Wanaka Boat & Bike Tour

This fun half day boat & bike tour combines a scenic cruise on the pristine Lake Wanaka with a mountain bike tour around the lakeshore
Wanaka, New Zealand
4 Hrs 30 Min
Start & End Time
Start & End Time
Pick-Up & Drop-Off
Pick-Up & Drop-Off
Minimum Age
Minimum Age
10 years
Fitness Level
Fitness Level
Start & End Location
Start & End Location

What's Included

  • Get up to $30 cash back per person when you book with us

  • Enjoy a 30 min boat cruise on the waters of Lake Wanaka

  • Bonus 4 hour bike tour around Lake Wanaka & on historic farmland

  • Use of all relevant equipment, including bikes, helmets & gloves

  • Refreshments to keep your energy levels up

  • Services of an experienced & professional Wanaka bike guide

  • Transport to & from the trail onboard an air-conditioned minivan

  • Convenient return transfers from selected Wanaka accommodation

What to Expect

Being outdoors and enjoying nature is a big part of visiting Wanaka. This boat and bike tour combo is the best way to get out and see Wanaka's natural side from two different perspectives. 


The tour starts with a 30 minute boat cruise. As you slip through the crystal clear lake water, you'll pass the Ruby, Mou Tapu and Mou Waho islands and be treated to an endless view of the snow-capped peaks of the Southern Alps.


Then, the guided bike tour is unique and allows you to experience one of Wanaka's more remote biking trails with the support of an experienced bike guide. The ride itself is on historic farmland and areas of early Wanaka settlement, on a purpose-built biking and walking trail. This is a genuinely extraordinary local experience.


You'll have plenty of time to enjoy the trail and takebreaks to marvel at the scenery or even swim in Lake Wanaka.

Frequently Asked Questions

This trail is rated a grade 4-5, meaning it's suitable for intermediate riders:

  • You can ride on rough surfaces such as gravel and ride moderate inclines (up and down)
  • You can ride on sloping terrain
  • You can handle:
    • Small sections of rocky areas
    • Small sections of sand
    • Shallow water crossings (with smooth bottom)
    • Small tree roots and logs
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The Operator has bikes to fit everyone – from the very tall to the very small (including children!) They also have trailers, bike seats and tag-a-longs for very junior guests.

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The Operator recommends comfortable activewear for the bike tours – shorts, tee shirt, jacket/warm top and sturdy lace-up shoes. Long or baggy clothing may get caught up in bike wheels. Weather-appropriate clothing is suitable for all other tours.


Please ensure you bring a warm top or jacket and sunglasses too. A day bag, camera and own water are also recommended.

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This varies depending on the tour you choose. For the Riverside tour, The Operator uses modern, front suspension mountain bikes. For more technical tours such as Dingleburn, they use modern, full-suspension mountain bikes.

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If you fall off your bike, your guide will check to see that you are OK. If you are injured, they'll provide first aid; if serious enough, alert the appropriate authorities.


If you don't want to continue the trip, it will be your guide's decision whether or not you can leave the trip.

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Terms & Conditions:

  • A minimum number of 2 guests per tour to operate

  • This tour is suitable for children between the ages of 10-15 years. These children need to be experienced at riding bikes off-road on gravel and sand and have a moderate level of fitness

  • There must be at least 2 adults booked on a tour before any children are allowed

Cancellation Policy:

  • Cancellations within 24 hours of departure will incur a 100% cancellation fee

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