About Us

Ridgeline Adventures is 100% Wanaka owned and operated by Mark and Ceri Orbell.  We are very lucky to have an exceptional pool of guides, all with a passion for Wanaka's incredible environment and a wealth of local knowledge to share.    So read on and get to know your guide.

  • Mark Orbell (Owner)

    Mark Orbell (Owner)

    One of my earliest childhood memories is my parents showing visitors from overseas around our sheep farm near Dunedin, I guess with this background the great outdoors and international visitors have read more

  • Heidi Morris

    Heidi Morris

    I grew up on a farm in South Canterbury, nursed in Christchurch before moving permanently to Wanaka where I have been for the past forty-two years farming and raising a family of two children and now read more

  • Graham Povey

    Graham Povey

    I was born a very long time ago in North Wales, UK. Emigrated to NZ in 1974 and worked/lived in Auckland and Whangarei. In 1980 I started my policing career, initially as a traffic officer in read more

  • John Brake

    John Brake

    I'm an ex-pat English detective and recipient of the Queen's Commendation for brave conduct, but I would be the first to say it should be for stupidity, not bravery!  I'm a very keen read more

  • Nikki Holmes

    Nikki Holmes

    I was born in England, completed 17 years in the Army as a senior detective, working all over the world before emigrating to New Zealand in 1996. I have trekked and rafted in the Himalayas, read more