There’s an energy, a feeling that sets Wanaka apart, inspiring you to discover and explore.
Located in the spectacular alps of the South Island, New Zealand, visitors from around the world are drawn to the Wanaka region by its outstanding beauty. The stunning mountain and lakeside setting and proximity to Mt Aspiring National Park, makes it the ultimate base for outdoor activities.
Summer is perfect for jet-boating, kayaking, and rafting, and in winter the snow-covered mountains, attract skiers and snowboarders from around the globe to three world-class ski fields. Spring is the time to get out and explore the tracks and trails, while autumn is renowned for being the most colourful of the seasons.
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, excellent restaurants, craft breweries, award-winning wineries, and an artisan distillery.
Wanaka is also home to more world class events than most, from international triathlons to music and arts festivals. Warbirds over Wanaka, Festival of Colour, Rhythm & Alps, and the Audi Quattro Winter Games, just to name a few.