Lake Wanaka Mou Waho Island Cruise & Nature Walk

Mou Waho Island Cruise & Nature Walk

Combine the luxury of a big boat cruise through the outstanding mountain scenery of Lake Wanaka with a guided nature walk on a predator free island to the natural glacial lake on top.


  • Half day lake, island and nature experience

  • Get up close with Buff Weka, extinct on mainland NZ!

  • Visit the lake, on an island, in a lake!

  • Cruise in luxury

  • Capture amazing images for life long memeories!


Full Description

Enjoy a luxury big boat cruise on the crystal clear waters of Lake Wanaka to the remote Mou Waho Island nature reserve, home of the lake, on an island, in a lake!

Mou Waho Island is a predator free Department of Conservation reserve with a natural glacial formed lake at its summit. Here you can see first-hand results of conservation efforts including the rare flightless Buff Weka (extinct on the mainland since 1920) and the Mountain Stone Weta.

A one hour guided eco walk is included taking you up to the natural glacial lake right on top of the island and magnificent mountain and lake scenery in every direction. This is rated as one of the top activities by visitors to Wanaka and rated among the best Wanaka walks and hikes.

From there our guide will take you even higher to the lookout rock for some of the regions most spectacular views and the outstanding photo opportunities.

Our guides have extensive knowledge of the local flora and fauna, geology and both colonial and Maori history.

Enjoy a morning tea aboard as you cruise back to back to Wanaka in the comfort of our luxury catamaran.

Please note this cruise has a minimum of 3 adult guests to run.


Morning tea

Guided island walk

DOC concessions

Scenic lake cruise

Meeting Point

Lake front near to 100 Ardmore St Wanaka. Go to the lake edge near the kids dinosaur park.

Additional Information

Go to the lake edge near the kids dinosaur park. Wait for the 17m white catamaran Dual Image to pull up to the beach.

Cancellation policy

Full refund if cancelled up to 48 hours before activity starts.

There is a minimum number of travellers for this experience. If the minimum isn't met and we need to cancel, we will offer a different date/experience or a full refund.

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NZ$ 119

per person

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All bookings require a current COVID-19 Vaccine Pass to be shown on the day (for ages 12yrs 3mths and above)

Mou Waho Island Cruise & Nature Walk Adult Ticket

Mou Waho Island Cruise & Nature Walk Adult Ticket
Adult: $119
(99+ years)
Child: $22
(5 - 15 years)
Infants Free
Duration: 3.5 Hours

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