Kia ora tatou (Hello everyone).

Back Country Adventure Tours will take you on the Tourist Trail and visit the favourite spots that only locals know about.


  • Visit the hidden valleys of Ohau & Ahuriri conservation park
  • Historic Quailburn site & Omarama clay cliffs
  • Pukaki boulders, Tasman Glacier Lake, Red Tarns and special viewings of the alpine ranges.
  • Mount John Observatory & Earth and Sky Cafe, Lake Tekapo & Lake Alexandrina/Cass River
  • Dorcy Stream 4WD and superb viewing of Hopkins & Dobson rivers

  • Broken Hut Road & Omarama Saddle 4WD
  • Salmon fishing at Ladybird Hill, Hot Tubs at Omarama township
  • View bird life on the Tasman River & flats, and check on the rare Black Stilt (the world's most endangered wading bird)
  • View Waitaki Hydro power scheme, salmon farms and international rowing course
  • High country stations learn about their history & settlement

Other Services
  • A20 Cycleway drop off/pick up points (limited to 2 people and bikes)Tea/coffee provided
  • Private charter service operates from October to early May
  • Reference maps and binoculars provided for your enjoyment
  • My main objective is comfortable travelling in a landrover 4WD
  • Personal Locator Beacon (PLB) operator

Relaxed personalised touring with tours tailored specifically for customers needs! (Max 4 people) We can pick up from your accommodation at Twizel, Tekapo or Omarama.

An invitation to come and explore this unique area of Central South Island, New Zealand with Wally Bell, owner operator. Wally is a local born and bred South Cantabrian who has lived and holidayed in the area all his life.

The hidden valleys and the vista's of the MacKenzie Basin and the mighty Waitaki are something really special.

The Bcat service is now operating all year round,subject to road and weather conditions.