Featured Activities

Lakes Hāwea and Wānaka are more than just beautiful to look at. Here are some of the best ways to explore the lakes.

SUP and kayak

The ever popular stand-up paddleboard (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 Wānaka, set up right on the beach for maximum convenience, they have boards to rent, do intro courses and host guided trips.


Book a sunset cruise

Watch the sunset while cruising the beautiful Lake Wānaka with a wine in hand – sound idyllic? Lake Wānaka Cruises offers not only a beautiful scenic trip via That Wānaka 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!


Explore the islands

Explore the beautiful and wild islands of Lake Wanaka. There are several tour companies that offer transport or tours to Mou Waho, Mou Tapu and Stevenson’s Arm.


Get an adrenaline rush

Sometimes all you want is a bit of an adrenaline rush. This is where Lakeland Wānaka step in with their stylish (and fast) jet-skis and flyboard. Take a tour on your own, with your partner or a group of friends.

Alternatively, check out Wānaka Parasailing for high-flying above the lake waters.

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Go fish

So you fancy yourself an angler? The best way to land the big one is to go along on a guided tour of Wānaka’s lakes and rivers with an experienced fishing guide. They’ll show you all the secret spots and ehlp you land the fish of your dreams!


Chill out

If you’re up for adventure, an adrenaline rush or catching your prize fish, then we’ve got you covered. But if you want to just chill out, the lake brings the goods there too. Pick any spot along the shoreline for sun, BBQs, people-watching or just breathing in the fresh mountain air.