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.
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 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.
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.
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 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.
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