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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.


NZ$ 119.00

per person


  • 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

Our new fast & comfortable vessel and a knowledgeable local skipper - Lets Go!

Take the whole family on a cruise to the remote Mou Waho Island nature reserve, home of the lake, on an island, in a lake (on an island). Enjoy a velvet smooth ride as you cruise among the majestic mountains of Lake Wanaka.

We are contracted to the Department of Conservation and every guest contributes to funding the conservation work on Mou Waho Island! We are also Wanaka's first Carbon Positive operator. Every trip plants native forest in NZ.

Mou Waho Island is a predator free Department of Conservation nature 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), the Mountain Stone Weta and many other native birds.

Wanaka Cruises are a Department of Conservation Concession holder for Mou Waho Island. Fees are paid to DOC for each visitor to the island and this contributes to the ongoing conservation efforts.

A two hour guided nature walk is included for those that choose the guided option. This will take 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.


Scenic lake cruise

DOC concessions

Guided island walk (Optional)

Carbon Positive experinece

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 11m orange/white vessel 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.


Cruises may not run every day at some parts of the year. If possible please be flexible on the day you allocate.

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NZ$ 119.00

per person

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