Lake Wanaka Happy Hour Cruise
- Skip the line through a separate entrance
- Duration: 1 hour
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This was a great way to spend half a day. I did it solo and it was wonderful to have time at the lake and at the lookout all to myself. You really do feel like nobody else is around (even though you see the odd person travelling up or down the trail path). The views are breathtaking and you get an excellent workout hiking up to the lookout. You also learn about the geology and history of the island and Wanaka generally on the way out to the island. A little tip - bring insect repellent with you and wear closed shoes and socks as there are sandflies on the island. You do need a moderate level of fitness to hike to the top as it is intense in places and some parts of the path are very rocky but it all adds to the experience!
Were told the upper Clutha River track from Albert Town to Wanaka was closed due to washouts. Detour was through suburbs. We went on the Clutha track anyway. First 50 meters was very rocky, rest was absolutely fine. So glad we did that part as it was the best!
Jason who drove us out to the Island was friendly and extremely knowledgable. He made lots of stops for photos and info. The walk up to the top of Mou Waho is steep in places but well worth it for the views. 3hr trip so great to do on free afternoon.
Wayne was a wonderful tour guide. Picked us up exactly on time and was full of great information. He made the tour so fun and we learned so much. We couldn’t have been more happy with this tour. Really enjoyed the day. Would definitely recommend it.
Great trip. Bat Captain very knowledgeable and friendly. ...views were dramatic and awesome. Hike up to Mou Wahoo was nice. Next time I will bring my swim trunks and a couple cold beers to enjoy a welcome “cool don” after the hike :-)