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Family Friendly Itinerary in Lake Wanaka

Lake Wanaka is an outdoor playground for families. Mother Nature has created so much beauty and fun for adults and children to enjoy together whether it a free activity or a guided trip to explore the region.


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Take a look at our range of accommodation, cafes and restaurants and other activities that you can do to add to make your own personalised itinerary.


Family itinerary

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Day 1

This facility includes a skills area featuring dirt tabletops and wooden features, a jump track and...

Day: 1 9:00 AM

Notes: Take the kids to the jump park for a go on the berms and jumps

Making outstanding home-made Gelato and Sorbets. Made with passion and local produce, using a 70 ye...

Day: 1 12:00 PM - 3

Notes: Any time is great for an ice cream!

Lake cruises, Island visits, bush walks and boat charters. We can cater for private functions and co...

Day: 1 1:00 PM

Notes: Hire some paddle boats and get out on the lake.

Wanaka Kayaks offer freedom rentals and guided tours. We have modern sea kayaks, as well as sit-on-t...

Day: 1 3:00 PM

Notes: Hire some kayaks or have a go on a stand up paddle board.

This small classic movie theatre located in Wanaka is a real find. Comfy old sofas, 3 seats in a...

Day: 1 6:00 PM

Notes: Take the kids to the movies, put them in the Morris Minor, feed them warm cookies or home made ice cream at interval then pack them off to bed!

Day 2

Mount Iron is an impressive, glacier-carved, 240-metre rocky knoll. From its summit a great panorama...

Day: 2 10:00 AM

Offering the Great Maze, Illusion Rooms, Roman Toilets, Leaning Tower, Puzzle Centre & gift shop and...

Day: 2 12:00 PM

Notes: Grab some lunch at the cafe then hit the maze and all the illusion rooms - hours of fun for little and big kids.

Day 3

One of the largest private collection in the world with 4 major buildings housing over 600 vehicles,...

Day: 3 9:30 AM

Experience stunning Lake Wanaka from the deck of our luxury 8 metre launch. We offer fishing, cruis...

Day: 3 1:00 PM

Notes: Take the kids out on the lake for a fish with Davy

Day 4

Visitors to 'The Cardrona' explore and experience a unique slice of high country heaven by guided to...

Day: 4 9:00 AM

Notes: Take the whole family for a horse trek either up the Cardrona or around Rippon Vineyard

Overlooking Lake Wanaka our guided ride takes you on a scenic trek through Rippon Vineyard. Enjoy th...

Day: 4 9:00 AM

Notes: Take the whole family for a horse trek either up the Cardrona or around Rippon Vineyard

Welcome to Wanaka Community Pool. Join us year round in our heated indoor swimming pool. Locals an...

Day: 4 1:00 PM

Basecamp Wanaka Climbing Centre is a unique indoor climbing centre with indoor and outdoor climbing...

Day: 4 4:00 PM

Surrounded by mountains and nestled beside a rock-climbing wall at 50 Cardrona Valley Road, the Lone...

Day: 4 6:00 PM

Notes: Take the kids to Lone Star - it's right beside Basecamp Wanaka.