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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.
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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.
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PRISTINE ENVIRONMENT
PRISTINE ENVIRONMENT
We feel a strong responsibility to protect the incredible environment in Lake Wanaka. We'll never take it for granted.
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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.
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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...
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MacKenzie Mt Cook

MacKenzie Mt Cook

Located in the centre of the South Island, the MacKenzie District is one and half hours drive to Wanaka.

 Pristine snow-capped mountains, glacial lakes and a network of powder blue canals form the tapestry of this remarkable region. At the heart of it all towers our country’s highest mountain peak, the majestic Aoraki Mt Cook.

When it comes to walking, tramping, hiking and sightseeing in Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park, there is something for everyone, with a landscape of glaciers, mountain streams, icebergs and glacial lakes.

Choose from easy half hour walks along formed paths, to multi-day alpine hikes that take you into the vast wilderness of the Southern Alps.

 From stargazing to scenic mountain flights and glacier lake boat trips, snow sports, hiking, fishing and horse treks are popular local activities.

Enjoy favourite Kiwi cuisine at a country pub, find international fare or a takeaway spread of local fish ‘n’ chips. Visit the Salmon Farm and try fresh salmon straight from the source. 

From lakeside retreats with mountain views, to backpacker accommodation at Mt Cook there’s a great range of options to suit every budget. 

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