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Take a leisurely 40 minute cruise out to Stevensons Peninsula and then into Stevensons Arm, home to Mount Burke high country sheep station. Rolling green pastures precede Mount Gold (1304 m) and Mount Burke (1417 m) which rise majestically into the Eastern skyline. Relax in comfort as you cruise up the arm to Stevensons Island where Dual Image will make a beach landing. Your guide will take you ashore via the front loading ramp for a short hike to the summit of the Island and some excellent photo opportunities.

As a Department of Conservation refuge, the 65 Ha Island is home to many species of birds that are hard to see elsewhere in NZ. Native Wood Pigeon, South Island Tomtit, Brown Creepers, Grey Warblers and Rifleman are just some of the species you may encounter.

The island is also an inspiration for photographers- shaped by eons of winds that funnel down the arm, rock and twisted trunks meld into a patina of nature’s finest backdrops. Your experience is complete with another 40 minute scenic cruise back to the Wanaka waterfront.

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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.
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  • Family friendly
  • Small-group tour
  • Travel by boat and see the sights from the water
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Reviewed June 24, 2018
Best Two Hours EVER

We took the two hour Stevensons Island cruise with Adam, and had a life-changing two hours on scenic Lake Wanaka! Adam was so knowledgeable and friendly, and made our afternoon one to remember. The views were breathtaking, and Adam knew all the best photo spots....More

Thank Frances B
Reviewed April 24, 2018
Blissful Afternoon with Lake Wanaker Cruises.

What a wonderful way to experience the beautiful waters of Lake Wanaka. If you have time be sure to take this or one of the other cruises on offer by Lake Wanaker Cruises a terrific way to spend and couple of hours or more. We...More

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Reviewed February 26, 2018
Calm, sunny, relaxing couple of hours

Our host was welcoming and made sure we understood the safety regulations on board and gave a brief outline of the afternoon. We were at liberty to wander throughout the vessel as long as we were aware of our own safety. Calm waters, brilliant sunshine...More

Thank le0drag0n
Reviewed February 3, 2018 via mobile
DIVINE

Great views, nice boat. The views from the island where stunning! Reccomend this to all travellers!!!

Thank mrchoochoo
Reviewed January 22, 2018
Perfect summer day

Worth the trip to Stevensons - great service on the boat itself, lovely trip over, and the view from the island was excellent.

Thank Matt B
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