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

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Wanaka Water Taxi Mou Waho Island Tour

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  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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Overview
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
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    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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Important Information
Departure Point
Wanaka Marina, Lakeside Road, Wanaka 9305, New Zealand
Duration
3h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Live commentary on board
  • 1.5 hour freedom walk on the island
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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Additional Info
  • 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
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Jordan N wrote a review Yesterday
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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!
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Date of experience: February 2021
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VWs wrote a review Jan. 2021
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Great tour, knowledgable skipper, beautiful, region, climb up to small lake not too hard, great value, highly recommended
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Date of experience: January 2021
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Response from Wanaka_Water_Taxi, Owner at Wanaka Water Taxi Mou Waho Island Tour
Responded 3 weeks ago
Thank you so much for joining us! Great to hear that you liked it!
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GeoffClark22 wrote a review Jan. 2021
Franz Josef, New Zealand16 contributions3 helpful votes
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
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Response from Wanaka_Water_Taxi, Owner at Wanaka Water Taxi Mou Waho Island Tour
Responded 4 Jan. 2021
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!
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SCY wrote a review Jan. 2021
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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.
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Date of experience: December 2020
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Response from Wanaka_Water_Taxi, Owner at Wanaka Water Taxi Mou Waho Island Tour
Responded 4 Jan. 2021
Thank you so much for the 5 star review! And calling me brilliant ;-) It was great to have you aboard!
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Bruce M wrote a review Dec. 2020
Christchurch, New Zealand5 contributions7 helpful votes
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....
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Date of experience: December 2020
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Response from Wanaka_Water_Taxi, Owner at Wanaka Water Taxi Mou Waho Island Tour
Responded 25 Dec. 2020
Thank you so much for thegreat review Bruce & Bronwyn. It was my pleasure!
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About the operator

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By: Wanaka Water Taxi and Wanaka 4x4 Explorer
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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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arrongNZ
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Great experience
Mao Waho is incredible. Go on a hot day and swim in the island lake. Will definitely do this again. Don't miss out
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Shimoda63
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Stunning afternoon - thanks so much :)
Thanks krystal & Charlie - this was a great afternoon on a wonderful day in a stunning place. The scenery was the
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amz_richie8
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Must do in Wanaka
We celebrated a friend 40th by taking this boat trip and a hike to the to of Mao Waho island and it was just amazin
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Dianne865
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Exceptional customer service
We left a jacket at an island while with another tour company - our company rang the water taxi who collected the j
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