Wanaka Artisan Market

For a little town with a relatively small farmers market we have more than our fair share of artisan producers (which makes us very happy!). Here's 5 tips to help you get the goods!

If you are in Wanaka on a Thursday afternoon make sure you head to the Wanaka Artisan Market. Here you will find everything locally made scrumptious cakes, award-winning breads, pastries, and more.

1. Arrive early

To get the freshest and best produce and crafts - you need to arrive early to beat the locals! Vendors start to arrive from about 2.00 pm, but don't worry if you can't get there early as there's plenty of goodies to go around. 

2. Make it good

These treats look good, taste good and are good for you! Good Roots sell to many local cafes but also appear at the Wanaka Artisan Markets with their bright coloured plant based, gut friendly treats. 

3. Step up your bread game

Get your daily bread and find out what all the fuss is about. The People’s Bread just took out Supreme Runner Up at the Cusine Artisan Awards 2016!

4. Looking for a healthy kick start

Revive is batch brewed Kefir Water, made in Wanaka by a young start up business. The only difficult part is deciding which flavour to choose.   

5. Take something away

Locally and organically made in Wanaka - True Mindful Beauty skincare products are the perfect gift to yourself or others. Find Alchemist and founder Nicki Hanning at the stand for a chat.

The Wanaka Artisan Market is held every Thursday from 2pm until 6.00pm right in town centre alongside Lake Wanaka at the Dinosaur Park and is one of the few markets in the region that runs year-round.