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This website is managed by Lake Wānaka Tourism, a Regional Tourism Organisation formed in 1993. The organisation is a membership based, incorporated society, with 450+ member businesses.

Lake Wānaka Tourism is managed by General Manager, Tim Barke and is assisted by Gizelle Regan (Marketing and Communication Manager),  Jessie Byrne (Digital Marketing Specialist), Tess Hellebrekers (Online Executive),  Ash Bickley (Administration & Trust Co-ordinator) and Carleen Cram (Accounts Administration).

A Board of six elected from the membership at the annual general meeting governs Lake Wānaka Tourism. The Chair is Mat Woods and the other board members are: Ramash Swamy, Andrea Kendrick, Samantha Stout, Catherine Bone and Mark Morrison.

Lake Wānaka Tourism is predominantly funded by a tourism levy, determined as a percentage of the commercial and accommodation rate, and collected by council on behalf of Lake Wānaka Tourism. Members are either commercial ratepayers or businesses who pay a subscription levy.

Lake Wānaka Tourism wholly owns the Wānaka i-SITE Visitor Centre and runs it as a limited liability company governed by the board and Manager. A portion of their profits are returned each year to help fund the marketing work done by Lake Wānaka Tourism.

If you have any questions about the website or marketing then email us.

If you have any questions about visiting Wānaka or holiday questions then email the Visitor Centre.