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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 Nature Walk...


  • Enjoy a luxury catamaran cruise on Lake Wanaka
  • One hour guided nature walk through Mou Waho Is 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
  • Complimentary tea/coffee on the way and morning tea on the way back
  • 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)
Infant $0.00 (0 - 4 years)

What's included

  • Luxury catamaran cruise to Mou Waho Island
  • Guided nature 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


  • You will board from the Wanaka lakefront near the Dinosaur Park (Close to 100 Ardmore St).

Child Friendly

  • This experience welcomes families with children.

Bad Weather Refunds

  • If your experience is cancelled by the operator (because of the weather or anything else out of your control) you will be entitled to a full refund.


  • 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 4 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 09 Jul to 15 Jul 2022

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  • Adult$119.00
  • Child$1.00

  • Adult$119.00
  • Child$1.00

  • Adult$119.00
  • Child$1.00

  • Adult$119.00
  • Child$1.00

  • Adult$119.00
  • Child$1.00

  • Adult$119.00
  • Child$1.00

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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Sarah Coughlan from New Zealand wrote on 27 April 2021

Must do when in Wanaka

Such a fantastic scenic activity to do when visiting Wanaka. A gorgeous boat ride out on the lake to an island with a lake on it. Easy climb to stunning views. Lots of bird life too. Highly recommended.

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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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Jeff Caiger from New Zealand wrote on 12 May 2022

Great trip

Great trip and would recommend people to take it.

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timc17 from New Zealand wrote on 26 February 2022

Mau waho island

Very little experience on way out and back

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Matt from New Zealand wrote on 01 February 2022


Amazing day on the lake with unforgettable views and knowledgeable crew, highly recommend!

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