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Wanaka Water Taxi Mou Waho Island Tour provided by Wanaka Water Taxi and Wanaka 4x4 Explorer

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Wanaka Water Taxi Mou Waho Island Tour

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Overview
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Wanaka Marina
    Lakeside Road, Wanaka 9305, New Zealand
    We depart from the jetty with the silver bridge in the Wanaka Marina
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    Wanaka Water Taxi and Wanaka 4x4 Explorer
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    Lake Wanaka
    Stop: 90 minutes
    Our favourite place on Lake Wanaka, Mou Waho Island! Where you can find an island, on a lake, on an island, on a lake, on an island on the sea! Mou Waho Island is a protected nature reserve and is home to many native New Zealand birds including the curious and flightless Weka. A short, steep walk takes you to the top of the island where you will be exposed to breath taking panoramic views of the Arethusa pool, Lake Wanaka and its surrounding peaks. Our water taxi leaves Wanaka Marina twice-daily travelling 15km up Lake Wanaka, passing Mou Tapu Island and the steep cliff of fisherman's cove to Mou Waho Island. Your friendly and knowledgeable skipper will inform you of the fascinating geology of the alps and the glaciers that created the lake as you travel along its sparkling waters. Stay for 1.5 hours on the island to explore at your own pace.
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  • You'll end at
    Wanaka Marina
    Lakeside Road, Wanaka 9305, New Zealand
    We depart from the jetty with the silver bridge in the Wanaka Marina
    See address & details
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Important Information
Departure Point
Wanaka Marina, Lakeside Road, Wanaka 9305, New Zealand
Duration
3h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Live commentary on board
  • 1.5 hour freedom walk on the island
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Minimum numbers apply
  • A 20/30 minute walk up hill is involved. (Optional)
  • Due to uneven surfaces and the steepness in places, the walk is not recommended for those with walking disabilities but they are more than welcome to join us on the boat trip and skip the walk and stay at the bottom of the island.
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • 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 10 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
35Reviews
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Nick G wrote a review 14 Oct
Auckland Central, New Zealand1 contribution
Very personal small group meant we had time and attention from our boat master, Kristal. Good information boards on the island, well formed track plus option to climb a bit higher for a superb view - lake, mountains
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Response from Wanaka_Water_Taxi, Owner at Wanaka Water Taxi Mou Waho Island Tour
Responded 1 week ago
Thank you for joining me Nick and Joy. I love this time of the year when we can have the island mostly to ourselves! And what a day you picked!
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Jiwan wrote a review Jun 2020
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What a great day I had. Beautiful day, beautiful island and great walk. Good view from the top of the island. The best and surprising part was hidden lake Arethusa pool which looks so beautiful and eye catching. Got a chance to encounter with Weka bird. I highly recommend.
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Response from Wanaka_Water_Taxi, Owner at Wanaka Water Taxi Mou Waho Island Tour
Responded 27 Jun 2020
Thank you very much for taking the time to give us such a nice review. Great to hear you loved the island as much as we do.
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irene wrote a review Mar 2020
Vancouver, Canada8 contributions3 helpful votes
I still remember the visit to Mou Waho Island very vividly. I was travelling by myself but felt very welcome in the smnall group on the water taxi. The skipper prived interesting and informtive commentary during the sailing. Once on the Island, we were free to explore on our
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from Wanaka_Water_Taxi, Owner at Wanaka Water Taxi Mou Waho Island Tour
Responded 15 Mar 2020
Great to hear that you love the island as much as we do and that you had a great time. Thank you very much for your review. And thank you for joining us. It was great to have you aboard.
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Debbie N wrote a review Mar 2020
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What a delight to travel in a very small group to the far end of Lake Wanaka. Crystal was an attentive, relaxed guide who very kindly offered this trip at very short notice when we discovered the scheduled trip was fully booked. The island is a treasure: the bird life as
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Response from Wanaka_Water_Taxi, Owner at Wanaka Water Taxi Mou Waho Island Tour
Responded 3 Mar 2020
Thank you Debbie. it was an absolute pleasure to have you aboard on such a nice day. And I have to thank you for that day because a day on the lake is nicer than spend in the office! Kind regards Krystle
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xDKHGScooterGirlBlog wrote a review Feb 2020
Melbourne, Australia2 contributions1 helpful vote
The Wanaka Water Taxi Explorer was a fun filled 3 hour adventure that from the get go took advantage of the stunning views of Lake Wanaka. I advise to be there on time, although Kyle (the taxi guide) will wait to make sure you don’t miss out on any fun (he did that for me even
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from Wanaka_Water_Taxi, Owner at Wanaka Water Taxi Mou Waho Island Tour
Responded 27 Feb 2020
Thank you so much for your kind words Bianca! Great to hear you had a great time and that we did realise you were already on the boat, hiding in Adrian's group ;-) You are totally right about the parking. Especially with all the builders from the building site across the road taking all the parking spots :-( All our booking confirmations have that information on them, I'll make sure Viator will to. It was great to have you aboard!
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By: Wanaka Water Taxi and Wanaka 4x4 Explorer
JuttaH43
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Great day with Charlie
We did the 4x4 Explorer tour in the morning and the Mou Waho Island tour in the afternoon. Both tours were very wel
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652morrisf
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Wanaka Water taxi and 4x4
Excellent from booking to finishing the trip, our guide was knowledgeable, helpful, funny and polite. The picnic w
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KiwiChick63
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Awesome experience and stunning views!
We thoroughly enjoyed are cruise and 4x4 drive in Wanaka! Jason, our guide, was informative and funny and willingl
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CarmelJ_13_13
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Great day
We had a great trip on the water taxi to Mou Waho Island. The view at the top was fantastic, was about a 30 mins wa
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I8247JBdianaf
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The best Wanaka experience
We just experienced the most beautiful part of the world at Wanaka! Thanks to Krystal and Mike from Wanaka Water Ta
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danielbertao
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What a cool unique experience
This was one of our favorite activities in New Zealand. Our water taxi experience was very intimate with just our
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TravellingCapn
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Spectacular views and commentary of Lake Wanaka!
Our group of 4 went on the boat ride of Lake Wanaka and then the 4x4 ride and had a marvellous time! Jason our gui
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Julie J
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Wanaka Water Taxi and hike on Mou Waho island
Great commentary about the area, learnt lots of things about the flora and fauna on the island. Really worth doing
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PatSB6
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Special afternoon on Lake Wanaka
The boat captain was pleasant, informative and amusing. He also acted quickly and appropriately when one person wa
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markpwarrender
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Great trip
Nice boat trip up the lake and an interesting walk up to the tarn and lookout, we had the Weka visit us and other b
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Kathryn v
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Great day out
Last minute decision to take the water taxi out to Muo Waho- great decision!! While it initially seemed a bit costl
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98kittyb
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Magical Day
We were fortunate to get perfect weather for this wonderful journey up Lake Wanaka to Mou Waho. Spectacular views.O
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Greg O
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Superbe!
From the moment we were picked up by boat from the Marina for a wonderful ride on Wanaka lake we had a great time!
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LynG218
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Great fun!
Charlie was our tour guide and he was really knowledgeable. A great driver, very kind and considerate. He stopped s
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janellefletcher
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The elements
You will enjoy this if you love the "elements" - the water and the land. Boat out over the lovely lake of Wanaka w
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  • Duration: 3h
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