driving.
- This can be a soft 4×4 Safari through the back of the property underneath the Dunstan Range, the track is in good condition.
- Serious off roading can be added including some steep hill climbs and creek crossings. 4WDing tracks are endless.
- Visit Dip Creek hut and the historic Poulsen’s hut made of stone. Explore numerous stone buildings near the homestead.
- Charolais, Angus and Hereford cattle and Merino sheep are prevalent. Wild fallow deer may also be spotted.
- Climb to a height of over 1400m (summer months) in the vehicle for amazing views of the Lindis Valley Looking back towards Lake Hawea and Wanaka.
Morven Hills 4×4 Safari details
Duration: 4 hrs Price: $295 Adult $145 Child (Under 14)
Duration: 7 hrs Price: $395 Adult $195 Child (Under 14)
Availability: Dependant on farm activities and weather
Minimum 2 Pax, max 4 pax (additional vehicles available on request)
Door to door pick up and drop off from the Wanaka area