New Zealand

Lake Wanaka Cruises

Location:Wanaka & Central Otago

Stevensons Island – 2 hours

  • Scenic Cruise & Guided Nature Walk (walk is optional)
  • 3 pm daily
  • 2 hours (Grade = medium fitness)

Take a leisurely 45 minute cruise out to Stevensons Island, an inspiration for photographers, shaped by eons of winds where rock and twisted trunks meld into a patina of nature's finest backdrops. Learn about the conservation efforts on the island before a short guided hike to the island summit and some excellent photo opportunities. Complimentary tea, coffee and biscuits.

Ruby Island – 1 hour

  • Cruise to Ruby Island & Self-Guided Walk
  • 11.00 am & 1.00 pm daily
  • 1 hour (Grade = Easy)

Leaving from the Wanaka lakefront, take a gentle cruise to the jewel of Wanaka, Ruby Island. Experience magnificent alpine scenery complimented by the crystal clear waters of Lake Wanaka.  Often called the jewel of Wanaka, Ruby is small but very photogenic.  The electic mix of exotic and native plants adds to the colours of the lake and mountains behind. 

Notes: This is a popular product for guests with children and those with limited time. Although listed as self-guided, the island walk is usually guided by trained staff.

Happy Hour Cruise – 1 hour

  • Complimentary beer or wine and cheese board
  • 5.30 pm daily (Closed for Winter 1May-1Aug)

Absorb the mountain scenery in the evening light as you cruise down the Wanaka waterfront and over towards the famous 'Wanaka Tree' before tracking up to Waterfall Creek and Ruby Island.  Includes one complimentary local wine or beer and complimentary cheese board. 




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