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Family Fun Itinerary - 4 days

Wanaka is a perfect year-round family destination situated on the shores of Lake Wanaka (New Zealand's fourth largest lake) with magnificent valleys, mountains and glaciers on its doorstep - many of them accessible on foot. Absorb the breathtaking views with a road tour and stop for a scenic walk. Other activities include jet boating, horseriding, the famous Puzzling World, the unique Transport and Toy museum and of course, skiing and snowboarding.

If you would like our i-SITE Visitor Centre to help you plan or book these activities just contact them on the GET HELP live chat at the bottom of the page or email them.

Day One

Get the feel of what Wanaka has to offer:

Day Two

Day Three

  • Visit the skate park at Pembroke Park, the Dinosaur playground on the lakefront or take the bikes to the Dirt Park on Lismore Street -there's heaps of fun places to go.
  • Hire a kayak, SUP or water toy from the lake edge (Lakeland Adventures or Wanaka Kayaks) or just laze on the beach. Try wakeboarding, water ski or ride on a biscuit with Wake Wanaka.
  • Try eco rafting down the Clutha River with Pioneer Rafting while listening to the guide’s commentary. Everyone gets to paddle on the way.

Day Four

  • Take a quad bike tour with The Cardrona.
  • Walk to Mount Aspiring Hut for the day or Rob Roy glacier.
  • Other options have a swim at the Wanaka Community Pool. 
  • Visit the child friendly library – if it is school holidays there may be a holiday programme on.
  • The Wanaka Toy Library has an extensive range of toys for little people.
  • Grab an ice cream at one of the shops and eat it on the lakefront.