Featured Activities

Summer is an amazing time to do all great outdoor activities in Wānaka, like walking, hiking and biking. Play on the lake with kayaking, paddle boarding, water sports & boating, canyoning or just taking a swim at one of the many beach spots around the lake.

Long daylight hours means the days usually don’t end until well after 9:00 pm, giving you plenty of time to explore Wānaka.

The Summer season in Wānaka runs from the beginning of December to the end of February, with an average temperature of 24°C.

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Instead of playing in the mountains, being on the lake or exploring, there’s lots of other things to do in Wānaka in the summer months.

Most popular walks
Most popular walks
Wānaka’s most popular walks are diverse and cover all kinds of terrain in many different parts of the Wanaka region.
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6 best swimming spots in Wānaka
6 best swimming spots in Wānaka
There are many beautiful swimming holes in Wānaka – here are 6 of our favourites.
How to best enjoy the lakes
How to best enjoy the lakes
More than just beautiful to look at. Here are some of the best ways to explore Lakes Wānaka and Hāwea.