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Wanaka Experiences, Travel & Adventures

Our local team will help you experience the best of Wanaka. Explore New Zealand's magnificent South Island, create life-long memories in one of the world's great adventure playgrounds - Wanaka.

Let our local team create your ultimate Wanaka vacation and holiday experiences; enjoy outstanding instruction from world renowned guiding professionals and inspirational outdoorsmen and women, exciting itineraries and stunning accommodations. Choose your dates, choose your travelling companions and enjoy a guided private adventure. Our trips are ideal for private groups, couples, families, honeymooners, friends and corporate organisations. We specialise in creating tailor-made travel experiences.

Base yourself at one of our luxury Wanaka holiday rental accommodation options and take advantage of Wanaka's unmatched variety of adventure activities. Challenge yourself to enhance your skills or learn new ones, whether you're a novice or expert at your chosen activity. Naturally all our travel experiences can be booked as a private trip. Release Wanaka is recognised as the leading luxury destination management company (DMC) in Wanaka, New Zealand.

Cycling & Mountain Biking

Wanaka is the ultimate luxury cycling and mountain biking holiday destination and enjoys some of best single track MTB riding, heli biking and cycling in New Zealand, all just a stone's throw away from the majestic Southern Alps.

Walking & Hiking Vacations

Wanaka New Zealand might just be the perfect walking vacation and family hiking holiday destination. Enjoy a leisurely stroll along Wanaka's many lake and riverside walking tracks. Try something a bit more challenging, like a heli-hike or a guided multi-d

Wanaka Fishing Vacations

Whether you prefer your fish caught on the fly, lure or with bait, we can arrange your fishing vacations and introduce you to the best backcountry fly fishing guides in our region, to help you get to where the opportunity to land your prize fish is better

Wanaka Scenic Flights

Wanaka's location near the rugged terrain of the Mount Aspiring National Park and the proximity to Fiordland means it's ideally situated to enjoy both scenic fixed-wing and helicopter flights and flight training experiences.

Wanaka Adventure

Another nearby town might have the 'Adventure Capital' label, but Wanaka holds its own with a great variety of adrenalin-inducing activities to get your heart rate well and truly going.

Driving Courses & Private Tours

Develop and improve your winter driving skills high on the Pisa Range, try four-wheel driving in the back country, go exploring in vintage Citroen automobiles or get noisy at Highlands Motorsports Park.

Climbing Training

Challenge your mind and body by exploring Wanaka's alpine environment. Get some altitude with training and skills improvement options of rock climbing, ice climbing and basic or more advanced mountaineering.

Ski & Snowboard Holidays

New Zealand ski and snowboard holidays. Wanaka is a mecca for winter, ski and snowboard enthusiasts, offering three world-class ski areas: Treble Cone, Cardrona and Snow Farm plus the largest heli-skiing area in New Zealand.

What our customers say

  • "Thank you for sharing your wonderfully well considered and beautiful property with our extended family for our Papa Wal's 70th Birthday celebrations. We had a magical week exploring the surrounds and sublime nature. We will be back! Best Wishes for 2017 for you all."

    Jimmy Thompson & Angie Borges Rodrigues, Austrailia

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Release Wanaka, can help you plan adventures and experiences in Wanaka that you'll remember forever. From sunrise to sunset, we have mastered the art of Wanaka travel to make sure you get the most of this picture-perfect, resort town. It's time to get back to nature, take a break from your routine and throw yourself into the great outdoors. Allow us to take you into the wild so you can fully immerse yourself in the stunning natural landscape you've always dreamt of.

Choose how you want to travel Wanaka

Kayak across picturesque lakes, mountain bike riverside tracks and visit unique, award winning local wineries along the way. Challenge your family with a multi-day hike through dense, temperate beech rainforest as you scale mountain passes of the Mt Aspiring National Park of New Zealand. For the ultimate Wanaka experience, take a scenic helicopter flight to the world-renowned Milford Sound and wild Fiordland National Park. Fly over the contrasting landscapes of the breathtaking Southern Alps, icy glaciers to the rugged West Coast. Multiple landings allow you to explore and experience this amazing landscape.

If you're looking for even more of an adventure in Wanaka, we have exhilarating experiences that will definitely get your blood pumping. Jet boat through out-of-this-world wilderness and/or free fall from 15,000 ft above Lake Wanaka.

Wanaka becomes even more alive in winter with its snow-capped mountains and multiple world class ski areas. For committed skiers looking for untracked powder and premium terrain try private heli ski charters. Go cross country skiing through incredible backcountry or try your hand at dog sledding as you discover what it's like to drive your very own team of huskies. Whatever pace you choose to take things at, experiencing the lively and carefree energy of Wanaka needs to be on your bucket list.

What are you waiting for?

Travel Wanaka with our local team of knowledgeable and professional guides and visit the world's greatest adventure playground. Live and breathe Wanaka like a local and make yourself at home, staying in one of our beautiful, designer holiday homes.

If you have any questions, don't hesitate to get in touch with us. Explore our website to learn more and for inspiration, advice and to discover exclusive offers, feel free to browse our blog.