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Wanaka Nature Encounter | Lake Cruise + Guided Walk + 4WD SafariRidgeline Adventures Ultimate Wanaka Brand NZ 300x150 - Wanaka Nature Encounter




Prices all include morning and afternoon tea refreshments.

Pick up from Wanaka

Adult $494 exit Wanaka

Child $295 exit Wanaka

Private $3454 exit Wanaka 1-6 people (including any children)

Private $5928 exit Wanaka 7-12 people (including any children)


Pick up /Drop off from Queenstown

Adult $730 exit Queenstown

Child $584 exit Queenstown

Private $4454 exit Queenstown 1-6 people (including any children)

Private $7428 exit Queenstown 7-12 people (including any children)

  • Child is 14 years and under
  • Above prices valid to 30th September 2020

The Wanaka Nature Encounter is a full day package with a boat cruise, great guided walks, eco opportunities and a 4 wheel drive tour of the finest and most famous landscapes on the south island.

We will pick you up from your accommodation and you can begin your day at leisure. Taking you on a morning boat cruise up the perfectly pristine waters of Lake Wanaka, away from town, and onto the remarkable island of Mou Waho, unique to the area. Here you will take a scenic walk to the summit of the island and find a true natural wonder of the region, a secret of the great walks of Wanaka. On Mou Waho you will discover a lake on an island on a lake and great preserve of nature.

At the lake on the island of Mou Waho you will have the chance to view some of New Zealand’s indigenous and rare bird life, including the Weka, Bellbird and wood pigeon. For those who want to help on the journey towards regrowth of native plant life there will also be the opportunity to plant New Zealand trees. A chance to leave a lasting legacy of your eco tours in Otago region.

After lunching in one of Lake Wanaka’s great food spots, the tour will take you on a 4 wheel drive (4WD) tour up the famous Matukituki valley and onto private, back country sheep and cattle stations to enjoy a leisurely stroll through alpine meadows and ancient forests. Here we will rest and relax with afternoon tea, taking in the views and return to your accommodation afterwards.

DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATIONPick up from local Wanaka accommodation or the Wanaka isite. Queenstown pick ups by arrangement when booked.
RETURN TIME17:30 pm (4:00pm during winter 1st May – 30th September)

We always endeavour to have you back on time, however when booking other activities /and or pick ups for after your trip please allow 30 minutes extra in case your trip runs late.

WHAT TO BRINGSturdy foot wear
Waterproof jacket
Suitable layers of clothing
Water bottle
Snacks if required
Day pack
Shuttle from local Wanaka accommodationMorning and afternoon tea refreshments
Lunch. You will have approximately one hour in between your boat cruise and 4WD, during this time you will be able to eat lunch at one of Wanaka’s many cafes.

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Ridgeline Adventures


+64 (0) 27 390 2152

0800 234 000 (Free phone from New Zealand)

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