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The Lake Wanaka area is home to a number of talented artists and craftsmen many of whom have open galleries.
Image: Ernie Maluschnig, Metal Works Alpine Image Co
In 1853 Nathaniel Chalmers, guided by Chief Reko, is believed to have been the first European to see the lakes.
Image: Photo of early Wanaka.
Lake Wanaka has been an attractive destination for tourists since the early days.
Image: Tiger Moth landing near Mt Iron.


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Arts & Heritage

Lake Wanaka Arts & Heritage

Lake Wanaka has a vibrant arts community of painters, sculptors, photographers, carvers and writers.

Take an arts trail and visit them in their studios or see their work in the towns galleries.

If you're looking for heritage then Wanaka has some of the best collections of heritage items you'll see anywhere. Hundreds of toys, classic rare cars and historic planes to amaze and reminisce over.

The biennial Festival of Colour is a celebration of the arts against the spectacular backdrop of Lake Wanaka in autumn. Each autumn those looking to expand their creativity flock to the Autumn Arts School taking part in lessons in everything from etching to photographer, woodwork to stained glass window.




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Museums & Galleries - Land Activities

We have listed 3 Museums & Galleries products. You can search by name, place or quality ratings

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Metalworks Wanaka :: click here for more information

Leaders in fine design and manufacturers of unique, high quality metal products. Ernie Maluschnig - sculptor. Metalworks Gallery an intimate space in an industrial workshop. Commissions welcome.

We love working with...

54 Ballantyne Road,, 54 Ballantyne Road, Wanaka

The 45th Degree :: click here for more information

It's the 'getting it right that counts. I have a passion for art, framing art and hanging art. My commitment is to the preservation and presentation of art. What this...

5 Gordon Road, Wanaka

National Transport & Toy Museum :: click here for more information

One of the largest private collection in the world with 4 major buildings housing over 600 vehicles, 12 aircraft, 30,000 toys and 1,000’s of miscellaneous items.

This extraordinary collection leaves...

State Highway 6, RD2, Wanaka



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