By Lake Wanaka Tourism
With stunning alpine surrounds, the Wanaka region and Wanaka town have the same adventurous vibe as Queenstown, yet are a little more relaxed.
A lively town buzzing with a carefree spirit, Wanaka’s picture-perfect location and easy access to the outdoors makes it the ultimate base for your holiday.
20 mins from Wanaka on one of the most scenic roads in NZ is Cardrona. Here in this golden valley you will find the iconic Cardrona Hotel, a Whiskey distillery and world-class ski areas.
A place of intense beauty and mountainous extremes, Lake Hawea is the outdoor adventurers’ paradise.
Located on the Haast Pass Highway between Wanaka and the West Coast, Makarora is a hikers’ hub and the perfect access point for the Mt Aspiring National Park and World Heritage area.