Wanaka is a picture-perfect, lively town with a laid-back feel to everyday living. It is certainly one of New Zealand’s best kept secrets with its breath-taking beauty, an enviable lifestyle and a unique blend of nature and community. Whether you are upsizing, downsizing, visiting or passing through, slow down, take time out and enjoy all that Wanaka has to offer in the totally relaxed Kiwi way of life – you won’t want to leave.
Enjoy endless activities on your doorstep or relax and unwind through the shops and in the many cafes and restaurants in town. Wineries and attractions are all within easy driving distance and Queenstown International Airport is just an hour away. Wanaka has it all – live here and be part of it.
You can relax as little or as hard as you like in Wanaka as there is something for everyone.
Wanaka is the perfect base to experience some of New Zealand’s greatest outdoor activities, boasting some of the best skiing and snowboarding in the country. It is also the gateway to Mt Aspiring National Park - a World Heritage Area - with magnificent tramping and climbing.
If you are more of a water baby, then your time in Wanaka wouldn’t be complete without exploring the lake and its many islands, or a trip down one of the wild rivers. If you need an adrenaline buzz, then canyoning, rafting, jet boating and parasailing to name a few, might just tick the boxes.
If adventurous activities don’t take your fancy, or you simply need a rest, then why not indulge yourself at a local spa, visit one of the award winning vineyards or simply sit in a café and watch the world go by. Wanaka has some of the best cafes and restaurants in New Zealand so you can dine to your culinary hearts content! This really is the ultimate destination for a holiday or lifestyle choice.
More information is available from the Lake Wanaka Tourism website at
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