Drive time: 1 hour from Queenstown Airport
Wanaka is the gateway to Mt Aspiring National Park and is a year-round magnet for outdoor lovers and holidaymakers from all over the world. Set within the natural playground of a pristine lake, towering mountains, spectacular glaciers and rainforest, the picturesque township buzzes with the carefree spirit of locals and visitors enjoying the relaxed Kiwi vibe and freedom to do their own thing.
There’s plenty to do for families, for the adventurous at heart and for those seeking peace and relaxation. Walking, hiking, mountain biking, fishing, boating, kayaking, swimming, skiing and snowboarding, scenic flights, and the world-famous Puzzling World – it’s all here!
Stroll the streets and explore the quaint galleries, stylish shops and an array of excellent cafes and restaurants. You don't need to go far at night to find friendly locals, cosy bars and outstanding local wines. For more information visit www.lakewanaka.co.nz.