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About Lake Wanaka, New Zealand

In a perfect world, everywhere would have lakes, mountains, rivers, wineries, excellent dining and endless activities in an ever-changing seasonal landscape.

And all of it wrapped up in a vibrant lakeshore village of warm welcoming locals...  …in a perfect world.

Until then, welcome to Lake Wanaka  

 

To know a place, know the people.

Lake Wanaka’s scenery is one of nature’s epic masterpieces yet still, the memories are all about the welcome, the enthusiasm, the warmth and the urge to share.

It’s a place where hospitality isn’t an industry, its second nature.

Which is why visitors’ tales of tracks, rivers, lakes and mountains all include stories of the people who took them, led them, sent them or even just told them.

They’re not tour guides, they’re custodians caring for our natural attractions and sharing their pristine qualities for everyone to enjoy.

Lake Wanaka in 90 seconds

Nature made the landscape. But the people make the place. Come and meet Lake Wanaka.

Explore the Region
Explore the Region
Spectacular and diverse regions to explore: Wanaka, Lake Hawea, Makarora, Cardrona and Luggate
Four Distinct Seasons
Four Distinct Seasons
Summer, Autumn, Winter & Spring - a true year round destination which enjoys an enviable climate
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.
Things to see & do
Things to see & do
The vast variety of things to see and do keep even the most active entertained
Places to Stay
Places to Stay
Warm southern hospitality and incredible views wherever you look...not just a place to lay your head
Getting to Lake Wanaka
Getting to Lake Wanaka
By air, bus or self-drive, getting here is easy.
My Trip Planner
My Trip Planner
Browse and book your holiday accommodation, transport & activities online, and save all your choices in one safe place
The Wanaka Story
The Wanaka Story
A sense of community, where operators are passionate about sharing their way of life, environment and what they do.

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