Top 20 Experiences in wanaka
Milford Sound Glacier Flight & Cruise from Wanaka
Fly further and see more when you fly with us from Wanaka. Fly to Milford Sound through two of New Zealand’s most picturesque national parks. View alpine lakes nestled amongst snowcapped mountain peaks and pristine glaciers, with vast rain forest and cascading waterfalls visible from every seat! Locally owned with an excellent safety record. Mount Cook + Fox Franz & Tasman Glaciers and Mount Aspiring & Glaciers are other options available, giving you the opportunity to view huge, untouched vistas of land.
Lake Wanaka 1-Hour Cruise Including Wine and Cheese Board
Relax with a glass of chilled Pinot Gris as you bask in the evening light on the lake! This one hour cruise has one local wine or beer included in the ticket and is a great way to see the lake scenery (including the 'Wanaka Lone Tree' ) before your evening meal. The cruise is fully licensed so further drinks can be purchased on board.
Small Group Jet Boat Adventure on the Clutha River from Wanaka
Lets us take you on amazing Jet boat ride down the Mighty Clutha river. Amazing world renowned scenery , snow capped mountains and the famous Historic Red Bridge". The Clutha river is the second longest river in New Zealand. The river flows swiftly through the Upper Clutha Valley between ancient glacial terraces. We will take you through the long section called the "Snake" before reaching a rare switchback feature called the 'Devils Nook". Before heading back upstream to take in the magnificent views of the mountains.
Wanaka 4x4 Explorer The Ultimate Lake and Mountain Adventure
The Ultimate Lake and Mountain Adventure Wanaka’s boat and 4×4 tour brings you the best of both worlds with views from the lake and land looking over remote islands and National Parks. From start to finish we are off the beaten path, no people, truly remote, truly stunning. The best place to enjoy the views and your gourmet picnic! The 4 hour tour departs from the Wanaka Marina and includes a 20 minutes boat ride to and from the base of Mt. Burke where you and your guide board our 4x4.
Mou Waho Island Cruise and Nature Walk from Wanaka
Cruise to unique Mou Waho Island for a guided nature walk to a natural glacial lake on top of the island . Once aboard our fast lake cruiser, guests can relax in comfort and enjoy a 30 minute cruise among spectacular mountain scenery with commentary on local history, geology and culture. Once you reach the island you will take a guided walk to the island summit and outstanding photo opportunities.
Wine Tour & Maori Culture Wanaka
The Wine tour with Maori Culture Wanaka is the only wine tour in Wanaka and Cromwell that connects Maori culture with the local wines and land where you receive the authentic New Zealand experience. You will visit four boutique and more personalised Central Otago wineries in the Wanaka, Tarras and Cromwell area with approximately 18-22 wine tastings and food. This is the only wine tour in Central Otago that offers both the wine experience with the Māori culture footprint. Don't delay, BOOK NOW. There is a minimum of 2 required per tour, if minimum numbers are not met you will be offered another day or time or complete refund.
Wanaka Water Taxi Mou Waho Island Tour
Come and join us on a trip to our favourite place on Lake Wanaka, Mou Waho Island.Where you can find an island, on a lake, on an island, on a lake, on an island on the sea! Mou Waho Island is a protected nature reserve and is home to many native New Zealand birds including the curious and flightless Weka. A short walk takes you to the top of the island where you will be exposed to breathtaking panoramic views of the Arethusa pool, Lake Wanaka and its surrounding peaks. Our water taxi leaves Wanaka Marina twice-daily travelling 15km up Lake Wanaka, passing Mou Tapu Island and the steep cliff of fisherman's cove to Mou Waho Island. Your friendly and knowledgeable skipper will inform you of the fascinating geology of the alps and the glaciers that created the lake as you travel along its sparkling waters. Trip includes a 1.5 hour freedom walk on the island.
Wine Tour with Wine Tasting from Wanaka
Explore the remarkable vineyards and stunning scenery throughout Central Otago and Wanaka. You will taste gorgeous award winning wines from the little gems that are quietly making a big name for themselves while meeting some of the numerous characters that produce these wines. You will be able to chat with the vineyard owners and wine makers. Your wine tour includes tastings at 4 vineyards, a gourmet food and wine match, and a knowledgeable friendly guide. This tour is for everyone whether you are a complete wine novice, or a dedicated wine connoisseur.
Private, safe self guided ebike tour from Lake Hawea to Lake Wanaka
I am Mark Daniels come join me for "a day to remember" Private, Safe self-guided eBike adventures focusing on the best Wine, Beer, and Food the Wanaka region has to offer at your pace. We'll have you eBiking and tasting the best the Wanaka region has to offer in your private group of up to 4 people. Come have a safe, comfortable, and fun day out at your own pace on easy tracks. Your ride is fully supported which means at any point should something go wrong I find out where you are and fix it. We provide a great map of your route and what to enjoy however it's your trip so you decide when and where you finish. Once you've completed your adventure let me know and I will pick you up and get you home safe. We have not only beautiful scenery that you can sample, but we also have world-class wines and beers. And we believe eBiking is a great way to enjoy it all at your own pace. I hope to see you soon for a day to remember.
Lakeland Jet Boat Adventure - Clutha River
Experience one of New Zealand’s most iconic adventure activities in some of the world greatest scenery. Picture yourself skimming across shallow water, over sand bars, through rapids and around rocks at speeds in excess of 80 kph, now picture doing this down New Zealand’s swiftest river with no seat belt and no brakes; that’s one way to get your adrenaline levels through the roof. Our trip makes the best of blood pumping adrenaline along with some of the world’s best scenery in the background.
Jet Boat and Wilderness Walk Tour from Wanaka
Come deep into the Matukituki Valley on the most exciting 4-hour jet boating adventure in New Zealand, beneath the spectacular scenery of Glaciers and Lord of the Rings and Hobbit film locations, into world heritage Mount Aspiring National Park. Flowing from Glaciers, the pristine waters of the Matukituki River are perfect to experience the longest and most spectacular jet boat tour in New Zealand. Travel at speed over shallow braids, drift into turns and yes… experience exciting spins, stopping in deep pools to breathe in the magic of the landscape & hear stories of our land from your local guides. Deep in the mountains, off the beaten track, enjoy a 50-minute guided walk through moss covered forest, waterfalls and glacier fed streams in an area so special you won't want to leave. For those looking for even more of an adventure then check out our new Packraft Wanaka Tripadvisor listing!!!
Stevensons Island Cruise and Nature Walk from Wanaka
Enjoy a 2 hour small group cruise and nature walk to Stevensons island. Once aboard the luxury catamaran, guests will relax in comfort and enjoy a 40 minute cruise among spectacular mountain scenery followed by a guided tour to the island summit with outstanding photo opportunities.
1-Hour Ruby Island Cruise and Walk from Wanaka
This is the most popular cruise when time is limited, the Ruby Island Cruise is a great way to explore the outstanding scenery of Lake Wanaka, New Zealand in just over 1-Hour. Guests will enjoy a self guided tour of the island with many incredible photo opportunities on this small-group tour. The grade is easy and suitable for children and seniors as well.
Level 1 Waterfall Climb from Wanaka (3 hours return)
Living a rich life is about experiences, not stuff – our spectacular backyard is full of adventure and we want to share it with you. Get out of your comfort zone and be rewarded as we conquer the highest waterfall cable climb in the world together. Our beginner climb involves approximately 1-hr of climbing and 4 bridge crossings. Our Via ferrata tour is perfect for those who love the outdoors, waterfalls and beautiful places. This tour is suitable for beginners, families and hesitant adventurers with basic fitness. No experience required. Your tour starts at the waterfall where your friendly guide will fit your safety gear and teach you how to use the equipment before starting the climb. You will be climbing on steel ladder rungs and crossing wire bridges to finish at a beautiful picnic spot. We then walk down a mountain trail and back to the base. If you are more adventurous and are looking to explore more in this incredible vertical world, we recommend our intermediate climb.
Classic Wanaka Wine Tour
Enjoy a full day small-group wine tour in and around Wanaka and Central Otago. You'll experience award winning wines, gourmet food and stunning scenery with your knowledgeable and friendly guide. This tour includes a gourmet platter-style lunch at one of the best vineyard restaurants in the region, plus tastings at up to 6 award winning boutique vineyards. Whether you are a complete wine novice, or a dedicated wine connoisseur, you will be ensured of an enjoyable time.
Riverside Biking Tour
A stunning guided ride along the banks of one of NZ’s most beautiful and powerful rivers. Varied riding, beautiful vistas and plenty of photo opportunities make this a must do trip for those who appreciate exercise and scenery. Participants need to be able to ride a bike on loose sand and gravel, and up and down (moderate) hills. A medium level of fitness is required. The length of the ride is 10kms.
Fly high above the beautiful Lake Wanaka with Wanaka Parasailing on either a single, or a tandem flight. This is one of the best things to do in Wanaka, book your flight today!
Dingleburn Wilderness Walk - Off Road Safari and Walk
This epic 4WD safari and walk explores the remote landscapes of Lake Hawea's Dingleburn Station. This has to be one of the most thrilling and spectacular backroad journeys in New Zealand. Your expert guide skillfully negotiates an incredible road blasted by hand into the shear cliff face high above Lake Hawea. Arriving at a remote Silver Island Bay to enjoy refreshments, before heading off for a leisurely walk to a jaw-dropping viewpoint over the lake.
Lakeland Jet Ski Adventure Tour - Lake Wanaka
Enjoy a jet ski tour exploring all the stunning bays, islands and alpine scenery showcasing the beauty Lake Wanaka has to offer from a different perspective. Come alone or with your partner, family or group of friends to enjoy one of the most fun moments of your Wanaka visit. Release your adrenaline driving our stylish jet skis at your own pace. Whether you have experience or are driving a jet ski for the first time, this excursion is adaptable so you can enjoy the greatest experience whatever your skill levels.
Māori Whakatau Welcome
The Māori Whakataū is a welcome to New Zealand by the indigenous culture of NZ. The Whakataū embraces key aspects of welcoming manuhiri/visitors to New Zealand and making sure you get an authentic connection to the people of this wonderful land and more specifically here in Wanaka and Queenstown. The scenery is one small part of what makes this country so great, to truely connect with any country you must also connect with the people that make the country what it is. Welcome to the world of WanaHaka® in Wanaka and Queenstown. There is a minimum of 4 required per Whakataū if minimum numbers are not met you will be offered another day or time or complete refund.