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Wanaka Water Taxi Mou Waho Island Tour provided by Wanaka Water Taxi and Wanaka 4x4 Explorer

Wanaka Water Taxi Mou Waho Island Tour

Wanaka Water Taxi Mou Waho Island Tour
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from S$124.76 per adult
Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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Last updated: 9 Oct 2020
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Contact tracing QR code on board
What you can expect during your visit
Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
What you can expect during your visit
Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 66546P1
Call 800-130-2207
Important information
Inclusions
Live commentary on board • 1.5 hour freedom walk on the island
Exclusions
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Duration
3h
Departure details
Wanaka Marina, Lakeside Road, Wanaka 9305, New Zealand We depart from the jetty with the silver bridge in the Wanaka Marina
Inclusions
Live commentary on board • 1.5 hour freedom walk on the island
Exclusions
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Departure details
Wanaka Marina, Lakeside Road, Wanaka 9305, New Zealand We depart from the jetty with the silver bridge in the Wanaka Marina
Duration
3h
Return details
Returns to original departure point
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Not wheelchair accessible
Minimum numbers apply
A 20/30 minute walk up hill is involved. (Optional)
Due to uneven surfaces and the steepness in places, the walk is not recommended for those with walking disabilities but they are more than welcome to join us on the boat trip and skip the walk and stay at the bottom of the island.
Near public transportation
Infants must sit on laps
Most travellers can participate
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 10 travellers
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Wanaka Marina
    Lakeside Road, Wanaka 9305, New Zealand
    We depart from the jetty with the silver bridge in the Wanaka Marina
    See address & details
  • Pass by
    Wanaka Water Taxi and Wanaka 4x4 Explorer
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    Lake Wanaka
    Stop: 90 minutes
    Our favourite place on Lake Wanaka, Mou Waho Island! Where you can find an island, on a lake, on an island, on a lake, on an island on the sea! Mou Waho Island is a protected nature reserve and is home to many native New Zealand birds including the curious and flightless Weka. A short, steep walk takes you to the top of the island where you will be exposed to breath taking panoramic views of the Arethusa pool, Lake Wanaka and its surrounding peaks. Our water taxi leaves Wanaka Marina twice-daily travelling 15km up Lake Wanaka, passing Mou Tapu Island and the steep cliff of fisherman's cove to Mou Waho Island. Your friendly and knowledgeable skipper will inform you of the fascinating geology of the alps and the glaciers that created the lake as you travel along its sparkling waters. Stay for 1.5 hours on the island to explore at your own pace.
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  • You'll end at
    Wanaka Marina
    Lakeside Road, Wanaka 9305, New Zealand
    We depart from the jetty with the silver bridge in the Wanaka Marina
    See address & details
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Alister L
Timaru, New Zealand3 contributions
A fantastic educational tour of Lake Wanaka.
May 2021 • Friends
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.
Written 5 May 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
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!
Written 12 May 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

cleantraveller14
Alexandra, New Zealand8 contributions
A hidden gem in Lake Wanaka
Mar 2021 • Friends
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.
Written 25 March 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Wanaka_Water_Taxi
Thank you all for joining us, what an awesome bunch of ladies and a few gentleman you were! We always love having locals aboard!
Written 4 April 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Jordan N
1 contribution
Mou Waho Island
Feb 2021
Fabulous day out with Shiloh on the water taxi. Mou Waho Island was lovely and would recommend this trip to anyone. Shout out to Shiloh for the great driving and great banter!
Written 24 February 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Wanaka_Water_Taxi
A great skipper and she does have some awesome banter, doesn't she! Thank you so much for joining us Jordan.
Written 8 March 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

VWs
2 contributions
Awesome afternoon
Jan 2021 • Family
Great tour, knowledgable skipper, beautiful, region, climb up to small lake not too hard, great value, highly recommended
Written 6 January 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Wanaka_Water_Taxi
Thank you so much for joining us! Great to hear that you liked it!
Written 3 February 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

GeoffClark22
Franz Josef, New Zealand16 contributions
Great trip
This was a New Years Day trip out to Mou Waho after a fairly hectic Christmas/New Year period. Skipper Krystle gave a great commentary of all the sights on the way out. The island itself is a gem, especially the Arethusa pool near the summit. Take your togs! I unreservedly recommend this as a great excursion. We'll definitely be back!
Written 2 January 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Wanaka_Water_Taxi
Thank you for the great review Geoff, it was great to have you both aboard. And what a treat to have the island to ourselves for a bit after such busy days! It was a great way to start the new year! See you next time!
Written 4 January 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

SCY
Christchurch, New Zealand15 contributions
A lost world
Dec 2020
What a wonderful way to spent the afternoon. Kristal was brilliant and the whole trip was thoroughly enjoyable. Trek was medium to hard but it's all worth it when you get to the lookout 360 views.
Written 2 January 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Wanaka_Water_Taxi
Thank you so much for the 5 star review! And calling me brilliant ;-) It was great to have you aboard!
Written 4 January 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Bruce M
Christchurch, New Zealand5 contributions
Magical afternoon on Mou Waho Island
Dec 2020
Excellent trip with Krystle - she was friendly and hospitable, and very competent with the boat. At Mou Waho we were the only ones on the island, as it was a quiet day. Thanks Krystle for an excellent introduction to this amazing little corner of New Zealand....
Written 24 December 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Wanaka_Water_Taxi
Thank you so much for thegreat review Bruce & Bronwyn. It was my pleasure!
Written 25 December 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Steve M
Wellington, New Zealand7 contributions
Amazing morning out exploring
We had a brilliant morning exploring the lake and island. We saw weka, had insane views across the lake and Krystal was awesome!
Written 20 December 2020
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Wanaka_Water_Taxi
Thank you very much for the kind words! I need to thank you though for asking us to take you out in the drizzle, because it was gorgeous to see the lake like that! Thank you boys
Written 22 December 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

alphacitrus
Cawsand, UK58 contributions
Like a different world
Dec 2020
Wonderful day - such a perfect birthday present! Really relaxed and engaging tour - fantastic guide. Lucky with the weather, sunny and little wind. Really knowledgeable and friendly guide. Felt like a different world. Beautiful scenery, very special place. Had a lovely snooze at the lookout, picnic at the back lookout and then refreshing swim! Highly recommended trip.
Written 20 December 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Wanaka_Water_Taxi
Thank you so much for joining me and the very kind words Luke & Jemma! Keep on swimming!
Written 22 December 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Suzs
2 contributions
Lake in a Lake on an Island in an Ocean
Dec 2020
It was a hot day in Wanaka, what better place to be than on the water? The wind came up strong making the way out to the Mou Waho choppy. Safety was never a concern. Even the choppy ride was fun. Being out on the lake added a whole new perspective to “seeing Wanaka”. The island is beautiful and the hike up to Arethusa Lake although steep is not long. 15 Degree swim (if you dare!) in the cool, clean water of this Lake in a Lake on an island. A curious Weka came to check out the apricot I brought along. A further hike up gives a view of Arethusa above the lake and one other short trail brings a 360 degree view of Wanaka and the surrounding mountains. Krystal was a lovely skipper. Chat about the lake was minimal today as the focus was on managing the wind. Will look forward to going out to Mou Waho again on a future trip.
Written 16 December 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Wanaka_Water_Taxi
Thank you so much for your review Suz & Bill! It was great to have you aboard and I am sure our paths will cross again, either in Christchurch or on the lake again!
Written 17 December 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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Mary G
Mary G
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A MUST TRIP TO DO IN WANAKA
We did this amazing adventure during a three week tour of the South Island and it was certainly the highlight of ou
ChelTan123
ChelTan123
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An amazing day out
The best part of our Wanaka trip. And I highly recommend it! The island is such a peaceful place. There were bellb
travellingt0m2021
travellingt0m2021
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Great value
Booked a water taxi fare for a trip out to Mou Wahu island after attempting to kayak to the island from Glendhu Bay
SheenaHosking
SheenaHosking
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Island Wonder
This is definite must do if you are visiting Wanaka. Krystal will take you on an amazing informative journey to the
Jordan010292
Jordan010292
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Water taxi
Fabulous day out with Shiloh on the Wanaka Water Taxi. Loved Mou Waho and would recommend this trip to anyone! Shou
JOHN K
JOHN K
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Boat trip
Went as promoted and expected. Boat a bit small so no other services but it was fine for this short trip. Staff fri
Lindsay_Withington
Lindsay_Withington
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Fantastic experience
We booked to do this tour on line and the experience was painless, then the day arrived and my wife and I felt like
ESearleNelson
ESearleNelson
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A lake on an island in a lake!
Excellent trip to Moa Wahu. Enjoyed every minute and were well looked after by Wanaka Water Taxi. Would recommend
suekbeale
suekbeale
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Where else can you; Stand on an island, in a lake, on an island, in a lake.....on an island..
And it’s right in our backyard. Contact Krystal and the team to find out more. It was a fab. experience, Krystal g
AmandaXJames
AmandaXJames
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Trip to Mou Wahu Island Lake Wanaka
An excellent half day trip to this beautiful island. The guide was great, the walk to the top well worth the effort
Simon O
Simon O
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Fantastic day out with a great operator
We took the trip from Wanaka to Mou Waho island for the morning. We had a great commentary on local history on the
KarenH221
KarenH221
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Holiday highlight - breathtaking views, awesome guide and water taxi skipper
Awesome afternoon with Charlie and Krystal. From the moment we stepped on the water taxi we were in awe of our bea
CaroJaneN
CaroJaneN
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Amazing trip to Mou Waho!
Booked the afternoon trip to Mou Waho. Day turned out to be sunny and calm so we were very fortunate. Trip to Isl
JillNessMonster
JillNessMonster
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Amazing!
Such a great way to see more of Lake Wanaka! We took the Wanaka Water Taxi out to Mou Waho island... our guide was
trishp0llard
trishp0llard
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Great way to spend a day
Wanaka water taxi were a delight to tour with. Super friendly staff who went out of their way to make you feel welc
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