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Wanaka Water Taxi and Wanaka 4x4 Explorer

Wanaka, New Zealand
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About Wanaka Water Taxi and Wanaka 4x4 Explorer
Come and join us to our favourite places on Lake Wanaka! Like Mou Waho Island. Where you can find an island, on a lake, on an island, on a lake, on an island on the sea! Enjoy a lake cruise with beautiful views while your skipper informs you about the history and geology of the area. You'll have an hour and a half on the island to walk up to the hidden lake and view point and explore it at your own pace. The best value Mou Waho Island Tour in Wanaka. Or come on our Wanaka 4x4 Explorer Tour, Wanaka's boat and 4x4 tour brings you the best of both worlds with views from the lake and land looking over remote islands and National Park. From start to finish we are off the beaten path, no people, truly remote, truly stunning. Now with heli option! Take some time to enjoy the solitude and enjoy the best view in Wanaka! Your guide will give you an insight into the history and the geology. Gourmet picnic included! Or! Explore Wanaka's best bike trails! Bike one way, boat the other.
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Alister L wrote a review May 2021
Timaru, New Zealand3 contributions1 helpful vote
This is a must do while your in Wanaka. Wanaka Water Taxis are second to none. Learnt so much on the boat ride to and from the Island. Highly recommended.
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Date of experience: May 2021
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Response from Wanaka_Water_Taxi, Owner at Wanaka Water Taxi and Wanaka 4x4 Explorer
Responded 12 May 2021
Thank you so much Ali, what a wonderful afternoon it was! Just the best way to finish the season. Thank you so much for asking if I could please go one more time to the island!
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Mary G wrote a review Mar 2021
Paraparaumu, New Zealand153 contributions37 helpful votes
We did this amazing adventure during a three week tour of the South Island and it was certainly the highlight of our holiday, The views were amazing and it was just so peaceful. Krystal was delightful and Charlie's driving was excellent over some pretty hairy terrain and we loved his sense of humour and interesting commentary. Chatting with Charlie over wine and cheese at the top of the destination was great, and although we will probably never see him again, we felt we had made a true friend. With mobiliity being an issue for me this was handled professionally and made easy. A MUST thing to do when in Wanaka!
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Date of experience: March 2021
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Response from Wanaka_Water_Taxi, Owner at Wanaka Water Taxi and Wanaka 4x4 Explorer
Responded 4 Apr 2021
It was an absolute delight to have you and Peter on board Mary! Thank you so much for the excellent review. I will pass the kind words on to Charlie. Kind regards Krystle
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cleantraveller14 wrote a review Mar 2021
Alexandra, New Zealand8 contributions1 helpful vote
A wonderful afternoon. Great information from our lovely female skippers. The walk to the top is not too strenuous with breathtaking views round every corner and at each View Point.
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Date of experience: March 2021
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Response from Wanaka_Water_Taxi, Owner at Wanaka Water Taxi and Wanaka 4x4 Explorer
Responded 4 Apr 2021
Thank you all for joining us, what an awesome bunch of ladies and a few gentleman you were! We always love having locals aboard!
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ChelT wrote a review Mar 2021
Wellington, New Zealand53 contributions35 helpful votes
The best part of our Wanaka trip. And I highly recommend it! The island is such a peaceful place. There were bellbirds singing as if cheering people as they walk up the hill. There are stopping areas after each steep climb with amazing views of the main lake. Towards the top, you will find the lake within the lake. There is a curious weka that has associated humans with food. Btw the island + 4WD includes lunch. The 4WD drive was thrilling in some places. Mike is an amazing driver. The view is just spectacular. There is no camera that can justify the beauty of the place. The picnic is very filling (thank you Krystal!). And Mike makes a very good coffee according to my partner. Advice : There is no parking in the Marina so it is better to walk from your accommodation. Bring your own water bottle to the island as there is no drinkable water there. It is good to bring a little snack as well. But make sure you take your rubbish with you. In summer the water is so clear and inviting. I wished we were told to bring togs and towels, to be honest.
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Date of experience: February 2021
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Response from Wanaka_Water_Taxi, Owner at Wanaka Water Taxi and Wanaka 4x4 Explorer
Responded 8 Mar 2021
Thank you so much for your great review. I loved how you said that friends recommended our Mou Waho Island tour and you said; why not add the 4x4 tour as well! Great idea. Most people who like swimming bring togs, but you are right, we should tell people. So I have just updated all booking confirmations. Thank you for the feedback, we really appreciate it. Thank you so much for joining us. I will pass the kind words on to Mike as well.
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travellingt0m2021 wrote a review Mar 2021
Nelson, New Zealand2 contributions
Booked a water taxi fare for a trip out to Mou Wahu island after attempting to kayak to the island from Glendhu Bay earlier that day, and taking a wrong turn or four and ending up well off course. The Water Taxi was a much more enjoyable experience, and Shilah (hope that’s her name) was a fantastic guide. Was great value for the price and made for a memorable afternoon. Highly recommend them!
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Date of experience: February 2021
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Response from Wanaka_Water_Taxi, Owner at Wanaka Water Taxi and Wanaka 4x4 Explorer
Responded 8 Mar 2021
Great to hear that you still got to go to this gorgeous island. We are happy that we could help. It is quite the kayak out there, even when you do go the right way, it still takes a few hours. Yes it is doable and can be very nice but it can get very dangerous in a kayak out by the island when the NW winds come up. So great idea to join us in the end. We hope you still enjoyed your kayak as well though. I'll pass on the review to Shilo as well! Thank you for joining us.
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