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Best Things To Do in Wanaka

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.

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.


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


Wanaka might just be the perfect walking holiday destination. Enjoy a leisurely stroll along Wanaka's many lake and riverside walking tracks. Or try something a bit more challenging...


Whether you prefer your fish caught on the fly, lure or with bait, we can get you to where the opportunity to land your prize is better than most. Catch. Eat. Release.


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.


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.


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


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 flights and flight training experiences.


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

  • "Our family and friends loved the home we stayed in during our vacation in Wanaka, it was spacious, modern, clean and had all the supplies we needed. The team at Release Wanaka was the best, responded promptly to emails, met us at check in and provided us with recommendations around town. Will definitely work with them again when we come back!"

    Karen, New Zealand

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