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Eco Wanaka Adventures

Address: P.O.Box 841, Wanaka, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64-3-443 2869
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Owner description: Eco Wanaka Lake, Island and Mountain Adventures offers -Lake Cruise & island Walk - Rare flightless...
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Owner description: Eco Wanaka Lake, Island and Mountain Adventures offers -Lake Cruise & island Walk - Rare flightless birds, a magical lake on top of an island and a unique opportunity to plant a native tree as part of this eco-experience. Rob Roy Glacier Guided Trek - The World Heritage area's Jewel, Rob Roy has it all! Swingbridge, Rainforest, waterfalls, icefalls, and comical Keas all in one day!Lake Wanaka Boat Fishing - for introduced Salmon, Brown and Rainbow Trout.
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Cheshire, UK
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

Chris, your guide and skipper, is highly entertaining while imparting a wealth of info about the buff weka (which you will definitely see, maybe even trip over!), wider flora and fauna and their many adaptations dating from days of hungry Moa, and glacial formation of Wanaka lake and recent history. Plus tea at the beautiful lake at the top of... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

We did this tour with Chris, who is an extremely funny, knowledgeable bloke. The views from Mou Waho were spectacular and Chris even showed us how to take some awesome panorama pics with our assorted phones. Whilst the tour is almost $200, you will learn that everything tourist related in NZ is expensive to do. It's a steep hike up... More 

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Armonk, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 via mobile

Alan took us to the west coast of the South Island. He took us into tropical rain forests His knowledge of trees and plants was just like having a college professor with you. He had a great sense of humor. Went to places that we would never have found ourselves. Do it!

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Chris took our small team to the island Mou Waho and the walk to the top. This is an outstanding trip of New Zealand nature and beauty. The weather was perfect and could not have been better for a photographer. The buff Weka (extinct on NZ mainland since 1920) were great to see. The passion that Chris has for the... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

Spent a lovely afternoon with Chris hiking up Mou Waho. The sights from the top of Mou Waho were beautiful! What also left a deep impression was Chris' passion for the island - the wildlife, flora and rich history. High recommend this tour for a wonderful Wanaka experience!

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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

The island of Mou Waho, one of only five islands in Lake Wanaka is accessible only by boat from Wanaka and takes around 35 minutes each way. Mou Waho enjoys special protection by the New Zealand Department of Conservation as a scientific reserve and is the focal point of a community based conservation group. The island has been cleared of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015 via mobile

Yesterday we experienced one of the most windy and therefore challenging lake Wanaka's we could have. What a ride! My family, and the other family from China, loved the trip from beginning to end. Beautiful stories from our guide Chris Riley, who really knows his way around on Mou Waho. Seen the rare Weta and Weka (which cannot be confused:... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Chris was a great guide and my family had a wonderful time. Of our 3 hour trip, he must have talked for 70% of the time and we all benefited from it. The scenery is spectacular. I believe Chris can also arrange to have your party stay over night at the island.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014 via mobile

We had a brilliant adventure with Chris on the Mou Waho island tour. Such a knowledgable and passionate guide, it was great to hear about all the wildlife saving initiatives. We got to do our bit too by planting a tree! The scenery is of course spectacular. Would highly recommend to anyone, not just those who are environmentally-minded.

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Wanaka, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

Our party of 6 had an awesome day with Chris Riley. Chris is very passionate about his local environment. He is very knowledgable about the local flora, fauna, geology, weather, navigation, and much more. He was great with our kids and really took the time to explain everything to them. We took with well equiped boat to Mou Waho and... More 

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