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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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The West Coast

The West Coast

Nestled between the Southern Alps and the Tasman Sea the West Coast is an area in a spectacular and beautiful environment.

 Teeming with abundant wildlife, rare kiwi and white heron (kotuku), seal colonies, the world's rarest penguins, dolphins and a variety of unique native alpine flora, this 600 kilometre long region (no wider than 70 kms at any point) serves as a time capsule, revealing what our country might have looked like before humans arrived some 1000 years ago.

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.

 The West Coast is a stunning drive from Wanaka through the Haast Pass and Mount Aspiring National Park. The West Coast is easy to reach and even more easily enjoyed!

From fascinating heritage and stunning landscapes to must do adventure activities and out of the way luxury retreats.

Click links below to check out availability and make online bookings for West Coast accommodation and activities:


 

There is nowhere in New Zealand like the fabulous West Coast of the Southern Alps!

 

 

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