If you only have one day in Wanaka then this is what you must do! This guided nature encounter includes a boat cruise on Lake Wanaka, a guided island nature walk & a leisurely high country 4WD tour.

Begin your day with a cruise on the pristine waters of Lake Wanaka to Mou Waho Island Nature Reserve. A guided walk to the spectacular summit reveals the island’s secret – a lake on top of an island!

Enjoy ‘high tea’ up close and personal with rare native birds, including weka, wood pigeon and bellbird. Plant a tree as part of this unique eco experience.

After lunch in one of Wanaka’s many fine cafés (own expense), discover the secrets of Wanaka’s highcountry with a leisurely 4WD tour of a local sheep station.

Trip Information

  • Trip duration: allow 8.5 hours
  • Returns: approximately 5.30 pm (lunch 12.30 – 1.30 pm in Wanaka)
  • Trips depart at 9.00am
  • Requirements: good walking shoes/boots, suitable layers of clothing, waterproof jacket
  • Courtesy Wanaka Accommodation pick up and drop off
  • Morning and afternoon tea supplied
  • Total walking time: 1 hour
  • Grade: average fitness
  • Season: all year (weather dependent)


  • Minimum 2 Adults
  • Ex-Wanaka: Adult $454, Child (under 16) $277
  • Ex-Queenstown: Adult $690, Child (under 16) $420
  • Lunch: in one of Wanaka’s many cafes (at your cost)
  • Prices are valid: 1 October 2016 – 30 September 2017

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