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Best Things To Do in Wanaka

The sky is the limit, literally. Family holidays in Wanaka New Zealand offers a comprehensive selection of activities and attractions in the air, on the land or on the water. Release Wanaka can tailor-make a custom itinerary for your family.

The opportunity for adventure or relaxation in Wanaka are endless. In winter Wanaka arguably offers New Zealand's best skiing and snowboarding. In the warmer seasons, enjoy a hike or relaxing walk on the many local trails. Experience New Zealand's best food and wine by exploring Wanaka's restaurants and wineries. Get on your bike and discover why Wanaka is a mountain biking mecca.

Develop a new skill and tick an item off your personal bucket list. Fish the gin clear mountain streams with a local guide or on your own (with a licence!). Grab the best seat in the house and take a flight in a vintage tiger moth. Celebrate your special day with a unique Wanaka Wedding. Enjoy family adventures and create memories to last a lifetime... or sneak away for a couples romantic getaway.

Luxury Cycling Holidays

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 Adventures

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.

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