Beautiful town with loads of activities
Wanaka, in the heart of New Zealand’s southern lakes region, is the gateway to Mount Aspiring National Park, the West Coast, Central Otago, and the setting for many enjoyable activities across all four seasons. It’s a destination for snow and scenery, wal
Wanaka is a perfect hub for a winter holiday. It is a Winter paradise amidst an awe inspiring scenic winter wonderland and a favourite destination for those passionate about their skiing and snowboarding which is available on several nearby slopes. For those passionate about Winter and Winter sports then the Lake Wanaka region is a complete winter sports destination in a world class ski area. The premier ski fields of Treble Cone and Cardrona, along with New Zealand’s only Nordic ski area, Snow Farm and the dedicated freestylers haven of Snow Park are all within easy travelling distance of Wanaka, making the town with its picturesque setting around the Lake, a perfect place to visit and stay awhile. There is a slope to suit everyone whatever the age, the skill level or the passion for adventure on the slopes. And if a break from the snow and the slopes is needed, then there are boundless activities and places on offer with something different and unique to enjoy. From golf to puzzles, gardens to cuisine, mountain biking to rock climbing, shopping to scenery there is something to suit all ages and interests. Add to this the clear blue Winter skies, the beauty of the snowcapped mountain peaks, the crisp and invigorating Winter days then it’s almost like being in Paradise. Wanaka really has a charm all of its own. Options for ski fields and for all types of skiing and all ability levels abound near Wanaka with four great ski resorts within a short drive:
a superb field for beginners and intermediate skiers and snow boarders.
a more challenging field for the more experienced skier and snowboarder.
groomed trails for cross country skiing, and also snow shoeing and snow tubing
a world class terrain park for boarders and free style skiers Puzzling World with its incredible illusion rooms, Great Maze and other oddities. Toy and Transport Museum with its collection of over 30,000 classical cars, fire engines, airplanes and bikes and every toy imaginable Cardrona Adventure Park and the quad bikes, American Monster Truck or an extreme 4WD experience with a master stunt man. New Zealand Fighter Pilot Museum and its flyable collection of classic World War 11 fighters and trainers. Cinema Paradiso, a small local cinema with a setting and atmosphere all of its own Have A Shot where you can try your hand at a range of shooting disciplines, mini golf and archery Wanaka Golf and its 18 hole golf course or it’s a short drive to the Lake Hawea or the Tarras nine hole golf courses Wilderness Walk where snowy slopes can be traded for the beautiful Matukituki Valley Jet Boat Trips across the Lake and into the wilderness of the Matukituki Valley Thrill Seekers can enjoy a range of adrenaline pumping activities ranging from rock climbing to skydiving