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Private Passenger Tours




This full day expedition provides a wonderful opportunity to explore the stunning Pisa and Criffel Mountain Ranges by 4WD.  From the Cardrona Valley floor, we ascend through the tussock high country  to  a desolate wind swept alpine region sculptured by its harsh exposed environment. Once on the summit (1963m Mt Pisa), we are rewarded with a 360 degree smorgasbord of views  including Lakes Wanaka. Hawea and Dunstan, with Cromwell town ship in sight as well as the Dunstan and Hawkdun Ranges.

This tour provides a rare opportunity to explore an pristine alpine environment which is only accessible by 4WD 3-4 months a year.







Leaving Queenstown we head over the Crown Range and follow on to the Cardrona Valley. Last coffee stop at the Cardrona village before we climb up onto the top of the Criffel Range at around 1500m.

From here we start the 4WD section crossing onto Department of Conservation land  and into the Pisa Conservation Area. Following a fun 4WD track we steadily climb to Mt Pisa at 1963m and its spectacular 360 vantage point.

We spend the day exploring down to Lake McKay and back up towards some amazing rock tors sticking out of the raw, barren, wind swept alpine environment. We finish the day with a well earned drink at one of New Zealand's oldest pubs, the 1863 Cardrona Hotel.


Due to safety and access considerations this is a dry weather trip.





Highlights of the tour include:


  • Explore the Pisa Range
  • Climb to 1963m, Mt Pisa
  • Lake Wanaka views
  • Lake Hawea views
  • Lake Dunstan views
  • Mt Aspiring views
  • Central Otago views
  • Visit Lake McKay
  • Traverse the tussock high country
  • Explore the alpine region
  • Towering rock tors


and much more..




ADULTS       2 Adults     3 Adults     4 Adults    Child PRICE          $495pp      $395pp      $335pp     $95

  • $95 per child (16 and under)
  • Min 2 adults, max 4 passengers
  • Includes morning tea, lunch
  • Duration up to 8 hours
  • Includes 15% NZ Goods and Service Tax


  • These prices are for private vehicle charter
  • You will not be with other people or groups




Please contact us before booking so we can check weather and access conditions. This tour requires minimum 3 days booking notice before tour date.




Full day tour departs 8:00 am


Different start times can be arranged if by request if possible. Pick-ups at local accommodation by prior arrangement.




These trips run from mid December to mid April, depending on snow conditions.

Please contact us to discuss dates.






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New Zealand


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