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Wanaka might just be the perfect walking holiday destination. You choose your location and comfort level.


Wanaka might just be the perfect walking holiday destination. Enjoy a leisurely stroll along Wanaka’s many lake and riverside walking tracks. Try the picturesque locals favourite along the Clutha River or visit one of the outlying communities along the regions many riverside tracks. The spectacular views and landscapes will leave you speechless. There are multiple day walks for all levels of fitness within easy distance of the Wanaka township.


Want to challenge yourself? Trekking is offered for small private groups and families in the majestic Southern Alps of New Zealand. Professional mountain guides will show you the best treks in the Mount Aspiring National Park, all within easy distance of Wanaka. Start your journey into the heart of New Zealand wilderness with a short flight into the mountains. Explore dense temperate rain forest and some of the finest mountain terrain New Zealand has to offer. There is a range of trips to suit your current fitness and experience level.


How about a walking holiday in the snow? Just because it’s winter doesn’t mean you can’t go trekking! Enjoy a different experience in the backcountry. Slap on a pair of snowshoes and venture out for a tour of the Pisa Range close to Wanaka. This is the easy way to cruise over rolling hills and experience a unique slice of New Zealand backcountry. No technical gear or experience required.

Release offers unique and memorable experiences. Talk to us about creating an experience that combines your personal choice of the many world-class attractions and adventure opportunities within easy reach of your luxury Wanaka accommodation.

What our customers say

  • To Andrea and the Release Wanaka team: Thank you so much for your assistance in making our visit to New Zealand a dream come true. The house was beautiful and a perfect retreat for my family of 4. The lake/mountain views were incredible and pristine. Andrea was incredibly response throughout the planning phase, helping to facilitate everything from lift tickets to a surprise selection of craft beers for my husband (in the refrigerator upon our arrival). The Release gift bag was really a special treat. We thoroughly enjoyed the local wine, chocolate, eggs and fresh bread. It was such a special gift and it was obvious that you all take a lot of pride in being a part of the Wanaka community. Your company is truly special. Your unique brand of customer service is unmatched — if only there was a Release in every city in the world! Thanks again for all of your help — we hope to return to Wanaka one day soon! Raven, Ryan, Dylan and Haden Dreibelbis

    Raven, Ryan, australia

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