Active New Zealand: Wanaka

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Take a deep dive into the Otago region on a 4-day active adventure in Wanaka. Let a local leader show you the very best of this slice of the South Island as you cycle the heritage-filled surrounds of gold rush Arrowtown, hike up to the hanging glaciers beneath Rob Roy Peak, kayak the glassy waters of Lake Wanaka and taste regional flavours at a local winery. ...
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Overview

Trip type
Small Group Tour
Lodging level
Standard - 3 star
Physical level
Moderate
Trip pace
Full schedule

Highlights

    • Combine the best cycling, hiking and kayaking experiences that Otago has to offer from one central base in stunning Wanaka.
    • Spend a morning hiking to the dramatic hanging glaciers beneath the towering Rob Roy Peak then kick back at a local winery where you’ll meet the winemaker and learn the local craft.
    • Hike to a lake within an island in a lake on an island, looking out for rare birds and insects along the way, then cool off with a swim in crystal clear waters.
    • Cycle a spectacular brand-new track along man-made wooden trails secured to the bottom of sheer rock faces – arguably the best bit of cycling trail in Otago!
    • Experience the beauty of Lake Wanaka from a different perspective as you take a guided kayaking tour across its waters, surrounded by unforgettable mountain views.
    • By travelling on this trip, you’ll directly support our Intrepid Foundation partner, World Bicycle Relief. Donations provide school kids, health workers, and farmers in far-out areas with bicycles that provide access to education, healthcare, and income.

What's this trip about?

    Take a deep dive into the Otago region on a 4-day active adventure in Wanaka. Let a local leader show you the very best of this slice of the South Island as you cycle the heritage-filled surrounds of gold rush Arrowtown, hike up to the hanging glaciers beneath Rob Roy Peak, kayak the glassy waters of Lake Wanaka and taste regional flavours at a local winery. Soak in spectacular cinematic backdrops as you walk up Mt Iron, visit a secluded Lake Wanaka island and experience a brand-new and thrilling cycling trail. From epic views to exhilarating activities, this adventure is sure to get your heart rate up.

Details

Itinerary focusClassic Highlights
Group sizeIntimate group - max of 12 people
Age range18 years and up
Flights and transportAll internal ground transport included
Start CityQueenstown
End CityQueenstown

Travel Themes

  • Cycling & Biking
  • Hiking & Walking
  • Rafting, Kayaking, Canoeing

Destinations

  • New Zealand

Attractions

  • Queenstown

Trip includes

    • Guided Cycling tour of surrounding area
    • Leader-led orientation walk
    • Private Boat to Mou Waho Island
    • Flat Water Kayaking
    • Mou Waho Island Hike
    • Mount Iron guided hike
    • Guided Hike to Rob Roy Glacier
    • Maude Winery tasting room
    • Kawarau Gorge Suspension Bridge
    • Lake Dunstan Cycling Trail guided tour

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Travel Map

Day 1 Queenstown/Wanaka - Arrowtown Cycling

Kia Ora and welcome to Wanaka! Your action-packed adventure begins with a pickup in a centrally located spot in Queenstown at 10am. Chat with your leader and fellow travellers as you make the short drive to historic Arrowtown. Put on the map by the gold-rush of the mi...

Day 2 Hike Mt. Iron & Mou Waho island, kayak Lake Wanaka

Rise early and take the 5km track (approximately 1.5 hours) up the nearby Mt Iron. The gravelly track can be steep in places, but the hike is well worth it as the 250m-high rocky knoll provides an unforgettable 360-degree view of the surrounding landscape. Hike back d...

Day 3 Wanaka & Hike Rob Roy Glacier

After fuelling up with breakfast, lace up your hiking boots for a walk like no other. Have your camera at the ready for a scenic 1-hour drive along the winding Matukituki River, arriving at the trail head of the Rob Roy track. While mostly uphill, the track is gradual...

Day 4 Lake Dunstan Cycling Trail & Queenstown

After breakfast, say a final goodbye to Wanaka, then drive on to historic Clyde. From here, take a shuttle to Cromwell, located on the shores of the mirror-like Lake Dunstan, and saddle up for a bike ride with a difference. While the nearby classic Otago Rail Trail ho...

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Last Updated: 2/23/2024
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All group trips are accompanied by one of our group leader or local representative. The aim of the group leader or local representative is to take the hassle out of your travels and to help you have the best trip possible. Intrepid endeavours to provide the services of an experienced group leader or local representative however, due to the seasonality of travel, rare situations may arise where your group leader or local representative is new to a particular region or training other group leader or local representative. Your group leader or local representative will provide information on the places you are travelling through, offer suggestions for things to do and see, recommend great local eating venues and introduce you to our local friends. While not being guides in the traditional sense, you can expect them to have a broad general knowledge of the places visited on the trip, including historical, cultural, religious, and social aspects. At Intrepid we aim to support local guides who have specialised knowledge of the regions we visit. If you are interested in delving deeper into the local culture at a specific site or location then your group leader or local representative can recommend a local guide service in most of the main destinations of your trip.
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Travel insurance is compulsory on all our trips for those travelling internationally. We require that at a minimum you are covered for medical expenses including emergency repatriation. If you are travelling within your home country or region please confirm before travel that you are entitled to access the public medical system easily should an accident occur. We strongly recommend all travellers have a policy that also covers personal liability, cancellation, curtailment and loss of luggage or personal effects. For international trips, you will not be permitted to join the group until evidence of travel insurance and the insurance company's 24-hour emergency contact number has been sighted by your group leader or local representative. If you have credit card insurance your group leader or local representative will require details of the participating insurer/underwriter, the level of coverage, policy number, and emergency contact number rather than the bank's name and your credit card details. Please contact your bank for these details prior to arriving in-country. For travellers who reside within the European Union, Switzerland or USA the requirement to purchase travel insurance cannot be compulsory. However the purchase of travel insurance is still highly recommended, and travellers from these regions who decline travel insurance when travelling outside of their home region must sign a Travel Insurance Waiver Form at the Group Meeting, recognizing personal responsibility for emergency medical and repatriation costs should they arise. For assistance with travel insurance or other services, please visit the link below: https://www.intrepidtravel.com/booking-resources/our-services
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Age Requirements
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Additional Information
Finish point Steamer Wharf / Crowne Plaza Bus Stop Stop ID: 12, Te Araroa Trail / Beach Street Queenstown 9300 NEW ZEALAND
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