Wanaka Nature Encounter

Wanaka Lake cruise + Island Walk + Wild Hills 4WD Safari


This full day experience combines Eco Wanaka Adventures – Lake Wanaka Cruise & Mou Waho Island Nature walk with our spectacular Wild Hills Off Road  Safari. There is simply no better way to experience the very best of Wanaka’s raw natural beauty in one day. Best of all Eco Wanaka is just as focused on conservation as we are. You’ll be tree planting on Mou Waho Island with them and checking stoat traps with us. The best possible way to give back to Wanaka while experiencing Wanaka’s finest scenery and hospitality. 

Wanaka Nature Encounter Map


Pick up Wanaka
Adult $514 per person
Child $315 (14 and under)

Private $3594 (1-6 passengers)
Private $6168 (7-12 passengers)

Pick up Queenstown
Adult $874
Child $390 (14 and under)

Private $4714 (1 -6 passengers)
Private $7888 (7-12 passengers)


  • Morning boat cruise to Mou Waho Island Nature Reserve on Lake Wanaka
  • Guided walk to summit to reveal island’s secret – an island on top of an island!
  • Personal audience with rare native birds including Weka, Bellbird, Wood pigeon and Tui
  • Help the environment by planting your own native tree on the island
  • Explore Wanaka’s great cafes or restaurants (12:30 -1:30pm) between trips – at own cost
  • Afternoon: Enjoy an off road journey exploring the private backroads of an iconic Wanaka high country sheep, cattle and deer farm, stunning views, European heritage sites
  • Enjoy a stroll through alpine meadows and ancient forests
  • Leisurely afternoon-tea in the mountains
  • Views across to LOTR and Hobbit filming locations.


Suitable for:
Those who are after the best lake and land experience in Wanaka with a focus on conservation and giving back to nature

Full Day
Allow 7 – 8.5 hours 

All year round


  • Pick up / Drop off from Wanaka locations
  • Private access to ?
  • Expert local guide.
  • A leisurely walk (approx. 7 km) through an alpine meadow on a well-graded trail with incredible wide-open views of Lake Hawea and surrounding mountains
  • Hiking poles
  • Delicious freshly brewed coffee and our famous fruit cake at our exclusive alpine cafe

Fitness level required:
Suitable for all fitness levels!