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Wanaka has been blessed with a beauty so dramatic that it’ll change the way you see how you fit into the world. It begins with the landscape, it breathes, it speaks to you... there’s an energy, a feeling that sets Wanaka apart. Unique and captivating at the same time, it inspires you to discover and gives you the freedom to explore.

The spectacular setting and proximity to Mt Aspiring National Park makes it the ultimate outdoor playground. And it’s not just the outdoor enthusiasts who have plenty to do. Stroll the streets and be inspired by galleries, stylish shops and be spoilt for choice with a great selection of cool cafes and restaurants.

Must-Do Activities

1. Mt Aspiring National Park

Stroll to the crystal clear Blue Pools or hike up to spectacular Rob Roy Glacier

2. Airborne adventures
Skydive from 15,000ft or fly to Milford Sound over Mt Aspiring’s glaciers

3. Puzzling World
A family favourite

4. Sightseeing
Take a wine tour, explore a high country farm by 4WD, horse trek into the sunset

5. Landscapes & nature
Enjoy a scenic lake cruise to Mou Waho Island

6. Scenic flight & jetboat
Fly into the mountains and jetboat back

7. Glaciers
Experience the majestic glaciers of the Southern Alps

8. Mountain biking
Tracks and trails for everyone

9. Autumn colours
Perfect for photography and great weather for hiking and biking

10. Winter fun
Skiing & snowboarding, tobogganing, snowmobile tours and even dog sled rides.


Click here to see our recommended itineraries.