Cruise Lake Wanaka
Stevensons Island Cruise & Nature Walk
This cruise one of the best ways to experience the scenery of Lake Wanaka and frequently rates in the top 10 things to do! Check the reviews on Trip Advisor for a second opinion!
Take a leisurely 40 minute cruise out to Stevensons Peninsula and then into Stevensons Arm, home to Mount Burke high country sheep station. Rolling green pastures precede Mount Gold (1304 m) and Mount Burke (1417 m) which rise majestically into the Eastern skyline. Relax in comfort as you cruise up the arm to Stevensons Island where Dual Image will make a beach landing.
Our guide will take you ashore via our front loading ramp for a short hike to the summit of the Island and some excellent photo opportunities.
As a Department of Conservation refuge, the 65 Ha Island is home to many species of birds that are hard to see elsewhere in NZ. Native Wood Pigeon, South Island Tomtit, Brown Creepers, Grey Warblers and Rifleman are just some of the species you may encounter.
The island is also an inspiration for photographers- shaped by eons of winds that funnel down the arm, rock and twisted trunks meld into a patina of nature’s finest backdrops. Your experience is complete with another 40 minute scenic cruise back to the Wanaka waterfront.
Duration: 2 hours
Adult price: $79
Child under 12: free