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“chris riley”(38 reviews)
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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...more
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Wanaka 9305, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We were 2 overseas visitors on first trip to New Zealand, hoping to enjoy the famous scenery of South Island. There are many options but with only 2 nights in Wanaka, I chose this Eco Wanaka Adventures because it seemed to offer a personalised experience...More

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ecowanaka, Owner at Eco Wanaka Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for the lovely review! Yes, Jamie and our guides on these trips are passionate about our unique environment of lakes, islands and mountains.Our mission is that we strive to connect you and learn more about why NZ"s flora & fauna is so unique....More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We did the Lake cruise to Mou Tapu Island and walk and had a great time. Chris was an excellent guide who knows the island very well and would stop and explain things on the way up to the lake and lookout. The walk is...More

Thank Michael G
ecowanaka, Manager at Eco Wanaka Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Michael, Many thanks for reviewing your tour with us. I will let Chris know that you enjoyed your trip. Mou Waho Island is quite stunning and as you say the views for the top are amazing! warm regards, Lee, Eco Wanaka Adventures

Reviewed 12 September 2018

The three of us joined Chris for his tour. He is knowledgeable and funny. He stops on the walk frequently to describe things and give me time to catch my breath. The views were amazing and saw Sally and Wally getting romantic.More

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ecowanaka, Owner at Eco Wanaka Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 13 September 2018

Great hosting you on magic Mou Waho island. Wally, the rare flightless aged Buff Weka, is unofficially the oldest Weka alive in the wild in the South Island, Sally, his lifelong partner hatched in 2004. So she is no "spring chicken" either! Astounding that they...More

Reviewed 5 September 2018 via mobile

Thanks to a local reference we ended up taking a boat ride with Chris..... now ‘get your head round this’.. there is so much to learn about the early years of this wonderful land (ice age) and Chris is the man to hold this outdoor...More

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ecowanaka, Owner at Eco Wanaka Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 13 September 2018

Thanks to you as well for planting these food trees to feed the vibrant bird life blossoming on this predator free haven of Mou Waho island. For us, we have a unique agreement with the Department of Conservation, to plant Native trees (with seeds sourced...More

Reviewed 29 May 2018 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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ecowanaka, Owner at Eco Wanaka Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 2 August 2018

We operate year round to magic Mou Waho Island, as our fast boat has a completely enclosed, sound insulated cabin, to get us efficiently and smoothly to this introduced predator free island. We use low emission 4 stroke engines to power "Oanaka" our trusty and...More

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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ecowanaka, Owner at Eco Wanaka Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 2 August 2018

Easy to be enthusiastic when you get on this "time capsule" of an island - To "meet the Wekas" is one of the highlights of this eco tour, as this quirky, nosey, innocent flightless bird's Buff Weka sub-species group became extinct back on Mainland Otago...More

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

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

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

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

Thank Janice B
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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smalonebarber
17 January 2017|
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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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