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Merino lamb raised on the hills, crusty fresh artisan bread baked only hours earlier, and pinot noir from the vines across the water, all finished off with the town’s award winning ice cream…

You don’t need to be a gourmet to enjoy Lake Wanaka, though there’s every chance it’ll convert you!

Local food and wine producers are united in their passion to perfect their products, it’s the reason they do what they do, and there are lots of them.

Farmers markets are the ideal place to look over the choices on offer while a comprehensive selection of restaurants prepare it all for fine or casual dining.

The region’s wines earn consistent international plaudits too, along with a growing boutique brewery scene commanding equal respect in its own environment.

Dining out is half the story though, getting out on a tour to meet the people behind the produce and sample at the cellar door or tasting room is the way to get a real taste for where Lake Wanaka’s cuisine begins.

But remember, everything in moderation. You only need to sample them every day!


Food and drink from the earth and the heart. The main ingredient is Lake Wanaka.

 

Wineries & Breweries
Wineries & Breweries
Wanaka's vineyards and breweries may be small and boutique but they are award winning so take time out to sample them all
Food & Wine Tours
Food & Wine Tours
For a taste of Lake Wanaka local produce and wine, join a tour which can be personalised to your own requirements.
Restaurants
Restaurants
If you're after a great meal at one of our restaurants then you are spoilt for choice - it's just a matter of trying them all.
Bars
Bars
Lake Wanaka has a selection of bars to choose from for a quiet drink or a night out on the town.
Cafes
Cafes
Cafe culture is alive and well in Lake Wanaka and there are plenty of great coffee spots for the discerning connoisseur
Takeaways
Takeaways
If it's a meal in a hurry or something a bit more affordable then Lake Wanaka has a range of choices for you

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More information on Food and Wine, Lake Wanaka, New Zealand

Enjoy the authentic and delicious taste of Scandinavia!

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2 Frederick Street, Wanaka

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71 Ardmore Street, Wanaka

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93 Ardmore Street, Wanaka

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Peak Function Centre is Wanaka’s brand new, premier conference and function venue. This contemporary, centrally located venue, is unrivalled in style and functionality....

181 - 185 Upton Street, Wanaka

Wanaka's gastronomic destination, Bistro Gentil serves modern French cuisine featuring seasonal produce from Central Otago and its own kitchen garden. Enjoy wine tasting...

76 A Golf Course Road, Wanaka

Surrounded by mountains and nestled beside a rock-climbing wall at 50 Cardrona Valley Road, the Lone Star cuts an imposing, dramatic figure, none...

50 Cardrona Valley Road, Wanaka

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Post Office Lane, 33 Ardmore Street, Wanaka

Lake Bar Wanaka is lake side dining at its best offering a great range of affordable meals and drinks with the best views...

155 Ardmore Street, Wanaka

Great food, coffee and ice creams in a unique wilderness setting on the edge of Mt Aspiring National Park. Open fire and fully...

Private Bag, Wanaka

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Pembroke Mall, Wanaka

Great selection of takeaway food, pies, rolls, danish & bakery items from $1.50 - $3. Open 7 days from 6.00 - 6.00 and...

, Wanaka

Wanaka Catering caters for weddings, private family functions, corporate events and much more around the Central Lakes Region. No two menus are exactly...

Unit 12, Wanaka

A Sensual Wine & Wood Experience...
Taste premium fine wine, browse the timeless woodcraft on display and watch a craftsman at work. Contemplate the...

Wanaka - Cromwell Highway, Wanaka

Fantail Productions offers personalised bespoke wedding planning, event design and guest management for the perfect destination celebration. I help couples get the most...

93 Ardmore Street, Wanaka

A historic bar & restaurant is a hidden gem on the drive to Queenstown, just south of Wanaka.
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60 Main Road, Luggate

From $6 NZD

Woodys is a sports lounge with close personal atmosphere that have made it a local’s favorite. Wide screen plasmas and pool tables keep...

Post Office Lane, Wanaka

From $3 NZD

Massage in Wanaka is centrally located with an excellent reputation for professional, highly skilled therapists for over 22 years. Our tailored approach covers...

24 Dungarvon Street,, Wanaka

From $20 NZD

Warbirds & Wheels showcases a world-class collection of classic cars along with warbird aircraft, visual arts, wearable creations & tales of local aviation...

P O Box 284, Wanaka

From $5 NZD