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

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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

Tre­ble Cone

Puz­zling World

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