Explore the remote Mavora lakes with 4WD Expeditions. Cruise across Lake Wakatipu aboard the 1912 Steamship T.S.S. Earnslaw to Walter Peak sheep station where our guide meets you. From Walter Peak jump aboard our comfortable 4 wheel drive vehicle to explore the beautiful Von valley and Mavora Lakes. Plenty of time to take in the majesty of this remote location, take a walk, or explore further by 4x4 before we head back to Lake Wakatipu for the return boat ride.



Mavora Lakes tour map fly-by




Includes T.S.S Earnslaw, Walter Peak sheep station, Von Valley, Mavora Lakes.


DAY ONE | Queenstown and Mavora Lakes


Clients check in at the Queenstown Real Journeys office at 9:30 am for the 10am steamboat ride across the lake to Walter Peak sheep station.

Our guide will meet you off the boat for the 4x4 vehicle journey on the gravel road through the remote Von Valley to the Mavora Lakes.

Once at the Mavora Lakes there is plenty of time to soak in the stunning views and peace and quiet of the area. After a gourmet lunch options include a wonderful 1.5 hour lakeside & forest walk, 4x4 further up the shore of the North Mavora Lake, photography, find the Lord of the Rings location site or just relax with a cuppa. Leaving the Mavora lakes we return to the shores of Lake Wakatipu for the 2nd boat ride of the day, this time back across to Queenstown.


This day can be extended to either drop off clients in Te Anau (instead of returning to Queenstown), or drop off in Te Anau before continuing the tour onto Milford Sound. We can meet your Milford Sound boat of choice the second day.

Please contact us for more details.





  • Small private groups
  • Return to your own Queenstown or Te Anau accommodation
  • 1912 T.S.S. Earnslaw steamship
  • Return boat crossings on Lake Wakatipu
  • Optional 1.5 hour lakeside forest walk
  • Extremely comfortable vehicle
  • Remote Lord of the Rings location site
  • Exclusive and extremely private
  • Genuine kiwi experiences
  • Visit an area most tourists never see
  • Plenty of time allowed for photography
  • Up to 4 pax, private group





Price $950 per vehicle, per day


Price includes guide plus vehicle and lunch. Additional costs include boat tickets.

We can pick up and drop off from either Real Journeys or Southern Discoveries.





Check in for the steamship is 9:30 am.

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Queenstown 9348

New Zealand


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