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Published: 3 August 2019
Last Updated: 12 August 2019

Wanaka, a resort town on New Zealand's South Island, is put on the southern end of its namesake lake with views of snowcapped mountains. It is the gateway to the Southern Alps Mount Aspiring National Park, a jungle of glaciers, beech forests and lakes. Treble Cone and Cardrona skiing resorts are near the playground. Beyond the city is the outdoor labyrinth and palaces gallery of Puzzling World. Wanaka is situated at the southern coast of Lake Wanaka. Embraced by the Southern Alps, Wanaka is Otago's second hotel town after Queenstown.

The crystal clear waters of Lake Wanaka, New Zealand's 4th largest lake, reflects the snow capped peaks of Mount Aspiring National Park.

Here you may consume the unbeatable beauty of pristine jungle, and know that it'll be simple to find a good restaurant for supper. You do not need to be a mountaineer to enjoy the delights of the playground. The town of Wanaka is a magnet for visitors who want to obtain the ideal combination of outdoor adventures and indoor luxury. There are comfy places to stay, department stores and eateries, and all of the time there is the call of the wild. The lake, mountains and about the year events calendar will keep you looking forward to tomorrow. The seasons are particularly evident in Wanaka.

Spring brings a lot of blossom. Cloudless, hot, sunny days, summer brings. Autumn brings splendid colors of gold and crimson, Winter brings cool days and snow fans can enjoy huge freedom the mountain slopes. At the heart of the southern lakes you will find the time and space to revitalise your spirit.


  • YHA Wanaka Backpacker Hostel
  • Base Backpackers Wanaka
  • Wanaka Hotel
  • Edgewater Hotel- Lake Wanaka, New Zealand
  • Ramada Resort Wanaka
  • Wanaka Kiwi Holiday Park & Motels
  • Mt Aspiring Holiday Park

Places to eat

  • Dripping Bowl
  • Francesca's Italian Kitchen
  • FastFatChef - Wanaka
  • Amigos Mexican Grill Wanaka
  • Big Fig Wanaka
  • WGK - Wanaka Gourmet Kitchen
  • Boaboa Food Company
  • Burrito Craft

Things to do

  • Southern Lakes Heliski
  • Puzzling World
  • #ThatWanakaTree
  • Basecamp Wanaka Climbing Centre
  • Go Jets Wanaka
  • Roys Bay Recreational Reserve (Dinosaur Park)


  • W Fitness
  • The Fit Collective
  • PROACTIVE24 Health & Fitness
  • Multi Peak Fitness Wanaka
  • Crossfit Wanaka
  • Latitude 44 Fitness
  • Wanaka Body
  • THINK Fitness

Places to walk and see

  • Lake Wanaka Hike/Bike Track
  • Waterfall Creek Track
  • Mt Iron Trail
  • Glendhu Bay Track
  • Roys Peak
  • Outlet Track
  • Upper Clutha River Track
  • Sticky Forest
Article by: Brett
Category : Towns & Cities

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