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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.
Image: Swimming in Lake Wanaka. Camilla Stoddart
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
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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The Land and Lakes

Lake Information:
  • Lake Wanaka - 311 m deep, 45.5 km long, 192 sq km, 4th largest lake in New Zealand.
  • Lake Hawea - 393 m deep, 35 km long,
  • Average water temperature 8.9°C - 20.0°C
Altitude:
  • Lake Wanaka 277 m
  • Lake Hawea 342 m
  • Mount Aspiring 3,033 m
  • Mount Roy 1,578 m
  • Mount Iron 740 m
  • Treble Cone 2,058 m
  • Black Peak 2,289 m
Clutha River:
  • Largest river by volume in New Zealand, 560 cubic metres / second, 338 km long, catchment area 20,802 sq km

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