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 current Chair is to be decided and the other board members are: Mike Barton, Megan Williams, Mark Morrison, Mandy Enoka, Bridget Parker 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. 

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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.

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Lake Wanaka Tourism also owns and operates the Wanaka i-SITE Visitor Centre under a separate limited liability company (Wharf Developments Ltd) and profits are returned to Lake Wanaka Tourism for promotional purposes.

Visitor Enquiries:

Wanaka i-SITE Visitor Centre 
103 Ardmore Street, Wanaka
Email
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
Wanaka
Email
Phone +64 3 443 1574 
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