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Stevensons Island Cruise & Nature Walk - Lake Wanaka Cruises

Discover the spectacular beauty Stevenson Island Scenic Reserve.

Highlights

  • Cruise picturesque Lake Wanaka
  • Discover Stevenson Island Scenic Reserve

Join us for an unforgettable journey to Wanaka's spectacular Stevensons Island!

Immerse yourself in the best scenery that the southern hemisphere has to offer as we cruise the idyllic Lake Wanaka.

Stevensons Island Scenic Reserve is protected by the Department of Conservation and is a haven for birdlife - you can expect to encounter many species of birds that are difficult to sight elsewhere in New Zealand.

Once you've reached the island, your friendly guide will take you for a short hike to the summit where you’ll uncover picturesque views over Lake Wanaka and it’s awe inspiring mountain backdrop.

Whether you’re a seasoned photographer, or just looking to capture that picture perfect family photo - the trip provides constant opportunities for breath taking photos.

To finish off the perfect afternoon, you’ll be able sit back and relax in complete comfort, soaking up this truly magical location on our way back to the lakefront.

There's simply no better way to experience the world-renowned beauty of Wanaka!

Adult $79.00
Child $39.00

Duration

  • Allow approximately 2 hours for the whole experience

Location

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

Child Friendly

  • This experience welcomes families with children.

Notes

  • Child price is applicable for ages 5 - 15 years.

    Duration: 2 Hours (cruise 40 mins each way)

    Departure Location: 100 Ardmore Street, Wanaka

    Your vessel is Dual Image, a white, two-level catamaran. You will board from the Wanaka lakefront near to the Dinosaur Park (Close to 100 Ardmore St). You do not need to check-in anywhere.

  • Infants 0-4 years of age travel FREE. this option can be booked as you proceed through the checkout..

Available Bookings from May 10 to May 16

Change Dates

All prices are shown in NZD ($)

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Sun 16 May

  • Adult$55.00
  • Child$27.00

  • Adult$69.00
  • Child$27.00

  • Adult$59.25 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$39.00

  • Adult$39.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$27.00

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

4.8

79 reviews

Showing all 79 authenticated Bookme reviews

Lorraine Littler from New Zealand wrote on 19 March 2020

Very Enjoyable Trip

We thoroughly enjoyed our experience. Don't let bad weather put you off as the day we went it was windy and rained but we still had a smooth ride especially when we went around the corner of the lake, it was lovely and calm there. We enjoyed the fact that there were only 8 passengers and the crew made us feel relaxed and welcome. We were on the 3pm cruise. We are really glad we did this trip.

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christinem1 from New Zealand wrote on 02 May 2021

Fantastic Cruise

MJ and Blake were fantastic hosts and guides for an absolutely delightful wee cruise up Lake Wanaka. Their knowledge of the area was great. Four of us totally loved our trip. Beautiful day, outstanding scenery and worth every dollar. Thank you to MJ and Blake.

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michellem22 from New Zealand wrote on 27 April 2021

A lovely afternoon

A really lovely afternoon on the lake. The hosts were especially friendly and welcoming and able to answer all our questions.

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Marta from New Zealand wrote on 26 December 2020

Pleasant experience but NOT for families!

Our family of 4 were very much looking forward to going on this cruise in Wanaka. We were lucky with the weather and the kids (6 and 3) were super excited about being on the boat. It was almost like a private cruise as there was only one other couple on the boat. Unfortunately, the owner of the boat was very hostile towards the kids from the moment we stepped onboard. He kept growling at them all throughout the cruise, mostly for petty silly things. Most skippers have let my kids pose for a photo in the 'control' seat but not this guy. He got really aggro with my son for having a seat and posing for a photo (when the boat was turned off and moored up. The organisers should mention that small children are not welcome on this cruise because that's exactly what it felt like. Including the owner's comments made to the other couple just as we were leaving the boat. The other crew member, Pavla, was lovely and super friendly. Unfortunately, even her efforts to make us feel welcome were did little to undo the 'damage' done by Tim ( I believe that was the owner's name). Overall, a nice enough cruise if you're travelling without kids. Was a little disappointed about not seeing any weka as that was one of the reasons I booked us on the cruise in the first place. Turns out they're on another island...

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susant3 from New Zealand wrote on 22 April 2021

Relaxing cruise

Lovely afternoon out, friendly operators, they were knowledgeable about the area and great with the children who were on the trip. A nice leisurely, scenic cruise for a couple of hours.

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