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Stevensons Island Cruise & Nature Walk - Lake Wanaka Cruises


Discover the spectacular beauty Stevenson Island Scenic Reserve.


  • 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
Infant $0.00 (0 - 4 years)


  • Allow approximately 2 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.


  • 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 25 Jun to 01 Jul 2022

Change Dates

All prices are shown in NZD ($)

Sat 25 Jun
Sun 26 Jun
Mon 27 Jun
Tue 28 Jun
Wed 29 Jun
Thu 30 Jun
Fri 1 Jul

  • Adult$79.00
  • Child$39.00

  • Adult$59.25
  • Child$5.00

  • Adult$71.10
  • Child$15.00

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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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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Fiona from New Zealand wrote on 08 January 2020

Cruise with husband

We enjoyed our cruise on Lake Wanaka our to the Island. It was was peaceful and the scenery is stunning. Great to see from the lake. Interesting to see the island in it’s natural habitat. Didn’t get to see any birds but could hear them. The staff on the cruise were friendly and helpful with information. Thoroughly enjoyed our cruise. Thankyou.

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angelar18 from New Zealand wrote on 16 May 2022

Well worth it!

This was well worth doing and thoroughly recommended. Great scenery and fantastic staff!

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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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Rachel Little from New Zealand wrote on 14 March 2022

Great service

Unfortunately we were unable to take our cruise due to lack of numbers of people booking. The owner Tim was excellent offering us to transfer to another cruise or day, but we had to leave. Quick refund by Book Me. We have used the company before other years, and we will use them again. Many thanks.

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