A wealth of creativity to explore and experience 

Wānaka has a small, but vibrant arts community, with galleries exhibiting contemporary and traditional artwork, in a variety of media, from local, as well as highly regarded New Zealand artists.

Sculpture by internationally renowned artists can be found around town and by the lakefront as well as a small selection of artist-run spaces to visit. 

There's a strong live music and theatre scene, and an exciting bi-annual arts festival that showcases world-class performance, music, dance and visual arts from national and international performers.