Camera buffs will enjoy an outing with photographer and naturalist Gilber van Reenen of Clean Green Phototours, 641 Ballantyne Rd., Wanaka (tel. 03/443-7951;, who will tailor a photographic expedition to suit your interests. You’ll pay from NZ$350 per person for a 2 -- hour tour for up to three people. For some of the most dramatic landscapes and photographic opportunities, join Ridgeline Adventures, Wanaka (tel. 0800/234-000 in NZ;, which will take you up into the high country surrounding Lake Wanaka. Their Nature Tour will cost NZ$350 for adults and NZ$220 for children age 5 to 15. You’ll be taken into the hills by 4WD transport and there’s just a short walk before you enjoy the views, good coffee, and tasty treats. Wine lovers can explore some of Central Otago’s premier wineries with Wanaka Wine Tours (tel. 027/534-8388; Their full-day tour takes in a number of wineries and includes a winery lunch. It runs daily from 10am to 4:30pm and costs NZ$235 per person.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.