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Welcome to Lake Wanaka

 The freedom to do your own thing away from the crowds, with breathtaking lakes & mountains as your playground. A year-round destination set against the pristine alpine backdrop of Mount Aspiring National Park, you can still discover that totally relaxed Kiwi way of life at Lake Wanaka. Read more >

 

There are many reasons to visit Lake Wanaka:

  • Take in the scenery of our lakes and rivers
  • Visit Mt Aspiring National Park
  • Sample Wanaka’s amazing food and wine
  • Ski Australasia’s largest skiable area

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We’ve put together some suggested South Island and Wanaka itineraries, to make sure you get the most out of your visit to Lake Wanaka.

  1. Winter fun
  2. Adventure 
  3. Food and wine
  4. Family fun
  5. Romance
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Whats Happening in Lake Wanaka

28

Apr

Wanaka Autumn Art School

For this, our 25th annual school, we are delighted to offer you an exciting . . .

28

Apr

Be-Spoked-Youth Bike coaching

Youth Revolutions- Easter School holiday program
Want to be immersed in a biking camp . . .

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22

Apr

First ever TEDxWanaka event to be held in June

The first ever TEDxWanaka date has been set for Wanaka.

22

Apr

Warbirds over Wanaka a Wrap

#GigatownWanaka Jet racing likely to be back in 2016

09

Apr

Combo Proves a Hit

The new Warbirds Over Wanaka-Highlands Motorsport Park combo ticket is proving a big hit with fans.

01

Apr

New Zealand Mountain Film Festival - Press Release April 2014! !

The twelfth 2014 NZ Mountain Film Festival will welcome a collection of internationally renowned guest speakers, each celebrated in the global adventure community in their own right.

01

Apr

Wanaka's Beau-James Wells Claim’s NZ’s First Junior World Champs Title

Beau James Wells becomes the first New Zealander to win a junior World Champion title.

25

Mar

Internationally recognized NZ Mountain Film Festival gearing for July!!

The NZ Mountain Film Festival will return to Wanaka and Queenstown for it’s twelfth year on July 4 to 11.

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