Wanaka is a lovely holiday resort town nestled amongst breathtaking scenery on the southern shores of Lake Wanaka, in the heart of the Southern Lakes District, in Central Otago, New Zealand. Both the gateway to Mt Aspiring National Park and the ski fields of Treble Cone and Cardrona Alpine Resort, Wanaka is a beautiful place of lakes, mountains, rivers, diverse attractions, and endless activities. more
Wanaka is perhaps the South Island’s second greatest outdoor adventure capital after Queenstown – only about an hour’s drive away. Wanaka boasts some of New Zealand’s finest ski fields, 4WDing, hair-raising mountain biking, romantic wineries, wild river jetboating, heli-skiing, trout and salmon fishing, Lord of the Rings scenic tours, alpine horse trekking, clay pigeon shooting, sky-diving, paint balling, scenic flights – not to mention the Don't miss a visit to Stuart Landsborough's Puzzling World - a fun world of baffling and amazing puzzles, 3D mazes and puzzling eccentricity. An ideal activity for families.
Cut off from the sea by a series of towering mountain ranges, Wanaka is shielded from the coast’s wet weather and enjoys a dry climate with high sunshine hours. In this sheltered region, Wanaka boasts warm dry summers and clear crisp winters – making it ideal for both the summer outdoor activities and winter sports it hosts.
Wanaka is nestled on the shores of the pristine Lake Wanaka in the South Island’s high country (the region that formed the Middle Earth of the Lord of the Rings). This unforgettable resort town is surrounded by a halo of jagged snow-capped mountain ranges rising dramatically round it. A short distance away is the glacial Mount Aspiring National Park – part of the World Heritage Site Te Wahipounamu. This historic alpine world is a must see and a true marvel of nature. Surrounding Wanaka are a string of other large crystal-clear alpine lakes – most only a short drive away (the closest the popular Lake Hawea is only a 15 minute drive).
Wanaka is the perfect place for every type of tourist wishing to discover the great outdoors, no matter if you are a family, backpacker, group or couple – there is plenty for you. Looking for an adrenaline-pumping experience of a lifetime – choose your pick from a range of exciting options like skydiving, jetboating, skiing and more. Looking for family friendly activities – choose the options including The Puzzling World, scenic tours, boat rides, cycling tours. Looking for a romantic experience – choose from the range of options ranging from wine-tasting to scenic flights.
Wanaka hosts an impressive range of accommodation options spanning everything from five-star luxury hotels, to friendly bread and breakfast accommodation, to homely lodges, to budget motels, to outdoor camping. Whatever your group size, budget or preference is – or whether you are looking for self-catering accommodation or alpine retreat – Wanaka has the accommodation option for you.
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Mobile-friendly - Set in 4 scenic acres in a peaceful rural setting on the edge of Wanaka, we offer spacious, well appointed bed & breakfast or self catering accommodation ideal for couples, families or a group of friends. Stunning mountain views, outdoor spa pool, BBQs and free WiFi. Fabulous garden wedding venue and honeymoon accommodation.
Exceptional quality, friendly, budget priced self-service lodge within easy waterfront walk from beautiful downtown Wanaka. Natural wooden interior, large spacious lounge with logburner fireplace. Modern fully-equipped kitchen, Internet, TV-room, drying room, store room and laundry outside. Free for guests - spa-pool, tennis court, barbecue. Single $79.00, Double/Twin $99.00, $20.00 each extra adult, maximum 4 per room. Under 3years Free.
Situated in a peaceful valley near Tarras and surrounded by stunning mountain views our delightful semi detached strawbale cottage overlooks our olive grove and local farmland. It offers privacy in two adjoining, self contained units both with en-suites. Ideal for singles, couples, families or friends.
Mobile-friendly - Glacier landings, scenic flights, personalised experiences: Let us take you exploring over Mt Aspiring and Fiordland National Parks giving you the ultimate birds-eye view and unique alpine landings only possible by helicopter. Set foot on an ancient glacier, enjoy the diverse landscape on a Milford Sound flight or simply take in the majestic mountains surrounding Wanaka. Charter flights available.
A 15-minute scenic flight with Aspiring Helicopters will take you to Whare Kea Chalet, a luxurious accommodation option and a spectacular base for those looking for the ultimate alpine adventure. This exclusive alpine venue and its surrounding adventures can be enjoyed year round by friends, families and small groups. In winter, it's the perfect base for heli skiing.
New Zealand Back Country Saddle Expeditions have been in the business of back-country trekking for over 25 years. Come thoroughly enjoy our two-hour trek in one of New Zealand's most scenic areas. Highly experienced staff keen to give you a great time.
Mobile-friendly - Only minutes walk from what can only be rated as one of the most beautiful lake and mountain vista views in the world. With two floors of accommodation, BASE Wanaka is setting a new standard in budget with luxury backpacker accommodation. Enjoy your dinner on our second floor guest kitchen balcony while watching the sunset—which is second to none!
Mobile-friendly - Quote BELLEVUE to get special nightly tariff NZD$200. Absolute lakefront location with panoramic lake & mountain views. House is fully-furnished, fully-equipped for families. 4 bedrooms with sweeping uninterrupted views over Lake Hawea. Free Wifi, Free use of Kayaks. Mountain Bikes, Sky-TV(Sport). Heatpump, woodburner, full kitchen. 10 minutes to Wanaka, 30 minutes to Cardrona/Treble Cone skifields. Golf clubs, Cafe, restaurants nearby.
Mobile-friendly - The Belvedere provides holiday accommodation in new, stylish, luxury apartments with modern inclusions to ensure your holiday comfort at Lake Wanaka. All apartments are self-serviced and self-contained. All apartments have full kitchens and laundries. Many of the units have wonderful outlooks to the mountains and/or lake.
Mobile-friendly - Welcome to Wanaka's premier Bed & Breakfast, Wanaka Berry Farm and Bed and Breakfast. Located 3 minutes from Wanaka, this accommodation extends a warm welcome for visitors who want to stay in Wanaka. Come and enjoy this private, peaceful bed & breakfast homestay in rural setting close to the township of Lake Wanaka. Wanaka Berry Farm and Bed and Breakfast.
Bike It Now! offers a great range of tour packages that will get you out there and cycling the trails in Central Otago and beyond. Otago Central Rail Trail, Roxburgh Gorge and Clutha Gold, Alps2Ocean, Queenstown Trail and Wanaka Trails.
Black Sheep Touring Co. is a leading travel specialist in small-group, private and self-drive tours of New Zealand. Based in New Zealand, we provide vital local knowledge, passionate New Zealand guides and itineraries that blend your bucket-list destinations with our own secret finds. At the same time, our global team serves your start-to-finish travel needs.
Superb, boutique self-catering accommodation in delightful Wanaka. Live the ultimate dream and relax in this stunningly beautiful corner of the South Island. Situated on 60 acres of land designated as an area of 'outstanding natural beauty', Buchanan Lodge provides the perfect hideaway. A great place to shed stress.
Mobile-friendly - The ultimate multi-sport adventure. An activity where you navigate your way down a mountain stream by jumping, sliding, abseiling and climbing. It's about getting out of your comfort zone and trying an awesome sport in a safe and controlled environment. Trips departing Queenstown and Wanaka all summer long, no experience required, don't miss out, BOOK NOW!
Mobile-friendly - Get ready to jump, abseil, zip line and slide your way through some of the most amazing natural scenery New Zealand has to offer! Options to suit all ages and abilities with three great locations to choose from. Operating from October through to April every year, don't miss out, BOOK NOW!
Mobile-friendly - Wanaka Apartment Accommodation: Spacious... Comfortable... Quiet... Centrally located. Clearbrook offers 14 private, self-catering apartments and 2 x 3 bedroom town houses. All are fully equipped for your rejuvenating Wanaka holiday with a tranquil stream outlook. Free unlimited Wi-Fi, 50 plus channels of Sky with 'My Sky' decoders, air-conditioning / heat pumps, washing machine, dryer, in all rooms.
Queenstown's leading Adventure Activity & Expedition Outfitter for over 12 years. We specialize in Rock Climbing, Alpine Guided Walks and Trekking, Snowshoeing Adventures, Guided Mountaineering, Avalanche and Mountain Instruction. For Absolute Beginners and Experts; Individuals, Families, and Groups; we cater to active clientele seeking outdoor adventure, an active connection to our unique environment and truly tailored experiences.
Mobile-friendly - Modern, self-contained apartments offering a high level of personal comfort and convenience. Contemporary décor complements excellent facilities. Apartments have fully equipped kitchens, spacious living areas and bathrooms boast under-floor heating and heated towel rails. Each apartment has its own laundry facilities and internal access garage with outdoor parking area. Tennis court, gym, games room are available for your enjoyment.
Mobile-friendly - New stylish five-star accommodation. Set on one acre, this boutique bed & breakfast has two well-appointed private ensuited guest rooms offering guests the highest level of comfort. Each guest room has large glass doors leading out to its own patio overlooking landscaped gardens and the mountains beyond. Indulge in superbly relaxing accommodation just a few minutes' walk to town.
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Mobile-friendly - Join us and descend the fantastic world-class canyons of the Wanaka and Haast areas, select from 10 trips, beginner to advanced. Spend the day with our experienced guides abseiling down waterfalls, sliding awesome water polished rock chutes and jumping into beautiful forested pools. Guiding since 1994 in amazing places with interesting challenges and friendly people along with Great Big Fun!
Mobile-friendly - First class experiences delivered by knowledgeable, passionate locals. There’s plenty of adventure and fun to be had throughout the Southern Lakes. Make the most of your time in Wanaka through our local guides' knowledge and experience - tasting Central Otago wines, a gentle walk next to the Clutha River, or something more adventurous - from mountain biking to skiing.
Mobile-friendly - Nestled in a quiet location and enjoying wonderful lake and mountain views from many of the accommodation apartments, we are only a few minutes from the town centre and lakefront. Distinction Wanaka Alpine Resort was opened in 2006 and offers a choice of large, stylish one, two or three-bedroom apartments.
Mobile-friendly - NZ Dream Weddings organises weddings and honeymoons in New Zealand for international couples and Kiwi elopements. Donna offers friendliness, honesty and years of experience in assisting couples on their special day. Let Donna know date, style, and options then you can relax, assured that all you paperwork and plans are put together with expertise.
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Qigong Teacher Training With Peter Caughey
Master Qigong Practitioner, Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Acupuncturist and Master Qigong Healer Peter Caughey, is an internationally renowned Teacher and Healer and is returning to New Zealand for a short time ...
Where: Wanaka Yacht Club, Wanaka, Queenstown Lakes
Address: Lakeside Rd, Wanaka, Queenstown Lakes
From: 6:00pm on Friday 20th October 2017
To: 6:00pm on Sunday 22nd October 2017
Artcrank Exhibition - Art that loves bikes
Artcrank is a poster show about bicycles — a show that’s always open on the Internet, and occasionally pops up in the real world as well. Artcrank aims to make art as accessible as bikes are, and use creativity to ...
Where: Good Rotations, Wanaka, Queenstown Lakes
Address: 34 Anderson Rd, Wanaka, Queenstown Lakes
From: 5:00pm on Friday 13th October 2017
To: 5:00pm on Thursday 9th November 2017
Lets Get Quizzical
2-4-1 Burger deal.
Where: Mint Bar, Wanaka, Queenstown Lakes
Address: 73 Brownston St, Wanaka, Queenstown Lakes
From: 6:00pm on Sunday 23rd July 2017
To: 2:30am on Monday 8th January 2018
Andrew London Trio
Subtle, subversive, satirical swing – Andrew London Trio tour – October 2017. Audiences loved Andrew London’s lyrics and laid-back singing along with ever so smoothie Nils Olsen’s sax and clarinet solos when ...
Where: Lake Hawea Community Centre, Wanaka, Queenstown Lakes
Address: 28 Myra St, Wanaka, Queenstown Lakes
From: 8:00pm on Friday 27th October 2017
To: 11:59pm on Friday 27th October 2017
Home Building Information Evening
Back by popular demand, our Free Building Information Evening! Top 6 Reasons why you need to come to our Building Information Evening: KiwiSaver – How to apply, when to apply, and how to get the most $ out of ...
Where: Wanaka Hotel, Wanaka, Queenstown Lakes
Address: 71 Ardmore Street, Wanaka, Queenstown Lakes
From: 6:00pm on Wednesday 1st November 2017
To: 7:00pm on Wednesday 1st November 2017
Sacred Sexuality Fundamentals
Sacred Sexuality Fundamentals. Informational and experiential evenings with essential techniques and embodied practices for deep connection during sex, spiritual sexual experiences, release the chattering mind, and to ...
Where: Yoga Ground, Wanaka, Queenstown Lakes
Address: 37 Reece Crescent, Wanaka, Queenstown Lakes
From: 7:45pm on Wednesday 1st November 2017
To: 9:15pm on Wednesday 29th November 2017
Community HU - Singing the Sound of Divine Love
"If you want to lift yourself to a higher state of consciousness—so that the political issues, the family issues, the social issues of the day do not throw you out of balance, so that you can find a happier, more ...
Where: Plunket Rooms, Wanaka, Queenstown Lakes
Address: 51 Ardmore St, Wanaka, Queenstown Lakes
From: 6:00pm on Thursday 1st September 2016
To: 6:30pm on Thursday 7th December 2017
An evening with Bevan Gardiner
Presenting the songs of John Denver and other well known country musicians and folk singers preformed by Bevan Gardiner accompanied by the talented James Davy on guitar and our own accomplished Wanaka Ukulele ...
Where: Lake Wanaka Centre, Wanaka, Queenstown Lakes
Address: 89 Ardmore St, Wanaka, Queenstown Lakes
From: 7:30pm on Saturday 4th November 2017
To: 10:00pm on Saturday 4th November 2017
The Extravaganza Fair
Roll up. Roll up. Roll up! Welcome to Season 3 of New Zealand's largest and newest travelling event! The Extravaganza Fair! We're bringing to NZ a unique style of market stalls, arts and craft, food, musical ...
Where: Wanaka Recreational Reserve, Wanaka, Queenstown Lakes
Address: Ardmore Street, Wanaka, Queenstown Lakes
From: 9:00am on Saturday 11th November 2017
To: 5:00pm on Sunday 12th November 2017
The Karl Austin Experience
Playing all throughout the day on our beautiful Extravaganza Fair Stage. Perhaps you have heard of Karl through word of mouth? Or you may support local Taranaki Music, have followed The Extravaganza or attended one of ...
Where: Wanaka Showgrounds, Wanaka, Queenstown Lakes
Address: Ardmore Street, Wanaka, Queenstown Lakes
From: 9:00am on Saturday 11th November 2017
To: 5:00pm on Sunday 12th November 2017