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Stevensons Island Cruise and Nature Walk from Wanaka provided by Lake Wanaka Cruises

Stevensons Island Cruise and Nature Walk from Wanaka

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2 adults
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Stevensons Island on Lake Wanaka should not be missed by any nature lover. A luxury catamaran delivers you there in just 40 minutes for a guided nature walk to the island summit. Spectacular photo ops include the scenic Southern Alps. Afternoon tea is provided along with Department of Conservation park fees at this bird sanctuary.
You'll start at
100 Ardmore Street
100 Ardmore Street, Wanaka 9305, New ZealandAt the lake front direct;y across the road from the Wanaka iSite.
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    Lake Wanaka
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
    Cruise on Lake Wanaka NZ to Stevensons Island for a guided nature walk.
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You'll end at
100 Ardmore Street
100 Ardmore Street, Wanaka 9305, New ZealandAt the lake front direct;y across the road from the Wanaka iSite.
See address & details
  • Lake Wanaka catamaran cruise to Stevensons Island
  • Nature walk to the summit for sweeping views
  • Guide points out birdlife such as the buff weka
  • Quick afternoon itinerary leaves free time in the day
Important Information
Departure Point
100 Ardmore Street, Wanaka 9305, New Zealand
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Cruise and guided Island walk
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • GST (Goods and Services Tax)
  • Department of Conservation Park fees
  • Afternoon tea
  • Local guide
  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • Entry/Admission - Lake Wanaka
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Subject to favorable weather conditions. If canceled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 49 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Kind Heart NZ wrote a review 8 Jul
1 contribution
Fantastic trip with great views and with good guide. I recommend this trip if interested in scenic views. Thankyou both Adam and Pavla
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Date of experience: July 2020
Claudietta_1986 wrote a review Mar 2020
Milan, Italy13 contributions5 helpful votes
We have chosen to rely on Lake Wanaka Tours because it is a local company that offers the possibility of combining the cruise on the lake with a walk on one of the islands. We did the Stevenson Island tour, which provided just enough cruising time and a lovely short walk up the
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Date of experience: November 2019
Geneviev00 wrote a review Feb 2020
Williamsburg, Virginia37 contributions13 helpful votes
My husband and I booked this cruise in the hopes of having a peaceful trip onto the lake as well as some time in nature. This cruise ticked all the boxes. There ended up being only about 14-16 of us on the cruise, and we were the only people there on Stevensons Island which is
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Date of experience: February 2020
Ros S wrote a review Feb 2020
3 contributions
What a great way to spend a couple of hours exploring the outer region of beautiful Lake Wanaka. The catamaran made for smooth cruising despite the string wind and the short walk on Stevenson Island with the skipper was informative and long enough. The crew, Adam and Pavla
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Date of experience: February 2020
Response from TimC4750, Manager at Stevensons Island Cruise and Nature Walk from Wanaka
Responded 14 Feb 2020
Cheers for that. I'll pass your kind words on to Adam and Pav.
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BazJackSalisbury wrote a review Jan 2020
New Forest National Park Wiltshire, United Kingdom359 contributions104 helpful votes
This is a lovely way to spend a couple of hours. The couple who run the boat are very friendly and helpful. A slow cruise up the lake takes you to Stephenson Island which has a small beach and an optional 15 min stroll to a low peak for further views and a bit of information
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Date of experience: January 2020
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By: Lake Wanaka Cruises
Great cruise sit up the front.
This was great and better than I thought it would be. Lindsay and Adam are great hosts. They have great stories and
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Weka's gone wild
Relaxing trip on boat, with great views, to the island. We were greeted by a weka when we got off and then did a s
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Roman Č
awesome trip!
really nice trip and friendly guides :) Morning cruise with coffee/tea to the island, after 1,5 hour wolk to the to
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Beautiful views you won’t see otherwise
Highly recommend this great tour with friendly, knowledgable crew. Beautiful views over Wanaka and surrounding isla
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Nice mellow enjoyable cruise
We sipped our beer and wine, nibbled some cheese, fruit, and crackers and watched the lovely scenery as we slowly c
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Got the additional cheese
We had a nice little group of 7 on our cruise and with skipper Adam and first mate Prava unlike Gilligans trip we m
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Just Ok
For the price, a little disappointing. It is not a "must do". The cheese board was limited at best - and only on
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Boat trip to Ruby Island
Because of the season we had a private catamaran for the tree of us. #jippie Beautiful weather and a friendly crew.
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Lovely cruise
We had a very enjoyable hour on Lake Wanaka sipping wine and eating cheese and biscuits. Friendly captain and sail
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booze cruise
Fun short trip, windy that day. Crew was awesome. Cold beer and wine. Would take again. Loved the cool island in th
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Great family trip
Excellent cruise, spectacular views, great walk and even better company. We had skilled captain Adam and his knowle
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Colleen O
Nice cruise
Pretty views on the tour of lake wanaka & nice folks who run it. Cheese board & wine enjoyable. Bbbbbb
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Scenic cruise around Wanaka with a welcoming crew!
Beautiful cruise around lake Wanaka. An absolute slice of heaven and perfect venue to enjoy a drink. Pavla and Adam
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Wanaka on Water
A great way to kill some time here in Wanaka! Totally relaxed and beautiful way to see some incredible scenery. Pro
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Alls well that ends well
We originally booked onto a longer more expensive cruise with skipper Adam and Pavla but due to a mechanical failur
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