With an overwhelming number of things to see and do in Wanaka, Release Wanaka has put together their Top 5 Activities to make decision making that little bit easier.
1. Heli - SUP
"Begin your adventure with a spectacular 40 minute helicopter flight, getting you up close and personal with Tititea (Mt Aspiring), and remote glaciers along the way.
Once at our secluded mountain lake, 1000m high above sea level, explore the pristine area, fully guided by a qualified and experienced SUP instructor, before relaxing on the shoreline with a decadent gourmet picnic.
Be spoilt once again with more scenic helicopter flying over the stunning landscape below as you return to Wanaka.
This is the perfect outing for those seeking something truly special – be it an unforgettable day out with a group of friends or a romantic get away with someone special."
2. Heli - Bike
"How about landing at 6500 feet on one of New Zealand's highest mountain bike trails. Enjoy a scenic helicopter flight over looking three giant lakes below with breathtaking aerial views of Mt Cook (NZ's highest mountain) and Mt Aspiring towering through the giant snow capped Southern Alps. This is a New Zealand adventure at it's best!
Oh and did we mention this trip also finishes at the area's oldest historic pub!"
3. Wild Wire
"A Must Do Wanaka Activity. Our via ferrata tours are perfect for anyone who loves waterfalls and beautiful places. Our tours are also suitable for beginners and families. We start in Wanaka and you will climb alongside Twin Falls, one of Wanaka’s most iconic waterfalls on our via ferrata tour. If you can climb a ladder, you can do it!"
4. Oxbow - Jet Sprint
"Learn how it feels to fly on water. Literally. This speed demon is the only custom built 4-seater Jet Sprint boat in New Zealand, and guarantees to make a ‘screamer’ out of everyone it has the pleasure of meeting.
"Accelerating at an incredible 0 to 100km in only 2.5 seconds your expert jet sprint boat driver will negotiate you around Oxbow’s very own Aqua-Track before you’ve had a moment to catch your breath. This ride is guaranteed to get you wet!"
5. Drift Fishing
"Drift fishing is a great way to get a long true, natural drift of your fly and to access areas that would be impossible on foot and of course you can fish both sides of the river with ease! A lot easier than bush bashing or boulder hopping your way up a river!
Depending on time of year or time of day or even different sections of the same river on the same day, we could fish various styles.
Nymphs and indicators is a popular way if the fish are deep, dries and droppers, even stripping a streamers like a large woolly bugger can be very effective or our summer favourite which is to drift large terrestrials such as cicadas or blowfly type patterns.
This is an awesome way to fish. Long drag free drifts, watching your fly gently bounce along in the current and waiting for that large snout to appear!"
There you have it, an insiders guide to activities in Wanaka! For more information about these activities, or any other Wanaka activities you may have come across during your Google searches, contact us here.