More than just beautiful to look at... Here are some of the best ways to explore Lake Wanaka.
The ever popular Stand Up Paddle board or SUP as it's more commonly referred to, is one sport that's taking the world by storm. It's tranquil, affordable and you can do it on your own or with a group.
For all your SUP needs check out Paddle Wanaka, set up right on the beach for maximum convenience, they have boards to rent, do intro courses and guided trips.
Watch the sunset while cruising the beautiful Lake Wanaka with a wine in hand - sound idyllic? Lake Wanaka Cruises offers not only a beautiful scenic trip via That Wanaka Tree and Ruby Island but you can enjoy the views with a glass of local wine, a beer and a cheese platter. Now that's a happy hour!
Lake Wanaka Yacht Charters has the only lake sailing charter experience in the South Island. Sail on a Noelex 25 yacht that's built right here in New Zealand.
You can either bareboat (for experienced sailors) or take a skippered charter from 2.5 hours to overnight. They even have a scenic mooring at the stunning Glendhu Bay for your night onboard.
Sometimes all you want is a bit of an adrenaline rush this is where Lakeland Wanaka step in with their stylish (fast) jet skis.
Take a tour on your own, with your partner or a group of friends, their knowledgeable guides will show you the best of Lake Wanaka - this trip definitely ticks the fun box!
Davey from Adventure Wanaka will not only take you out on his fantastic spacious boat (complete with a BBQ) to find you a fish, he will show you some of the most beautiful spots and throw in a few yarns along the way!
Heli to the top of Mt Burke, bike down to get picked up by boat from Wanaka Water Taxi's and taken to Mou Waho island for a short walk then enjoy the scenic boat back into Wanaka. All this done in half a day! through Wanaka Bike Tours
Jet boat with Go Jets from Lake Wanaka down the Clutha River, and for a different perspective on the return trip - you can jump on a bike and ride the tracks that take you alongside the river you just explored by boat.
Eco Wanaka turns a boat trip into a nature tour, with rare birds, insects and a visit to the "island on a lake, on an island on a lake, on an island in the ocean" !