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About Us - Lake Wanaka Tourism

Lake Wanaka Tourism is a Regional Tourism Organisation formed in 1993. The organisation is an incorporated Society which is membership based with over 430 member businesses.

A Board of six elected from the membership at the annual general meeting governs Lake Wanaka Tourism. The Chair is Brent Harridge and the other board members are: Lyal Cocks, Hamish Fraser, Mandy Enoka, Lisa Chambers, Bridget Parker and Nadia Ellis.

Lake Wanaka Tourism is managed by General Manager, James Helmore and is assisted by Tess Hellebrekers (Online Executive), Geoff Marks (Business Development Executive), Gizelle Regan (Media Advisor) and Toni Collins (Administration).

Lake Wanaka Tourism is funded predominantly from a tourism levy determined as a percentage of the commercial and accommodation rate and collected by council on behalf of Lake Wanaka Tourism.

Members are either commercial ratepayers or businesses who pay a subscription levy who have filled out the membership form.

If you would like to become a member of Lake Wanaka Tourism - then please fill out the Membership Application Form and we will contact you.

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Find out more about our Lifestyle Reserve.

Lake Wanaka Tourism also owns and operates the Lake Wanaka i-SITE Visitor Centre under a seperate limited liability company (Wharf Developments Ltd) and all profits are returned to Lake Wanaka Tourism for promotional purposes.

Visitor Enquiries

Lake Wanaka i-SITE Visitor Centre
103 Ardmore Street, Wanaka
Email: [email protected]
Phone +64 3 443 1233

Lake Wanaka i-SITE is your one-stop travel shop for enquiries and bookings for your entire trip. We are the acknowledged experts in providing impartial comprehensive information on local and national activities, transport, and accommodation.

Our enthusiastic, professional consultants will listen to your requests, and provide expert advice and ideas on all options available that suit your requirements. Let our knowledgeable staff be your guide to creating the most memorable holiday ever!

Marketing Office 

Lake Wanaka Tourism
Level 3, 99 Ardmore Street
P O Box 147
Email: [email protected]
Phone +64 3 443 1574