The weather cleared enough to enable us to go out onto Lake Wanaka and on to the tiny island of Mou Waho, which has a little lake inside it – so it’s essentially a lake on an island in a lake on an island. It happened because, 10,000 – 15,000 years ago, a glacier moved along and left this phenomenon behind.
The island affords amazing views of Lake Wanaka. It is also a nature preserve and our guide, Andy, taught us so much about the flora and fauna and birds of the island. He also planted a tree there. His company believes a tree must be planted on Mou Waho every time they visit.
When we arrived on the island I was afraid the hiking was going to be a bit treacherous. I have an easy time hiking up but the down can scare me. Although steep, the trail was not treacherous. Just a really good workout!