The township of Wanaka sits on the edge of the 45 kilometres long Lake Wanaka, perfect for jetboaters, sailors and kayakers to explore. Nestled below towering mountains, Wanaka is the most tranquill of the South Island lakes.
In winter, skiers flock here from all over the world for superb skiing and snowboarding at Cardrona and Treble Cone, cross-country skiing at Snow Farm and heli-skiing high in the Harris Mountains. But Wanaka, New Zealand, is much more than a winter destination. Year round activities include fishing, hiking, canyoning, climbing and skydiving. Visit the nearby towns of Queenstown, Cromwell and Alexandra, go shopping, or simply sit in a café and watch the world pass by.
One of the attractions of a stay in Lake Wanaka is that it combines the warmth of small town living with the quality and attention to detail you’d expect of an international holiday destination. Accommodation ranges from luxury lodges and boutique B&Bs to backpacker lodges and family holiday parks. It’s an easy walk to shops and restaurants from most accommodation and taxis cars and bikes are readily available. And if you want to head out of town, transport providers offer daily services to most popular destinations.
Warbirds and Wheels Museum
– a small but quality collection of fighter aircraft and classics cars including the only Duesenberg in the Southern Hemisphere
The National Transport and Toy Museum
– an extensive private collection that just continues to grow including cars, trucks, tanks, fire engines, lawn movers and all manner of toys
Winter Driving Test Ground – Near to Wanaka is a private area where car manufactures bring their prototypes for winter proving. Currently closed to the public we hope to see a new exciting attraction here soon!