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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

  • "What a truly magical place! 16 Thompson's spent a week here over New Year 2016/17, to celebrate our Papa Wal's 70th Birthday. We found everything we could ever want and more. An idyllic place, surrounded by nature, style and relaxed luxury. No one wanted to leave! Thank you for everything and sharing this magnificent property and thanks to your team for a very warm welcome and looking after us along the way." "Thankyou for sharing your magnificent house for our family celebrations and holiday. I like swimming in your pool and spa. See you next time - Neve Thompson, 7 years old" "Thank you NZ, thank you for having us - Esta, 5 years old"

    Pat, Loyd, Neve & Esta, Australia

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