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Stevensons Island Cruise and Nature Walk from Wanaka

  • You won’t be crammed into your catamaran on this small group tour
  • Learn about the native landscape and its inhabitants from your guide
  • If you get thirsty or hungry on your hike, afternoon tea is provided
Stevensons Island Cruise and Nature Walk from Wanaka
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Stevensons Island Cruise and Nature Walk from Wanaka
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Hidden away behind a peninsula, Stevensons Island is one of the harder islands to get to on Lake Wanaka. On this half-day trip, catch a luxury ferry from Wanaka and sail out to the island past local mountains and lush countryside. Upon disembarking, hike to the island’s summit and take in grand views of the peninsula, the lake and the Southern Alps
What to Expect

Take a leisurely 40 minute cruise out to Stevensons Peninsula and then into Stevensons Arm, home to Mount Burke high country sheep station. Rolling green pastures precede Mount Gold (1304 m) and Mount Burke (1417 m) which rise majestically into the Eastern skyline. Relax in comfort as you cruise up the arm to Stevensons Island where Dual Image will make a beach landing. Your guide will take you ashore via the front loading ramp for a short hike to the summit of the Island and some excellent photo opportunities.

As a Department of Conservation refuge, the 65 Ha Island is home to many species of birds that are hard to see elsewhere in NZ. Native Wood Pigeon, South Island Tomtit, Brown Creepers, Grey Warblers and Rifleman are just some of the species you may encounter.

The island is also an inspiration for photographers- shaped by eons of winds that funnel down the arm, rock and twisted trunks meld into a patina of nature’s finest backdrops. Your experience is complete with another 40 minute scenic cruise back to the Wanaka waterfront.

Reviews (8)
1 - 5 of 7 reviews
Reviewed 30 November 2018
lovely relaxing cruise on lake Wanaka

We had a lovely cruise on a beautiful day on lake Wanaka to Stevensons island..Lovely looking back and seeing Wanaka from the water too.The cruise captain was very friendly and also Knowlagible about the island and fauna...i would recommend doing this cruise..

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank grannieannie65
TimC4750, Manager at Lake Wanaka Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Great to hear. Thanks so much for your feedback.

Reviewed 25 June 2018
Best Two Hours EVER

We took the two hour Stevensons Island cruise with Adam, and had a life-changing two hours on scenic Lake Wanaka! Adam was so knowledgeable and friendly, and made our afternoon one to remember. The views were breathtaking, and Adam knew all the best photo spots....More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Frances B
Tim C, Owner at Lake Wanaka Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 23 August 2018

Hi Frances. Thanks soo much! Well done Adam and I'm sorry that I missed meeting you.

Reviewed 24 April 2018
Blissful Afternoon with Lake Wanaker Cruises.

What a wonderful way to experience the beautiful waters of Lake Wanaka. If you have time be sure to take this or one of the other cruises on offer by Lake Wanaker Cruises a terrific way to spend and couple of hours or more. We...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Allgoodthyngs
Tim C, Owner at Lake Wanaka Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 23 August 2018

Wow. What a great in-depth review. Thanks so much for your very valuable feedback and we would love to see you again soon.

Reviewed 27 February 2018
Calm, sunny, relaxing couple of hours

Our host was welcoming and made sure we understood the safety regulations on board and gave a brief outline of the afternoon. We were at liberty to wander throughout the vessel as long as we were aware of our own safety. Calm waters, brilliant sunshine...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank le0drag0n
Reviewed 4 February 2018 via mobile

Great views, nice boat. The views from the island where stunning! Reccomend this to all travellers!!!

Thank mrchoochoo
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