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Breathtaking scenery with excellent guide

I did the guided walk on the Rob Roy Glacier track. There were only three of us with the guide so... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Mary T

Eco Wanaka/ Mou Waho excursion. Well worth it! Chris Riley is knowledgeable and enthusiastic... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Cindy B
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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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Wanaka 9305, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I did the guided walk on the Rob Roy Glacier track. There were only three of us with the guide so it was a very personalised excursion. Our guide was very knowledgeable and that enhanced the experience. The walk was beautiful all the way, and...More

Thank Mary T
Reviewed 1 week ago

Eco Wanaka/ Mou Waho excursion. Well worth it! Chris Riley is knowledgeable and enthusiastic about his subject; passionate about the environment, and is on first-name basis with all the Wekas. My sister and I were the only ones to take the trip this day, so...More

Thank Cindy B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really loved this trip, small group, Chris knows so much about the area, flora and fauna, he is very passionate and makes the tour. Going to Mou Woho is fantastic as a) the boat trip is great, b) the island is beautiful and a gives...More

Thank Limesemma
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Incredible experience in one of the most beautiful places we visited in NZ. Chris is a very kind shipmaster and a nature expert. He taught us everything about Wanaka lake history and natural features.

Thank Zapp00
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We spent the morning with Chris on our trip to Mou Waho island on lake Wanaka. Chris’ passion for the place where he lives and works is a joy to be around, his commentary as we travelled up the lake from Wanaka was interesting and...More

Thank Andrew B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This boat cruise showed up the beauty of the glacier formed Lake Wanaka. The owner/guide Chris was incredibly knowledgeable about the lake area, the glaciation of the area, the flora and fauna, and the Maori people and culture. We were able to see an insect...More

Thank DeobraSolomon
Reviewed 11 August 2017

While in Wanaka, we were glamping which was so incredible it was hard to drag ourselves away from that camp. We did so for two things only which were so well worth it : Ridgeline tours with Mark (I wish we could have gone everywhere...More

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ecowanaka, Owner at Eco Wanaka Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 31 August 2017

Thanks for the 5 star rating on our trip! One of the most important parts of our trip is to reconnect kids bsck to nature in a fun and tactile way, touching the smooth cool skin of the native Gecko lizards, meeting the Buff wekas...More

Reviewed 27 April 2017

We did the Heli Hike to land in the footsteps of the Hobbits and Lord of the Rings characters. Even though we have never seen those movies, we can imagine how wonderful those scenes must be now that we have seen the landscape in real...More

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ecowanaka, Owner at Eco Wanaka Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 22 July 2017

The Misty Mountains Heli-Hike route was planned before the Blockbuster Hobbit movies were filmed there - Peter Jackson (NZ Director) picked the most scenic mountain views for his set locations around NZ. This is one of them. It is the Heli panorama scene of the...More

Reviewed 24 April 2017 via mobile

Chris is a born naturalist who grew up barefoot and in shorts on a huge spread. He's going to tell you about everything from tectonics to berries plus, if you're lucky, you can plant a tree in his reforestation project. Good good tramp thrown in...More

Thank Nail56
ecowanaka, Owner at Eco Wanaka Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 21 July 2017

Thanks for the glowing review, growing up with a virgin forest as MY playstation/Xbox - Our company policy is to get kids and adults to reconnect and appreciate NZ's natural beauty and mysteries. We pride ourselves in prying the kids fingers off the text buttons...More

Reviewed 16 April 2017

My husband and I did a Rob Roy Glacier Hike with Heidi in December 2016. This is a hike that you can easily do on your own, provided that you have rented a four wheel driver vehicle and the weather is good. However, it was...More

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ecowanaka, Owner at Eco Wanaka Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 21 July 2017

Thanks for your feedback on this glacier experience. Our company prides itself on personal service and safety. The one hour each way, unsealed road to Rob Roy Walk start, can be navigated yourself, yes - of course, it is possible. BUT, Warning!- Be aware that...More

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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