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AMAZING GLACIERS
AMAZING GLACIERS
Try a scenic flght over the Southern Alps for an unforgettable experience.
Image: Southern Alps Air scenic flight around Mt Aspiring.
TAKE TIME TO ENJOY LIFE
TAKE TIME TO ENJOY LIFE
Grab a paddle board and go for a paddle on the lake or down the river.
Image: Paddle boarding, Wanaka. Alpine Image Co. Ltd
FOR A UNIQUE VIEW
FOR A UNIQUE VIEW
There's always someone daring enough to take in the view from a different perspective.
Image: Skydiving over Lake Wanaka. Skydive Lake Wanaka
HAVE A SHOT
HAVE A SHOT
Breath deeply, take aim, squeeze the trigger carefully - the art of 0.22 small-bore.
Image: .22 calibre smallbore rifle range at Have A Shot
GET INTO THE WATER
GET INTO THE WATER
The best way to enjoy our outstanding rivers and lakes is to get into them...
Image: Deep canyoning in the Matukituki Valley. Deep Canyon
SLOW DOWN
SLOW DOWN
Slow down and really see and feel the whole experience - you'll love it!
Image: Tiger Moth flight with Classic Flights

 

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Things to See & Do

Things to See & Do

Long hot summers and cold snowy winters create a land of outdoor adventures - Mount Aspiring National Park and four international alpine resorts are on the doorstep.

A land for relaxing, surrounded by scenery that feeds the soul and inspires the heart.

A land to enjoy award-winning Central Otago wines and fine food, to experience arts and culture influenced by its spectacular setting.

A land that seduces you with its beauty to stay and immerse yourself and create your own adventures in this piece of paradise called Lake Wanaka.

 

 Wanaka activities  Activities

Whether it's flying over the mountains in a tiger moth or climbing them,  jet boating a wild river or cruising on the lake, mountain biking or walking on one the lakeside tracks, take time to explore this striking land.
 

 

   
  
Wanaka attractions Puzzling World  Attractions

Wanaka has a number of unique attractions which are worth taking the time to discover. Puzzling World, the Transport and Toy Museum, the  Warbirds & Wheels Museum, Have a Shot, and BaseCamp - entertainment for the whole family.

 

 Wanaka restaurants food and wine  Food & Wine

An eclectic range of cafes, bars and restaurants makes a full use of the region's natural resources. Award-winning local wines and beers are served alongside the freshest produce. Every taste is catered for with views to die for.


 

 Wanaka arts and heritage 
   Arts & Heritage

Lake Wanaka has a vibrant arts community of painters, sculptors, photographers, carvers, writers and more. Take an arts trail and visit them in their studios or see their work in the town's galleries.


 

 Wanaka education  Education

Wanaka is rapidly gaining a reputation as a place of learning or "wananga" with language schools, flight training schools, ski and snowboard instructor courses and the annual embroidery and Autumn Arts School.


 

 Wanaka shopping and retail  Retail & Shopping

Shopping in Wanaka will provide you with the necessities of life plus a few
luxuries. Outdoor sport and clothing stores, travel agents and funky
clothing outlets stand alongside art galleries and organic health food
shops.
 

 

 

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