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Eco Wanaka Adventures

Wanaka 9305, New Zealand
+64 3-443 2869
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Brilliant Guided Rob Roy Glacier Walk

The scenery on this walk is spectacular and varied , from valley floor farmland , along rushing... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Simon L
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Sydney, Australia
Misty Mountain Heli-Hike

Three years ago my husband and I did the alpine lakes Heli-hike. It was so good we had to come back... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Jessmuchly
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Coffs Harbour, Australia
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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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“mou waho island” (68 reviews)
“native tree” (17 reviews)
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Wanaka 9305, New Zealand
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Wanaka 9305, New Zealand
+64 3-443 2869
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The scenery on this walk is spectacular and varied , from valley floor farmland , along rushing glacial rivers and waterfalls , through mountain rainforest, and finally the glacier , and all in the company of an informative , helpful and friendly guide. While sections...More

Thank Simon L
ecowanaka, Front Office Manager at Eco Wanaka Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Simon, Many thanks for your feedback we really appreciate hearing that you enjoyed your trip with us. May the rest of your NZ journey also be great for you, many thanks, Lee, Eco Wanaka Adventures

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Three years ago my husband and I did the alpine lakes Heli-hike. It was so good we had to come back and try one of the other adventures. We were not disappointed. The views were spectacular and are a must do even for people who...More

Thank Jessmuchly
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our boat ride out to Mou Waho Island was pretty, but the real scene stealer was the Island itself, with its "hidden" lake and stunning views from atop. Our guide was knowledgeable, funny, and passionate about the environment. As we hiked up to the hidden...More

Thank Janice B
ecowanaka, Front Office Manager at Eco Wanaka Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Janice, Many thanks for the feedback, we are very glad to hear that you enjoyed our tour. It is a magical island that we are very lucky to have in Lake Wanaka. Wishing you a Happy 2018 with best wishes from Eco Wanaka Adventures

Reviewed 10 December 2017

Had an amazing morning tripping out to the beautiful Mou Waho island. Great commentary from our guide and the best spot for morning tea in Wanaka!! The island is just stunning , make sure to take your camera to capture the beautiful views. Thanks Eco...More

Thank 751tee
Reviewed 6 December 2017

Absolutely amazing trip up to Mao Waho, with views not to be missed. Chris is a fantastic guide full of lots of information and awesome to see the restorative work Eco Wanaka is doing on the island!More

Thank Charlotte B
ecowanaka, Owner at Eco Wanaka Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 8 December 2017

Not hard to be passionate about an island as unique and special as this! We have a good relationship with the Department of Conservation, and have the only permit to plant Native trees on this island. Over 10 years, Eco Wanaka with clients and groups...More

Reviewed 28 November 2017

This has to be the highlight of our recent New Zealand adventure. A perfect spring day provided the backdrop for this fantastic trip with our super knowledgable and enthusiastic guide Chris. Stunning scenery well worth the climb to the top of the island and afternoon...More

Thank Elspeth F
ecowanaka, Front Office Manager at Eco Wanaka Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 1 December 2017

Thank you for the feedback. Great to hear that you enjoyed your tour with us, I will pass your nice comments onto Chris, Kind regards, Lee, Eco Wanaka Adventures

Reviewed 23 November 2017

We had a wonderful time on our heli hike, the views and the pristine alpine environment made a special birthday even more special! It was great to see keas, chukar and ducks on our walk, this is probably due to Chris Riley's conservation efforts (checking...More

Thank JoJamie2014
ecowanaka, Owner at Eco Wanaka Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 8 December 2017

Great to have you on both the spectacular Heli hike and our magical Mou Waho Island cruise/walk. We are passionate about this pristine environment and our policy of planting a tree on the island and protecting the mountain birds like Kea and Rock Wren from...More

Reviewed 20 November 2017

Jamie our exceptionally knowledgeable tour guide & extremely talented skipper took us initially on a wonderful boat trip on Wanaka Lake, followed by a marvellous walk on Mou Waho Island. Every step of the way we discovered more about the area, the environment, the history,...More

Thank 833rosemary
ecowanaka, Owner at Eco Wanaka Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 8 December 2017

Jamie is as good as it gets as skipper/guides and passionate about Wanaka's environment. And very proud of Mou Waho Island, we love giving you the opportunity to plant a native tree on this island, as part of our eco-policy of leaving the island in...More

Reviewed 6 November 2017

A wet day did not dull the enthusiasm from Chris nor our enjoyment of Mou Waho island and the important conservation work . The following day ,in glorious sunshine and with a fresh fall of snow on the mountains we visited the alpine lakes on...More

Thank davidbehan2017
ecowanaka, Owner at Eco Wanaka Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 8 December 2017

Wow. You two copped the most extreme weather scenarios we have in Wanaka! Safety is paramount to us, so we are happy that we could deliver on what turned out to be the most amazing and photogenic experiences at both these places! Both the rain...More

Reviewed 2 November 2017 via mobile

We had such a wonderful time on these tours and can’t recommend them too highly. The guides are very knowledgeable, friendly and considerate. They also had a great sense of humour and a love of nature that went so far as to help put native...More

Thank Trevor M
ecowanaka, Owner at Eco Wanaka Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 8 December 2017

Thank you for experiencing 2 of our special adventure s in our beautiful backyard just one hour from Queenstown - A world away from traffic lights... We try to get you up front and "personal with nature" is our motto and in a fun way,...More

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smalonebarber
17 January 2017|
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Response from ecowanaka | Property representative |
Hi Suzanne, As you are doing the Lake Cruise & Island Nature Walk in April this year you will be fine. This is a half day tour. This walk is only approx 1 hour return walking and we walk at a pace to suit our clients with... More
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