Featured Activities

News flash – getting up the mountain to Ski or Snowboard is not conditional to making a visit to Lake Wānaka in the Wintertime. Whether you are nursing an injury or simply just not a ski-bunny rest assured that we have plenty of non-snow related activities.

Make Some Shapes In A Yoga or Pilates Class

Still want to move your body and get your blood pumping? Wānaka is blessed with some seriously good Yoga & Pilates studios. If you are on the Reformer Pilates buzz, then you must book in for a group class at The Reformery. If you are nursing an injury and require a rehabilitative approach, then Alpine Physiotherapy is perfect. Looking for a blend of both Yoga and Pilates? The Body Garage is the one for you. Or if you want to get your sweat on and rinse out the toxins then Hot Yoga Fusion is your best bet!

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The Ultimate Spa Day Awaits You

Take the opportunity to defrost your bones and melt your muscles at Oakridge Resort with an outdoor hot spa and sauna, which is complimentary with the purchase of any treatment (be it a manicure, massage, pedicure or facial) from Sanctuary Day Spa. Or if you are looking for a mind-body reset you must book in for a treatment at Active Massage Wānaka – it’s known as the locals’ sanctuary and the traveler’s oasis. Chances are high that if you hit either of these options the whānau will be filled with envy by the time their spent souls return down from the mountain.

Do The Mahi, Get The Treats

Looking for a family day off the slopes but still wanting some adventure? LandEscape Wānaka has designed the ultimate activity for you. Explore the lakeside trails and river tracks by e-Bike out at Lake Hāwea and finish soaking up nature in a wood-fired hot tub! Finish with some kai (food) at Lake Hāwea Hotel. This option requires only a little bit of mahi (work/effort) for a lot of reward, which is just the way we like it!

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Make It A Matinée Movie Day

Sink into your seat, put your feet up and indulge in a chick-flick or an action-adventure movie. Wānaka is blessed with not just one, but two amazing cinemas which both have matinee session options. Ruby Cinemas are known for their elaborate cocktail menu, whilst Cinema Paradiso are famous for their half-time homemade cookies. The hardest part of the day will be choosing which cinema to go for!

There are a plethora of other free and fun family activities if you aren’t looking to hit the slopes when you visit in Winter!