Facts & Figures

Facts and Figures on the Wanaka Region

Information on the population of the area, the lakes and rivers and tourism statistics.

The early history of the Wanaka region is rich and varied history being a place of special significance to both Ngāi Tahu and Europeans.

Population 2013 Census:

Town Number Increase %
Wanaka 6,471 1,431 28.4
Hawea 2,175 579 36.3
Matukituki 387 15 4.0

 

  • There are 2,781 occupied dwellings and 1,752 unoccupied dwellings in Wanaka.
  • There are 906 occupied dwellings and 363 unoccupied dwellings in Hawea.

For more census information go to Statistics New Zealand

Lakes and Rivers Information:

  • Lake Wanaka - 311 m deep, 45.5 km long, 192 sq km, 4th largest lake in New Zealand.
  • Lake Hawea - 393 m deep, 35 km long,
  • Average water temperature 8.9°C - 20.0°C

Altitudes:

  • Lake Wanaka 277 m
  • Lake Hawea 342 m
  • Mount Aspiring 3,033 m
  • Mount Roy 1,578 m
  • Mount Iron 740 m
  • Treble Cone 2,058 m
  • Black Peak 2,289 m

The Clutha River

  • Largest river by volume in New Zealand, 560 cubic metres / second, 338 km long, catchment area 20,802 sq km

Tourism Statistics:

Year Ended December 2016 Highlights:

  • Guest nights rose 9.7% to 815,666
  • International guest nights rose 14.4% to 501,061
  • Domestic guest nights rose 3.0% to 314,605
  • The average length of stay decreased 2.09% to 2.09 nights
  • The overall occupancy rate rose from 31.0% to 36.3%
  • The occupancy rate, excluding holiday parks, was 64.6% for the year
    ended December 2016

For further information on statistics we suggest you refer to the Ministry of Tourism research website.

For here for the Commercial Accommodation Monitor

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Users should note that these statistics are indicative only and are based on a variety of sources that employ different methodologies and survey populations. As surveying all visitors at any given time is impractical, most figures are derived from weighted samples. Figures are subject to rounding.