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Cruise Lake Wanaka

Stevensons Island Cruise and Nature Walk

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  • 1.5 hour cruise of Lake Wanaka
  • Learn about the Maori and colonial history
  • Views of the lake and surround flora and fauna
  • Afternoon tea
  • Excellent photo opportunities
  • Nature hike to the island summit
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Combining a gentle Lake Wanaka Cruise on a luxury catamaran and a guided nature walk on Stevensons Island, this 2 hour cruise is a great tour for travellers of all ages. Book your tickets here to enjoy a relaxing return Lake Wanaka cruise and a short hike to Minaret Peaks with a local guide.

Lake Wanaka is blessed with spectacular mountainous scenery, glacial lakes and great short hikes that reward walkers with incredible views. Following a 45 minute cruise to Stevensons Arm, admire the green pastures of Mount Gold before arriving on the island. Knowledgable guides will share with you their local knowledge about Maori history with beautiful scenery.

This Lake Wanaka Cruise with depart at 3 pm and return at 5 pm. Book your tickets online here.


  • 1.5 hour luxury catamaran cruise on Lake Wanaka
  • Guided nature walk along the island
  • Afternoon tea
  • Friendly knowledgable skipper and crew onboard
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges


  • Transfers from accomodation
  • Lunch


  • Enjoy a leisurely 1.5 hour cruise along the waters of Lake Wanaka
  • Cruise out to Stevensons Peninsula and then into Stevensons Arm, home to Mount Burke high country sheep station. Rolling green pastures precede majestic mountain scenery rising into the Western skyline
  • Take in the green pastures that pave the way to Mount Gold on the Eastern Skyline
  • Experience a nature hike to the island summit to view the Minaret Peaks
  • Learn about the interesting Maori and colonial history of the area
  • Capture the breathtaking views of the lake and surround flora and fauna
  • Indulge in a scrumptious afternoon tea served while cruising back to Wanaka


  • Cruise departs at 3pm and returns at 5pm
  • Please arrive minutes prior to departure to check in


  • Please allow approximately 2.5 hours for this tour

Departure Location

  • Cruise departs from the Lake front at 100 Ardmore Street, Wanaka

What To Bring

  • Bottled water and snacks
  • Camera
  • Hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Warm jacket (during cooler weather)
  • Flat soled, closed in shoes or boots

Additional Information

  • All cruises require a minimum of 4 adult bookings to run. Cruises with less than 4 adults booked may be cancelled by the operator on or before the scheduled cruise time
  • Cruise is subject to weather conditions, you will be advised if there are any changes to your departure
  • If cruise is cancelled you be will offered an alternative option
  • Please allow 10 minutes for the Island walk, as it rises 50m above the beach, an average level of fitness and mobility is required
  • If you do not wish to take part in the full walk, you can remain on the boat, visit the beach or complete part of the walk
  • Due to uneven surfaces, this experience is not recommended for those with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair

Booking Information

  • Confirmation in the form of a tour voucher will be received at time of booking
  • Upon completion of purchase, please print the voucher and present on day of the experience
  • Mobile Vouchers are accepted! - Vouchers can also be presented on your mobile device for this attraction
  • For your information, complete Tour Operator Information including contact details is included on your tour voucher
  • Availability is accurate at the time of booking however, is subject to change due to circumstances out of our control. We strongly suggest reconfirming your booking with the tour operator within 24 hours of making your booking and prior to making other travel arrangements
While the nature walks near Lake Wanaka are gentle, a moderate level of fitness and appropriate footwear is required. It's also a good idea to bring a jacket if you feel the cold easily too.
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