Criffel Tours and Experiences

Welcome to beautiful Criffel Station. Come and experience life on an authentic family-run working deer farm and high country station on one of our farm tours. Criffel Station integrates farming with tourism underpinned by a One Health philosophy…

A visit to Criffel Station is an experience not to be missed! See animals farmed in an exceptional natural environment. Take in panoramic views of the Upper Clutha Valley. Experience authentic country hospitality and style. And enjoy Criffel for an hour, a day or longer (if you combine your tour with one of our charming farm stay options).

4wd High Country Adventure

This tour takes you deeper into all that is Criffel, view the awe-inspiring beauty of Lake Wanaka, Lake Hawea, the Wanaka basin and the Southern Alps, from the very peak of the Criffel Range – a staggering 1300 metres above sea level. And finish with a gourmet morning or afternoon tea at one of Wanaka’s most impressive picnic spots.

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Explore Tour

Get close to our friendly animals on an Explore Tour and get a chance to feed them. They love having their photo taken too! Enjoy an informative and hands-on introduction to deer farming, beekeeping and authentic Kiwi farm life. Join your guide on a fun, interactive tour of one of New Zealand’s rugged and historic high country stations. 

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Tours times: 10am and 2pm daily (public holidays may differ)
Location: 9 Mount Barker Road, Wanaka
Directions: On the corner of SH6 and Mount Barker Road, opposite the Wanaka Airport. 
Time: 1.5 hours
Pricing: Adults: $75 / Children aged 5<15: $27 / Children aged >5: free


Tailored High Country Experience

Enjoy exclusive access to our high country property and feel as if you are in a world of your own. Let us design the ultimate high country experience for you and your guests. Visit the undisturbed workings of a turn of the century goldmine, clay bird shoot from the high terraces and enjoy a gourmet lunch and wine experience. Travel by helicopter or our late model Land Rover Discovery. 

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Criffel Station reserves the right to cancel or amend any tour to suit weather conditions and farming practices, or if minimum numbers are not met. Strict safety procedures are observed at all times, however there remains an element of inherent risk. Criffel Station will not be held responsible for personal injury, loss or damage to equipment. Prices are subject to change.

Other Wanaka Activities

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