10 things you can only do in Wanaka

1. Cross country skiing

Snow Farm, just 40 minutes from Wanaka, is New Zealand's only cross country ski area. It's also a great place to snowshoe, dog sled and play in the fun zone as well. 

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2. Puzzling World

Since 1973 Puzzling World's bizarre buildings, illusion rooms and the famous Great Maze have been baffling brains and challenging perceptions of reality! Offering a great day out for all ages, this is a must-see experience. 

3. Wildwire

The “Lord of the Rungs” is the highest waterfall via ferrata in the world and includes a return helicopter ride. There's nothing else quite like it! 

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Don't look down

5. Mou Waho Island

Since predators were successfully eradicated in 1995, Mou Waho Island has become a pest-free haven for several species, including the mountain stone wētā, the Southern Alps gecko and the inquisitive buff weka. Take a guided tour or a boat trip out to the island for a day out like no other. 

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Casting live from mornings on Mou Waho

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6. Realm Virtual Reality

Realm Virtual Reality is New Zealand's largest fully immersive Virtual Reality experience. Defend your castle from hoards of Orcs, save the world from zombies or battle your friends in a variety of co-op and head to head environments. 

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We did REALM VR today, great fun, would definitely do it again. #wanaka #hollysbackpackerwanaka #realmvrwanaka #vr #virtualreality

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7. Ice driving

Southern Snow & Ice Driving Experience is the only place in the Southern Hemisphere where you can experience ice driving! Suitable for groups of 10+ people this ice driving experience is an exciting and memorable day on the snow. 

9. Roy’s Peak

Rated one of the "Best Day Hikes" in New Zealand, it's not hard to see what makes the Roy's Peak Track so popular. But be prepared as it is exposed and the weather can change quickly.

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I can make it.photo by @krataihai #nz #newzealand #royspeak #wanaka

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10. #thatwanakatree

Visit the most photographed tree in New Zealand which started life as a wooden fence post over 70 years ago. Our humble little willow is certainly creating a lot of attention.