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Stevensons Island Cruise and Nature Walk from Wanaka

Stevensons Island Cruise and Nature Walk from Wanaka
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Lake Wanaka catamaran cruise to Stevensons Island
Duration:
2h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Group size:
49
Stroller accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
About
Stevensons Island on Lake Wanaka should not be missed by any nature lover. A luxury catamaran delivers you there in just 40 minutes for a guided nature walk to the island summit. Spectacular photo ops include the scenic Southern Alps. Afternoon tea is provided along with Department of Conservation park fees at this bird sanctuary.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Highlights
  • Nature walk to the summit for sweeping views
  • Guide points out birdlife such as the buff weka
  • Quick afternoon itinerary leaves free time in the day
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Nature walk to the summit for sweeping views
  • Guide points out birdlife such as the buff weka
  • Quick afternoon itinerary leaves free time in the day
What to expect
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 56970P2
Important information
Inclusions
  • Cruise and guided Island walk
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • GST (Goods and Services Tax)
  • Department of Conservation Park fees
  • Afternoon tea
  • Local guide
  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • Entry/Admission - Lake Wanaka
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
Duration
2h
Departure details
  • 100 Ardmore Street, Wanaka 9305, New Zealand At the lake front near 100 Ardmore St directly across the road from the Wanaka iSite.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Subject to favorable weather conditions. If canceled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund.
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 49 travellers
Inclusions
  • Cruise and guided Island walk
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • GST (Goods and Services Tax)
  • Department of Conservation Park fees
  • Afternoon tea
  • Local guide
  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • Entry/Admission - Lake Wanaka
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
Departure details
  • 100 Ardmore Street, Wanaka 9305, New Zealand At the lake front near 100 Ardmore St directly across the road from the Wanaka iSite.
Duration
2h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Subject to favorable weather conditions. If canceled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund.
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 49 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: 12 Oct 2021
A note from Stevensons Island Cruise and Nature Walk from Wanaka
Qualmark Covid Safe Certificate
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    100 Ardmore Street
    100 Ardmore Street, Wanaka 9305, New Zealand
    At the lake front near 100 Ardmore St directly across the road from the Wanaka iSite.
    See address & details
  • 1
    Lake Wanaka
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
    Cruise on Lake Wanaka NZ to Stevensons Island for a guided nature walk.
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  • You'll return to the starting point
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BazJackSalisbury
New Forest National Park Wiltshire, UK354 contributions
This is a lovely way to spend a couple of hours. The couple who run the boat are very friendly and helpful. A slow cruise up the lake takes you to Stephenson Island which has a small beach and an optional 15 min stroll to a low peak for further views and a bit of information on local habitat.
Tea and coffee are included but I recommend a glass of wine or a beer as the prices are very reasonable. Sitting on the aft deck with a drink is great way to motor back to Wanaka beach.
Written 30 January 2020
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Claudietta_1986
Milan, Italy13 contributions
We have chosen to rely on Lake Wanaka Tours because it is a local company that offers the possibility of combining the cruise on the lake with a walk on one of the islands. We did the Stevenson Island tour, which provided just enough cruising time and a lovely short walk up the hill to get great views of the lake and mountains. Great cruise for all ages!
Written 12 March 2020
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Evy Coke
Wellington, New Zealand72 contributions
This was a relaxing cruise on a fine day with calm water and great views. There was just the right amount of passengers to make it convivial without overcrowding. The guide Bronnie was very friendly and knowledgeable and put a lot of effort into making people comfortable. There are also great views from the top of the island, but the walk can take a while if your mobility is limited. So if that’s you, it might be better to relax with a cuppa and a cookie on the beach instead.
Written 25 March 2021
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TimC4750
Thanks very much for your feedback Stellar. We hope to see you again some time.
Written 26 March 2021
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Ros S
3 contributions
What a great way to spend a couple of hours exploring the outer region of beautiful Lake Wanaka. The catamaran made for smooth cruising despite the string wind and the short walk on Stevenson Island with the skipper was informative and long enough. The crew, Adam and Pavla were very friendly and would highly recommend this trip if you want to see the beauty of the Lake Wanaka.
Written 12 February 2020
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TimC4750
Cheers for that. I'll pass your kind words on to Adam and Pav.
Written 14 February 2020
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Phillip B
Palmerston North, New Zealand186 contributions
Well!!! What a way to enjoy a few hours relaxtion. Did a lake cruise with my wife, an aunt and uncle and one of my cousins. We all enjoyed this cruise. Skipper Tim pilots the boat and Bronie provides a great commentary. Then Bronie takes you up to the top of the island for more great views and photo opportunities. Then back on board for a drink and biscuit with the return sailing back to Wanaka. A really professionally and friendly run cruise. A big thanks to Tim for upgrading us from the one hour cruise.
Written 8 April 2021
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TimC4750
So glad we could share the beauty of Mou Waho Island with you and your family Phillip.
Written 14 May 2021
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Geneviev00
Williamsburg, VA37 contributions
My husband and I booked this cruise in the hopes of having a peaceful trip onto the lake as well as some time in nature. This cruise ticked all the boxes. There ended up being only about 14-16 of us on the cruise, and we were the only people there on Stevensons Island which is fairly rare I'm told. There were some on the cruise who couldn't make the walk to the top of the island, so they hung out in the shaded area on the beach. When the walk was over, we all cooled our feet in the water. It was a lovely, lovely trip and we highly recommend it.
Written 18 February 2020
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Leeroy
1 contribution
Friends
Wow!! We had the most spectacular day to go out on our cruise it was just so beautiful our wonderful bubbly host Pavla looked after us so well sharing her knowledge of the area and making sure we had everything we needed and Captain Adam was super friendly and informative on our wee nature walk. We had the best experience highly recommend it to everyone and the staff really made it a extra special experience, great work team! We’ll be back. Thanks again :)
Written 24 January 2020
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TimC4750
Thanks a lot Leeroy. I'll be sure to pass your comments on to the crew.
Written 29 January 2020
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Jennifer L
2 contributions
Great cruise to relax. Had an educational session about the history of the Stevenson Island and how weka was wiped out by stouts. Tim was great, patient with the kids and friendly. Our family was the only one onboard which gave us all the freedom around the catamaran. Highly recommend if you want to have an enjoyable relaxing and ride and a short walk in Stevenson Island. On top of that, the view was great even though it was a little overcast.
Written 9 November 2021
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Michael A
Shell Cove, Australia66 contributions
My wife and I joined another group of passengers with Tim as the Captain, for our cruise to Stevenson's Island on Lake Wanaka. It was a lovely, relaxing cruise, taking in the scenery as we made our way to Stevenson's Island. The trip over to the island was smooth, taking into the beautiful backdrop of the snow covered peaks.Once you reach the island you go for a short easy walk to a spot where you look over the shrubs below. Tim gives you a history and well informed commentary. On the cruise tea, coffee or hot chocolate is offered, whilst alcohol and soft drinks are available for purchase. An excellent way to spend a relaxing afternoon on the lake.
Written 9 September 2019
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Flyer47960151972
Rotorua, New Zealand1 contribution
Great trip. I made it up the track at the island. We had our 2 yr grandchild with us. Tim was very informative. thank you.😁😁😁😁
Written 7 February 2021
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MartynS_13
MartynS_13
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Great way to explore Lake Wanaka
We had an excellent cruise & walk - excellent boat, and an informative hike up the hill to some spectacular views &
RST-Queenstown
RST-Queenstown
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Great cruise of Wanaka
I had a great cruise with Tim and Bronnie, the boat was great and there was plenty of space to take in the amazing
fanga607
fanga607
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Beautiful sunset views from the boat
Great cruise, Tim does an outstanding job. Wine and cheese served were delicious, a lot of different ire’s to enjoy
vickiwV592WE
vickiwV592WE
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1 hour cruise
Had a wonderful time on this cruise. Amazing views from the catamaran. The crew were lovely & friendly. Even took s
TarshaandKristian
TarshaandKristian
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A Gem in Wanaka
Bronnie and Tim, thank you so much for an amazing cruise. We absolutely loved cruising out to Ruby Island with you
barch04
barch04
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Simply awesome!
Awesome experience that I can’t recommend highly enough!!! Dual Image is a great boat and the ride out to Mou Waho
DeborahS3411
DeborahS3411
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Exhilarating Experience, Beyond Expectations
Beyond Expectations! A most exhilarating experience from the time of boarding the water taxi with thorough commenta
MiemieB2
MiemieB2
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Birthday trip
Was a great experience and really enjoyed it. Was a great trip to celebrate my birthday. Really enjoying it
Melskip1
Melskip1
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Amazing Half day experience
Our family was lucky enough to do this cruise while we were in Wanaka. From the start Tim made us all feel at home
TaniaB2608
TaniaB2608
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Truly Amazing
We could not have asked for better, 5 hours later and we are still buzzing. It was so relaxed, Jim and his offsider
laura j
laura j
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Awesome experience
This was an awesome experience ! From Wanaka township it is not possible to appreciate the full scale of Lake Wanak
AndyP3619
AndyP3619
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Happy Hour Cruise
Great cruise around part of the Lake on a large craft with a glass of wine and cheese board. Very comfortable even
Kazza314
Kazza314
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A must-do when at Wanaka
A wonderful cruise. Skipper/owner/guide Tim is friendly, knowledgeable and very pleasant to be around. The cruise w
AJTroth
AJTroth
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Highly recommend
Wow what an awesome cruise. Magnificent views with wonderful captain & crew. My husband & I enjoyed every minute of
Wideopenspaces123
Wideopenspaces123
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A must do!
Awesome cruise - we have used Tim and Dual Image for the last 2 years for our 'end of year trip' for the year 13's,
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