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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...more
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Reviewed 4 days ago

My wife & I really enjoyed the marvelous cruise & nature walk to Mou Waho Island. The trip was made special by our guide Craig who shared his knowledge & passion about the origins of Lake Wanaka and the local nature. The boat trip takes...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Absolutely fantastic. A must do while in Wanaka Great value for money very knowledgeable operators Good walk up to the lake on Pigeon Island cup of tea at top Expansive views of Lake Wanaka and hills

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank dscltd
ecowanaka, Owner at Eco Wanaka Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi, Many thanks for the review, we greatly appreciate your feedback. I agree, the 360 degree views from the summit of Mou Waho Island are amazing, kind regards, Lee, Eco Wanaka Adventures

Reviewed 12 November 2018 via mobile

We had the pleasure of Larry and Betty from Kansas join us on our trip to Mou Wahou, they were great company as was our brilliant guide and skipper Jamie. The island did not disappoint and we saw plenty of flora and fauna on the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Julie R
ecowanaka, Owner at Eco Wanaka Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Julie, Great to hear you enjoyed your tour to magical Mou Waho Island. We look forward to taking you back to see Griselda in a few years! warm regards, Lee, Eco Wanaka Adventures. PS: I will pass on your review to Jamie.

Reviewed 11 November 2018

My wife and I read about this walk and despite the cost we felt it sounded like one of those unique opportunities to see an incredible natural environment and gain from the knowledge and experience of local guides. The walk itself was strenuous but not...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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ecowanaka, Owner at Eco Wanaka Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Hi Janet & John, thank you for the review, I will pass it onto your Guides Petrina & Andy. Yes the Rob Roy Valley is a very beautiful valley and well worth the effort as you say to see so much with only a days...More

Reviewed 7 November 2018

We did the lake cruise to Mou Tapu island -- it was absolutely amazing. Chris was fantastic and very knowledgable. We got to meet the Wekas which was a highlight of our honeymoon. The island itself is gorgeous and we got to give back by...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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ecowanaka, Owner at Eco Wanaka Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 8 November 2018

Many thanks for reviewing your tour with us to Mou Waho Island. I will pass on your nice feedback to Chris, he will be delighted to hear that you enjoyed your tour. It is a magical island and it gets better every time we do...More

Reviewed 2 November 2018 via mobile

My husband and I were picked up at our hotel and driven to lake wanaka boat docks for a mist wonder tour of the lake above the lake. Our guide Chris is a walking encyclopedia of information told in a humorous and delightful way. After...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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ecowanaka, Owner at Eco Wanaka Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 4 November 2018

Many thanks for taking the time to review your tour with us we really appreciate it. Mou Waho is truly a magical island and it is a great experience to visit it. warm regards, Lee, Eco Wanaka Adventures

Reviewed 17 October 2018

We were 2 overseas visitors on first trip to New Zealand, hoping to enjoy the famous scenery of South Island. There are many options but with only 2 nights in Wanaka, I chose this Eco Wanaka Adventures because it seemed to offer a personalised experience...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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ecowanaka, Owner at Eco Wanaka Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 20 October 2018

Thank you for the lovely review! Yes, Jamie and our guides on these trips are passionate about our unique environment of lakes, islands and mountains.Our mission is that we strive to connect you and learn more about why NZ"s flora & fauna is so unique....More

Reviewed 7 October 2018 via mobile

We did the Lake cruise to Mou Tapu Island and walk and had a great time. Chris was an excellent guide who knows the island very well and would stop and explain things on the way up to the lake and lookout. The walk is...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Michael G
ecowanaka, Manager at Eco Wanaka Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 8 October 2018

Hi Michael, Many thanks for reviewing your tour with us. I will let Chris know that you enjoyed your trip. Mou Waho Island is quite stunning and as you say the views for the top are amazing! warm regards, Lee, Eco Wanaka Adventures

Reviewed 13 September 2018

The three of us joined Chris for his tour. He is knowledgeable and funny. He stops on the walk frequently to describe things and give me time to catch my breath. The views were amazing and saw Sally and Wally getting romantic.More

Date of experience: September 2018
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ecowanaka, Owner at Eco Wanaka Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 14 September 2018

Great hosting you on magic Mou Waho island. Wally, the rare flightless aged Buff Weka, is unofficially the oldest Weka alive in the wild in the South Island, Sally, his lifelong partner hatched in 2004. So she is no "spring chicken" either! Astounding that they...More

Reviewed 5 September 2018 via mobile

Thanks to a local reference we ended up taking a boat ride with Chris..... now ‘get your head round this’.. there is so much to learn about the early years of this wonderful land (ice age) and Chris is the man to hold this outdoor...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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ecowanaka, Owner at Eco Wanaka Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 14 September 2018

Thanks to you as well for planting these food trees to feed the vibrant bird life blossoming on this predator free haven of Mou Waho island. For us, we have a unique agreement with the Department of Conservation, to plant Native trees (with seeds sourced...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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