Windwhistle 4WD High Country Tour

Sunday 19th March 2023. 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.

High Country stations surrounding Windwhistle are banding together to raise money for their small rural school which is at the heart of the community by opening their gates for an exclusive 4WD tour.

“We are lucky to live in this beautiful part of New Zealand, the scenery is varied and vast with tussock lands, native bush, mountain lakes, rocky outcrops, and views right across the Canterbury Plains,” said committee member Georgie Harper. “This is the first time we have put a 4WD tour together in our area that crosses farm boundaries. People rarely get the opportunity to experience being in this High Country.”

The eight-hour self-drive 4WD tour will start at Quartz Hill Station and winds its way through a network of farm tracks, crossing into five High Country Stations. This is far more than just a day 4WDing. Speakers along the way will share their knowledge, giving a glimpse into high country farming. Guests will be provided with an information booklet with the history and interesting facts about the stations. 

“Not only will guests experience an amazing scenic and informative tour, they will also be treated to a gourmet picnic lunch catered by the Social Platter Co. Not to mention the delicious morning and afternoon tea!”

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. 

“This event is really important for our rural school future. 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.”

The tour is limited to just 60 vehicles to ensure an unforgettable experience for guests.  Bookings can be made online. 


  • Sunday 19th March
  • $500.00 per vehicle limited to 5 people (including driver) per vehicle. 
  • A limited number of Chauffeured seats are available in designated vehicles with local guides. $170.00 per person.
  • A postponement date has been set for Sunday 26th March 2023.
  • Numbers are limited.

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