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Mou Waho Island

Mou Waho Island

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Mou Waho Island

Three hour Wanaka lake trip, with guided island bushwalk up to the Arethusa Pool and native weka encounters.

Trip Itinerary:

  • Mou Waho is a remote island and the jewel in the crown of Lake Wanaka.
  • First you will cruise 18 km up Lake Wanaka which will take around 25 mins.
  • Then, you will discover hidden beaches and native New Zealand bird life as you walk from Mou Waho’s beach shore up to the top of the island –
  • Tyrwhitt Peak.
  • Enjoy the 20-25 minute relaxed hike (1.5km one way) with an altitude change of around 200 metres.
  • The views are spectacular and on the way you will also discover the famous Arethusa Pool. This small clear lake creates the “lake on an island, which is on a lake on an island, which is on an island in the South Pacific Ocean” brain teaser and is the perfect photo to send to people back home!
  • Mou Waho is a predator free island and a safe home to the cheeky buff weka. These inquisitive flightless birds are native to New Zealand and often like to interact with visitors to their island.
  • You might also spot the kereru (native wood pigeon), bell birds, tui and even the occasional rare mohua (yellowhead).
  • Guests can choose to relax on the beach after their walk to soak up the views before returning across the lake to Wanaka. Tea / coffee and Trish’s famous home made muffins are provided on board the boat.


3 hrs – 180 minutes (plus allow 30 min extra). Trips run on demand from 7am, hourly through 5 pm. Call Davy to book your trip on Freephone (NZ only) 0800 555 700 or +64 27 232 2063


Adult: $200

Child: $100

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