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Wanaka Water Taxi to Mou Waho Island

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Intriguing. An island nestled within a lake. Catch the water taxi to Mou Waho Island, Lake Wanaka. A lot of the South Island’s natural hideaways are tough to get to, and that’s definitely the case with Mou Waho Island. This half-day cruise makes it easy; sail from Wanaka Marina to this isolated island in the middle of Lake Wanaka. Walk to the island’s very own lake, the Arethusa Pool, and take panoramic photos of the lake and the nearby Southern Alps, or take a dip at the beach near the island’s only jetty. The service is operated by Wanaka Water Taxi and 4x4Explorer.




Getting there


MUST-DO isNew Zealand’s highest road. Crown Range Road is the name of a memorable journey in the Otago region of the South Island of New Zealand. It’s an exhilarating road offering views of alpine high country. Bonus is the delightful settlement of Cardrona.


  • Exhilaration as you drive hairpin bends slowing down to 15 km with sweeping views of valleys and the road snaking below
  • Lunch or an extended stay at the historic Cardrona Hotel
  • Explore the Pisa Conservation Area for more high country panoramic views
  • Join a Cardrona Distillery tour while snapping photos of the slightly tatty bra fence entrance
  • Learn how to tackle snow chains on your vehicle tyres as you navigate the winter landscape of snow and an icy road

And a quick exploration of Arrowtown with the possibility of exploring further …


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