Wanaka Attractions, New Zealand

Wanaka, a resort town on New Zealand's South Island, is located at the southern end of it's namesake lake and is surrounded by snow capped mountains in the winter months.

Wanaka is the gateway to the Southern Alps' Mount Aspiring National Park - a wilderness of glaciers, beech forests and alpine lakes.

Treble Cone and Cardrona ski resorts are close neighbours to the National Park.

A short distance from the town is the outdoor maze and sculpture gallery of Puzzling World.

Let us recommend our 'must do' list of experiences so you can make the most of your stay in Wanaka.

Have you planned any activities to do in Wanaka yet?

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Take a walk on the wild side and try our top 3 ranked adventure activities in Wanaka


Climb alongside Twin Falls, the highest waterfall via ferrata in the world!

Strap yourself to a beautiful stranger in the best place to skydive in NZ.

Challenge yourself: jump, climb, abseil and swim our canyons.

4WD & Off Road

You'll just need to decide if you want to ride a horse, a quad bike or sit back and relax in a 4WD vehicle.

Get off the beaten track with a private 4WD journey into the iconic high country.

Backcountry Saddles is one of the longest standing horse trekking operations in New Zealand. They use Appaloosa horses (a mountain bred horse) to cope with the conditions of the Cardrona Valley.

Wanaka’s boat and 4×4 tour brings you the best of both worlds with views from the lake and land looking over remote islands and National Parks. From start to finish you are off the beaten path -  no people, truly remote, truly stunning.

Heading off the beaten track and enjoying time out in the landscape is one of the most popular things to do in Wanaka

Wanaka is famous for its slightly weird and wacky attractions so be sure to give these a go

Unique Attractions

The Illusion Rooms, Puzzle Centre and Maze will leave you baffled!

Visit the largest collection of toys in the Southern Hemisphere.

Classic cars, warbird aircraft and creations from the World of Wearable Arts.

Line up on the target and shoot for fun.

For a very different experience we recommend a night out at Wanaka's famous cinemas - Cinema Paradiso or Ruby's Cinema & Bar.


The Best Restaurant in NZ (2017 Awards for Excellence, Hospitality New Zealand).

Slow food served fast!

The restaurant is reknowned for their signature dish of slow cooked lamb shoulder. Enjoy amazing views of the lake and mountains while dining.

A recipient of a hat in the prestigious Cuisine Good Food Awards, 2016.

For the best chocolates, ice creams and gelatos!

For the best cheap eats, a mexican food truck serving a mix of burritos and tacos.

While Wanaka might be small, our reputation for good food and award winning locally produced wine is legendary

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29 Warren Street
Wanaka 9305
New Zealand

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