of Adventure!

Central Otago

with Amazing Scenery!

Queenstown Lakes




High Country Trail NZ offers fantastic short duration wilderness journeys through the high counrty regions of Queenstown Lakes and  Central Otago by four wheel drive.


One, two or three day high country, wilderness adventure tours by 4x4 in the rugged mountain ranges of the lower central South Island. Drive across countryside seldom seen except from the air. Explore the real South Island back country with an experienced team who have your  safety and enjoyment as a priority.


Our tours travel through the mountain ranges of Otago and Canterbury in the late summer and autumn. Starting in Cromwell and including tracks in and around the Old Man Range, Dunstan Mountains, Rough Ridge, Kakanui, Hawdun and St Marys Ranges. The tours will generally finish in Omarama.


Cromwell is a an ideal tour start point being close to Queenstown and set in the centre of the South Island at the junction of major highways. Close to the scenic gems of Milford Sound and Stewart Island or the cities of Dunedin or Invercargill, Cromwell with all its services and accommodation is a great place to not only start off a High Country Trail 4x4 tour but to relax for a day or so.


Omarama is also very centrally located at a major highway intersection

and offers excellent services.


Summer Season

Tour dates and costs for 2016.


Three day. Central Explorer. Cromwell to Omarama. Trip will overnight

in Cromwell, and Ranfurly and finish in Omarama.


All inclusive cost $1199 per person.


Tour 1 :  January 3rd, 4th, 5th

Tour 2 :  April 24th, 25th, 26th

Tour3 :  May 1st, 2nd, 3rd


Please note all trip dates are provisional and subject to weather conditions.


All trips are available as one or two day by arrangement on the basis

that the shorter option will be the first day or first and second day.

Cost of the shorter option is $400 per day.


All trips commence with a welcome and safety briefing at 7am on the

first day of the tour. Safety briefing attendance is compulsory.  Any participants must hold a current drivers license.



High Country Trail NZ has recently been included into NZ Adventures, the multi day 4x4 tour organisation offering back country trips over five or six days throughout the high country and wilderness of the South Island of New Zealand.


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