Wanaka Nature Encounter

Wanaka Lake cruise + Island Walk + Wild Hills Off-Road 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. 


Pick up Wanaka
Adult $540 per person
Child $330 (14 and under)

Private $3750 (1-6 passengers)
Private $6450 (7-12 passengers)

Pick up Queenstown
Adult $1187
Child $890 (14 and under)

Private $5852 (1 -6 passengers)
Private $9743 (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
  • There is an opportunity to go for a dip in the crystal clear lake and river if you are game! BYO swimming gear and towel!


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
Note: During winter (May- Sept) we include our Dingleburn Discovery experience as our Wild Hills off- road safari is usually under snow


  • Pick up / Drop off from Wanaka locations
  • Boat cruise on Lake Wanaka and guided walk on Mou Waho Island
  • Private off road access through West Wanaka Station
  • Expert local guides
  • Delicious freshly brewed coffee and our famous fruit cake at our exclusive alpine cafe

Fitness level required:

Suitable for all fitness levels