Visit a Lake on an Island, On a Lake on an Island

lake on island

Although this sounds more like a tongue twister than a holiday, experts at New Zealand In Depth are now arranging for their guests to do just that!

Located on New Zealand’s South Island is Lake Wanaka – a 192km2 mass of water and New Zealand’s fourth largest lake. In the middle of the lake sits the magical Mou Waho Island which in turn is home to its own lake, the Arethusa Pool.

New Zealand In Depth are now working with eco-tourism experts at Eco Wanaka Adventures to allow guests to experience and understand what makes the lake on the island on the lake on the island so special.

This magical wilderness adventure starts with a 25 min boat trip from Wanaka over to the Mou Waho Island and nature reserve where guests embark on a one hour guided bush walk to the lake at the top of the island learning about the conservation and wildlife of this one-off island on the way.

The trip continues with “High Tea” on top of the island overlooking both lakes, where guests can have a drink and break listening to the vibrant birdsong and enjoying the panorama of the Southern Alps and Mt Aspiring National Park.

To finish the trip guests will have the chance to enhance the islands conservation by planting a native tree giving back to this special island and New Zealand’s environment.

The adventure to Mou Waho Island and its famous lake with New Zealand In Depth can be added to any personalised trip to the region. As an example, a 14-day self-drive New Zealand adventure costs from £2,400 per person, based on two people travelling. This includes B&B accommodation, all breakfasts, car hire and Eco Wanaka Cruise and Nature Island Walk to Mou Waho Island. Not including flights.

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