About Us

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.

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

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 visiting Wānaka or holiday questions then email the Visitor Centre.

Lake Wānaka Tourism is managed by an acting General Manager, Tim Barke and is assisted by Tess Hellebrekers (Online Executive), Brad Rowe (Business Development Executive), Gizelle Regan (Media and Campaign Manager), Jessie Byrne (Digital Marketing Executive), Nicola King (Marketing 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 Matt 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 wholely owns the Wānaka i-SITE Visitor Centre and runs it as a limited liability company governed by a seperate independent board and Manager. A portion of their profits are returned each year to help fund the marketing work done by Lake Wānaka Tourism.

LWT Strategic Plan - Toward 2028 

A full position description please is available here (link). All enquiries about this role should be directed to [email protected]

General Manager Position Description

If you would like to become a member of Lake Wanaka Tourism  please fill out the Membership Application Form below and we will be in touch.

LWT Membership form 19/20

Why Should I Join Lake Wānaka Tourism

Visitor Enquiries:

Wānaka i-SITE Visitor Centre 
103 Ardmore Street, Wanaka
Email
Phone +64 3 443 1233

The Wānaka 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 Enquiries: 

Lake Wānaka Tourism 
Level 3, 99 Ardmore Street
P O Box 147
Wānaka
Email
Phone +64 3 443 1574 
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