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Stevensons Island Cruise and Nature Walk from Wanaka

Stevensons Island Cruise and Nature Walk from Wanaka

star-4.5
30
  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
$58.40
From
$58.40
Hidden away behind a peninsula, Stevensons Island is one of the harder islands to get to on Lake Wanaka. On this half-day trip, catch a luxury ferry from Wanaka and sail out to the island past local mountains and lush countryside. Upon disembarking, hike to the island’s summit and take in grand views of the peninsula, the lake and the Southern Alps
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Lake Wanaka 1-Hour Cruise Including Wine and Cheese Board

Lake Wanaka 1-Hour Cruise Including Wine and Cheese Board

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18
  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
From
$43.62
From
$43.62
Sail around the serene Lake Wanaka on this late-afternoon ‘happy hour’ cruise. With a complimentary beer or wine in hand, cruise around the southern end of Lake Wanaka, the majestic Southern Alps in the distance. Sail around Waterfall Creek, Ruby Island and Stevensons Peninsula, and even see the famous ‘Lone Tree’ – a famous willow growing out of the lake.
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* A traveler said: "Lovely trip on a beautiful afternoon with a glass of Sauvignon blanc and delicious cheese board. Staff were excellent."


Wine Tour From Wanaka: Half Day

Wine Tour From Wanaka: Half Day

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8
  • 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$85.77
From
$85.77
See four wineries on this fantastic wine tour. Great for small groups of family and friends who want an exclusive experience. You will travel in a luxury air-conditioned SUV with leather seats, generous legroom, extra headroom, sunroof and USB power. On board there is a free wi fi hotspot, coolbox for your snacks and beverages, wine carrier for purchases and umbrellas. Complimentary bottled water and crackers are also provided. You will discover an amazing range of award winning wines including Pinot Noir, Rosé, Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay and sparkling wine. You will journey through three distinct winemaking sub regions and visit boutique wineries off the beaten track on this great value wine tasting experience. I am also a photographer and will take pictures of your memorable day trip free of charge and send them to you via download link after the tour.
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* A traveler said: "Greg had everything pre arranged for our afternoon tour and was very knowledgeable about the wines of the region. I learnt alot and will certainly book again."


Cardrona Valley Mountain Quad Experience from Wanaka

Cardrona Valley Mountain Quad Experience from Wanaka

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125
  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
$208.29
From
$208.29
Enjoy high-octane thrills in the New Zealand wilderness on this 2-hour Cardrona Valley quad bike experience from Wanaka. Following a comprehensive safety briefing, pull on your helmet and hop onto your 350cc quad bike. Master the controls in safety, then spin off into the mountains of the mighty Cardrona Valley with your guide. Navigate winding dirt tracks through rolling alpine farmland where Merino sheep and cattle graze. Bounce and roll over the rugged terrain, and enjoy panoramic views over the wilds of New Zealand’s South Island.
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* A traveler said: "The experience was more fun then I can describe. I was able to go ahead of the guide and go at my pace. The trails were bumpy and there was some mud and this made the experience even more exciting. The amount I paid I feel was definitely worth the cost for what I was able to do. I would recommend this experience to everyone."


Cardrona High Country Pub Trail Horse Riding Trek

Cardrona High Country Pub Trail Horse Riding Trek

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185
  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
From
$193.87
From
$193.87
Saddle up and explore New Zealand’s rugged wilderness on this 3.5-hour Cardrona High Country pub trail horse-riding trek. Head on horseback into the New Zealand countryside with your guide. Discover points of historical interest along the winding mountain trails, and gain insight into the 19th-century gold rush that brought wealth to the area. Pass through a working cattle farm, traverse choppy rivers and enjoy panoramic views over the rugged scenery. Stop at the historic Cardrona Hotel for a complimentary drink, then return to base along the mighty Cardrona River.
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* A traveler said: "Guide was excellent and made sure we had the appropriate horse for our level of experience! The route we rode on was lovely and had good views of the Cadrona Valley!"


Wine Tour with Wine Tasting from Wanaka

Wine Tour with Wine Tasting from Wanaka

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46
  • 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$151.54
From
$151.54
Central Otago is one of New Zealand’s most popular wine regions, producing well-respected reds and whites in alpine vineyards. On this afternoon tour, visit four of boutique wineries in the region and taste some of their award-winning offerings. Learn the secrets behind these wines from the winemakers themselves, and stop at one winery for a gourmet food and wine matching – tasting dishes of local produce matched with wines from the vineyard.
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* A traveler said: "This was our first wine tour, would definitely recommend this company they are brilliant. John was a great tour guide, he was so friendly and knowledgeable about the area. We were taken to 4 fantastic vineyards where we tasted the most delicious wines and couldn’t resist buying a few bottles. We also had a delicious platter at one of the vineyards where we sat outside enjoying the views in the sunshine. Each vineyard was special in their one way and we throughly enjoyed learning about how they made the wines. This tour was well organised and great value for money. Would definitely go with this company again, thanks team and we will see you again in the future. Emma and Tom"


Small-Group Gold Discovery Horse Riding in Cardrona Valley

Small-Group Gold Discovery Horse Riding in Cardrona Valley

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101
  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
$165.04
From
$165.04
Saddle up for a horseback ride through the wild landscapes of the Cardrona Valley. Trace the path of the 19th-century gold rush, climb the mountains for a thrilling view over Wanaka Lake, and trot or gallop through the valley plains. Rides can be tailored for all levels, from complete beginners to experienced riders.
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* A traveler said: "Beautiful trek with an amazing guide and extremely friendly horses - a great way to get to know a bit about the landscape, the history of the region and just to enjoy the scenery with a bit of fun - highly recommend it! Many thanks to all"


Jet Boat and Wilderness Walk Tour from Wanaka

Jet Boat and Wilderness Walk Tour from Wanaka

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141
  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$179.46
From
$179.46
Discover the idyllic landscapes of the Mount Aspiring National Park, where filming for the Lord of the Rings took place, on this action-packed half-day tour from Wanaka. Zip along the Matukituki River on a jet boat, admire spectacular views of Lake Wanaka and Mount Aspiring, then hike past forests and waterfalls to see the Avalanche Glacier.
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* A traveler said: "We have had a number of excellent, exciting experiences on this trip to NZ... but far and away, this was the best so far. Fun, beautiful, fabulous boat driver, knowledgeable and concerned with everyone's comfort and safety. If you do only one excursion ... make it this one."


Lakeland Jet Boat Adventure - Clutha River

Lakeland Jet Boat Adventure - Clutha River

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56
  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
From
$90.09
From
$90.09
Inject some thrills into your standard sightseeing adventure and whip through the Southland forests at high speed on this thrilling jet boating experience. Race around Lake Wanaka and down the winding Clutha River, through rapids and tunnels, tight channels and tighter corners, on this compact and comprehensive journey that’ll get you back to shore in time for your afternoon or evening plans. Travel the river at rocketing speeds of around 50mph and enjoy remarkable stunts like the 180-degree Hamilton Spin!
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Small Group Jet Boat Adventure on the Clutha River from Wanaka

Small Group Jet Boat Adventure on the Clutha River from Wanaka

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175
  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$102.75
From
$102.75
Running from Lake Dunstan in North Otago through to the East Coast, the wide and blue Clutha River is flanked by glacial terraces and stunning New Zealand bush. Speed down the river on this half-day jetboat trip through Upper Clutha Valley, take photos of the towering Southern Alps and thrill at the river’s long winding stretches and switchback corners.
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Wanaka Water Taxi Mou Waho Island Tour

Wanaka Water Taxi Mou Waho Island Tour

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53
  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$92.40
From
$92.40
A lot of the South Island’s natural hideaways are tough to get to, and that’s definitely the case with Mou Waho Island. This half-day cruise makes it easy; sail from Wanaka Marina to this isolated island in the middle of Lake Wanaka. Walk to the island’s very own lake, the Arethusa Pool, and take panoramic photos of the lake and the nearby Southern Alps, or take a dip at the beach near the island’s only jetty.
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* A traveler said: "Kyle was fantastic as our host and guide. Mou Waho was magical, a bucket list item for sure. Our teen loved the walk with Lake Paradise at the end. One of the best things to do in Wanaka as an individual or as a family. Worth every penny."


Half-Day Kayak Experience on the Mighty Clutha River from Wanaka

Half-Day Kayak Experience on the Mighty Clutha River from Wanaka

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47
  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$147.11
From
$147.11
This half-day kayak tour on the Clutha River is an ideal trip for active travelers who want to try a new outdoor adventure sport, or who want to perfect their kayaking skills. Your guide will give you a full safety briefing and educated you about river safety, so you can feel confident on the 13 miles (22 kilometers) of river. Plus, receive personalized attention on a small-group tour.
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* A traveler said: "I would recommend having at least some kayaking experience before booking this, because I struggled as a novice, but our guides, Tyler and Joel, were great. If you have an adventurous spirit and can listen, you will do fine as a beginner. My husband absolutely loved this, and because we had two guides and just one other experienced kayaker with us, he was able to experience the more challenging rapids with Tyler, while Joel helped me stick to the calmer side of the river. Our guides made sure we were safe the whole way and gave us an in-depth safety briefing with a reminder during our break. I was surprised how sensitive the kayaks were; it's almost too easy to maneuver them. I'd say there is a good chance you can tip out and start floating down the river, and I did. Don't panic (like I did!) and listen to your guide. The river and its views are beautiful, and I learned a lot about New Zealand from Tyler as we made our way down the river. Joel seemed to have a ton of experience and was a total Godsend for me. The second part of the trip after the break is a bit rougher, and after dumping out into the river, I was really uneasy. Joel stuck with me the whole way and even towed me when I got too nervous to go through the last rapid on my own. I might have had a meltdown had he not been there! Don't let that discourage you though. I am a total play-it-safe type and I'm not a strong swimmer, and I still had a lot of fun! Joel was an amazing guide!"


Half-Day Kayak Tour on Lake Wanaka

Half-Day Kayak Tour on Lake Wanaka

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42
  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$132.32
From
$132.32
Kayaking on serene Lake Wanaka, with its clear waters and beautiful coastline, is a great introduction to kayaking. Beginners and those with more experience will enjoy a calm half-day tour approximately 5.5 miles (9 kms) around the lake. Take in the views while experiencing the unspoiled nature that New Zealand is famous more, but without breaking too much of a sweat.
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* A traveler said: "Great way to enjoy the beauty of Lake Wanaka. Thank you , Abby, for all your kayak encouragement and knowledge of Maori lore. You are a wonderful guide. Spectacular weather added to it, for sure. As did the coffee you provided and amazing brownie from Bex! She needs to open a bakery! Wow! Hey! Where are the pics you took? Maybe forgot to send them. No matter! Had a fantastic time and would recommend your tour to beginners and skilled kayakers alike. Many thanks, Diana"


Packraft Wanaka ‘Raft’ plus Jet Boat & Wilderness Walk Tour from Wanaka

Packraft Wanaka ‘Raft’ plus Jet Boat & Wilderness Walk Tour from Wanaka

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27
  • 7 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$287.57
From
$287.57
A full day of adventure and adrenaline, join in New Zealand’s only combined jet boat, wilderness walk, and pack-raft experience. Set on the mighty Matukituki River, just a short drive from Wanaka, you’ll jet up-river, enjoy a beachside lunch at the base of a glacier, and learn the basics of paddling before putting your new skills to use on your own lightweight, stable, two-person raft.
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Lakeland Jet Ski Adventure Tour - Lake Wanaka

Lakeland Jet Ski Adventure Tour - Lake Wanaka

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24
  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
From
$162.16
From
$162.16
Explore scenic Lake Wanaka, New Zealand’s fourth-largest lake, aboard a state-of-the-art Sea-Doo jet ski. Led by an experienced guide, admire the surrounding islands, bays, and alpine scenery. Each watercraft holds two people and no prior jet skiing experience is necessary. Learn more about this picturesque ecosystem while also enjoying an adrenaline rush.
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Mou Waho Island Cruise and Nature Walk from Wanaka

Mou Waho Island Cruise and Nature Walk from Wanaka

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21
  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
From
$176.67
Price varies by group size
From
$176.67
Price varies by group size
After a catamaran cruise across Lake Wanaka to Mou Waho Island—which sits in the middle of the lake—spot rare native birds that are extinct on mainland New Zealand. Thanks to successful conservation efforts, the island is a rare haven for birdlife. Enjoy a guided hike with an expert guide to a lake at the top of the island, an experience that’s rated one of the best must-do activities in Wanaka.
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* A traveler said: "We had a lovely day out. The views from the boat are stunning and the walk on the island was quite refreshing with beautiful views all round. We were lucky enough to have a close encounter with a Weka. Our guide Kyle was very informative and helpful. Thank you for a wonderful experience"


1-Hour Ruby Island Cruise and Walk from Wanaka

1-Hour Ruby Island Cruise and Walk from Wanaka

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14
  • 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
From
$36.22
From
$36.22
For travelers short on time in Wanaka, this one-hour cruise and walk to Ruby Island is an ideal way to experience the lake and mountains. Glide across Lake Wanaka to Ruby Island in comfort on a luxury catamaran. There, enjoy an easy walk to lookout points that are great places to take pictures from. Families and senior travelers will enjoy this tour, as it’s suitable for all levels of mobility.
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* A traveler said: "Perfect for the kids! Not too long. The guide was fantastic. She had so much knowledge about ruby island and the surrounding area."


Milford Sound Glacier Flight & Cruise from Wanaka

Milford Sound Glacier Flight & Cruise from Wanaka

star-5
13
  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
$324.32
From
$324.32
Experience the rugged beauty of remote Milford Sound from Wanaka, all in half-a-day. With a choice of morning or afternoon flight departures, fly over lush national parks, epic glaciers, and alpine lakes, before touching down in the Sound. Enjoy a scenic cruise, keeping an eye out for some of the local inhabitants including seals, penguins, and dolphins, before returning to Wanaka by plane.
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* A traveler said: "Wonderful! Worth every expensive penny. We were fortunate enough to have a sunny blue sky experience."


Wilderness Adventure Including Scenic flight Self-guided Hike and Jet Boat Ride
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$327.93
The snow-capped mountains, lush forests, and waterfalls of the Mount Aspiring National Park lie along the West Coast of New Zealand’s South Island. This action-packed tour lets you explore the park by plane, boat, and on foot. Soar overhead on a scenic flight, hike along the banks of the Siberia River, then hop aboard for a thrilling jet boat ride along the Wilkin River.
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* A traveler said: "Excellent adventure. We recommend you take a pair of river crossing sandals. Both the plane pilot Ryan and the jet boat pilot Hayden were expert navigators. 5 Stars for sure!"


Kayak Rental Adventure - The Mission

Kayak Rental Adventure - The Mission

  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$62.83
From
$62.83
You’ll get lots of good advice from the folks at Paddle Wanaka. We’ll help you plan your route based on the weather and your experience level. Plus we’ll provide transport to your starting location, so you only need to paddle one way! Meander along the coastline, power down the lake, explore the local islands, jump off the jetties or picnic in style. How you take on this Mission is up to you.
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Glacier River Safari: 4WD plus Jet Boat and Wilderness Walk Tour

Glacier River Safari: 4WD plus Jet Boat and Wilderness Walk Tour

  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$331.91
From
$331.91
This is a great opportunity to spend more time exploring the spectacular glacial formed Matukituki Valley on our full day Jet boat & Wilderness Walk followed by lunch then a 4WD Farm Safari
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