Wanaka, Otago Region, New Zealand

Wanaka tours, things to do and tickets

Half-Day Level 2 Waterfall Climbing from Wanaka

Duration: 5 hours
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 intermediate climb involves approximately 3hrs of climbing steel ladder rungs and crossing 6 bridges next to a spectacular waterfall and finishes with approximatley 45 minutes walk down a mountainside trail. This tour is perfect for active adventurers who love the exploring outdoors, waterfalls and beautiful places. You will be climbing next to vertical waterfalls and being happy with heights helps! Stay dry. No experience required.

If you are hesitant or just want a smaller taste, we recommend our Level 1 / Beginner climb.
$189.96*Per person

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Small Group Jet Boat Adventure on the Clutha River from Wanaka

Duration: 2 hours
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.
$88.31*Per person

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Jet Boat and Wilderness Walk Tour from Wanaka

Duration: 4 hours
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!!!

$183.97*Per person

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Lakeland Jet Boat Adventure - Clutha River

Duration: 2 hours
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.
$83.62*Per person

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Wanaka Water Taxi Mou Waho Island Tour

Duration: 3 hours
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.

$86.1*Per person

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Lake Cruise & Island Nature Walk- meet the boat 10 minutes prior to Departure

Duration: 4 hours
Lake Cruise and Island Nature Walk

• A “must see” in Wanaka, this cruise to the remote and magical Mou Waho Island nature reserve, is predator free and home to the rare and  flightless Buff Weka, (extinct on mainland NZ)
• Optional one hour return guided bush walk included, taking you up to reveal the island’s secret- a lake right on top of the island!
• “High Tea” overlooking both these lakes, and the panorama of the spectacular scenery of the Southern Alps spread out before us.
• The option to plant a native tree on the island as part of this eco-experience is also a unique.
• Morning or afternoon tea supplied.
• Departs 9.00am and 1.30pm, allow 4 hours.
$157.95*Per person

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Lake Wanaka Happy Hour Cruise

Duration: an hour
Relax with a glass of local wine and bask in the evening light on a 1-hour happy hour cruise on Lake Wanaka. Enjoy the amazing views of Lake Wanaka and chat with fellow travelers.
$35.82*Per person

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Wild Hills Off Road Safari

Duration: 4 hours
Explore by 4WD the private backroads of West Wanaka Station an iconic alpine mountain farm high in the mountains surrounding Lake Wanaka. Pass herds of Red Deer, Angus Cattle and sheep grazing in their natural environment.  Climb Wanaka's very own "road to heaven" to our exclusive alpine cafe for refreshments and  jaw-dropping panoramic views over Lake Wanaka and beyond to Mt Aspiring National Park.  Our expert local guides provide in-depth knowledge on Wanaka's history and farming life. Off-road adventures do not come more authentic than this.
$160.43*Per person

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Level 1 Waterfall Climb from Wanaka (3 hours return)

Duration: 3 hours
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.
$126.43*Per person

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Wine Tour & Maori Culture Wanaka

Duration: 5 hours
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.
$135.65*Per person

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Wine Tour with Wine Tasting from Wanaka

Duration: 5 hours
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.
$130.24*Per person

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Māori Whakatau Welcome

Duration: 40 minutes - an hour
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.
$24.16*Per person

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Stevensons Island 2-Hour Cruise and Nature Walk

Duration: 2 hours
Discover Stevensons Island on Lake Wanaka on a 2-hour small group cruise with a nature walk and afternoon tea included. See some of Wanaka's most spectacular views and benefit from outstanding photo opportunities.
$47.97*Per person

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Wanaka: Water Taxi & Mou Waho Island Tour

Duration: 3 hours
Take a Water Taxi and explore Mou Waho Island. Discover a hidden lake which contains its own island, forming a Russian doll of islands and lakes. Meet the Weka, an adorable and curious bird that is partial to meeting humans.
$81.97*Per person

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Wanaka 4x4 Explorer The Ultimate Lake and Mountain Adventure

Duration: 4 hours
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. 
$168.48*Per person

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Packraft Wanaka

Duration: 8 hours
Join us on the adventure of a lifetime, paddling one of New Zealand’s most spectacular mountain rivers in our fun, inflatable packrafts,
Start your action packed day with a scenic shuttle drive beneath the towering mountains, glaciers and waterfalls of the Matukituki Valley.
A stop on the way in view of Avalanche Glacier to hear stories from your guide of how these giants of ice carved this unique landscape and to enjoy a short walk to one of the beautiful valley waterfalls.
After refreshments its gear-on, safety brief and paddle tuition before heading down-river on our stable and strong packrafts. Ride the wave trains, paddle into calm eddies and float with the river flow. Enjoy a picnic lunch on the river bank and play in turquoise swimming holes as you continue paddling down river. By the time the day is done your guide will have you paddling like a pro.
This really is the perfect mix of fun, excitement and adventure in the most beautiful landscape there is.

$216.18*Per person

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Lakeland Jet Ski Adventure Tour - Lake Wanaka

Duration: an hour
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.
$139.37*Per person

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Classic Wanaka Wine Tour

Duration: 7 hours
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.
$164.55*Per person

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Stevensons Island Cruise and Nature Walk from Wanaka

Duration: 2 hours
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 45 minute cruise among spectacular mountain scenery followed by a guided tour to the island summit with outstanding photo opportunities. Once back to your vessel enjoy complimentary tea, coffee and biscuits while you cruise back to Wanaka. Licensed bar with happy hour prices available as well.
$50.19*Per person

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Wanaka: Self Guided Bike Tour from Lake Hawea to Lake Wanaka

Duration: 4 hours
Experience an amazing self-guided 30km scenic ride, the ideal way to escape the crowds and explore the beautiful landscapes around Wanaka at your own pace. Enjoy a free shuttle to Lake Hawea and finish back at Lake Wanaka.
$60.72*Per person

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