Recent Searches
Clear

Top Wanaka Outdoor Activities

Saved to wishlist!
When are you traveling?
Select Dates
Popular
Search experiences that may have limited interaction with crowds.
Search experiences with increased health and safety practices.
Search tours and activities you can do from home.

You are viewing Virtual Experiences in Wanaka. See more Virtual Experiences around the globe. 🌎

Price
$0
$500+
Duration
Time of Day
RatingClear
Specials
Select Dates
Dates
On the Water
Nature and Wildlife
Extreme
Motor Sports
Sporting Events
In the Air
Fun & Games
Half-day Tours
Winter Sports
4WD Tours
Climbing
Nature Walks
Safaris
Photo Shoots
Water Tours
Water Equipment Rentals
Hiking
Full-day Tours
Photography Tours
Cultural Tours
Sightseeing Cruises

47 results | All Wanaka Tours

Sort by:Featured

Cardrona High Country Pub Trail Horse Riding Trek

Cardrona High Country Pub Trail Horse Riding Trek

star-5
182
Saddle up and explore New Zealand’s rugged wilderness on this 3.5-hour Cardrona High Country pub trail horse-riding trek. Head on horseback into the New Zealand countryside with your guide. Discover points of historical interest along the winding mountain trails, and gain insight into the 19th-century gold rush that brought wealth to the area. Pass through a working cattle farm, traverse choppy rivers and enjoy panoramic views over the rugged scenery. Stop at the historic Cardrona Hotel for a complimentary drink, then return to base along the mighty Cardrona River.
More
  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
From
$193.51
From
$193.51

Cardrona Valley Mountain Quad Experience from Wanaka

Cardrona Valley Mountain Quad Experience from Wanaka

star-5
120
Enjoy high-octane thrills in the New Zealand wilderness on this 2-hour Cardrona Valley quad bike experience from Wanaka. Following a comprehensive safety briefing, pull on your helmet and hop onto your 350cc quad bike. Master the controls in safety, then spin off into the mountains of the mighty Cardrona Valley with your guide. Navigate winding dirt tracks through rolling alpine farmland where Merino sheep and cattle graze. Bounce and roll over the rugged terrain, and enjoy panoramic views over the wilds of New Zealand’s South Island.
More
  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
$207.90
From
$207.90

Jet Boat and Wilderness Walk Tour from Wanaka

Jet Boat and Wilderness Walk Tour from Wanaka

star-5
141
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.
More
  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$179.13
From
$179.13
Taking safety measures

Small-Group Gold Discovery Horse Riding in Cardrona Valley

Small-Group Gold Discovery Horse Riding in Cardrona Valley

star-5
99
Saddle up for a horseback ride through the wild landscapes of the Cardrona Valley. Trace the path of the 19th-century gold rush, climb the mountains for a thrilling view over Wanaka Lake, and trot or gallop through the valley plains. Rides can be tailored for all levels, from complete beginners to experienced riders.
More
  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
$164.74
From
$164.74

Half-Day Kayak Tour on Lake Wanaka

Half-Day Kayak Tour on Lake Wanaka

star-5
42
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.
More
  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$132.07
From
$132.07
Taking safety measures

Wild Hills 4WD Safari

Wild Hills 4WD Safari

star-5
60
Wanaka is surrounded by rolling alpine farmland, but most of it is privately owned and inaccessible. This half-day tour opens the gate to one of those farms, the massive West Wanaka Station. Explore the Otago back-country in a private four wheel drive vehicle, stopping for astonishing photo opportunities against the backdrop of Lake Wanaka, the Southern Alps and Mount Aspiring National Park.
More
  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
$122.29
From
$122.29

Wanaka Water Taxi Mou Waho Island Tour

Wanaka Water Taxi Mou Waho Island Tour

star-5
52
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.
More
  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$92.23
From
$92.23
Taking safety measures

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

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

star-5
8
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.
More
  • 4 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
$291.44
From
$291.44

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

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

star-5
47
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.
More
  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$146.83
From
$146.83
Taking safety measures

Mou Waho Island Cruise and Nature Walk from Wanaka

Mou Waho Island Cruise and Nature Walk from Wanaka

star-5
21
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.
More
  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
From
$176.34
Price varies by group size
From
$176.34
Price varies by group size

Stevensons Island Cruise and Nature Walk from Wanaka

Stevensons Island Cruise and Nature Walk from Wanaka

star-4.5
30
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
More
  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
$58.29
From
$58.29

Milford Sound Glacier Flight & Cruise from Wanaka

Milford Sound Glacier Flight & Cruise from Wanaka

star-5
13
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.
More
  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
$427.95
From
$427.95

1-Hour Ruby Island Cruise and Walk from Wanaka

1-Hour Ruby Island Cruise and Walk from Wanaka

star-5
14
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.
More
  • 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
From
$36.16
From
$36.16

Half-Day Level 2 Waterfall Climbing from Wanaka

Half-Day Level 2 Waterfall Climbing from Wanaka

star-5
291
Adventurous travelers will love this waterfall climb, with hidden pools, towering waterfalls, swimming spots, and mountain views. Climb steel ladders and cross high, narrow bridges. Enjoy a picnic lunch beside beautiful falls. While no experience is required and full safety briefings are given, this trip is best suited to active travelers who are sure-footed and unafraid of heights.
More
  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
$220.61
From
$220.61

Lake Wanaka 1-Hour Cruise Including Wine and Cheese Board

Lake Wanaka 1-Hour Cruise Including Wine and Cheese Board

star-4.5
18
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.
More
  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
From
$43.54
From
$43.54

Lakeland Jet Boat Adventure - Clutha River

Lakeland Jet Boat Adventure - Clutha River

star-5
47
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!
More
  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
From
$89.92
From
$89.92

Small Group Jet Boat Adventure on the Clutha River from Wanaka

Small Group Jet Boat Adventure on the Clutha River from Wanaka

star-5
169
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.
More
  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$102.56
From
$102.56
Taking safety measures

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

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

star-5
27
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.
More
  • 7 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$287.03
From
$287.03
Taking safety measures

Level 1 Waterfall Climb from Wanaka (3 hours return)

Level 1 Waterfall Climb from Wanaka (3 hours return)

star-5
61
The Twin Falls are two winding waterfalls located in the picturesque Mt Aspiring National Park, a short drive from Wanaka. Most visitors just see them from the road, but you can get up close to them on this half-day climb that’s suitable for beginners and experts alike. See the National Park from a new perspective and take a dip in hidden pools you find during the climb.
More
  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$146.83
From
$146.83
Taking safety measures

Lake Cruise & Island Nature Walk- meet the boat 10 minutes prior to Departure

Lake Cruise & Island Nature Walk- meet the boat 10 minutes prior to Departure

star-5
69
Take a cruise across Lake Wanaka to the remote Mou Waho Island Nature Reserve and make a memorable, eco-friendly impact by planting a native tree before you leave. Opt to take a 1-hour-return guided bush walk to reveal Mou Waho’s hidden secret - another lake, nestled atop the island with panoramic views of Wanaka and the Southern Alps. Enjoy “high tea” surrounded by this spectacular alpine scenery.
More
  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$183.44
From
$183.44
Taking safety measures

Wanaka 4x4 Explorer The Ultimate Lake and Mountain Adventure

Wanaka 4x4 Explorer The Ultimate Lake and Mountain Adventure

star-5
24
Get far away from the crowds on this 4x4 day trip from Wanaka. Start with a boat ride across Lake Wanaka, then get exclusive access to the Mount Burke Station. Hop aboard the 4x4 vehicle there and drive up into the mountains. Your guide will tell you stories from Otago’s pioneer history and the gold rush era. Enjoy a delicious picnic with spectacular lake and mountain views. 
More
  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$188.15
From
$188.15
Taking safety measures

Lakeland Jet Ski Adventure Tour - Lake Wanaka

Lakeland Jet Ski Adventure Tour - Lake Wanaka

star-5
22
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.
More
  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
From
$161.86
From
$161.86

30-minute Virtual Reality Experience Inception

30-minute Virtual Reality Experience Inception

star-5
16
This is a cutting edge experience that everyone can enjoy. Not just Gamers. No experience required, take a leap and see what the future of entertainment will become. This is the largest Virtual Reality experience in the Southern Hemisphere and the largest Infinity Platform establishment currently in the world.
More
  • 45 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
From
$40.59
From
$40.59

20-minute Virtual Reality Experience Padawan

20-minute Virtual Reality Experience Padawan

star-4.5
10
This is a cutting edge experience that everyone can enjoy. Not just Gamers. No experience required, take a leap and see what the future of entertainment will become. This is the largest Virtual Reality experience in the Southern Hemisphere and the largest Infinity Platform establishment currently in the world.
More
  • 40 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
From
$29.52
From
$29.52

Filters

Frequently Asked Questions

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What are the best Outdoor Activities in Wanaka?
Q:
What Outdoor Activities in Wanaka are 1 hour or less?
Q:
What Outdoor Activities in Wanaka are taking additional safety precautions?
Q:
What Outdoor Activities in Wanaka are good for avoiding crowds?

icon_solid_phone
Book online or call
(888) 651-9785
(888) 651-9785
chat-bubblesChat now