To help you with your day trips around Lake Wanaka - download this map with the various options.
|Self Drive Day Trips from Wanaka Map|
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These itineraries are designed to get you out and about exploring our region and highlight some off the beaten track gems.
The road to Mt Aspiring National Park leaves Wanaka and follows the lakeside past rolling farmland and open vistas of Lake Wanaka. Heading past Glendhu Bay – a favourite Kiwi camping spot – the high mountains and glaciers of Mt Aspiring National Park come into view. View Mt Aspiring National Park itinerary
The Upper Clutha basin is a natural mountainous amphitheatre and the road from Wanaka to the airport, Luggate and onto Lake Hawea follows the base of these mountains. The road leaves Wanaka on the path of the old Cardrona river bed past the Mt Iron carpark (a fine example of roche moutonnée rising 250m). View Luggate, Wanaka, Hawea loop itinerary
From the Wanaka township take the turn-off to head up the Cardrona Valley through farmland and surrounded by Valley through farmland and surrounded by outstanding natural mountain landscapes. You’ll soon arrive in Cardrona, an old gold mining location, now home to the historic Cardrona Hotel View Cardrona, Arrowtown Bannockburn loop itinerary
The drive from Wanaka to Haast Pass is one of contrast, from arid dry terrain through to rain forest. Head out of Wanaka past Mt Iron and across the mighty Clutha River at Albert Town, the original site of Wanaka (previously named Pembroke) and site of the of the old punt. View Makarora, Haast itinerary
Check out themed itineraries - adventure, romance, family or ski something for everyone.
Day trips from Queenstown to Wanaka are also available and give you the chance to explore Wanaka in a day.
|Day trip packages to Wanaka|
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