Water activity

Stevensons Island 2-Hour Cruise and Nature Walk

4.6 / 5

31 reviews

Activity provider: Lake Wanaka Cruises
Water activity

Stevensons Island 2-Hour Cruise and Nature Walk

Activity provider: Lake Wanaka Cruises

From US$ 48.93 per person


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.

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Duration 2 hours
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Live tour guide
Wheelchair accessible


  • Experience the breathtaking scenery of Lake Wanaka
  • Cruise in comfort on a luxury catamaran
  • Explore Stevensons Island on a guided tour to the summit and enjoy outstanding photo opportunities
Full description
Embark on a leisurely 40-minute cruise among spectacular mountain scenery to Stevensons Peninsula and then into Stevensons Arm, home to the Mount Burke high country sheep station. Rolling green pastures precede Mount Gold and Mount Burke which rise majestically into the Eastern skyline. Relax in comfort as you cruise to Stevensons Island for a beach landing. Your guide will take you ashore via the front loading ramp for a short hike to the summit of the Island. Stevensons Island is an inspiration for photographers. On return, complete your experience with afternoon tea and another 40-minute scenic cruise back to the Wanaka waterfront.
  • Luxury catamaran cruise to Stevensons Island
  • Guided island nature walk
  • Knowledgeable local guide
  • Afternoon tea
  • Deparment of Conservation park fees
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments

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Meeting point

Ardmore St, Wanaka, New Zealand. Your cruise departs beside the old jetty on the Wanaka lakefront.

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Unaccompanied minors

Know before you go

  • Please bring your own bottled water, snacks, camera, hat, sunglasses and sunscreen
  • A warm jacket is advised as cool temperatures can occur at any time of the year
  • An average level of fitness and mobility is advised for this experience
  • The island walk is 10 minutes in length and rises 50 meters above the beach on a good track
  • The island walk is not compulsory, you can remain on the boat, at the beach on the island, or complete part of the walk
  • Wear rugged soled outdoor shoes or boots with a good tread for grip
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • This activity is subject to favorable weather conditions and minimum number requirements
  • Due to uneven surfaces, this experience is not recommended for those with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 31 reviews

Review summary

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We had a brilliant cruise on a very beautiful Wanaka day. The two crew members were very knowledgeable, friendly and really added to the enjoyment of the trip. They also gave us great recommendations of other things to do in Wanaka. The two hour trip really gives you chance to explore the lake. Can’t recommend enough.

February 20, 2023

Fantastic cruise, beautiful scenery!

February 21, 2023

Great day out on Lake Wanaka , different perspective to that on the shore. Stevensons Island gives an insight into the original vegetation of the area.

February 19, 2023

Product ID: 148316