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Mou Waho Island Cruise & Eco Nature Walk - Lake Wanaka Cruises

Discover the raw beauty of Lake Wanaka's magical Mou Waho Island by way of a luxury cruise and guided Eco Nature Walk...


  • Enjoy a Luxury catamaran cruise on Lake Wanaka
  • One hour guided Eco bush walk through Mou Waho nature reserve
  • Soak up magnificent mountain and lake scenic views
  • Knowledgable guide has extensive knowledge of local flora and fauna, geology and both colonial and Maori history
  • A delicious complimentary morning tea is provided on-board
  • Rated as one of the top activities by visitors to Wanaka!

Nicknamed the “island, on a lake, on an island, on a lake, on an island on the sea", Mou Waho Island is a protected, Department of Conservation nature reserve in Lake Wanaka only accessible by boat - an absolute must-do if you are visiting Wanaka!

Get ready to explore this magical, remote slice of paradise, starting with a luxury big boat cruise on the pristine waters of Lake Wanaka, where you can relax and soak up stunning views.

Your knowledgeable guide will then lead the way on a one hour Eco Tour highlighting the history and features of the island, including its steep rocky coastline, secluded beaches, and diverse birdlife including the rare flightless Buff Weka, and the Mountain Stone Weta.

Upon reaching the summit, you'll be greeted by a stunning natural glacial formed lake and magnificent mountain and lake scenery in every direction! Make sure your camera ready as your guide then takes you to the highest lookout rock for the most spectacular views and photo opportunities.

To finish the experience perfectly, delicious morning tea will be provided onboard the cruise back to Wanaka.

Rated as one of the top activities by visitors to Wanaka, this experience is not to be missed!

Adult $239.00
Child $119.00 (5 - 15 years)

What's included

  • Luxury catamaran cruise to Mou Waho Island
  • Guided Eco walk on Mou Waho Island
  • Knowledgeable local guide
  • Complimentary Morning tea aboard
  • Department of Conservation Park fees


  • Allow approximately 4 hours for the whole experience


  • Departure Point: Wanaka lakefront near 100 Ardmore Street, Wanaka

    The Island walk is 1 km in total length and rises 150 m above the beach on an average track. An above average level of fitness and mobility is advised for this experience. The Island walk is not compulsory. You may remain on the boat, at the beach on the island or complete part of the walk. Due to uneven surfaces, this experience is not recommended for those with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair.

  • Child Age is 5 - years inclusive. Under 5 years are free of charge. This cruise has a minimum of 2 adult guests to run. Children must be accompanied by an adult. A full refund will be provided if the cruise does not reach minimum numbers.

Available Bookings from March 07 to March 13

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  • Adult$91.00
  • Child$45.00

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  • Adult$91.00
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  • Adult$91.00
  • Child$45.00

  • Adult$91.00
  • Child$45.00

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Authenticated Reviews & PhotosAll of our reviews are from people who have booked and paid for this activity thru Bookme


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andrea1 from New Zealand wrote on 01 January 2021

Inquisitive birds and Amazing views

The ride across is relatively cruisey, getting a little rough dependent on weather. The hike up the island is a lot easier than I expected, but if your fitness is lacking I'd make sure you went for a few short hikes before this to ensure you can enjoy it at a leisurely pace. The Weka are wonderfully inquisitive and came right up to us, their piercing red eyes make for some fantastic photos and the views of the lake and surrounding nature-scape were well worth the adventure over to the island.

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Elizabeth Hamilton from New Zealand wrote on 15 December 2020

Great outing

Excellent morning

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mrmark from New Zealand wrote on 03 December 2020

Lovely cruise/walk combo

Had a perfect day to head out to Mou Waho. Loved the cruise across a serene Lake Wanaka. Saw lots of Weka and other bird life on the island during our informative fairly easy walk up to the lookout for spectacular views. We had time to swim in the lake just below the lookout which was super fun and not as cold as Wanaka itself. Tim and his crew were great to chat with and very knowledgable about the area. All up a relaxing and fun four hours.

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kayec from New Zealand wrote on 25 November 2020

A unique experience and lovely day out

Highly recommended! What a special place (a moderate climb up to a lake, on an island, in a lake (Wanaka) on an island South). Tim and MJ were great crew, very knowledgeable. And wonderful views!

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Renjith from New Zealand wrote on 20 November 2020

Most Underrated cruise

one of the best cruise I ever had, in fact I feel better than Milford sound.

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