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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.
Image: Preschool children at daycare, Cardrona Alpine Resort
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
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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Surrounding Regions

Surrounding Regions

Southern Lakes

From soaring mountains to a wild and dramatic coastline, golden hill country to crystal alpine lakes, the Southern Lakes is one of the most diverse and beautiful regions in New Zealand. Visitors are captivated by the breathtaking scenery, changing seasons and culture of the area. The region runs from the dramatic landscapes of Fiordland in the south, to the rugged mountains and established, international four-season resort of Queenstown and to Lake Wanaka in the north, an inspiring place of tranquillity and beauty at the gateway to Mount Aspiring National Park.
Neighbouring Regions.

Neighbouring Regions
Queenstown

Seperated from Lake Wanaka by an hour's drive across the Crown Range, Queenstown is larger and arguably more cosmopolitan than its more laid back neighbour. Renowned for its all year round activities and spectacular scenery Queenstown is an exciting holiday resort. 

Fiordland
The townships of Te Anau and Manapouri provide lakeside bases to explore New Zealand's largest National Park and World Heritage Area. They are also the nearest centres to Milford and Doubtful Sounds and many of the Great Walks.  
     
West Coast

With towering mountains, clear, clean rivers and lakes, vast podocarp forests, temperate coastal forests, diverse wetlands, accessible glaciers, wild beaches and long captivating caves, the West Coast is a wonderland of natural features just waiting to be explored.   

MacKenzie and Mt Cook

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.

Central Otago 

Discover vivid seasons and rocky, mountainous landscapes; friendly townships; a well-preserved gold heritage; award-winning wineries, recreational opportunities from fishing, mountain biking and the Rail Trail to winter sports like curling and ice skating; and so much more.

 

Christchurch & Canterbury

Christchurch is the gateway to the South Island of New Zealand and a great destination to visit on your South Island itinerary. Check out the how the city is being rebuilt after the 2011 earthquake and then explore the region as well from Kaikoura to Hanmer Springs, Mt Cook to Arthurs Pass and beyond.

 

 

 

 

 

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