SINGLE DAY 4WD SELF DRIVE
DESCRIPTION | 1 DAY ADVENTURE
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.
SELF DRIVE ITINERARY
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:
and much more..
We offer discounts off the standard price with the following.
SELF DRIVE REQUIREMENTS
SELF DRIVE BOOKING
Three steps for booking
Full day tours depart 8:00 am
Different start times can be arranged if necessary. Pick-ups at local accommodation by prior arrangement.
This tour requires minimum 3 days notice before tour date so we can check weather and access conditions.
These trips run from mid December to mid April, depending on snow conditions.
Please contact us to discuss dates.
4WD Expeditions Limited
PO Box 1046
From New Zealand
Email : info@4WDexpeditions.nz
Freephone : 0800 4WD FUN (493 386)
Cell : 021 244 3920
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