Wanaka Nature Encounter

If you only have one day to explore Wanaka then this full-day nature encounter showcases the best of Wanaka's raw natural beauty - all yours for a day. Morning lake cruise and island nature walk followed by history and heritage 4WD safari.


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Small group - max 6 per tour
Morning boat cruise to island Nature Reserve on Lake Wanaka
Guided walk to summit to reveal island's secret - an island on top of an island!
Private audience with rare native birds including Weka, Bellbird, Wood pigeon and Tui
Help the environment by planting your own native tree on the island
Optional gourmet picnic lunch or spend free time exploring Wanaka's great cafes or restaurants (12:30 -1:30pm)
Afternoon: Enjoy a 4WD journey exploring the private backroad's of an iconic Wanaka high country sheep, cattle and deer farm and stunning views.


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Physical address

Wanaka Nature Encounter, Ardmore Street, Wanaka, Lake Wanaka, New Zealand.

Opening times

Business hours:
Departs 9am
Months of operation:
All months of the year

Facilities and Features

Proximity to town:
we can collect you from your Wanaka accommodation

Pricing and Conditions

Adult $390.00
Other charges:
Extra charge of $20 for pre ordered picnic lunch box
Further pricing information:
Subject to weather please reconfirm by phone 24 hrs prior to trip departure on 0800 234 000

Language support

  Written Spoken
Chinese (Simplified) YES NO

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