PISA RANGE / CARDRONA

TAG ALONG & PASSENGER TOURS

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

 

 

TOUR DESCRIPTION

 

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.

 

For tag along clients this tour is intermediate in terms of driver skills required.

 

 

 

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.

 

 

 

 

 

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TRIP HIGHLIGHTS

 

  • 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

 

 

PASSENGER TOUR

 

PRICE

 

ADULTS       2 Adults     3 Adults     4 Adults    Child PRICE          $375pp      $299pp      $275pp     $50

    • $50 per child (16 and under)
    • Min 2 adults, max 4 passengers

 

DURATION

    • 6 - 8 hours ex Queenstown

 

INCLUDED

    • Morning tea and lunch
    • Extremely comfortable 4x4 vehicle

 

These prices are for private vehicle charter and guide.

 

BOOK ONLINE

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

 

Alternative payment with credit cards, eftpos or cash can be made direct on the day, contact us for details.

 

 

 

TAG ALONG TOUR

 

PRICE

    • $699 single vehicle - private tour
    • $460 per vehicle - 2 or more vehicles

 

DURATION

    •  6 - 8 hours ex Queenstown

 

INCLUDED

    • Hand held radio use
    • Morning tea

 

We offer discounts off the standard price with the following.

    • Booking 2 or more vehicles
    • Family bookings
    • Multi day bookings

 

TAG ALONG REQUIREMENTS

 

  • Vehicle insurance suitable for this tour.
  • All terrain tyres preferred with minimum 60% tread.
  • Hi/low ratio.
  • This tour is suitable for people with beginner/intermediate off-road driving experience, however this tour does operates on, private property and DOC land. As per most backcountry routes this tour has some narrow tracks, and tracks at height. Drivers need to be confident driving on back country roads.
  • A full list of vehicle requirements is on our booking form. Contact us for details.
  • Due to hazard communication over radios, English must be your first language.
  • Suitable vehicles can easily be hired in Queenstown for this tour.

 

TAG ALONG BOOKING

 

3 steps for booking

 

  1. Email us at info@4wdexpeditions.nz
  2. We will send you a link to the booking forms. Please read, sign and return. We can collect these on tour day.
  3. Payment options
    1. Online link we will supply - visa, mastercard, eftpos
    2. Direct bank transfer
    3. On the day, visa, mastercard, eftpos or cash

 

 

TRIP DEPARTURES

 

Full day tours depart 8 am

 

Different pickup times can be arranged if necessary.  Pickups at local accommodation by prior arrangement.

 

DATES AVAILABLE

 

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

Please contact us to discuss dates.

 

 

CONTACT US˃

 

 

 

 

4WD Expeditions Limited

PO Box 1046

Queenstown 9348

New Zealand

 

From New Zealand

Email : info@4WDexpeditions.nz

Freephone : 0800 4WD FUN (493 386)

Cell : 021 244 3920

 

From Overseas / International

Email : info@4WDexpeditions.nz

Phone : + 64 21 244 3920

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