Top 10 Must Do's in Wanaka

To help you make a start here's a list of the top ranking activities from Trip Advisor

1. Adventure

  • Wildwire Wanaka - climb alongside Twin Falls, one of Wanaka’s most iconic waterfalls on a via ferrata tour.
  • Skydive Wanakastrap yourself to a beautiful stranger in the best place to skydive in NZ.
  • Deep Canyon - challenge yourself: jump, climb, abseil and swim our canyons

2. 4WD & Off Road Tours

3. Unique Attractions

4. Food & Drink

  • Rippon Vineyard - taste exceptional wines at Wanaka's oldest vineyard; one pioneering family, five generations and a land farmed biodynamically with care and love.
  • Bistro Gentil - modern French inspired cuisine & 24 wines by the glass in a beautiful setting with views over Lake Wanaka. A recipient of a hat in the prestigious Cuisine Good Food Awards, 2016.   
  • Black Peak Gelato - delicious gelato and sorbets using local produce with a unique 70-year-old Italian recipe.

5. Landscape & Nature

6. Walking and Hiking

  • Roys Peak Track - a #NZMustDO this half day walk will give you magnificent views of Wanaka, the lake and Southern Alps.
  • The Rob Roy Glacier Track - this half day walk leads you into Mount Aspiring National Park, an amazing world of mountains, glaciers, river valleys and alpine lakes.
  • Mt Iron Track - One of Wanaka's most popular short walks with spectacular views

7. Biking

  • Wanaka Bike Tours - take out the hassle on a fully guided tour, mountain biking day trips and heli biking trips for all abilities.
  • Dean's Bank - this fast and flowing single-track mountain biking circuit has million-dollar views of the mighty Clutha River and Wanaka Basin.

8. Airborne Adventures

  • Southern Alps Air - with the Southern Alps, Milford Sound and Mt Aspiring on our doorstep, scenic flights don’t get any better 
  • U Fly Wanaka – your chance to fly the plane will be an incredible highlight of your holiday.
  • Classic Flights - take a flightseeing trip around Wanaka and see breathtaking scenery in a Vintage Tigermoth or Waco Aircraft. 

9. Skiing and Snowboarding

10. Mt Aspiring National Park - World Heritage Area

  • Southern Alps Air, Siberia Experience - a four-hour wilderness adventure in Mount Aspiring World Heritage Park including a scenic flight, walk and jet boat.
  • Wanaka River Journeys - enjoy a thrilling jet boating adventure & guided walk amidst towering mountains, glaciers and Lord of the Rings locations.
  • Blue Pools Track - a short walk to the famous, crystal clear turquoise pools.