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If you’re planning a trip to Wānaka – expect to explore. The Wānaka region and the South Island as a whole are made up of several distinct areas each with their own community and vibe. Check out day trips, multi-day itineraries and surrounding areas – all which can be explored from Wānaka as your base!

Discover recommended trips from Wānaka
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There is so much to do and see outside of central Wānaka. Explore Lake Hāwea, Cardrona, the Matukituki Valley, Luggate and Makarora.

A Night in Makarora
A Night in Makarora
Blogger and photographer Sophie Piearcey visits somewhere completely new in Makarora.
A Night in Cardrona
A Night in Cardrona
Writer and photographer Kate Craig-Brown snuck out of Queenstown for an over-nighter in beautiful, historic Cardrona.
A Night in Lake Hāwea
A Night in Lake Hāwea
Blogger and photographer Sophie Piearcey spends a magical evening in Lake Hāwea.