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Welcome to Wanaka

Wanaka is a holiday resort town, nestled on the shores of Lake Wanaka, in the Otago region of New Zealand.

No matter the season, there is always plenty to do here. In summer outdoor activities include hiking, mountaineering, mountain biking, fishing, kayaking, rafting, jetboating, paragliding and much more. In winter, there are a huge range of world-class ski fields to choose from.

Wanaka is just an hours drive from the bustling all-season alpine and lake resort town of Queenstown.

Lake Wanaka. Copyright: Miles Holden
Lake Wanaka. Copyright: Miles Holden.


Wanaka has a continental climate, with warm summers and cold winters. Winter sees plenty of frost and snow, and summer enjoys beautiful sunny days.

Attractions and Things to Do in Wanaka

Treble Cone Ski Field, Wanaka. Copyright: Martyn Williams
Treble Cone Ski Field, Wanaka. Copyright: Martyn Williams

There are many parks, gardens, historic houses, museums and other places of interest in and around Wanaka, New Zealand.

Popular attractions in Wanaka include Lake Wanaka, Puzzling World, Mount Aspiring National Park, Treble Cone Ski Field, Cardrona Alpine Resort, Snow Park and Snow Farm.

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