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Ruby Island Family Adventure Trip


Ruby Island Family Adventure Trip


Ruby Island is a small island close to the Wanaka township. Its garden-like setting and close proximity to town attract kayakers and boaties to stroll around the island, swim off the beach, and BBQ away the summer days.

About Ruby Island


Hee-haw! Nope, it’s not the Wonky Donky…meet Hetty & Denny, a cheeky donkey & horse who are off on a Ruby Island Adventure! This season, your family can join in, with our ‘Ruby Island Family Adventure’ package.

Many children have turned up with this iconic book, excited to re-enact their favorite horse & donkey’s adventure. Our ‘Ruby Island Family Adventure’ package takes your family on a child-friendly, fun cruise to Ruby Island where you can enjoy a picnic and a relaxing stroll around the island.


The small sheltered beach near the jetty is a great place to relax or cool off on those hot dry Wanaka days with a swim in the bracing waters of Lake Wanaka.

Ruby Island Family Adventure Trip with Wanaka Water Taxi


Your family will receive a copy of ‘Hetty & Denny’s Ruby Island Adventure’ book and a stuffed donkey toy to make it extra special. Once you’re all adventured-out, we’ll pop back and pick you up when you’re ready.

So grab mum and dad, grandma and granddad, and off you go on your family adventure!

$125 per family (private trip, up to 7 people).

Each family receives a copy of the book and a stuffed donkey toy.

Spend as much time on the island as you like.

Leaves from Wanaka Marina, 10-minute trip each way.

Departure times on demand, call 0800 273 687 to enquire for times.

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Book Now! Call 0800 273 687 and book yourself a Wanaka Tour.

Our season start is almost here! And bookings are open. Our Water Taxi trips will start on the 26th of September. Wanaka 4×4 Explorer after lambing, on the 1st of November.

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