Wanaka Lake & Cruise
Wanaka Lake & Cruise
Wanaka Lake & Cruise
Mou Waho Island 1/2 day Cruise & Nature Walk - Wanaka
Wanaka Cruise & Walk

A visit to Mou Waho Island offers the perfect combination of a lake cruise, nature walk, wildlife encounter & outstanding panoramic views. Thirty minute cruise takes us to this nature reserve, situated in the middle of Lake Wanaka surrounded by stunning alpine vistas.

Once on Mou Waho Island your eco guide points out the varied native plant and birdlife including the rare Buff Weka, a very inquisitive flightless bird, (extinct on mainland NZ since 1920)

A one hour return guided bush walk is included, which takes you up to reveal the island’s secret – a serene lake right on top of the island! Unique and very photogenic (Optional). Or you can just sit back, relax and enjoy the birdlife at the beach and shelter at the island base with your own morning or afternoon tea.

We have “High Tea” on top of the island overlooking both of these lakes, where you can drink in the vibrant birdsong and the panorama of the Southern Alps spread out before us.


  • Trips depart: 9am or 1.30pm from the Jetty next to the Marina or by arrangement
  • Trip duration: 3.5 to 4 hours
  • Total walking time: 1 hour
  • Refreshments: morning or afternoon tea provided
  • Requirements: good walking shoes/boots, suitable layers of clothing, waterproof jacket
  • Grade: average fitness
  • Season: all year
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