Wanaka Nature Wilderness Encounter | Wanaka Nature Encounter

Wanaka Nature Wilderness Encounter | Wanaka Nature Encounter

If you only have one day to explore Wanaka then this full-day nature encounter showcases the best of Wanaka's raw natural beauty - all yours for a day! Begin your day with a boat cruise on the pristine waters of Lake Wanaka to Mou Waho Island Nature Reserve. A guided walk to the spectacular summit reveals the island's secret – A Lake on top of an Island!

Enjoy a serene "High Tea" here, up close and personal with rare native birds, and plant a tree as part of this unique eco experience. Return to Wanaka for café lunch (at own expense) or optional packed picnic lunch.

After lunch experience the rugged beauty and solitude of the spectacular high country, bordering a World Heritage area with this exclusive 4WD journey exploring the private farm tracks on an historic Wanaka sheep, cattle and deer station. From the site of Nehenehe, an ancient Maori settlement abandoned in the 1830’s, to the ruins of Wanaka’s first European settler’s farmhouse (1880’s), this journey offers a unique insight into Wanaka’s rich history, heritage and modern-day farming life alpine style.

Tour Info

Tour Type: Guided Nature Tours & Walks
From: Wanaka to Wanaka
Price:
From (NZD) $494 per person
Duration: 1 Day
Tour Code: RLWNE

Inclusions

Wanaka accommodation pickup and drop off
Small group (max 6 per tour)
Morning boat trip to island Nature Reserve on Lake Wanaka
Guided walk to summit to reveal island's secret - an island on top of an island!
Morning tea
Private audience with rare native birds including Weka, Bellbird, Wood pigeon and Tui
Help the environment by planting your own native tree on the island
Afternoon backcountry journey by 4WD
Access to private sheep, cattle and deer farm
Maori and European historical site interpretation
Afternoon tea
Optional nature walk
Lunch is not included - you are free to explore local Wanaka cafés from 12:30- 1:30pm

Tour Departures

  • Frequency: Daily all year round
  • Departure Point: From all Wanaka accommodation properties
  • Departure Time: 8:45am
  • Duration: 8 hours approximately
  • Return Details: Tour returns at 5.00pm (Oct-Apr) and 4.00pm (May-Sep)
  • Closed: Christmas Day

Important Information

  • Tours run with a minimum of 2 adults.
  • May and September – as a safety precaution, the 4WD portion does not access the highest farm tracks due to snow and ice
  • Operator reserves the right to alter locations to suit weather conditions and farming practices.
  • This tour must be booked at least 72 hours in advance of travel.
  • Tour is operated in English unless otherwise stated.
  • What to bring: Sturdy footwear, a warm top, camera, sunglasses and a water bottle
  • Confirmation for this product will be received within 24 hours of booking, subject to availability.
  • Complete operator information, including opening times and local contact telephone numbers are included on your e-voucher.

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Wanaka Nature Wilderness Encounter | Wanaka Nature Encounter
Sightseeing Tours
Tour Code: RLWNE
From (NZD) $494 per person
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