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

Discover the raw beauty of Lake Wanaka's magical Mou Waho Island by way of a luxury cruise and guided Eco Nature Walk...


  • Enjoy a Luxury catamaran cruise on Lake Wanaka
  • One hour guided Eco bush walk through Mou Waho nature reserve
  • Soak up magnificent mountain and lake scenic views
  • Knowledgable guide has extensive knowledge of local flora and fauna, geology and both colonial and Maori history
  • A delicious complimentary morning tea is provided on-board
  • Rated as one of the top activities by visitors to Wanaka!

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 luxury big boat cruise on the pristine waters of Lake Wanaka, where you can relax and soak up stunning views.

Your knowledgeable guide will then lead the way on a one hour Eco Tour highlighting the history and features of the island, including its steep rocky coastline, 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 stunning natural glacial formed lake and magnificent mountain and lake scenery in every direction! Make sure your camera ready as your guide then takes you to the highest lookout rock for the most spectacular views and photo opportunities.

To finish the experience perfectly, delicious morning tea will be provided onboard the cruise back to Wanaka.

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

Adult $239.00
Child $119.00 (5 - 15 years)

What's included

  • Luxury catamaran cruise to Mou Waho Island
  • Guided Eco walk on Mou Waho Island
  • Knowledgeable local guide
  • Complimentary Morning tea aboard
  • Department of Conservation Park fees


  • Allow approximately 4 hours for the whole experience


  • Departure Point: Wanaka lakefront near 100 Ardmore Street, Wanaka

    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 of 2 adult guests 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 December 02 to December 08

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12+spaces priced from:

  • Adult$99.00
  • Child$33.00

12+spaces priced from:

  • Adult$119.00
  • Child$43.00

12+spaces priced from:

  • Adult$119.00
  • Child$43.00

12+spaces priced from:

  • Adult$89.00
  • Child$33.00

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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Lisa Greenwood from United Kingdom wrote on 02 March 2019

Perfect way to spend the morning

We decided to do this trip on the recommendation of someone else that had been to the island. Both Adam and Anna our hosts for the trip were superb and made sure that everyone was well taken care off. The island itself was beautiful with the lake within the island and the scenery as a whole for the journey was stunning. We highly recommend this trip to anyone staying in Wanaka and there is reasonably priced beer and wine for the return trip. Highlight was being able to make the viewpoint for the stunning vista of the lake and the friendly Weka birds that joined us.

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kayec from New Zealand wrote on 25 November 2020

A unique experience and lovely day out

Highly recommended! What a special place (a moderate climb up to a lake, on an island, in a lake (Wanaka) on an island South). Tim and MJ were great crew, very knowledgeable. And wonderful views!

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Renjith from New Zealand wrote on 20 November 2020

Most Underrated cruise

one of the best cruise I ever had, in fact I feel better than Milford sound.

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chocob from New Zealand wrote on 13 November 2020

Great little adventure

Excellent staff, friendly and knowledgable. Boat trip was relaxing and scenic. The island was magical and well worth a visit - as long as you swim in the lake - which is warmer than Lake Wanaka - and wonderful to swim in. Great to see the friendly Wekas too and enjoy the bird life and the peace the island offers. Only thing for me would be to have a little more time - we had 1.5 hours on the island. It would be a five star rating if we had 2.5 hours on the island for me ...it felt a little rushed.

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jodies5 from New Zealand wrote on 25 October 2020


The most amazing unforgettable wanaka lake cruise there is! I strongly recommend if you haven't already get along and do this the whole experience is magical, breath takingly beautiful and the team were so lovely. Thanks Tim and Pavla you guys are the best x

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