While some activities are seasonal, most can be enjoyed all year round in Lake Wanaka and with a lower than average rainfall and high sunshine hours there's no excuse for lazing around... unless you choose to.
Summer (Dec - Feb) is the busiest time in Lake Wanaka when the boats, tents and caravans are taken out of hibernation and the holiday homes spruced up ready for the hot summer months to come. Average summer temperature (°C): 24
Autumn ( March - May) is without doubt the most beautiful season with a spectacular array of deciduous trees turning the region into a wonderland of colour. Average autumn temperature (°C): 17
Winter (June - August) is when the snow sport enthusiasts break out their skis and boards and get waxing ready for the powder days to come. Average winter temperature (°C): 10
Spring (Sept - Nov) is the time of year when we all come out of hybernation and start to enjoy the place where we live. Average spring temperature (°C): 16
Whatever the season, whatever you enjoy, whoever you are, Lake Wanaka's good to visit anytime.
The town's average annual rainfall of 682mm is just half the national average, with most rainfall occurring in spring months.