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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Young energetic adventure tour company with a fervent passion for the outdoors. We truly believe that our trips include the best activities in the South Island, many of which are exclusively available through Adventure Junkies. Unique trips, personal and run by expert guides. We're here to show you the greatest adventures New Zealand has to offer. Family adventures a speciality.
Mobile-friendly - Enjoy a gourmet mountaintop picnic, an exhilarating guided mountain bike journey, a snow landing or soak up the unforgettable scenery during a flight to Mt Aspiring National Park's glaciers. Alpine Helicopters offer guests a wide range of scenic heli adventures, from short flights around the region. Half and full day excursions to Fiordland and the West Coast.
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 20 minute walk along waterfront walk from beautiful downtown Wanaka. Large spacious lounge with logburner fireplace. Large family-friendly, well-equipped kitchen. FREE WIFI, drying room [winter only], laundry, spa-pool, barbecue available enquiries at reception. Single $79.00, Double/Twin $99.00, $20.00 each extra adult, maximum 4 per room. Under 2 years Free.
Creating innovative and imaginative self-drive itineraries tailored to your own requirements. If you have a desire to indulge your senses with spectacular food and gold medal wines during your visit, then this is the itinerary for you - a self-drive tour of New Zealand created specially for lovers of great food and fine wine.
Mobile-friendly - Aspiring Guides provides guided ascents of NZ's highest, most iconic peaks such as Mt Cook and Mt Aspiring, as well as offering mountaineering instruction courses and multi-day trekking. In winter join us for backcountry skiing & snowboard touring on NZ's glaciated terrain or from our private huts. Learn backcountry skiing, avalanche awareness & ice-climbing on our winter courses.
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.
Experience New Zealand’s premier outdoor rock climbing venue. Whether you are new to the sport, looking to take your skills to the next level or left your gear in Europe, our experienced and personable instructors and guides are ready for action.
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 - 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.
Mobile-friendly - 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.
Recently renovated 2 bedroom cozy home. This self contained holiday house has fantastic mountain and lake views from the lounge. 1 min walk to town, yet private and quiet. Double glazed, log burner, heat pump and drying room ensure you are snug and warm in the winter months. Wifi, linen and cleaning all included in the price. Pet Friendly!!
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 - Canyoning Queenstown offers exhilarating canyoning experiences in two unique and gorgeous canyons. Our guided tours will take you on a fun-filled adventure where you can explore our canyons by sliding, abseiling, zip lining and jumping. Canyoning Queenstown is the most experienced canyoning operator in the Queenstown region. Operating from October through to April every year, don't miss out, BOOK NOW!
WELCOME to our Self catering Cottage in the heart of The Cardrona Velley. We are right opposite the famous Cardrona Hotel LOCATION: 15 Minutes to Wanaka. 40 minutes from Queenstown Airport ADVENTURE IN SUMMER: Check out links for local adventures to Milford and Doubtful Sound trips. TSS Enslaw Stemship Cruises - 103 years old.
Mobile-friendly - Chauffeurnz.com specialises in transport for the South Island of New Zealand. We are committed to providing ultimate comfort private chauffeur services to meet each client's unique requirements while on holiday or corporate transfers. If you would like to be privately chauffeured in the luxury of Lexus sedans and Mercedes Benz mini vans we are the transport business for you.
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.
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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Study for Self-Portrait
This April, Gallery 33 is excited to have Melbourne based painter Cristina Popovici’s ‘Study for Self-Portrait’ on show. These are striking paintings of the artist’s personal journey that are a must-see!
Where: Gallery Thirty Three, Wanaka, Queenstown Lakes
Address: 33 Helwick St, Wanaka, Queenstown Lakes
From: 4:00pm on Thursday 29th March 2018
To: 5:30pm on Friday 27th April 2018
Autumn Colours Masterclass Photography Workshop
Our Central Otago photography tour is programmed in for the month of April when the Autumn colours are at their best. With landscape photographers Rob Brown and Mark Orbell as your guides, and utilising comfortable 4WD ...
Where: Distinction Wanaka Alpine Resort, Wanaka, Queenstown Lakes
Address: 144/154 Anderson Rd, Wanaka, Queenstown Lakes
From: 9:00am on Thursday 26th April 2018
To: 5:00pm on Sunday 29th April 2018
Award winning songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Graeme James plays one last show in Wanaka before relocating to the Northern Hemisphere. Armed with a loop pedal and a whole host of instruments including electric ...
Where: Gin and Raspberry Boutique Bar, Wanaka, Queenstown Lakes
Address: Level 1, 155 Ardmore St, Wanaka, Queenstown Lakes
From: 9:00pm on Sunday 29th April 2018
To: 11:30pm on Sunday 29th April 2018
Understanding Your Farming Business
Engaging women as critical farming partners. Would you like to better understand what drives your sheep and beef farm? Do you want the skills and confidence to participate more fully in your business? UYFB equips ...
Where: Wanaka Hotel, Wanaka, Queenstown Lakes
Address: 71 Ardmore Street, Wanaka, Queenstown Lakes
From: 8:30am on Wednesday 7th February 2018
To: 8:00pm on Wednesday 2nd May 2018
Experience HU: The Sound of Soul
HU is a sacred sound and ancient mantra, that can uplift your life. Singing HU provides a sense of calm, strength, and centeredness. Come and experience chanting HU and enjoy spiritual conversation with others of ...
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 June 2018
Jennian Homes Mothers Day 5km Fun Run/Walk
The nationwide Jennian Homes Mother’s Day Fun Run/Walk returns this year, offering women the chance to have fun, get active and support a worthy cause. There’s a reason we run this event every year. Heart disease ...
Where: Eely Point, Wanaka, Otago
Address: 281 Lakeside Road, Wanaka
From: 10:00am on Sunday 13th May 2018
To: 12:00pm on Sunday 13th May 2018
Zulu Love - South African Harmonies
Direct from South Africa NZ Tour Autumn 2018 – One performance only “As soon as people saw them, they were bowled over by their incredible talent, infectious enthusiasm and pure joy” – Nelson Mail Zulu ...
Where: Wanaka Presbyterian Community Church, Wanaka, Queenstown Lakes
Address: 91 Tenby Street, Wanaka, Queenstown Lakes
From: 7:30pm on Tuesday 15th May 2018
To: 9:00pm on Tuesday 15th May 2018
The Big Bike Film Night
Lights. Cameras. Bikes! We're on a mission -sharing the best cycling short films from around the world with you at the Edgewater Resort. The Big Bike Film Night treats pedal punters with a collection of movies that ...
Where: Edgewater Hotel, Wanaka, Queenstown Lakes
Address: Sargood Drive, Wanaka, Queenstown Lakes
From: 7:00pm on Wednesday 16th May 2018
To: 9:30pm on Wednesday 16th May 2018
Songs for Nobodies
Songs for Nobodies by Joanna Murray-Smith. Starring Ali Harper (Awarded Best Actress at New York’s United Solo Festival). “…. truly astonishing acting and singing tour-de-force.” – The Christchurch ...
Where: Lake Wanaka Centre, Wanaka, Queenstown Lakes
Address: 89 Ardmore St, Wanaka, Queenstown Lakes
From: 7:30pm on Monday 21st May 2018
To: 9:00pm on Monday 21st May 2018
Mountains of the Mind
Mountain Guide and Adventure Photographer Gavin Lang has been adventuring around the world for over 20 years and has witnessed the powerful potential of the mountains to balance us. He established First Light Guiding in ...
Where: MT Outdoors, Wanaka, Queenstown Lakes
Address: 17 Dunmore St, Wanaka, Queenstown Lakes
From: 7:00pm on Thursday 31st May 2018
To: 8:30pm on Thursday 31st May 2018