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Wanaka Travel Guide & Information

With breathtaking lakes and mountains, Wanaka, New Zealand, is a year-round destination set against the pristine alpine backdrop of Lake Wanaka and Mount Aspiring National Park World Heritage Area.

There are many world-class attractions, sporting activities and adventure opportunities within easy reach of the Wanaka Township. Take a scenic cruise on Lake Wanaka, taste world-renowned local Pinot Noir wines or try your luck fishing the many rivers and streams.

Located at an altitude of 300 metres, Wanaka is fast becoming one of the world’s great playgrounds. Visitors can venture into the hills and mountains surrounding Wanaka for skiing, heli-skiing, snowboarding, mountain biking, hiking and climbing. Or just enjoy the views!

Events

Wanaka boasts an impressive array of events including an ironman distance triathlon, mountain bike races, multi-sport events, art, film or music festivals and an international air show.

Things To do

The sky is the limit, literally. Wanaka offers a comprehensive selection of activities in the air, on land or on the water. Release Wanaka can also tailor-make a custom itinerary for you.

Dining

Dining out or eating in the Lake Wanaka region, the vibrancy of the best seasonal and fresh local ingredients is reflected in the menus of the many restaurants, cafes and bars.

Weather & Seasons

Each season brings its own distinct pleasures from long summer days to winter wonderland. Autumn colours have to be seen to be believed, and in spring the region bursts to life as the snows retreat.

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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