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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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98% of travellers recommend this experience
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
3h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Group size:
10
Near public transportation
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    3h
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Group size:
    10
  • Near public transportation
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
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
What to expect
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.
What to expect
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 66546P1
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
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
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
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: 9 Oct 2020
A note from Wanaka Water Taxi Mou Waho Island Tour
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
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 return to the starting point
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Popular mentions

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Eugene C
14 contributions
Had a lovely time on Mou Waho. About a 45 minute trip there with a few sight seeing stops on the way. Went with two kids, both enjoyed the wildlife and scenery.
Written 17 April 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Wanaka_Water_Taxi
Thank you very much for the lovely nice review. We love how all ages love Mou Waho Island. Thanks for joining us
Written 19 April 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

jade h
Arrowtown, New Zealand24 contributions
Amazing! The best thing to do in wanaka.. incredible views, great team on board, we will be back for sure. Thank you for having us.
Written 10 April 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Wanaka_Water_Taxi
Now that is what we like to hear! Thank you so much Jade! Thank you so much for joining us and the great review! Cheers Brent & Krystle
Written 19 April 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

highker
New Zealand12 contributions
A brilliantly sunny warm day for a trip with Brent our skipper and Krystle our hostess. Krystle passed on to us her great knowledge of Lake Wanaka and its islands as we travelled out into the lake. First stop Ruby Island where it’s history was explained by Brent. An interesting dialogue. On to MoU Waho Island where we disembarked and prepared for our walk to the top. This is not for the feint hearted and one of our party was only able to get half way. Those passengers who did the whole climb were amazed with its beauty. Thank you Brent and Krystle for a great half day out. If you are in Wanaka this trip is highly recommended.
Written 14 March 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Wanaka_Water_Taxi
Thank you very much for joining us! It was lovely to meet you. And luckily the views from half way are very nice to and she got welcomed by the cheeky Wekas at the bottom of the hill.
Written 18 March 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Lawrence C
2 contributions
Feb 2022
The trip to Mou Waho where we learned more than we had ever known before about NZs glaciers, lakes and mountain formation, thank you so much Brent and Krystle. Over many years we have done scores of boat trips in and around NZ and this has to be number one. Beautiful weather, fantastic views, a lake like glass.
Written 28 February 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Wanaka_Water_Taxi
Thank you very much Lawrence and Beatrice! Brent absolutely loved your enthusiasm for his commentary. Such a pleasure to have you to aboard and so interested.
Written 18 March 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Wendy D
Invercargill, New Zealand17 contributions
Spent an enjoyable afternoon travelling to Mou Wahou Island via Motapu Island (history stop only). Basically a shuttle service but provided an informative commentary along the way. Friendly and knowledgeable staff. MoU Wahou itself is an attractive location on the lake, with a short steep trail to the top of the island. The views are commanding and there was time to swim in Arethusa’s pool on the island or in Lake Wanaka itself, before the return journey
Written 26 February 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Wanaka_Water_Taxi
Thank you very much for joining us Wendy! We will have to come to Te Anau for a swim with you soon!
Written 18 March 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Bettina15052012
Wellington, New Zealand9 contributions
Feb 2022 • Family
Most magical swim ever, can highly recommend just getting the taxi and walk up… the water was blissful!
Written 17 February 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Wanaka_Water_Taxi
It is just the best swim spot, isn't it! Where else can you swim on top of an island?! Great to hear that you loved is as much as we do.
Written 18 February 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

AKLSandH
14 contributions
Feb 2022
Thank you Krystle for taking us out to Mou Waho Island. Your commentary was informative and your instructions for the track were straightforward. We had enough time to do the walk then relax and enjoy a swim in the lake.

The lake water temperature was cool but not cold and was a unique experience swimming in a beautiful natural envronment.

We recommend going the extra few minutes to the summit for the best view.

Krystle is a great ambassador for the company and Wanaka tourism and we will definitely tell others about this trip.
Written 14 February 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Wanaka_Water_Taxi
Great to hear! Thank you so much for joining us and now being ambassadors as well! ;-) We really appreciate it. It's just such a magical place. Kind regards Krystle
Written 16 February 2022
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Coastal753395
New Zealand1 contribution
Fantastic day on the lake. Great commentary and very knowledgeable. Mou Waho is fantastic, birdlife, predator free. Lake in an island, in a lake. Highly recommend this tour.
Written 8 February 2022
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Wanaka_Water_Taxi
It sure is a magical spot! Great to hear that you had a fantastic day. Thank you so much for joining us.
Written 16 February 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Diane B
Auckland, New Zealand8 contributions
Jan 2022 • Friends
did this tour a week ago, excellent value for money. Crystal was very knowledgeable about the lake and the local area and history.
We had a lovely trip to the Island then walked to the top of the Island and had a swim in the lake within the Mow Waho Island.
Stayed on the Island for a couple of hours, so wasn't rushed at all.
Had a very enjoyable trip back to Wanaka.
Highly recommended.

Diane
Written 22 January 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Great to hear that you enjoyed this little gem. Thank you so much for joining us and your lovely review Diane!
Written 30 January 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Karen E
Clyde, New Zealand47 contributions
Fabulous Day on Lake Wanaka. Krystal was knowledgeable and very friendly. The hour relaxing on the beach was timely. Weather was very kind to us which makes a difference. Highly recommend
Written 11 January 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thank you Karen. We love giving people a great day out! And yes the weather has just been the best.
Written 30 January 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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Roger S
Roger S
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Making wonderful Memories
Our FurSeals Swim Group booked the "Big Boat" for a swim adventure at Stevensons Island in Jan 2022. Krystle is an
Monique M
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A great experience
What a great experience! We were given blankets and hot water bottles on the trip over as it was a very chilly morn
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Mike
The skippers got covid. So we couldn't go. Firm was friendly and good communication. Book me haven't sent me the re
chrisandbarbara2019
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Wonderful Experience
Such a helpful crew and a friendly, safe and magical experience. Mou Waho is such a beautiful spot with lots of wek
SamS6018
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Unbeatable transport across lake Wanaka
We needed a boat ride to/from Wanaka Faces Hut for a hunting trip. We went with Wanaka Water Taxi because they were
kiwiem29
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Ruby island boat trip
Lovely and knowledgeable staff helped make for an enjoyable trip. Unfortunately the time on Ruby island is too s
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Ruby Island experience
Ruby Island adventure An amazing family trip grand parents kids & adults Crystal our captain & Guide FANTASTIC G
amandat19722022
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Awesome EVERYTHING!
Krystle was fantastic-her local knowledge and sense of humor perfect for the day trip👍😎 Loved her company and sto
bpkiwi2022
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Mou Waho Island Wanaka- great day out!
A really great day out on the lake and island. A special day for our friend's birthday. The swim on the lake on the
397raewynw
397raewynw
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Mou Waho & Stevensons Island
Loved both trips. Mou Waho was so peacefuly and tranquil. Amazing views from the top of lookout which was a 20ish
Shakennotstiirred
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Fantastic experience
Really professional and informative tour. Thoroughly enjoyable day on the water to Mou Waho. A must do in Wanaka
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Mou Waho Island
We had a great trip out to Mou Waho Island with Krystal our driver from Wanaka water taxis tailoring the trip acros
Neil C
Neil C
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Super friendly service and highly knowledgable about the local area
We caught the Wanaka Water Taxi out to Mou Waho island. The trip out was awesome and we learned about the history o
vermaamisha89
vermaamisha89
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Amazinggg experience!!! ❤️
A Wanaka must do activity. We absolutely loved having Krystal as our guide during the tour. Having to leave the mai
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Amazing Amazing Amazing
Very friendly, guide has a passion for the history and keen to share his knowledge, which was much appreciated. W
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