Eco Wanaka - Lake Cruise & Island Walk - Wanaka
During the walk, be sure to look out for some of the native birds including the Buff Weka, which has been extinct on the mainland since 1920, but thrives on the island.
Eco Wanaka - Lake Cruise & Island Walk is Best For
The owners of Eco Wanaka Adventures bring 20 years of experience in outdoor and adventure pursuits to their tours of the Lake Wanaka area, ensuring visitors get the most out of their time in the area.
This Lake Cruise & Island nature walk half day tour begins with a scenic 20 minute boat cruise to Mou Waho Island Nature Reserve, a well-kept secret in the Lake Wanaka region. The island, which is free from introduced predators, is home to some of the country's rarest birds, which survive on the island due to its protected status.
The boat cruise takes visitors past some of Wanaka's magnificent scenery including the snow topped Southern Alps and several of the area's bays. Your experienced guide will share stories of the region as the boat passes by.
Once the cruise reaches the island, visitors are taken on a one hour return guided walk to the top of the island. The summit offers an incredible view of the lake within the island, complemented by 360-degree views of the mountains and surrounding Lake Wanaka.
Refreshments (morning or afternoon tea), are taken against this stunning backdrop before the tour continues back down to the lakeshore. During the walk, be sure to look out for some of the native birds including the Buff Weka, which has been extinct on the mainland since 1920, but thrives on the island.
Before leaving the island, guests are given the opportunity to plant a native tree to help the island continue to flourish and to feed the birds.
Please visit Eco Wanaka Adventures or call +64 3 443 2869 for bookings and more information.
Up to 30 September 2020:
Adult $245, Child (under 0-14) $165, Children1-3 are free.
Guests are required to meet the boat at the Marina.
1 October 2020 – 30 September 2021
Adult $255, Child (under 0-14) $175, Children1-3 are free.
Guests are required to meet the boat at the Marina