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Whether you're eager for an exciting outdoor thrills or looking to sit back amongst the stunning alps, Wanaka should be high up on your must-visit list. Located at the southern end of Lake Wanaka, the town is the gateway to Mount Aspiring National Park and is home to some of the world's most breathtaking natural landscapes. Adventure-seekers can easily get their fill with skydiving, skiing, mountaineering, and a vast array of hiking and biking tracks to choose from. See the sights and explore on land or from the air with tours available to suit every traveler's needs. Then head over to some of the town's lakefront bars, restaurants, and cafes for a taste of the delicious local cuisine plus artisanal, award-winning wine, bread, ice cream, and more! Wanaka is the perfect holiday spot for solo travelers, couples, friends, and families, with something for everyone to enjoy no matter what time of year.

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About Wanaka

Whether you're eager for an exciting outdoor thrills or looking to sit back amongst the stunning alps, Wanaka should be high up on your must-visit list. Located at the southern end of Lake Wanaka, the town is the gateway to Mount Aspiring National Park and is home to some of the world's most breathtaking natural landscapes.


Adventure-seekers can easily get their fill with skydiving, skiing, mountaineering, and a vast array of hiking and biking tracks to choose from. See the sights and explore on land or from the air with tours available to suit every traveler's needs. Then head over to some of the town's lakefront bars, restaurants, and cafes for a taste of the delicious local cuisine plus artisanal, award-winning wine, bread, ice cream, and more!


Wanaka is the perfect holiday spot for solo travelers, couples, friends, and families, with something for everyone to enjoy no matter what time of year.

Local weather

  • DEC - FEB
    22° 10°

    Summer

  • MAR - MAY
    16°

    Fall

  • JUN - AUG
    -1°

    Winter

  • SEP - NOV
    16°

    Spring

General info

  • Time Zone
    GMT +12:00

  • Currency
    New Zealand Dollar

    1USD = 1.38NZD

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