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Milford Sound Glacier Flight & Cruise from WanakaDay Cruises

Milford Sound Glacier Flight & Cruise from Wanaka

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Experience the rugged beauty of remote Milford Sound from Wanaka, all in half-a-day. With a choice of morning or afternoon flight departures, fly over lush national parks, epic glaciers, and alpine lakes, before touching down in the Sound. Enjoy a scenic cruise, keeping an eye out for some of the local inhabitants including seals, penguins, and dolphins, before returning to Wanaka by plane.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
$398.02
From
$398.02

Wanaka Water Taxi Mou Waho Island TourDay Cruises

Wanaka Water Taxi Mou Waho Island Tour

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A lot of the South Island’s natural hideaways are tough to get to, and that’s definitely the case with Mou Waho Island. This half-day cruise makes it easy; sail from Wanaka Marina to this isolated island in the middle of Lake Wanaka. Walk to the island’s very own lake, the Arethusa Pool, and take panoramic photos of the lake and the nearby Southern Alps, or take a dip at the beach near the island’s only jetty.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
$85.78
From
$85.78

Stevensons Island Cruise and Nature Walk from WanakaDay Cruises

Stevensons Island Cruise and Nature Walk from Wanaka

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Hidden away behind a peninsula, Stevensons Island is one of the harder islands to get to on Lake Wanaka. On this half-day trip, catch a luxury ferry from Wanaka and sail out to the island past local mountains and lush countryside. Upon disembarking, hike to the island’s summit and take in grand views of the peninsula, the lake and the Southern Alps
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
$54.22
From
$54.22

Wilderness Adventure Including Scenic flight Self-guided Hike and Jet Boat RideHiking

Wilderness Adventure Including Scenic flight Self-guided Hike and Jet Boat Ride

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The snow-capped mountains, lush forests, and waterfalls of the Mount Aspiring National Park lie along the West Coast of New Zealand’s South Island. This action-packed tour lets you explore the park by plane, boat, and on foot. Soar overhead on a scenic flight, hike along the banks of the Siberia River, then hop aboard for a thrilling jet boat ride along the Wilkin River.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
$271.07
From
$271.07

Mou Waho Island Cruise and Nature Walk from WanakaDay Cruises

Mou Waho Island Cruise and Nature Walk from Wanaka

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After a catamaran cruise across Lake Wanaka to Mou Waho Island—which sits in the middle of the lake—spot rare native birds that are extinct on mainland New Zealand. Thanks to successful conservation efforts, the island is a rare haven for birdlife. Enjoy a guided hike with an expert guide to a lake at the top of the island, an experience that’s rated one of the best must-do activities in Wanaka.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
From
$164.01
Price varies by group size
From
$164.01
Price varies by group size

1-Hour Ruby Island Cruise and Walk from WanakaDay Cruises

1-Hour Ruby Island Cruise and Walk from Wanaka

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For travelers short on time in Wanaka, this one-hour cruise and walk to Ruby Island is an ideal way to experience the lake and mountains. Glide across Lake Wanaka to Ruby Island in comfort on a luxury catamaran. There, enjoy an easy walk to lookout points that are great places to take pictures from. Families and senior travelers will enjoy this tour, as it’s suitable for all levels of mobility.
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  • 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
From
$33.63
From
$33.63

Lake Wanaka 1-Hour Cruise Including Wine and Cheese BoardWine Tasting

Lake Wanaka 1-Hour Cruise Including Wine and Cheese Board

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Sail around the serene Lake Wanaka on this late-afternoon ‘happy hour’ cruise. With a complimentary beer or wine in hand, cruise around the southern end of Lake Wanaka, the majestic Southern Alps in the distance. Sail around Waterfall Creek, Ruby Island and Stevensons Peninsula, and even see the famous ‘Lone Tree’ – a famous willow growing out of the lake.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
From
$40.49
From
$40.49

Packraft Wanaka ‘Raft’ plus Jet Boat & Wilderness Walk Tour from WanakaHiking

Packraft Wanaka ‘Raft’ plus Jet Boat & Wilderness Walk Tour from Wanaka

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A full day of adventure and adrenaline, join in New Zealand’s only combined jet boat, wilderness walk, and pack-raft experience. Set on the mighty Matukituki River, just a short drive from Wanaka, you’ll jet up-river, enjoy a beachside lunch at the base of a glacier, and learn the basics of paddling before putting your new skills to use on your own lightweight, stable, two-person raft.
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  • 7 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
From
$273.82
From
$273.82

Wanaka Nature Encounter: Lake Cruise and 4WD SafariDay Cruises

Wanaka Nature Encounter: Lake Cruise and 4WD Safari

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Experience the best of Wanaka’s beautiful nature in a single day trip via four-wheel drive, lake cruise, and island walk. Gain exclusive access to private roads on the 4WD safari, and spot rare bird life on Mou Wahou Island, in the middle of Lake Wanaka, with the help of your expert guide. This is two action-packed tours in one, for maximum fun.
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  • 8 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
From
$339.00
From
$339.00

Jet Boat Adventure on the Mighty Clutha River from WanakaJet Boating

Jet Boat Adventure on the Mighty Clutha River from Wanaka

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Running from Lake Dunstan in North Otago through to the East Coast, the wide and blue Clutha River is flanked by glacial terraces and stunning New Zealand bush. Speed down the river on this half-day jetboat trip through Upper Clutha Valley, take photos of the towering Southern Alps and thrill at the river’s long winding stretches and switchback corners.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
From
$95.39
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$95.39

Half-Day Kayak Experience on the Mighty Clutha River from WanakaCultural Tours

Half-Day Kayak Experience on the Mighty Clutha River from Wanaka

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This half-day kayak tour on the Clutha River is an ideal trip for active travelers who want to try a new outdoor adventure sport, or who want to perfect their kayaking skills. Your guide will give you a full safety briefing and educated you about river safety, so you can feel confident on the 13 miles (22 kilometers) of river. Plus, receive personalized attention on a small-group tour.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$136.57
From
$136.57
Taking safety measures

Half-Day Kayak Tour on Lake WanakaCultural Tours

Half-Day Kayak Tour on Lake Wanaka

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Kayaking on serene Lake Wanaka, with its clear waters and beautiful coastline, is a great introduction to kayaking. Beginners and those with more experience will enjoy a calm half-day tour approximately 5.5 miles (9 kms) around the lake. Take in the views while experiencing the unspoiled nature that New Zealand is famous more, but without breaking too much of a sweat.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$122.84
From
$122.84
Taking safety measures

Jet Boat and Wilderness Walk Tour from WanakaHiking

Jet Boat and Wilderness Walk Tour from Wanaka

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Discover the idyllic landscapes of the Mount Aspiring National Park, where filming for the Lord of the Rings took place, on this action-packed half-day tour from Wanaka. Zip along the Matukituki River on a jet boat, admire spectacular views of Lake Wanaka and Mount Aspiring, then hike past forests and waterfalls to see the Avalanche Glacier.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
$170.88
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$170.88

Treble Cone Ski Pass & Rental PackageDay Trips

Treble Cone Ski Pass & Rental Package

Bundle & save! Make life simpler & grab your lift pass & rental gear in one easy package with Treble Cone! We have a huge range of the latest ski & snowboard gear for a great day out in all of our rental locations – at Cardrona Corner in Wanaka, Cardrona Queenstown office & on-mountain at Treble Cone. Collect your gear & pass in town before you head up the hill or sort it out when you arrive on the mountain, the choice is yours! Includes ski lift pass & ski/snowboard rental giving access to all lifts from 8.30am until 4pm.  Valid for use at Treble Cone (June 27- Sept 20) & Cardrona Alpine Resort (June 26- October 18) & during 2020 winter season.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
$110.40
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$110.40

Lake Wanaka and Clutha River Jet BoatJet Boating

Lake Wanaka and Clutha River Jet Boat

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Inject some thrills into your standard sightseeing adventure and whip through the Southland forests at high speed on this thrilling jet boating experience. Race around Lake Wanaka and down the winding Clutha River, through rapids and tunnels, tight channels and tighter corners, on this compact and comprehensive journey that’ll get you back to shore in time for your afternoon or evening plans. Travel the river at rocketing speeds of around 50mph and enjoy remarkable stunts like the 180-degree Hamilton Spin!
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
From
$85.78
From
$85.78

Lake Wanaka Jet Ski TourCultural Tours

Lake Wanaka Jet Ski Tour

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Explore scenic Lake Wanaka, New Zealand’s fourth-largest lake, aboard a state-of-the-art Sea-Doo jet ski. Led by an experienced guide, admire the surrounding islands, bays, and alpine scenery. Each watercraft holds two people and no prior jet skiing experience is necessary. Learn more about this picturesque ecosystem while also enjoying an adrenaline rush.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
From
$147.55
From
$147.55

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