Off the Beaten Track
Experience spectacular rugged Central Otago scenery and immerse yourself in Central Otago’s back country. Travel in comfort and safety and let our professional and experienced guides take you on a journey of adventure, discovery and scenic beauty.
An adventure into The Old Man Range, you will climb over 1600 metres above sea level to visit the Obelisk or Kopuwai. A natural wonder, a 26.6-metre-high rock which stands prominent overlooking Central Otago. Enjoy a delicious cheese platter and local Central Otago bubbles or craft beer and take in the magnificent scenery.
From Cromwell you will travel on an unsealed road rising 1300 metres over Duffers Saddle before descending down into the Nevis Valley, where you will follow alongside the river. This is known as the lower valley, in between is the gorge where it becomes more off road adventure, crossing the river through fords, as you move through the upper valley. Climbing over the Hector Mountains and down to the town of Garston which is just south of Lake Wakatipu. Enjoy the option of adding a delicious picnic lunch with a glass of wine or beer while you marvel at your surroundings.