Tekapo Adventures

Our Scenic 4WD Tours offer you the opportunity to experience The Outstanding Natural Landscapes of The Mackenzie Country, accessed through private High Country Stations surrounding Lake Tekapo.


Mackenzie Country Private Tours

Price $1200 4 Hours
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Mackenzie Country Private Tours

$1200 per group

Mackenzie Country Private Tours, relax and embrace the scenery, history and geology. Explore New Zealand’s incredible Mackenzie Backcountry all to yourself.

Hire one of our professional high country driver guides and comfortable Land Rover Defenders, for a private experience of The Mackenzie’s outstanding natural landscapes.

Enjoy the peace and luxury of exploring The Mackenzie Country’s wilderness in privacy. Explore with your own private local High Country driver guide, who will bring you to the most incredible scenery within private and exclusive high country accessed only through us.
Fully embrace the breathtaking beauty and Outstanding Natural Landscapes within your private group, couple or family.

Roam the backcountry in style, and experience an authentic and memorable Scenic 4WD Tour, in some of New Zealand’s most breathtaking scenery, all to yourself!

Ideal for Photography Tours, Luxury Tours, Family Tours, Birding Tours, Wedding Parties,Honeymoon Tours, Backcountry Stargazing Tours

Mackenzie Country

Private Tour Highlights

  • Access private and remote High Country Stations of New Zealand’s outstanding Mackenzie Country
  • Journey through stunning backcountry scenic landscapes of Lake Tekapo’s surrounding wilderness areas
  • Explore where you wouldn’t otherwise be able to access on your own
  • Capture breathtaking natural landscapes unique to the Mackenzie Country.
  • Explore the crossroads of nature — river and stream crossings,  roaming wild tussock grasslands and glacial fed lakes.
  • Visit & photograph authentic backcountry Musterers Huts.
  • View breathtaking waterfalls, glaciers, moraines, and big mountains.
  • Enjoy the chance to view endangered wading birds such as Banded Dotterels, Black Stilts, Wry Bill, and other species.
  • Learn about the unique outstanding landscapes and unique landforms create by recent glaciation processes
  • See Merino sheep, Big Horn rams, Angus cattle, and Red deer.
  • Refreshments and homemade snacks provided

Contact us if you need even more of a special request private tour. 

  • Duration
    4 Hours Tour Details
  • Departure
    AOTEA GIFTS | Tekapo Township
  • Departure Time
    On request year round
  • Dress Code
    Casual, Comfortable, Stable Footwear, Warm Jacket, Hat, Sunglasses, Camera
  • Included
    Educational Tour
    Light Refreshment
    Light Snack
  • Not Included
  • Tour Notes
    There will be opportunities for photos and breathtaking vistas to enjoy. Light walking to close proximity viewpoints for photos, so stable footwear is recommended.
Mackenzie Country Private Tours

Exploring the Mackenzie Country by private tour is a special experience during your New Zealand holiday. Our private and exclusive tours offer a range of access to some of New Zealand’s most breathtaking and Iconic High Country Sheep Stations situated right in the heart of the South Island.

Photography Tours 

Capture the outstanding. Journey through the outstanding natural landscapes unique to the Mackenzie Country and the South Island which offer rare opportunities to capture some remarkable subject matters. Chase the ever changing light from dawn to dusk, capture evening shadows across the mountain tops, lenticular cloud formations, old Musterers sheds, barns, wildlife, birds, farming practices and reflections across alpine tarns to name but a few. The opportunities of incredible photographic subjects are endless, and our driver guides know the best places and private areas where no body else is photographing. Our legendary 4WD Land Rover Defenders offer you to access some otherwise off the limit areas.

Family Tours 

Gather the crew and little ones, old ones, everyone! Come explore The Mackenzie Backcountry with ease! We’ll get the coolers packed for a great day of adventuring through some incredible scenery and have fun while doing so! We love getting the kids out and about and excited about the great mountainous energy of nature found within The Mackenzie Basin.

Special Moments 

Crack the bubbles in the fresh mountain air, marvelling at the towering glaciers from above. Want to really knock the pants off of someone? We know just the spot. Special lookouts, vistas and private areas that are perfect for popping the question or releasing the news! Come join us with your honey or loved one for a wow factor day in the Mackenzie Country. They’ll surely be impressed!

Birding | Wildlife | Farm Life 

Wether an avid bird watcher or Merino Sheep lover like us, we take people to view some of the most endangered wading birds in New Zealand found amongst the remote braided river valleys and local hang out areas within their natural environments. Want to learn about Merino Sheep? See how they climb the mountains and live within their often harsh environment? We’ve got access to over 10,000 of the soft nosed locals. Come learn about this remarkable part of New Zealand with us.

Call us!
020 4156 4900