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Experience a unique guided 4WD tour behind the gates of private high country stations in the Windwhistle and Lake Coleridge area. Witness breathtaking scenery, learn about high country life and enjoy a gourmet picnic lunch. Self-drive or Chauffeured. Numbers are limited.

Update 8-3-2023 –   We have sold out of vehicle spaces and chauffeured seats. You can request to be added to the waitlist on the form below. 

This is a full eight hour tour with speakers, information packs and all-day catering, not your traditional 4WD trip. The tour crosses into five high country stations – Quartz Hill, High Peak, Snowdon, Dry Acheron and Big Ben. This is the first time a tour has been done across these stations, access tracks that are not accessible to the general public.


  • Starting at Quartz Hill Station 9.30am (registration from 8.45am) and will end near Lake Coleridge approximately 4.30pm.
  • Morning tea, gourmet picnic lunch and afternoon tea catered by the Social Platter Co.
  • There will be several toilet stops along the track.
  • Registration pack with information about the stations you will cross and the area will be provided on the day.
  • There will be designated stops along the tracks where speakers will talk about farming, land formation, history and more.
  • This is a self-drive 4WD tour on off-road formed farm tracks.
  • A high-clearance 4WD is necessary for the tour. Some of the track is not suitable for smaller 4WD’s such as Honda HRV, Nissan Xtrail, Forresters etc. Vehicles need low range sufficient to cope with steeper climbs on some of the track. No low profile tyres. Vehicles need to be weed free and clean.
  • Limited to just 60 vehicles.
  • A limited number of Chauffeured seats are available in designated vehicles with local guides.


  • Self-Drive – $500.00 per vehicle limited to 5 people (including driver, adults or children) per vehicle. Get a group of friends together and fill a vehicle!
  • Chauffeured – $170.00 per person.
  • Register and pay online.
  • See the terms and conditions for the refund policy.
  • A postponement date has been set for Sunday 26th March 2023, there will be no refunds if the event is postponed and you cannot make it.
  • Numbers are limited, it will be first basis first served so don’t delay booking.

What will money raised go towards:

The Windwhistle school is proud of its history, originally opening in 1935 and has a long-standing record of being the central focus of its farming community. At Windwhistle School our vision is to grow exceptional learners, people and citizens. We believe that by working together we can learn, grow and thrive.

In recent years our numbers have dropped significantly. This impacts the funding that we receive from the Ministry of Education for both resources and teachers. Due to fluctuating student numbers, we are at risk of losing our full time second teacher. Money raised from this event will go towards our second teacher fund to ensure the needs of our children are secured.

Click here to view the terms and conditions for the trip. 


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