Water activity

Wanaka: Mount Burke 4x4 Explorer and Boat Tour

Water activity

Wanaka: Mount Burke 4x4 Explorer and Boat Tour

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From US$ 166.35 per person

Likely to sell out

Enjoy the best of both worlds with this boat and 4x4 tour of Wanaka. See views from both the lake and land looking over remote islands and national parks. From start to finish, journey off the beaten path. No people. Truly remote. Truly stunning.

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Duration 4 hours
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Live tour guide
Small group
Limited to 5 participants


  • Enjoy a 30-minute guided boat tour to and from your 4x4 pickup location
  • Learn about the fascinating history and geology of the area from your experienced Kiwi guide
  • Get away from the crowds and enjoy the tranquility of New Zealand's high country
  • Savor a gourmet picnic as you take in gorgeous views
Full description
Climb aboard a water taxi and cross Lake Wanaka towards the head of Stevenson’s arm. Gaze at the constantly changing vista of steep walls and alpine peaks. Learn about the fascinating history of this area devoid of people. Venture past Stevenson’s Island and disembark at the foot of Mount Burke. Board a 4x4 vehicle with your guide, and climb high above the lake. Take in the expansive panorama of crystal clear water and the rugged summits of Mount Aspiring National Park. Breathe in the quiet solitude of Wanaka. Hear stories of the early settlers who sought farmland, gold, and a better life in New Zealand. Enjoy a gourmet open-air picnic. Choose between a morning tea menu of fruit and muffins with tea and coffee, or an afternoon menu of fruit, cheese and crackers and local wine (red, white, or rose). Of course, you can choose to have wine in the morning, coffee in the afternoon, or to enjoy a non-alcoholic beverage. The choice is yours.
  • 30-minute guided boat tour to and from your 4x4 pickup location
  • Gourmet picnic
  • Knowledgeable guide and informative commentary

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    Meeting point

    Wanaka Marina, Lakeside Road, at the Wanaka Water Taxi.

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    Important information

    What to bring

    • Comfortable shoes

    Know before you go

    • It can be breezy on the mountain so please bring something warm to wear. It can also very hot during the summer months so a hat is recommended.
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    5 /5

    based on 6 reviews

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    Views were picturesque. Charlie was a great host, knowledgable of the area, happy to answer questions and very easy to chat with. He supplied blankets cause it was cold up the top where we stopped for our picnic. Thanks

    March 5, 2023

    The trip was excellent, Charlie was so informative and fun. A great host. The scenery was beautiful and the morning tea was the best! Fresh cherries and apricots straight from the farm. Highly recommend the tour.

    December 29, 2022

    Loved the passionate, knowledgeable and easy going tour guide, Charlie. Skipper, Crystal got us safely there and back. Magnificent day, well worth it.

    December 28, 2021

    Product ID: 187164