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

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Discover the raw beauty of Lake Wanaka's magical Mou Waho Island by way of an informative cruise and self-guided Nature Walk.

Discover the raw beauty of Lake Wanaka's magical Mou Waho Island by way of an informative cruise and self-guided Nature Walk.

Highlights

  • Enjoy a luxury catamaran cruise on Lake Wanaka
  • Rated as one of the top activities by visitors to Wanaka!
  • Fast super taxi to Mou Waho Island
  • Two hours to hike to the natural glacial lake on top
  • Predator-free conservation Island with abundant native birdlife
  • Outstanding photo opportunities

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 an informative boat cruise on the pristine waters of Lake Wanaka, where you can relax and soak up outstanding mountain views.

After receiving helpful advice and suggestions from our expert crew, you will then be given 2 hours to explore the beautiful Mou Waho Island at your own pace. Discover steep rocky coastlines, 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 natural glacial formed lake and magnificent mountain and lake scenery in every direction! Make sure your camera is ready for spectacular views and photo opportunities around every corner.

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

Adult $119.00
Child $19.00 (5 - 15 years)
Infant $0.00 (0 - 4 years)

What's included

  • Cruise to Mou Waho Island
  • Self-guided nature walk on Mou Waho Island
  • Knowledgeable local guide
  • Kids under 5 are free
  • Department of Conservation Park fees
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • GST (Goods and Services Tax)

Duration

  • Allow approximately 4 hours for the whole experience

Location

  • You will board your vessel from the Wanaka Marina. The access is at 100 Lakeside Rd Wanaka

Child Friendly

  • This experience welcomes families with children.

Bad Weather Refunds

  • If your experience is cancelled by the operator (because of the weather or anything else out of your control) you will be entitled to a full refund.

Notes

  • Departure Point:You will board your vessel from the Wanaka Marina. The access is at 100 Lakeside Rd Wanaka. Please be at the departure point before 8.45 am. You will only require your family name to board. Parking may or may not be available at the marina. Please allow ample time for parking.

    Note: The vessel may not approach the jetty until 8.45 am.

    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 4 adult (normal retail) tickets 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 26 Jun to 9 Jul 2024

All prices are shown in NZD ($)

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  • Adult$59.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$5.00
  • Infant Free of Charge

  • Adult$59.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$5.00
  • Infant Free of Charge

  • Adult$59.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$5.00
  • Infant Free of Charge

  • Adult$59.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$5.00
  • Infant Free of Charge

  • Adult$59.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$5.00
  • Infant Free of Charge

  • Adult$59.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$5.00
  • Infant Free of Charge

  • Adult$59.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$5.00
  • Infant Free of Charge

  • Adult$59.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$5.00
  • Infant Free of Charge

  • Adult$59.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$5.00
  • Infant Free of Charge

  • Adult$59.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$5.00
  • Infant Free of Charge

  • Adult$59.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$5.00
  • Infant Free of Charge

  • Adult$59.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$5.00
  • Infant Free of Charge

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

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

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Nic Kruize from New Zealand wrote on 17 May 2024

Great trip

Unguided trip with 3 teenagers was a blast great way to get out and see more of the lake and explore Mou Waho - very memorable experience

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kare from Australia wrote on 11 May 2024

Amazing escape

Loved this trip to a remote island within an island! The birdsong in the morning is exceptional and the smooth trip out there was surprising.

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Anna from New Zealand wrote on 27 April 2024

Great day trip

An incredible morning trip 😊

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mikew9 from United Kingdom wrote on 22 March 2024

Beautiful & tranquil

This is a gorgeous combination of a lake cruise & a leisurely trek on a unique island, full of wildlife & interesting plants with views to match. The boat skipper was very knowledgeable about the area & shared that with the travellers. The climb to the top of the island may not be suitable for all people, but everybody on our trip succeeded, including me at 70 - you just need to take it at your own pace as plenty of time is allowed. The other item I would recommend (that I forgot to take) is to take a swimming costume with you (if you like swimming) as you are allowed to swim in the tiny lake at the top of the island. Someone did that when we were there & all I could do was look on, jealously!

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mara105 from Netherlands wrote on 27 February 2024

Great day at the lake

Nice staff, comfortable catamaran and, as a tea lover, I found it great that they serve green tea as well as English Breakfast tea :) The island is beautiful and you have enough time to explore. Not loads, but enough. All in all, it was a great day at the lake!

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