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OPEN SPACES
OPEN SPACES
The freedom to explore is a rare thing in today's world. Lake Wanaka is a spectacular natural playground, one which we're committed to.
Image: Boating on Lake Wanaka. Camilla Stoddart
INDEPENDENT PASSION
INDEPENDENT PASSION
We're keen to keep the character, Kiwi flavour and passion in our community. We'll do our utmost to champion owner operators.
Image: Hiker on top of Mt Roy. Garrick Cameron
PRISTINE ENVIRONMENT
PRISTINE ENVIRONMENT
We feel a strong responsibility to protect the incredible environment in Lake Wanaka. We'll never take it for granted.
Image: Swimming in Lake Wanaka. Camilla Stoddart
GENUINE HOSPITALITY
GENUINE HOSPITALITY
We're genuinely excited about sharing our local knowledge so you can make the most of your time and come to love Lake Wanaka as much as we do.
Image: Spa bath, Lake Wanaka. Fredrik Larsson
VIBRANT COMMUNITY
VIBRANT COMMUNITY
Our locals come from around the corner or the other side of the world. In Lake Wanaka, when you visit, you can live and feel like a local for a few days, a season or forever. It's in the community spirit.
Image: Preschool children at daycare, Cardrona Alpine Resort
A STUNNING PLACE TO LIVE
A STUNNING PLACE TO LIVE
If you're into the outdoors then there is no better place to visit or live than Wanaka...
Image: Wanaka nestled on the shores of the lake.Credit: Gilbert van Reenen

 

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Four Seasons

Four Seasons

Lake Wanaka is a true year round destination and enjoys an enviable climate with four distinct seasons.

 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. 

  • Average annual rainfall (mm): 682
  • Average annual sunshine hours: 2,000
  • Average daily temperature (°C): 16

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