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Great Morning on Mou Waho Island with Chris

We met Chris on a chilly morning at the marina in Wanaka. He’d gotten there early to warm up the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
BamaClark
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Kingsport, Tennessee
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The best day in New Zealand!

After two weeks all over the country, as it turned out we left the best for last! Chris Riley is a... read more

Reviewed 30 April 2018
Gaga1952
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Los Angeles, California
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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! Walk in "THE HOBBIT's" footsteps - The Misty Mountains Heli Hike starts at 2100m, on the very set that was used in all 3 trilogies - With 3 "Lord of the Rings" film sites also seen from this paramount site. Magical panoramas can be seen from this commanding site from the movie featured, glacier cloaked Mt Aspiring at 3033m to the Laketown of Wanaka far below! 1400m above worry level- The Alpine Lakes Heli Hike is a pure wilderness experience- 3 pristine emerald clear lakes with a commanding view of the Matukituki Valley - As easy or as challenging as you like, this incredible World Heritage area is part of the glaciated Mt Aspiring National Park. Just stunning photographic views!
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We met Chris on a chilly morning at the marina in Wanaka. He’d gotten there early to warm up the interior of the boat. My wife was THRILLED to discover freshly filled hot water bottles in the cabin. Chris was both extraordinarily knowledgeable and passionate...More

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Reviewed 30 April 2018

After two weeks all over the country, as it turned out we left the best for last! Chris Riley is a wonderful host whose knowledge and enthusiasm takes a beautiful trip to a whole new level! The island is enchanting and the vistas are breathtaking!...More

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Reviewed 14 March 2018

We did the trip to Mou Wahu island and walk to the lake at the top of the island, in a small group of about 8 people. It was one of the highlights of our New Zealand trip. Our guide, Jason, was wonderful - very...More

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ecowanaka, Front Office Manager at Eco Wanaka Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 16 March 2018

Many thanks for your great feedback. It is really good to hear that you enjoyed your tour with us and I will pass your nice comments onto Jason. It certainly is a magical island! kind regards. Lee, Eco Wanaka Adventures

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Reviewed 7 March 2018 via mobile

We did the 1/2 day island tour to see the Buff Weka and the lake on top of the island.... the view from the top is breathtaking! Jason our guide is very knowledgeable on all things Wanaka ( and NZ) and answered all of our...More

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ecowanaka, Front Office Manager at Eco Wanaka Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 9 March 2018

HI Danielle, Yes it is a spectacular view from the top of Mou Waho Island in all directions.I will pass your feedback onto Jason he will be delighted to hear you enjoyed your tour with us, kind regards, Lee, Eco Wanaka Adventures

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Reviewed 7 March 2018

We had Jamie as our guide. His passion for the lake, the ecology, flora and fauna, along with the history was contagious. He described how the history and ecology are so inter-related. It was a very leisurely hike to the look out on the island...More

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ecowanaka, Front Office Manager at Eco Wanaka Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 8 March 2018

Hi Tom, Thank you for the great feedback I will let Jamie know you enjoyed your tour and I will pass your comments onto him. It certainly is a wonderful island that we are very lucky to have in Lake Wanaka and the trees that...More

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Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

Our guide, Jason, was so knowledgeable, interesting and entertaining. We learned so much about the New Zealand eco system from him and a great time doing so‼️ We even got to name and plant a seedling bush(2 years old) grown from a seed taken from...More

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ecowanaka, Front Office Manager at Eco Wanaka Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 5 March 2018

Hi Janice, Thank you so much for your feedback. We really appreciate you taking the time to let us know you enjoyed your tour with us and I will pass on your nice comments to Jason he will be very glad to hear them, Kind...More

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Reviewed 13 February 2018

We took a morning excursion on a small boat in a small group, just 8 of us, to an island in Lake Wanaka. The boat ride is about 30 minutes. On the Island the guide leads you on a climb to the top, taking about...More

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ecowanaka, Front Office Manager at Eco Wanaka Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 14 February 2018

Many thanks for the feedback. Great to hear that you enjoyed your tour! It is exciting to see the birds on the island doing so well in the predator free environment. Kind regards. Lee, Eco Wanaka aadventures

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Reviewed 3 February 2018

We did the half day lake cruise and island nature walk. Jason was our guide and he did a terrific job. It was educational, contained spectacular scenery and was focused on great sustainability outcomes, I would not hesitate to suggest that it is a must...More

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ecowanaka, Owner at Eco Wanaka Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 4 February 2018

Thanks for the review, we do our best to tread lightly here in Wanaka - The old saying - "Take nothing but photos, leave nothing but footprints..." is no longer true for this beautiful island - Jason, Jamie and I take a tree for you...More

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Reviewed 27 January 2018 via mobile

My wife and I undertook the half day Lake Wanaka Cruise & Island Nature Walk with our three young children (aged 3, 4 & 6). The whole experience was fantastic. The booking process was very easy, with prompt and helpful communication. When we turned up,...More

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ecowanaka, Front Office Manager at Eco Wanaka Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 29 January 2018

Hi Matthew, Many thanks for the feedback, it is great to hear that you enjoyed your tour with us and I have already passed it onto Jamie for you. I hope the rest of your NZ Tour went well, kind regards, Lee, Eco Wanaka Adventures

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Reviewed 26 January 2018

The highlight of our New Zealand Tour. An amazing guided walk which we undertook in conjunction with a stunning 50 minute helicopter flight to Raspberry Flats. Fantastic views superb guide and amazing weather.

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smalonebarber
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Hi Suzanne, As you are doing the Lake Cruise & Island Nature Walk in April this year you will be fine. This is a half day tour. This walk is only approx 1 hour return walking and we walk at a pace to suit our clients with... More
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