About Us

Lake Wanaka Tourism is a Regional Tourism Organisation formed in 1993. The organisation is a membership based, incorporated society, with 450+ member businesses.

A Board of six elected from the membership at the annual general meeting governs Lake Wanaka Tourism. The Chair is Mark Morrison and the other board members are: Mike Barton (Deputy & Treasurer), Megan Williams, Mandy Enoka, Bridget Parker (Secretary) and Nadia Ellis.

Lake Wanaka Tourism is managed by a General Manager, James Helmore and is assisted by Tess Hellebrekers (Online Executive), Geoff Marks (Business Development Executive), Gizelle Regan (Media Advisor), Nicola King (Marketing Co-ordinator) and Toni Collins (Administration).

Lake Wanaka 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 Wanaka Tourism.

Members are either commercial ratepayers or businesses who pay a subscription levy. 

Lake Wanaka Tourism wholely owns the Wanaka 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 Wanaka Tourism.


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


Visitor Enquiries:

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

The Wanaka 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 Wanaka Tourism 
Level 3, 99 Ardmore Street
P O Box 147
Phone +64 3 443 1574