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

  • George Scott

    George Scott

    I have spent my lifetime on our family’s sheep, deer, and cattle farm in Southland - about 2.5 hrs drive from Wanaka. My wife and I have received many accolades for our farm animals, and the read more

  • Steve Richmond

    Steve Richmond

    I grew up in South of the South Island near the 'Catlins', another unspoiled part of New Zealand. I farmed sheep and cattle there for most of my working life.My wife and I have been together for 39 read more

  • Lloyd Thayer

    Lloyd Thayer

    A change of lifestyle in 2009 saw Anita and I move to Wanaka (love the people). I have had a fantastic mix of work and fun since. 8 seasons on Treble Cone, skiing and working (love the people). read more

  • David Baker

    David Baker

    After thirty-seven years driving a desk at the Universities of Leeds, Durham and Auckland, I took time out from work to come to Wanaka in winter 2014 with my wife Sue to learn to ski. I loved the read more

  • John McLean

    John McLean

    John is retired from business, having had a working life which was totally involved in the wool textile industry. He was initially employed within a large corporate textile group structure, becoming read more