Rich autumn colours fringe tranquil lakes and tussock covered hillsides roll on and on towards stunning alpine scenery. A favourite holiday spot for New Zealanders, the area comes alive in winter with ski and snowboarders and over summer anglers and boaties flock to sunny lakesides. Outdoor enthusiasts are spoilt for choice with activities ranging from awe-inspiring scenic flights to horse riding in the rugged foothills. One of a kind attractions such as Puzzling World, Cinema Paradiso and a Fighter Pilots Museum along with a burgeoning wine industry in the neighbouring Otago region all add to the attraction of this gorgeous part of the south island and makes it well worth a visit.
Don't miss Warbirds Over Wanaka - Easter 2012
Warbirds Over Wanaka held biennially over Easter is the largest Warbird Airshow in the Southern Hemisphere. For a spectacular airshow, military warhorses, static aircraft displays and Aviation Trade stands, this is an aviation enthusiasts event not be missed.
Did you know?
The Otago Central Rail Trail, first opened in February 2000 is, not only the first, but also the longest (150km) Rail Trail in New Zealand. Once a busy railway line connecting Clyde to Middlemarch, it's now a scenic, secluded trail spanning 150km. Cycle over old wooden trestle bridges, through eerie tunnels and across acres of sun-drenched rocky plains, and stop and admire the majestic mountains and dramatic gorges.