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Trade and Media Centre

Lake Wanaka is the world’s first lifestyle reserve, and there’s no doubt about it – the region inspires passion like none other, just ask the people who choose to live here.

And we want you to understand and share what we love about the Lake Wanaka region too!

Even by New Zealand standards, the diversity, beauty, and purity of the landscapes and experiences is so captivating many who visit end up staying for good. It’s the kind of place people with great passion and vision are drawn to – a rare and special place where you quickly become a local, where you are welcomed with warm and open arms, and where the lifestyle is natural, wild and free.

Being a ‘Lifestyle Reserve’, and the gateway to Mt Aspiring National Park – a World Heritage Area – the Lake Wanaka region is not only inviting you to experience its exceptional lifestyle but also highlighting the destination’s long term commitment to ensuring the quality of our visitor’s experiences are never compromised.

Lake Wanaka Tourism’s Media and Trade centre is designed to provide you with all the information, tools and inspiration you need to tell our stories and promote our travel products & experiences.

Of course Lake Wanaka is best experienced in person! Please contact our passionate team to discuss your experience, story or for more information, itinerary assistance and if you’d like to be considered for one of our hosted travel trade or media programmes.

Our Team

Media Advisor - Gizelle Regan

Gizelle has been working in the media PR space for over 20 years (she started when she was really, really young!) An Aussie by birth, she was bitten by the snowboarding bug and crossed the ditch on a winter mission. Inevitably, our mountains won her wee Aussie heart and it was only a matter of time before she was back…and she hasn’t left.

She has managed the PR / media programmes for some of New Zealand’s leading tourism marketing organisations and achieved extensive successes within the industry.

The proverbial ‘pocket rocket’, Gizelle tackles every aspect of media and PR, from social media to hosting visiting journalists, to creating, implementing and managing PR campaigns with the kind of energy required to run a country.

If you have a PR opportunity, social media inquiry, news item for LWT member communications, or are visiting media, potential media, or an influencer, please get in touch with Gizelle by email.

Travel Trade - Geoff Marks

Geoff is our Business Development Manager, also known as the Trumpeter because he likes to make a lot of noise about Wanaka! Geoff spent 20 years as a sales manager for some of the world’s biggest software companies (SAP & Oracle) before he had an epiphany on a mountain biking holiday to Wanaka and, well, he never left!... If you have any questions about Lake Wanaka products & itineraries or need any other information on Wanaka then please email Geoff. And, if you’re visiting the Lake Wanaka region then he’d love to help coordinate a famil visit for you. Check out some photos from recent trade famil trips organised by Geoff on Flickr

Content Executive – Carla Munro

With a background in luxury and adventure travel writing and several years as a jump master for AJ Hackett Bungy (with over 400 jumps under her belt) Carla is Lake Wanaka Tourism’s Content Executive, also known as the Word Wizard. Carla has a real passion for Wanaka, its people and its future. She loves nothing more than sharing Wanaka with the world.

Providing high quality editorial and first-hand experiential stories (including copy, images, and video) Carla works with you to create unique, relevant content for your audience and market. Please email Carla to learn more about working with her. There’s very little she won’t do for the Lake Wanaka region.

Find out more:

Image Gallery
Image Gallery
We have an extensive range of images for use when promoting the Lake Wanaka region.
Top 10 Reasons to Visit
Top 10 Reasons to Visit
There’s a must do for everyone in Lake Wanaka. And you can do it at your own pace.
Recommended Lake Wanaka Itineraries
Recommended Lake Wanaka Itineraries
If you would an idea of some of the regions to explore or activites you can do then check out these itinerarirs.


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