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Eco Wanaka Adventures

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Wanaka, New Zealand
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About Eco Wanaka Adventures
Eco Wanaka Lake, Island and Mountain Adventures offers - Lake Cruise & island Walk - Rare flightless birds, a magical lake on top of an island and a unique opportunity to plant a native tree as part of this eco-experience. Rob Roy Glacier Guided Trek - The World Heritage area's Jewel, Rob Roy has it all! Swingbridge, Rainforest, waterfalls, icefalls, and comical Keas all in one day! Walk in "THE HOBBIT's" footsteps - The Misty Mountains Heli Hike starts at 2100m, on the very set that was used in all 3 trilogies - With 3 "Lord of the Rings" film sites also seen from this paramount site. Magical panoramas can be seen from this commanding site from the movie featured, glacier cloaked Mt Aspiring at 3033m to the Laketown of Wanaka far below! 1400m above worry level- The Alpine Lakes Heli Hike is a pure wilderness experience- 3 pristine emerald clear lakes with a commanding view of the Matukituki Valley - As easy or as challenging as you like, this incredible World Heritage area is part of the glaciated Mt Aspiring National Park. Just stunning photographic views!
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Take a cruise across Lake Wanaka to the remote Mou Waho Island Nature Reserve and make a memorable, eco-friendly impact by planting a native tree before you leave. Opt to take a 1-hour-return guided bush walk to reveal Mou Waho’s hidden secret - another lake, nestled atop the island with panoramic views of Wanaka and the Southern Alps. Enjoy “high tea” surrounded by this spectacular alpine scenery.
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Naomi G wrote a review 12 May
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If you do one tour in Wanaka, this is the one to do. A boat ride along the stunning lake takes you to Mou Waho Island which is a predator free island that is being turned back into native bush. A walk through the bush emerges at the top where there is another lake and more stunning views. We saw a couple of cheeky Weka who would steal your biscuits if you weren't watching. Craig our tour guide was very knowledgeable and passionate about conservation which was a highlight of the tour. A great family outing too (we had 3 toddlers with us). I would highly recommend this tour to anyone!
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Peter C wrote a review Jan 2021
Christchurch, New Zealand7 contributions1 helpful vote
Thoroughly worthwhile trip, went with 2 kids and they loved it too. Met a few Weka, Weta and a gecko, our guide Craig was full of relevant info about the trip (history, geology, flora and fauna) and made the trip really enjoyable for us. The walk to the top of the island should be achievable for most fitness levels. Would recommend to anyone and everyone!
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Date of experience: January 2021
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Response from ecowanaka, Owner at Eco Wanaka Adventures
Responded 7 Jan 2021
Many thanks for the review! Great to hear you and the kids enjoyed your trip with us. warm regards, Lee
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500ferguss wrote a review Nov 2020
Auckland Central, New Zealand11 contributions5 helpful votes
Chris Riley our guide was superb, absolutely passionate about the future of our environment. The experience is breathtaking. Well worth the trip.
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Date of experience: November 2020
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Response from ecowanaka, Manager at Eco Wanaka Adventures
Responded 19 Nov 2020
Thank you for the review, we really appreciate the feedback! I will pass this onto Chris, kind regards, Lee, Eco Wanaka Adventures
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Janene E wrote a review Oct 2020
Christchurch, New Zealand14 contributions2 helpful votes
I have always wanted to visit this island and Chris has made the experience incredible. His love for NZ bird life, nature and the area is absolutely infectious. Planting a tree to give something back and leaving the island in a better place was such a nice experience. Chris' knowledge about the area, glaciers and everything Wanaka related is next level. I cannot wait to do more trips with them when I am back in Wanaka next time.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Response from ecowanaka, Owner at Eco Wanaka Adventures
Responded 3 Oct 2020
Thanks for the review Jane, great to hear that you enjoyed your trip to Mou Waho island with us. It is a magical place! warm regards, Lee, Eco Wanaka Adventures
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Seaside20060471078 wrote a review Mar 2020
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We chose to go on the afternoon Lake Cruise & Nature Walk tour. We were blessed with a still sunny day, which made for a fantastic cruise along the lake to the island. Our tour guide Andy, made the walk up to the top lookout very entertaining, with a good mixture of humour and information. The views across the lake on top of the island were truly amazing. The views further out across the Wanaka region were breath-taking. It was a fantastic afternoon, and something we'll remember through some great photos.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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